"If you're looking for some of the transparency that Vista/7's interface uses, you can buy tools that apply various see-through effects to Windows (such as the Actual Transparent Window from Actual Tools)."
PC World magazine
Actual Transparent Window is an innovative Windows® desktop enhancement which allows setting any level of transparency for any particular window in the system.
With Actual Transparent Window it is very easy to organize the simultaneously opened windows. It is a truly new approach to desktop space organization. Now you do not have to minimize and restore windows every time. Along with common techniques of switching between windows Actual Transparent Window offers the depth-based window ordering thanks to a fully customizable transparency levels that are saved individually for each window. When a brilliant idea is combined with a good realization, the results are outstanding!
Actual Transparent Window is intended for a broad range of Windows® users who value their time and long for an aesthetic pleasure of modern computing. Windows® is multifunctional, and sometimes we work with several different applications. While typing something in Microsoft Word you need, for example, to follow some information in your Internet browser. Push Win+T (toggle transparency), and the desired window becomes transparent, and you will solve your task easily. Besides, usage of semi-transparent windows reduces the negative effect on your eyes!
Multiple reports of Actual Transparent Window users indicate an overall increase of productivity when using several business applications that require manual information interchange simultaneously. Desktop space, saved by the elimination of opaque windows, can be used for keeping additional icons there.
"I love Actual Transparent Window. What a handy and cool product. Lots of fun, as well as
a very useful program. I am just beginning to discover all the ways to make use of this software. I am really satisfied
with my purchase... Thanks!"
"What a wonderful idea you have in Actual Transparent Window! I often copy from text files
into Microsoft Windows, using the clipboard. Maximizing and minimizing one to use the other is a real annoyance. Not any
more! Now I can keep both maximized and see underneath one to the other. It is sort of like drawing on glass while you are
looking through it. This is a clever idea, and I have never seen anything like it before. Thanks again."
Steven W. Ryland
St. Louis, MO
You can select a different transparency level for any window on-the-fly, while it is open! Right-click the "Make Transparent" title button to display its context menu where you can choose one of the predefined transparency levels. It's a very gorgeous effect, try it - and you'll like it very much!
|Actual Transparent Window Review at Icrontic Forums
"With this program ... you can come up with some fantastic looking desktops."
Coaster - Icrontic Forums
|"I currently use 70% transparency with ghosting to overlay one stock chart over another stock chart !"|
|"I added the translucent effect to some of the windows in the GUI"|