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Windows 7: Visual Appearance

03 Apr 2010   #1
Dillonz

Windows 7
 
 
Visual Appearance

Don't know what happened but some things got changed. The transparent mouse selection thingy when you drag your mouse on the desktop is the normal Windows XP/Basic one where it's just the dotted line. Also, the desktop wallpaper slide show doesn't fade into each picture it just does a quick switch. So what I'm thinking is that my computer is running in a low visual appearance mode or something like that. Can I switch it back?

Edit: There's also no Window minimize animation so yea...


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03 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dillonz View Post
Don't know what happened but some things got changed. The transparent mouse selection thingy when you drag your mouse on the desktop is the normal Windows XP/Basic one where it's just the dotted line. Also, the desktop wallpaper slide show doesn't fade into each picture it just does a quick switch. So what I'm thinking is that my computer is running in a low visual appearance mode or something like that. Can I switch it back?

Edit: There's also no Window minimize animation so yea...
Re-run WEI. Are you running an "aero" theme?

What graphics card?

Ken
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03 Apr 2010   #3
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For fixing the mouse select and other things, just go to the Windows Assessment page, then click on Adjust Visual Effects in the left column. You can turn back on those features there. Something must have set you to a higher performance state which turns off visual effects.
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03 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Yes, you may have accidentally turned off some of the Aero features via the performance tab of system settings.

Right Click Computer > Advanced System Settings > System > Performance > Set it to the best visual if that's what you want.

Personally, I recommend that you turn off Aero and set that setting to best performance, but I'm less concerned with how my desktop looks and more concerned with how fast it runs.
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03 Apr 2010   #5
Dillonz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Yes, you may have accidentally turned off some of the Aero features via the performance tab of system settings.

Right Click Computer > Advanced System Settings > System > Performance > Set it to the best visual if that's what you want.

Personally, I recommend that you turn off Aero and set that setting to best performance, but I'm less concerned with how my desktop looks and more concerned with how fast it runs.
Wasting resources ftw! Lol, thanks :P
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03 Apr 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Personally, I recommend that you turn off Aero and set that setting to best performance, but I'm less concerned with how my desktop looks and more concerned with how fast it runs.
Then you are doing a disservice to yourself. Aero is in fact what you want for performance, turn off animation sure, and transparency. But YOU WANT AERO for the sole fact it offloads most everything to the GPU. Where as Classic and Basic run entirely on the CPU.
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11 Oct 2012   #7
Trophi

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
For fixing the mouse select and other things, just go to the Windows Assessment page, then click on Adjust Visual Effects in the left column. You can turn back on those features there. Something must have set you to a higher performance state which turns off visual effects.
Yh, this solution fixed my problem, I also have this Problem, the Desktop Background just changes very quick, any solution for how to get it back to normal, when if the desktop background changes, its fades in or out.
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11 Oct 2012   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Personalize

Have you tried checking the settings in "Personalize"?
  1. Open the "Start Menu"
  2. Type "background" in the Search box (no quotes)
  3. Choose "Change desktop background" from the results list
  4. Adjust the time using the "Change picture every:" drop-down box at the bottom of the window


Note:
I recycled this picture from another thread.
It shows the location I mentioned above (step 4).
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