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komalo over at deviantart has shared a tool that will give you an Aero look to your command prompt.

GlassCMD1 Glass CMD is an Aero Style Command Prompt for Windows Vista and 7

This tool doesn’t require any installation.  Just double click it to run it.

Once you have downloaded it, simply extract it and put the folder somewhere permanent.

The settings.ini file is purely for toggling the system tray icon on or off.  Open it with Notepad and set “HideTrayIcon=” to 1 to turn it off.

Next up is to create a shortcut of the executable.  Click and drag holding Alt to create your shortcut, cut it to the clipboard.

GlassCMD2 500x496 Glass CMD is an Aero Style Command Prompt for Windows Vista and 7

Open an Explorer window and in the address bar; shell:startup.  Paste the shortcut here.

GlassCMD3 500x494 Glass CMD is an Aero Style Command Prompt for Windows Vista and 7

Now, Glass CMD will start every time your PC does and the notification icon will not show.

There is a XP version to this though I couldn’t get it to work so unfortunately it doesn’t get recommended here.

This version however, does work with Vista & Windows 7, x86 & x64.

To ‘uninstall’ just delete Glass CMD.exe, the shortcut, and the settings.ini file.

download64 Glass CMD is an Aero Style Command Prompt for Windows Vista and 7

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  • Alan Douglas

    I’ve gotta say … This looks like crapware/bloatware to me. If it’s just there to “look cool”, it doesn’t belong on the PC. In all my years, I’ve found nothing more damaging to a PC’s performance than all the cute little bits of “fluffware” that may or may not work as promised. Even when they work, they’re a drain on the PC’s resources. Add up all the little bits ‘n pieces of “cool extras”, and you’ve got one serious performance hit. I will also guarantee that there are bugs in there somewhere — memory leaks are the most common. (I brought a screen saver of San Francisco views home with me as a souvenir once. It crashed my PC, thanks to a memory leak. Pretty pictures aren’t worth the trouble!)

  • Alan Douglas

    I’ve gotta say … This looks like crapware/bloatware to me. If it’s just there to “look cool”, it doesn’t belong on the PC. In all my years, I’ve found nothing more damaging to a PC’s performance than all the cute little bits of “fluffware” that may or may not work as promised. Even when they work, they’re a drain on the PC’s resources. Add up all the little bits ‘n pieces of “cool extras”, and you’ve got one serious performance hit. I will also guarantee that there are bugs in there somewhere — memory leaks are the most common. (I brought a screen saver of San Francisco views home with me as a souvenir once. It crashed my PC, thanks to a memory leak. Pretty pictures aren’t worth the trouble!)

  • Alan Douglas

    I’ve gotta say … This looks like crapware/bloatware to me. If it’s just there to “look cool”, it doesn’t belong on the PC. In all my years, I’ve found nothing more damaging to a PC’s performance than all the cute little bits of “fluffware” that may or may not work as promised. Even when they work, they’re a drain on the PC’s resources. Add up all the little bits ‘n pieces of “cool extras”, and you’ve got one serious performance hit. I will also guarantee that there are bugs in there somewhere — memory leaks are the most common. (I brought a screen saver of San Francisco views home with me as a souvenir once. It crashed my PC, thanks to a memory leak. Pretty pictures aren’t worth the trouble!)

  • Sai

    Hi folks,

    I have windows 7 Home basic, i did enable the aero feature. but still i cannot see the personalize menu in popup(right click on desktop).

    kindly help me out to add personalize menu in the same.

    see the image below how personalize menu is exists:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/click.png

    thanks,
    -Sai

  • Sai

    Hi folks,

    I have windows 7 Home basic, i did enable the aero feature. but still i cannot see the personalize menu in popup(right click on desktop).

    kindly help me out to add personalize menu in the same.

    see the image below how personalize menu is exists:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/click.png

    thanks,
    -Sai

  • Sai

    Hi folks,

    I have windows 7 Home basic, i did enable the aero feature. but still i cannot see the personalize menu in popup(right click on desktop).

    kindly help me out to add personalize menu in the same.

    see the image below how personalize menu is exists:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/click.png

    thanks,
    -Sai

  • Rich

    Please ask this question in the forums as it’s on a different topic to this post.

  • RSVR85

    Hi Alan, this is indeed there for the sole purpose of “looking cool”, though i disagree it has no home on the PC. I suppose Aero should not be included in Vista & W7 then?
    I’ve been using this for a little while and have noticed NO memory leaks at all and can guarantee no bugs in the software, it does what it says on the tin, nothing more, nothing less.
    If you’re worried about 400K RAM usage and even lower CPU usage, maybe consider some hardware upgrades?
    Agreed, they are a drain on resources, however, they make using the computer for the day a little more appealing/fun, if your PC can easily handle them, why not?

  • Rich

    Please ask this question in the forums as it’s on a different topic to this post.

  • Rich

    Please ask this question in the forums as it’s on a different topic to this post.

  • RSVR85

    Hi Alan, this is indeed there for the sole purpose of “looking cool”, though i disagree it has no home on the PC. I suppose Aero should not be included in Vista & W7 then?
    I’ve been using this for a little while and have noticed NO memory leaks at all and can guarantee no bugs in the software, it does what it says on the tin, nothing more, nothing less.
    If you’re worried about 400K RAM usage and even lower CPU usage, maybe consider some hardware upgrades?
    Agreed, they are a drain on resources, however, they make using the computer for the day a little more appealing/fun, if your PC can easily handle them, why not?

  • RSVR85

    Hi Alan, this is indeed there for the sole purpose of “looking cool”, though i disagree it has no home on the PC. I suppose Aero should not be included in Vista & W7 then?
    I’ve been using this for a little while and have noticed NO memory leaks at all and can guarantee no bugs in the software, it does what it says on the tin, nothing more, nothing less.
    If you’re worried about 400K RAM usage and even lower CPU usage, maybe consider some hardware upgrades?
    Agreed, they are a drain on resources, however, they make using the computer for the day a little more appealing/fun, if your PC can easily handle them, why not?


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