Diederik bracht mij per ICQ op de hoogte van het feit dat Stardock, bekend van de Windowsblinds raamverbouwer, een nieuw proggie met de naam WindowFX heeft gereleast. WindowFX kan o.a. allerlei toffe transparency effecten op je windows loslaten:
WindowFX is a new type of program that takes advantage of many of the hidden visual APIs in Windows. Depending on which version of Windows you are running, WindowFX can do some amazing things ranging from adding real alpha blended shadows under windows to having semi-transparent menus. WindowFX also provides users who run at high resolution the ability to set what they want their windows to maximize to.
In addition, WindowFX introduces skinning to the desktop background. Now users can have animated wallpapers that use little CPU. A library of desktop skins is available from which users can have their desktop wallpaper provide news, animation, and more without the normal CPU hit one would get from Active Desktop.
Admittedly, most of the best features are targeted towards Windows 2000 as it has the most cool effects. You won't be able to get shadows or semi-transparent windows under Windows 98 or NT so you'll need to upgrade to Windows 2000 for those effects.