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Windows 7: Context Menu (Desktop) has no Aero/transparency effect?

01 Nov 2009   #1

Context Menu (Desktop) has no Aero/transparency effect?

Like the title suggests, I've noticed that the context menu (the menu you see when you right click on desktop) offers no visual aero (or what other effects apply) visual effects. It looks similar to how XP look. Is there a way to enable such effect for the context menu?

Side note:
I've tried to Find and fix transparency and other visual effects but it found no problem.

As you can see, the visual effects are the same as found in XP. Is there a hidden feature that enable this to look like the rest of your desktop? Or is there a feature I overlooked?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

That looks normal to me. Have you seen a better one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #3


My post wasn't in regards if it was normal or not. Therefore, I cannot engage in that discussion. However, I did ask why there is no transparency or other Aero effects for the Context Menu. If you have any information regarding that I would be more then happy to read about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Because it doesn't...and never had...nor is it required to have...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #6


I don't think it should be able to be transparent...You would just see the elements more difficult.
Maybe theres an app that makes it transparent but thats a big maybe, and I dont think Microsoft will ever make that a part of the OS

EDIT: Try this
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