v3.4.2

Note

In this release, the dark-mode pro, and aero (opacity pro) features will not work properly if you running it on Windows 10 with OS Build before 18894. Your OS Build should be at least 18894 in order that these features will work properly.

For now, the only way to get such OS Build is to be a member of Windows Insiders Program.

Release Notes

  • Fixed: Crashes when using shrink mode with enabling/disabling the aero/dark mode
  • Fixed: Random crashes when enabling/disabling aero/dark mode

v3.4.1

Note

In this release, the dark-mode pro, and aero (opacity pro) features will not work properly if you running it on Windows 10 with OS Build before 18894. Your OS Build should be at least 18894 in order that these features will work properly.

For now, the only way to get such OS Build is to be a member of Windows Insiders Program.

Release Notes

  • Fixed: Random crashers when enabling/disabling the aero/dark mode when using the new capture API
  • Fixed: Crashes when switching between dark mode and aero mode
  • Fixed: Dark mode did not work when using the old capture API
  • Fixed: Rendering artifacts on the aero mode

Coming soon – Much better transparency effect for WindowTop Pro

Next releases will include a better transparency effect (or what we call – the “Aero” effect feature) and a better dark-mode effect.

The improvements are:

  • Higher Performance – Thanks to new API in Windows 10, we ware able to achieve better performance for both effects. The improvement can be very noticeable. We tested the dark-mode feature our computers and the difference was from 20FPS to 40FPS.

    In addition, unlike the new version uses the NVIDIA graphics card for accelerating the performance.

    If you have NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA capability, the software will use it to optimize the performance.
  • The Aero effect will look much better if you have an NVIDIA graphics card – We developed a better algorithm for processing the smart transparency effect (Aero).

    You will see fewer artifacts and more text/shapes will render better
  • The smart transparency effect (Aero) will work much better when you move the window around.

Before:

After:

For now, these improvements are available only for beta versions. The improvements are available in version v3.4.0 beta and above

Download Now

https://github.com/gileli121/WindowTop/releases/tag/v3.4.0-beta

Note – Windows 10 Build 18894 and above!

In this release, the dark-mode pro, and aero (opacity pro) features will not work properly if you running it on Windows 10 with OS Build before 18894. Your OS Build should be at least 18894 in order that these features will work properly.

v3.4.0

Note

In this release, the dark-mode pro, and aero (opacity pro) features will not work properly if you running it on Windows 10 with OS Build before 18362. Your OS Build should be at least 18362 in order that these features will work properly.

For now, the only way to get such OS Build is to be a member of Windows Insiders Program.

Release Notes

  • Improved & Added: NVIDIA CUDA GPU-Accelerated Computing for the dark-mode pro and aero pro effect.
    If you have NVIDIA GPU with CUDA capability, WindowTop can make use of it to accelerate the performance of these effects by up to 300%.
  • Improved: In addition to above, a better algorithm developed for the aero effect that is used when you use NVIDIA GPU. The better algorithm will be used if GPU-Accelerated enabled. The algorithm will render much better the transparency effect.
  • Improved & Fixed (For windows 10 OS build 18894 and above): Aero effect will work much better. Thanks to a new API in Windows 10 OS build 18894 and above, what shown behind the window will be shown without latency while you move the window around.
  • Improved & Fixed (For windows 10 OS build 18894 and above): The aero effect and dark-mode pro effect will work with better performance
  • Improved: Memory & CPU usage of aero effect / dark-mode effect will be lower

To configure the settings of the dark mode effect and the aero effect, go to:

It is recommended to enable both options (both options are enabled by default) to get the best performence.

“Use windows 10 capture API”
– The renderer engine will use new capturing API for the effect. Enabling this effect will cause to 0 latency in the aero effect (You will notice it if you move the window around…)

“Enable NVIDIA GPU acceleration”
– If enabled, the renderer engine will use your NVIDIA GPU for rendering the aero & dark-mode effect. It will improve the performence. In the Aero effect it will also improve the quality