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Windows 7: Visual Effects Settings - Change

01 Nov 2014   #40
valtersc

Windows 7 Pro 64 bits
 
 

Hi guys, i'm trying to make an registry file to optimize apperance, but not working, what i wrong? see code below:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003
;0 = Let Windows choose what's best for my computer
;1 = Adjust for best appearance
;2 = Adjust for best performance
;3 = Custom


[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager]
"ThemeActive"="1"
;Use visual styles on windows and buttons (0=off 1=on)

;Here the keys you can set to 00000000 (off) or to 00000001 (on)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\AnimateMinMax]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ComboBoxAnimation]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ControlAnimations]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\CursorShadow]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DropShadow]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DWMAeroPeekEnabled]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DWMEnabled]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DWMSaveThumbnailEnabled]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001
    
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ListBoxSmoothScrolling]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ListviewAlphaSelect]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ListviewShadow]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\MenuAnimation]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\SelectionFade]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\TaskbarAnimations]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\Themes]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ThumbnailsOrIcon]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\TooltipAnimation]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\TransparentGlass]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001



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01 Nov 2014   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Valtersc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logging out and in to apply afterwards?
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01 Nov 2014   #42
valtersc

Windows 7 Pro 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Valtersc, and welcome to Seven Forums.


Are you logging out and in to apply afterwards?
Thanks!

Yes, i running and testing in an Virtual Machine on VMWare, may have something to do? the above syntax is correct?
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01 Nov 2014   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Those aren't the same registry settings that's in Option Two of the tutorial.
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01 Nov 2014   #44
valtersc

Windows 7 Pro 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Those aren't the same registry settings that's in Option Two of the tutorial.
Now I gotta thank you!, I had followed a guide from another site and I was in doubt, I tried following the steps outlined here and it worked perfectly!.

Thank you!
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01 Nov 2014   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Perfect.
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15 May 2015   #46
Deythan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I had a problem with the performance option.

Windows only allowed few option to be activated. I didn't have shadow under my mouse, no shadow under the windows, no fade menu and no fade tooltip ... When i choose "let windows choose what's the best", nothing changed. And when i changed to Custom, the shadow, etc... are unchecked without doing anything. Even if i checked all, log off and log on, the boxes are unchecked again.

I followed your instruction about regedit. I changed manually the UserPreferencesMask in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. I had something little different (Instead of having 9E 3E 07 80 12 00 00 00 or 90 12 01 80 10 00 00 00 for exemple.). I had : 0E 2E 07 00 12 00 00 00. I changed those numbers for 9E 3E 07 00 12 00 00 00 but nothing worked (You wrote to change only the 3 first numbers ^.^). You can see that I had 00 instead of 80 for the fourth number.

So, i changed the fourth number to 80, and everything goes fine (So now, i have : 9E 3E 07 80 12 00 00 00). I don't know why the fourth number was 00 instead of 80 but the problem came from that. I write this to help people if they have the same problem.

Thanks for your tutorial, very helpful
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15 May 2015   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Deythan for posting back with your results, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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15 Mar 2017   #48
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quick question, what does "If you apply any changes in the Control Panel -> Ease of Access Center, your visual effects settings will automatically get reset back to default" mean? I'm following the guide to optimize windows 7 and it states to turn off visual effects AND enable option in ease of access to turn off animations when necessary. Does this mean that if I manually disable the visual settings and enable this option that the manual visual settings will go back to default? I think that I've checked my settings after turning off unnecessary animations in EOA, but they didn't reset back to default.
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15 Mar 2017   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TON,

Basically, if you make any changes to the Ease of Access Center settings in the Control Panel, it'll also automatically reset your Visual Effects settings back to default.
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