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How can I configure (preferably using Aero) transparancy for a window.

For the sake of example, I would like the calculator to be transparant & always on top of other windows.

I have this feature in Linux with Gnome "On Top" & metacity transparency.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

maybe Auto Window Manager is for you


Automatically maximize or minimize or normal all new windows you specify.

Automatically minimize all new windows you specify to system tray.

Automatically keep all new windows you specify always on top.

Adds several menu items to standard window system menu.

Minimize the current window to system tray.

Apply transparency effect from 0% (fully transparent) to 100% (solid) rate to any program in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.

Show window property of application, such as window handle, class name, process id etc.

Auto Refresh Internet explorer at custom intervals.

p.s.: Auto Window Manager works with Windows 7

Screenshot of Windows 7 with AWM:

transparent calculator on top of the active window

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+1 - Looks like a great solution to what Maxim Veksler is looking for. – Hondalex Sep 14 '09 at 18:04
Thank you, this is indeed an excellent tool. – Maxim Veksler Sep 16 '09 at 9:45

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