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Windows 7: How to disable glow animation in progress bar


12 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to disable glow animation in progress bar

I only want to disable the glow animation in progress bars.
How can I do that?

Unchecking "Animate controls and elements inside Windows" in "Performance options" does not turn off the glow animation.

I hope there is a much more simple tweak available then installing and using an application.


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12 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote:
void SetGlowVisibility(ProgressBar progressBar, Visibility visibility) {
var glow = progressBar.Template.FindName("PART_GlowRect", progressBar) as FrameworkElement;
if (glow != null) glow.Visibility = visibility;
}
taken from:

WPF / Windows 7: Disable Default Progress Bar Glow Animation - Stack Overflow
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12 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

wow! that looks impressive!

But where do I type that in??
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12 Jan 2012   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

From same link, this might be easier for you...

Quote:
You can also disable this effect in Windows 7 all together.

Right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties (or press Windows Key + Pause/Break key), click on Advanced system settings link in left side pane (You can also open it by typing sysdm.cpl in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter). Now click on Settings button in Performance section:

Uncheck "Animate controls and elements inside windows", it should be the first selection.
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12 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you by editing an image using Windows Style Builder and posted here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
This makes a custom theme so you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Let me know if you would like this done if so all I need is a name to call the theme.
Jerry
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12 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
with all respect, but...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
From same link, this might be easier for you...

Quote:
You can also disable this effect in Windows 7 all together.

Right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties (or press Windows Key + Pause/Break key), click on Advanced system settings link in left side pane (You can also open it by typing sysdm.cpl in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter). Now click on Settings button in Performance section:

Uncheck "Animate controls and elements inside windows", it should be the first selection.
...I typed that in my question: unchecking that option does not stop the glow effect.
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12 Jan 2012   #7

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

my bad ...
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12 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
@ Bongo,

thanks!

I am at work now, I use the default theme but I have 'freshened' it up a little by making the light blue a little more pale.
In a few hours I am at home, then I will mail you the details.

..or will I be able to do color ajustments with your tweaked file?

regards,

Hans
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12 Jan 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hansham View Post
thanks!

I am at work now, I use the default theme but I have 'freshened' it up a little by making the light blue a little more pale.
In a few hours I am at home, then I will mail you the details.

..or will I be able to do color ajustments with your tweaked file?

regards,

Hans
What did you do to do this
Quote:
but I have 'freshened' it up a little by making the light blue a little more pale.
Then I can tell you if you can do it to the theme I'm going to make afterwards.
Jerry
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12 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

by shifting the transparity bar a little.. but now I remember I returned to default again.
I use the windows 7 default theme with a custom wallpaper.
I guess that what you do does not affect the wallpaper.

regards,

Hans
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