Aero glass transparency, a feature introduced first with Windows Vista, was dropped from Windows 8 for reasons best known to Microsoft. Just like Windows 8 and 8.1, Aero glass isn’t part of Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system as well.
How to get Aero glass in Windows 10?
Windows 8 and 8.1 users who want to get back the Aero glass feature has a couple of options. Big Muscle’s Aero Glass is the best one of the lot to bring back Aero glass transparency to Windows 8 as well as Windows 8.1. Though it’s not absolutely free, users who can’t live without Aero glass can download this software.
According to the official website of Aero Glass for Windows 8, Aero Glass for Windows 10 is currently under development. The first preview version of the same has already been shared with select number of users. However, the developer has no plans to release Aero Glass for Windows 10 until the release of Windows 10 RTM, which means PC users who have been testing preview version of Windows 10 need to wait for another four to six months to get the official version of Aero Glass for Windows 10.
However, you can get enable Aero glass right now in Windows 10 preview build by running a small utility based on Big Muscle’s Aero Glass for Windows 10. The executable comes with all necessary files required to enable Aero glass in Windows 10 and all you need to do is run the setup file.
Aero Glass for Windows 10
Ace2 at MDL has put together all required files to enable Aero glass in Windows 10 into an executable and is available for download. You just need to download the setup file from the link provided at the end of this page and then run the same on Windows 10 to bright back Aero glass.
Note that this utility currently seems to be working only on Windows 10 x64. We tested it on our Windows 10 x64 machine and can confirm that it works great without any issues. The package also includes Aero Glass theme with large borders, which you need to apply manually.