A lot of people ask me how to make TrueTransparency play nice with Windows 7.The short answer is: You can... well sort of.
Here are the general problems (I'm going to assume people with Win7 are on the 64-bit version, or Win7 x64).
1) Explorer windows are not skinned (or any 64-bit programs for that matter).
2) Explorer windows skin, but the toolbar is completely transparent.First, you will need both TrueTransparency x86 and x64.
For your convenience, here is a zip with both (x64 can be hard to find): dl.dropbox.com/u/7100381/TrueT…
To skin all windows, you will need to run both the TrueTransparency.exe in the TrueTransparency x64 AND TrueTransparency x86 folders.
At this point, all windows should be skinned (with the exclusion of "special" windows like Google chrome, Command Prompt, GIMP/Photoshop, Task Manager, etc.
You may notice that the explorer toolbar is completely transparent. There are two workarounds for this.
One involves removing the toolbar from your current theme using Windows Style Builder
or a resource editor. (In stylebuilder, using the left navigation pane, go: Toolbars, Headers and Rebar > Rebar > NavBar > Basic > Base > Band Put last value -33
. This effectively gives the toolbar a negative height, preventing it from being drawn.)
The simpler method is to simply disable Aero and just use the basic windows (although I can't find a way to do this... hmmm maybe some of you will know).
When you use TT, sometimes programs will hang and become unresponsive. Simply kill both TT processes in task manager and you programs should run again. You can start up TT after those are done.