Aero Glass for Windows is a default user interface that introduces a customizable experience. The “glass” effects in the user interface can be changed to either be opaque or clear, and a tint of color can be added. Additional features include windows organization and management.
Aero Glass for Windows is a stylized approach to the user interface that allows for the application of the transparent to opaque options in the themes. The ability to use a tint in the windows dialogue boxes adds an extra touch of customized user experience. Aero Glass also utilizes a number of management and organization features for windows navigation, including organizing windows into a cascade with the “Flip 3D” feature, growing from smaller to larger for easy identification. The ability to use the “ALT-TAB” menu and to hover over the taskbar to view live previews of windows also provides a more user-friendly experience for navigation.
The Aero Glass theme introduces see-through or opaque elements to windows that allows user to customize their experience.
Additionally, certain window buttons, like maximize, close and minimize, will glow when the cursor hovers over them for more accuracy during navigation. There are certain high-end graphics requirements needed in order to utilize the Aero Glass User Interface. The minimum requirement is the Longhorn Display Driver Model. For those computers that do not meet the minimum hardware requirements, the standard Aero experience is utilized, which does not enable the “glass” features of Aero Glass for Windows.