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Aero Adjuster by SamusAranFreak Aero Adjuster by SamusAranFreak
This is a little app that adds a bit of Windows 8 functionality to Windows 7. (Again, no Vista support)
It sits in the tray, automatically detects when you change your wallpaper/when it is changed as part of Win 7's desktop slideshow, and changes the Aero color to fit that wallpaper.

If you don't like it, you can always restore the color to the point before the tool was opened.
Have fun :)

New in Version 1.2: You can now set Aero Adjuster to invert the color before applying it. Thanks to ~CharleyCross for the suggestion.
New in Version 1.2.1: Added images to the "Invert color"-menuitem because it looked ugly without them :P
New in Version 1.3: Added the ability to select what part of the image should be taken when calculating the average color. Thanks to ~dominic19 for the suggestion.
New in Version 1.3.1: Minor bugfixes.
New in Version 1.4: Rewrote the algorithm for the average color calculation and added the possibility to adjust the Aero brightness as well.
New in Version 1.4.1: Added the "EXPERIMENTAL" note to the image part feature and refined the code a bit.
New in Version 1.5: Rewrote the color averaging part using unsafe code (thus adding a DLL to the zip), making the tool faster and more stable. It shouldn't ever crash or freeze again. :D
New in Version 1.5.1: Appearently Windows always restored the old Aero color when restarting it. I didn't update the registry with the new Aero color in previous versions, that's why Windows did it. ;)
New in Version 1.5.2: Little update because I'm dumb and forgot to write the updated values to the registry after updating them.
New in Version 1.6: Aero Adjuster is now able to ignore non-colors, e.g. black, grey and white when calculating the average color of your wallpaper.
That means that pictures like [link] won't return black anymore, but their respective real colors. This option is disabled by default, so you'll have to enable it when first running the new update. :)
New in Version 1.7: Time for yet another update. This time, I implemented smooth color transitions. :meow:
Also, the additional DLL is responsible for the auto-updater. From now on, if an update is available, you can download and install it automatically. :)
New in Version 1.8 (also available through the updater): I added additional functionality to the transition part of Aero Adjuster, it now uses cubic bezier timing functions for everything. You can even copy values from an existing CSS and feed them to Aero Adjuster! :)
New in Version There was an embarrassing bug in Aero Adjuster which prevented it from successfully updating on some machines. :iconhomerdohplz: I strongly suggest redownloading it from here or there: [link]
Thanks :)
(Please do not upload this elsewhere, if you want people to get this program, link them to this page instead. Thanks again :))

Some icons are copyright Yusuke Kamiyamane. All rights reserved. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
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chlsk Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Also i want to ask is there any way to be remembered when i change saturation (in color mixer) because i adjust saturation and when next wallpaper appear the saturation is not on level that i adjust? 10x
chlsk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thanks for this great program! I just want to ask why everytime when i turn it on the color intensity gets increase? Is there any way color intensity stay how i adjust it and don't change when Aero Adjuster is on? (Sorry for my bad English)
TheBloggieMan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
So ~SamusArunFreak, when is the new version coming out? If you want any help testing the software, I'll be more than happy to help.
Alphamaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
dont work for me...
SamusAranFreak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you please be a bit more specific?
Alphamaster Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
only makes changes on letters and words.
sugigu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Sorry for my bad English, I come from Taiwan.
First thanks SamusAranFreak made this excellent app for us.
I deploy on my every pc.
But I found one little bug there, when Aero Adjuster is on.
Logout or Shutdown system will receive CSC.exe crash message everytime, which maybe link to C# Compiler
If Aero Adjuster not running, system shoutdown normal.
Maybe this connect to your app?
Thanks you again for made this excellent app, hope this problem fix soon.
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Hartner Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Great program ! Thanks. I was using one of the older versions for the longest time and it worked great, but now that I have the newest version, it does not change the task bar color when the image changes. I can manually go into the program options and change the color by selecting one of options where the color is taken from, but it does not change on its own. Am I doing something wrong?
SamusAranFreak Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I honestly have no idea what might cause that.
I hope this kind of problem won't occur anymore in AeroAdjuster 2.
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