Sidebar Opacity

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ming

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Hi. Does anyone know how to get the sidebar to stay transparent when maximising a window? At the moment, the sidebar will only show it's glass effect if no window is maximised. Once I maximise a window, the sidebar turns black, so too the window's title bar.
 
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NetRyder

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Well, there's no built-in option to do this, as far as I'm aware.
Maybe Sidebar Styler with a custom skin might help? I haven't tried it myself, so I'm not sure.
 

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I'm not sure what you mean, for me the glass effects are on when nothing is maximised but then they automatically become opaque when I maximise something. The only way to keep them opaque I accidently found was to use the iTunes toolbar! :)
 

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I'm not sure what you mean, for me the glass effects are on when nothing is maximised but then they automatically become opaque when I maximise something. The only way to keep them opaque I accidently found was to use the iTunes toolbar! :)
My guess is he wants the Sidebar not to turn opaque when a window is maximized. :)
 

ming

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My bad, brain probably was working backwards when I started this thread. :p
I meant, I'd like the sidebar to be transparent when a window is maximised - like that shown in the 2nd picture.
 

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Ah, that's a good question, to which I don't know the answer unfortunately. Another good question is, why did MS implement this in the first place?

I'll post back if I find anything out.
 

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