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Windows 7: Disabling aero on a per-application basis

13 Oct 2009   #1
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 
Disabling aero on a per-application basis

Is it possible to run only one specific application with aero turned off?

"Properties > Compatibility > Disable desktop composition" will disable it globally.


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13 Oct 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Nope. GUI is a global item.
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13 Oct 2009   #3
Antman

 

Somewhere in the bowels of Windows, there is something that changes the video settings to run an app in a compatible mode. It has been a while since I ran anything that did that, and I can't remember what it was, but I did see it.
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13 Oct 2009   #4
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 

I read somewhere, some people saying it was possible in Vista. I have never used Vista, so I ask: were they wrong?
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13 Oct 2009   #5
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterppc View Post
I read somewhere, some people saying it was possible in Vista. I have never used Vista, so I ask: were they wrong?
I have no idea. I trust what logicearth has posted. I am simply sharing my experience. Just because Windows can do a particular thing does not mean that there is a way to hack it out through the GUI.
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