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Getting Started

You do not have to learn how to use the software, it will automatically set the default transparency to all windows after you installed and launched the software.

You can change the Global Transparency at any time, by dragging the slider bar in the Global page.

To set different transparency to individual windows or programs, you can use the filters.


» Global

The Global page lets you control the global transparency which will apply to all windows in the system. You drag the slider bar to change the global transparency.

If you drag the slider bar to the leftmost, the global transparency will be disabled and no transparency will apply to the windows.

* The transparency for special programs and windows defined in the filters will not be affected by the global transparency.

» Filters

Filters can be used to set different transparency to special programs and windows. For example if you set the global transparency to 40%, and use a filter "notepad" with transparency value 75%, then all notepad windows will be set the transparency to 75%, not the global value 40%.

Filters also can be used to disable transparency for special programs and windows, in the example if you set the transparency to 0% (disabled) for the filter "notepad", then all notepad windows will not be set transparency when you set the transparency to all other windows.

On the other hand, you also can set transparency to special programs or windows, when the global transparency is disabled.

A filter can be the program's exe file name, or the full path of the exe file; it also can be the title of the window. Since the filters support wildcard, you can use a filter to special transparency to a set of windows.

Filter examples:

  1. C:\Windows\Notepad.exe - Only the windows of this program.
  2. Notepad.exe - The windows of all programs with this file name.
  3. Notepad - All windows with this title, and windows of all programs with this in the file name.
  4. *pad - This filter will apply to Notepad and WordPad because of the wildcard *.

» Settings

Do not show icon on system tray bar.

TransWin will add an icon on the system tray bar (notification area) after you launched it, you can double-click on that icon to show the main window of TransWin, or right-click on the icon to use the shortcut menu. It won't add that icon if you enabled this option.

* With this option enabled, you can not show the main window of TransWin if it has been hidden, because there is no icon. You can launch the TransWin again, and it will then show the main window again.

Enable TransWin automatically at system startup.

If you enabled this option, TransWin will be automatically launched each time you login to your desktop.

Use safe mode.

The TransWin safe mode actually is the old way to set transparency to windows in version 1.0. The TransWin 2.0 uses new technology to set transparency to windows, which will use less system resources.

You can enable this option to let it use the old working way, if the software doesn't work on your computer.

* If you want to set transparency to menus, you will need to enable this option, TransWin 2.0 will not set transparency to menus by default.
To set transparency to menus: First you need to enable this option (Use safe mode); then you need to add a filter #32768 to force TransWin set transparency to menus.

Enable super-trans mode.

In order to avoid problems, the maximal transparency ratio is 80% by default. This is because if you set the global transparency to 100%, The windows on your desktop can barely be seen and it will be hard to operate those windows.

If you enable this option, then the maximal transparency ratio will be 99%. This can be useful to someone who wants to set windows to be totally invisible. It's not recommended to enable this option if you don't want to set all windows to be invisible.

Use a password to protect TransWin.

For a program like TransWin, you normally don't need the password protection. We provide this feature because we think it's good to have more choices.

You enable this option then it will ask you to set a password. The password will protect some of the features provided by TransWin, such as launching it, showing its main window, disabling/enabling it.

* NOTE this password only will be asked when the main window is hidden.

Hotkey to enable/disable TransWin.

You can set a hotkey here, so that you can use it to enable/disable the transparency to all windows, without bringing up the main window and Dragging the slider.

Purchase & Register

TransWin is not a freeware, please purchase a license if you enjoy it.

You do not need to download any additional file if you purchase the software. We will send you to registration after you placed the order, you then can use the registration to register the trial version you have installed, to convert the trial version to paid version.

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