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enorlin
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

enorlin » June 4th, 2016, 7:30 am

Very well done @theAzack9, a sorely missed feature since aero blur stopped working.
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

Damply » July 2nd, 2016, 4:11 pm

I would just like to say thanks for the plugin, i used it to achieve a goal i had http://i.imgur.com/2Dmn5en.gifv You cant see it with the background but i put you in the credits for the gif. :thumbup:
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

balala » August 17th, 2016, 4:09 pm

theAzack9, this would be a great plugin, but now I have a problem. Could I achieve somehow to blur not what I have behind the skin, but the images on the skin? This would be useful for me now.
Thanks.
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

theAzack9 » August 19th, 2016, 10:51 am

balala wrote:theAzack9, this would be a great plugin, but now I have a problem. Could I achieve somehow to blur not what I have behind the skin, but the images on the skin? This would be useful for me now.
Thanks.
Sorry for a late answer...

The thing with the magic that is done in c++ is that it is all or nothing, so there isn't any way of choosing a part to blur. :/
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

balala » August 20th, 2016, 10:05 am

theAzack9 wrote:The thing with the magic that is done in c++ is that it is all or nothing, so there isn't any way of choosing a part to blur. :/
My question didn't relate to this.
I have the following code:

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[Rainmeter]
Update=-1
SkinWidth=120
SkinHeight=90

[BlurBehind]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=FrostedGlass
BlurEnabled=1

[Meter]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Whatever.png
X=10
Y=10
W=100
H=70
Now the parts of the skin uncovered by the image are blurring what I have behind them. I'd like to blur the image itself (which is part of the skin). Could I?
Thanks.
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

theAzack9 » August 20th, 2016, 3:48 pm

balala wrote:My question didn't relate to this.
I have the following code:

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[Rainmeter]
Update=-1
SkinWidth=120
SkinHeight=90

[BlurBehind]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=FrostedGlass
BlurEnabled=1

[Meter]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Whatever.png
X=10
Y=10
W=100
H=70
Now the parts of the skin uncovered by the image are blurring what I have behind them. I'd like to blur the image itself (which is part of the skin). Could I?
Thanks.
It is probably possible, but not with this plugin, sorry.

Could you "pre-blur" the image and switch between the blurred and the non-blurred version? You can probably achieve the blur effect with something like ImageMagick.
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

balala » August 20th, 2016, 6:15 pm

theAzack9 wrote:It is probably possible, but not with this plugin, sorry.
Ok, that's exactly what I thought, too. Just asked, to be sure.
theAzack9 wrote:Could you "pre-blur" the image and switch between the blurred and the non-blurred version? You can probably achieve the blur effect with something like ImageMagick.
No, that's not a viable option, because I should have to blur some changing images (in a "slideshow" skin).
But thanks anyway for your reply.
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

Virginityrocks » September 16th, 2016, 1:46 am

Still haven't found a way to specify the blur regions X Y coordinates, or W H? :-(
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

Brian » September 16th, 2016, 2:22 am

This method will only set the blur to the entire skin window, there is no way at all to ever 'control' the blurring with this method.

The only work around I could see if you made a 'dummy' skin that you control its location and dimensions from another skin - but even this method would probably have some problems (like dragging the skin to a new location).

-Brian
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Re: FrostedGlass - Frosted glass effect in windows 10

theAzack9 » September 16th, 2016, 8:20 am

Brian wrote:This method will only set the blur to the entire skin window, there is no way at all to ever 'control' the blurring with this method.

The only work around I could see if you made a 'dummy' skin that you control its location and dimensions from another skin - but even this method would probably have some problems (like dragging the skin to a new location).

-Brian
Hmmm, it could work by making hwnd's that always stays behind the skin, but i don't think that is a good idea at all. (plugin-wise) Though it would certainly be possible, but really hacky...