Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh
Hi after reading the thread several times I understand the issue you are having.
Could you provide a screenshot of the exact option you are trying to sort out?
Hi, sorry for being a lot latter, I've been busy those days. Attached is the option I was talking about. It's computer's properties => Advanced Options => Performance, configure => Visual effects.
Apparently, all those are affected. They're per-user settings, while all others are system-wide (it's together with the swap file and DEP setup). For example, the mouse shadow, menu fading and other animations are apparently written to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
Reaching that dialog requires elevation. Problem is that, while running as a standard user, "current user" is actually the elevated admin you enter the password for, not the logged on user. Therefore, it's the other user preferences what are getting changed, not yours. If the dialog weren't elevated, the "current user" would be myself, which is correct, hence my original question.
But clearly, that is a design flaw of Windows. It works correctly when an admin logins or with UAC disabled (my chosen workaround).