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Windows 7: Menu fade or slide in Windows 7. How to change?

14 Oct 2010   #1
larsson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Menu fade or slide in Windows 7. How to change?

Hi,

can anyone tell me how to change the menu animation in Windows 7 from slide to fade?
I did not find anything about it so I would be grateful if anybody could help me.
Thanks a lot.

larsson


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14 Oct 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There really isn't any place in the UI to adjust this in Windows 7. What you can do ensure a Fade is used is go to Control Panel --> System --> Advanced System Settings and then click on the Advanced tab and under Performance click on Settings. Ensure that the "Adjust for best appearance" radio button is selected. If not, select it. If it is already selected, move it to another selection then select it again and hit "ok". Sometimes, the slide effect is automatically activated when the computer is overworked but either logging off and on or rebooting will fix this.
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14 Oct 2010   #3
larsson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply.
It is a HP laptop computer which I bought a few weeks ago. It comes with a Core i3 processor and a powerful graphics adapter.
I think it must be a modification from HP that the menus are sliding and not fading.
Do you know where I can modify the settings in the registry?
I always had the fading when I installed Windows 7 for myself.
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14 Oct 2010   #4
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try running the WEI (Performance Index). You can find this under Performance Information and Tools in the Control Panel and get a score. Generally, this will allow "Adjust for best appearance" to have the proper effect. As far as the registry specific setting, use the below text and put it into Notepad and then save it as a .reg file and run it; it will set it to fade. If you wish to do it manually, you can go to that specific registry key and simply put in the setting for the key.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"UserPreferencesMask"=hex:9e,3e,07,80,12,00,00,00

Let us know if this works for you or not.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
larsson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Perfect, that was exactly I was looking for.
It worked very well and was easy to install.
Thanks a lot.

This is without doubt the best Windows 7 Forum.
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