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Windows 7: Software that forces basic colour scheme

19 Apr 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

 
 
Software that forces basic colour scheme

I thought i'd start compiling a list of software that forces Windows 7 (and indeed Vista) to automatically revert to the Standard/Basic colour scheme, thus disabling the Aero effects within the Windows GUI.

This is not a fault with Windows, the software must be calling for resources/environment variables that are either not available or different in Vista/Seven.

WinAVI Video Converter
M2VPlayer
PowerDVD Blu ray edition - thanks to swarfega for this
MediaCoder but only for preview - thanks to LePoilu for this

Yes, the list is small but it will grow as I find more.

If anyone knows of any more then by all means please contribute to this thread.

Thank you


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19 Apr 2009   #2
Alan Wake

Windows Vista/7
 
 

ALLPlayer and Media Player Classic (the newest version as far as I know works fine with aero).
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19 Apr 2009   #3
johngalt

 

Older JAVA apps if you have older Java JREs installed
VB6 and VB.Net apps that do not have a Manifest making them theme aware
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19 Apr 2009   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Registry Mechanic, I think.
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20 Apr 2009   #5
johngalt

 

PowerDVD if it decides to run in modes other than EVR, which supports Aero.
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20 Apr 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Registry Mechanic, I think.
Just tested & Registry Mechanic works fine, even with Aero active

Thanks anyway
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20 Apr 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
PowerDVD if it decides to run in modes other than EVR, which supports Aero.
I've just installed PowerDVD 9 & it had no effect on Windows GUI. What's the EVR setting you speak of?
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20 Apr 2009   #8
johngalt

 

I had another discussion going in another thread about how PowerDVD can sometimes force Basic if it reverts to VR9(I think that is what it is called) from EVR, or else reverts to a plain old overlay....

Usually only happens on systems with not enough graphic power, but was more notorious for happening on Vista often enough.
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20 Apr 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

ok, cheers man
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20 Apr 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive run PowereDVD Blu Ray edition which does switch to basic mode. Id think my graphics card would be powerful enough to cope with both.
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