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Windows 7: Non Aero vs Aero difference?

20 Mar 2011   #1
SquirrelTakos

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Non Aero vs Aero difference?

I just was wondering if disabling Aero during gaming really made any difference. Or if that's just some troubleshooting fallacy. If it does make any sort of difference on performance, is there a faster way to disable it. I really like having transparent windows and such when I'm surfing the web, but I want to be able to hotkey it or something to turn it off on the fly. I know some games will ask you if you want them to turn it off, and after noticing that, I was also wondering if there is a prompt I can add to their startup files or something to disable Aero automatically.

Thanks


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20 Mar 2011   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi there have a look at my thread here >>> Turn Aero On/Off Shortcut In Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu
Turn Aero On/Off Shortcut In Windows 7 Desktop Context Menu

turning off aero will save resources and less work for your graphics card.
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20 Mar 2011   #3
SquirrelTakos

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the quick reply! I definitely check that out. It seems like that is exactly what I was thinking of.
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20 Mar 2011   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

or there is this program (i prefer the context menu option on the desktop) Windows Aero Switcher is a free portable tool that allows you to turn Windows Aero On/Off with just one click. >>> Windows Aero Switcher : Turn Aero On/Off With One Click | door2windows
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20 Mar 2011   #5
SquirrelTakos

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I did the the context menu one in under a minute, and I prefer to not have any extra programs, no matter how small. Seems to be working great! Thanks again.
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20 Mar 2011   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquirrelTakos View Post
I did the the context menu one in under a minute, and I prefer to not have any extra programs, no matter how small. Seems to be working great! Thanks again.
excellent choice it works well in the context menu easy to get to and uses no program resources
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20 Mar 2011   #7
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquirrelTakos View Post
I just was wondering if disabling Aero during gaming really made any difference. Or if that's just some troubleshooting fallacy. If it does make any sort of difference on performance, is there a faster way to disable it. I really like having transparent windows and such when I'm surfing the web, but I want to be able to hotkey it or something to turn it off on the fly. I know some games will ask you if you want them to turn it off, and after noticing that, I was also wondering if there is a prompt I can add to their startup files or something to disable Aero automatically.

Thanks
AFAIK Windows suspends Aero theme when running full screen applications.

Either way, here's a small article on Aero performance hit on games:

Windows Vista Aero Glass Performance Hit in Games
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