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Windows 7: Aero - Enable Slow Motion Effect


Aero - Enable Slow Motion Effect

How to Enable Slow Motion Effect with Aero in Windows 7
Published by limneos
15 Feb 2009
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How to Enable Slow Motion Aero Effect in Windows 7

Note   Note
In Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the Aero effect has a small delay of some milliseconds when minimizing, maximizing , closing and flipping Windows. This will show you how to manually force a delay on this effect to view it in slow motion.
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You must be logged on as an Administrator to perform this tutorial.





Option One
Through a download
1. To Enable Slow Motion Aero Effect with Shift Key -
A) Download this file below:
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Undo Slow Motion Aero Effect with Shift Key -
A) Download this file below:
download
3. Open the .reg file you just downloaded. When prompted whether to import the data to the registry or not, select "YES".

4. Log off and log back on.

5. If enabled, while holding down the Shift key, minimize, open, close, or restore any window. Notice the effect. Video is included at the bottom of the post. You can also use Windows Flip 3D by pressing CTRL+WinKey+Tab, then holding down the Shift key, click to maximize the windows.




Option Two
The Manual Way
1. Open regedit and navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM.

2. To Enable Slow Motion Aero Effect with Shift Key -
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty space and click on New and Dword (32-bit) Value.

B) Rename the new value to AnimationsShiftKey.

C) Double click the AnimationShiftKey and type 1 in place of 0.

2. To Undo Slow Motion Aero Effect with Shift Key -
A) In the right pane, right click on AnimationsShiftKey and click on Delete.

B) Click on Yes to approve deletion.
3. Close regedit, log off and back on.

4. If enabled, while holding down the Shift key, minimize, open, close, or restore any window. Notice the effect. Video is included at the bottom of the post. You can also use Windows Flip 3D by pressing CTRL+WinKey+Tab, then holding down the Shift key, click to maximize the windows.

That's it.

Limneos



15 Feb 2009   #1
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

i guess its not possible to have windows animate in other ways, like transisitonal effects when closed or opened or when a webpage changes... more along the lines that a tablet or touchscreen would see/uses when in use


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21 Feb 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You might want to include a registry undo .reg file with the tutorial in case people dont like it.
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21 Feb 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Swarfega.

Good idea. It has been added.

Shawn
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22 Feb 2009   #4
linuzo

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

I still don't know why anyone would want the computer to go slower.. But good find.
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22 Feb 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linuzo View Post
I still don't know why anyone would want the computer to go slower.. But good find.
You and me both...
I could see where it could become severely annoying.
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22 Feb 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

This doesn't make the default behaviour to go slower,
it enables the forced slow motion while pressing the shift key. If you don't press the shift key, the windows animate normally.

You don't "make the computer to go slower", you just view the effect in slow motion.
So you dont' even need to undo it with a reg file I guess, you just don't press the shift key.
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19 May 2009   #7
blacksmoke26

Windows 7 Ultimate built 7100
 
 

By this method windows maximize normaly.. No changes detected :-w
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22 May 2009   #8
Prochy

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

blacksmoke: Same to me.

How can I get the toolbar which is in this vid on the top of screen in Win 7? THX Prochy
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22 May 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Prochy,

That would be the free RocketDock.

Shawn
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