Title bar and AERO missing

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Title bar and AERO missing

Post by Dreamer » Sat May 04, 2013 1:08 pm

I was this in few other topics, but none single topic regarding this, so here is the topic for the title bar.

PLEASE bring back the title bar, I'm considering this as a bug, because the program without title bar is incomplete. No other important bugs have been fixed thanks to this change, such as lilac pages, 2 installations crash, so there is no reason and no excuse to remove the title bar!

I think this IS a bug, because there is an option "Compact style" and when that option is disabled, the title bar should appear, as in hundreds of previous versions of Avant Browser.

Another reason why I think it's a bug is the fact, that I have the AERO enabled in Windows options and in all other windows / programs it works, it just doesn't work in Avant, there are just the ugly single color border!

AB 2013 build 107, Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
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Comparison of two web browsers, on right it's the new Avant, what do you think about it? IMO Avant looks like old beta version of some software for Win 98, with the missing AERO, old looking buttons.. I'm sorry. :(
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by dru » Sun May 05, 2013 12:16 pm

I am inclined to agree with Dreamer on this one - though Avant never looked like that for me with the Aero interface (maybe it hates Vista?), the title bar and standard windows framing were much better. This thick-bordered gray thing is just not right.

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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by Dreamer » Sun May 05, 2013 2:39 pm

It's not old Avant on the left. ;) BTW, it's almost the same.

BTW I hate this new view also because it's not clear where the other program window ends and the Avant window starts.
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by xiaobing » Mon May 06, 2013 7:24 am

Which skin do you use in Avant, I saw the aero is still available in win7 when using aero/opal/sticker glass skin.
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by Dreamer » Mon May 06, 2013 5:42 pm

Where is that skin? Do I need to download it? Or is it unavailable for Vista?

Anyway, I still want original AERO title bar...
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by xiaobing » Wed May 08, 2013 3:20 am

If the aero title bar you want is the windows title bar?

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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by Dreamer » Wed May 08, 2013 11:53 am

Hm... I'd like rather the original Windows title bar and border with original AERO, but I don't have any "aero/opal/sticker glass skin" from your screenshot - how to get it or where to download it? Is it working only with Windows 7? Why?

If so, then I suggest to add support for this AERO skin also for Windows Vista, at least.
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by xiaobing » Thu May 09, 2013 2:19 am

They're the build-in skins:
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I can see these skins in win7 and win8 but not in XP and vista. I think it's the system who don't support the Aero glass skins.
I don't see the aero theme in my vista virtual machine.

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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by Dreamer » Thu May 09, 2013 11:06 am

I have enabled AERO in Windosw Vista, all others windows have the AERO title bar, you can see it in the first post on my screenshot, so the problem is probably in Avant, missing support for Vista OS. I can't see those Aero Glass skins here.
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by xiaobing » Fri May 10, 2013 2:54 am

Recorded

BTW,how can I enable the Aero theme in Vista? Should I download the theme from somewhere?

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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by Dreamer » Fri May 10, 2013 11:26 am

OK, so AERO is only in Vista Home Premium and higher versions (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise), it's missing in Home Basic and Starter.

How to enable it: http://www.petri.co.il/enable_windows_v ... aphics.htm

I have the Home Premium version, so the AERO is supported, it's working in all programs, even in old Orca and Avant, but it doesn't work in the new Avant 2013 build 107.

I'm thinking of downgrading to 2012 build 197 USB - it's the most stable version with all features I need, but I don't want to use old browser forever.
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Re: Title bar and AERO missing

Post by xiaobing » Mon May 13, 2013 2:30 am

Thank you very much for the information.

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