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Windows 7: Can I select which Aero features to disable/enable?

04 Oct 2014   #1
ravenholm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Can I select which Aero features to disable/enable?

I've noticed that everything is a bit snappier without Aero on, but I still want the transparent taskbar. Is there any way to disable Aero, but leave the Aero-style taskbar enabled?


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05 Oct 2014   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums ravenholm. Have a look at this small program, works on 7 too.

Transparent TaskBar - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

It won't be the exact Aero taskbar, but you can adjust the transparency. A Guy
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05 Oct 2014   #3
ravenholm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, I tried that but it wasn't really what I was looking for. After a lot of searching I found a way to turn on/off specific Aero features.

I'll leave it here for any future web explorers who are having the same issue:

Quote:
- Run "sysdm.cpl" (you can also just search for it in the search bar)
- Click the Advanced tab
- Click Settings under Performance
That's all there is to it!
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05 Oct 2014   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, OK, that doesn't disable Aero, but, yes, there are settings there that can affect performance

Visual Effects Settings - Change

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