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Windows 7: Will I gain performance by disabling transparent glass?

01 Feb 2012   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
Will I gain performance by disabling transparent glass?

I have disabled transparent glass because I really don't care for the effect at the moment. However, the color is silver-ish and that's not good

1. Do I gain any performance benefits by disabling transparent glass?
2. what other stuff should I disable if I am already heading down this road?
3. can you change the Taskbar color?

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01 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

No you won't gain any performance. The glass effect happens on the GPU, I doubt your card is straining.

Just enable Aero, then turn off transparency, while picking a color you like.

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