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Windows 7: Aero interface and games

06 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Aero interface and games

Hi guys,
Under Windows Vista, if you already noticed, aero interface is automatically disable while playaing games. Under Windows 7, it's not really the case... aero interface still stand up while we playing games and that's make me lag a lot when my background change. I got two screens, so my graphic card must handle two things that take too much memory.
On my laptop, it's now impossible to play counter-strike source anymore, aero interface still take too much memory.

Can you tell my is there's a funtion under 7 that's allow us to automatically disable the Aero interface?

Thanks!


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06 Sep 2009   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes - right-click on the program shortcut >> compatability tab >> disable visual themes and disable desktop compostion.

aero will be disabled as soon as you start the game, and will be restored when you finish.
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06 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is exactly the thing I want to avoid. I would like to make this all automatically without any manipulations except the one we need to manipulate the change.

I'm a steam user, I use it all day long, so I can't imagine I wouldn't enjoy the Aero interface all this time.

Are you sure it's the only solution?
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06 Sep 2009   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, but i think i misunderstood your original post.

i thought you wanted to turn off aero only for certain games.

do you want to turn it off completely? if so, right-click on desktop >> personalize >> choose windows 7 basic.
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07 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote:
i thought you wanted to turn off aero only for certain games.
Yeah, for every games without any exceptions. Like vista do while we play games.
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08 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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Have you any ideas? Is that possible?
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08 Sep 2009   #7

 
 

MM was right.

You will need to right-click the shortcut(lnk), or the main executable for the game and choose properties -> comaptability. From there just click 'Disable desktop composition'.

It only disables Aero while that particular game is running
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