Windows 10: How to turn off Win Aero?


  1. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home, 64bit
       02 Oct 2017 #1

    How to turn off Win Aero?


    How can I deactivate Aero for Win 10? And / or use a design needing as less resources as possible?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Oct 2017 #2

    Aero disappeared with Win 7. I guess you are referring to the limited transparency effects. Really these occasion very little system load.

    Anyway: Go to the Tutorial section
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index Windows 10 Tutorials
    Search for
    transparency

    (E.g. use CTRL F & F3 in your browser or a menu option as appropriate to search the page)

    Here are some:
    Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Change Cortana Search Box Background Transparency in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    You are always free to search and browse the Tutorial section.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 21,207
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       02 Oct 2017 #3

    What dalchina said, also to use less resources:
    In file explorer, right click "This PC" and select properties, and it will bring this up, and select Advanced System Settings
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 001.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	127.8 KB 
ID:	156124

    On the advanced tab, select Performance>settings:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 002.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	26.3 KB 
ID:	156125

    Then uncheck what you can do without:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	76.1 KB 
ID:	156126
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2017 #4

    Thank you very much, dalchina!

    Alright, yes (little system load), whatever I tried it did not make anything (there are some programs being extremely slow with some processes) (noticeably) faster. Didn't know there are so many settings regarding design / effects.

    Many thanks, Cliff S.

    I have set it like this now:


    Now Win behaves odd:
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    02 Oct 2017 #5

    Those settings have been around a long time, since at least Windows 7, perhaps as early as XP.

    I would just try various combinations of those settings until it behaves how you want it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2017 #6

    Yes, I never used / changed (besides of a very few of them) those kind of settings, I will try a little bit.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I have done everything I can to turn off Aero Peek. I'm referring to the thumbnail previews you see when you mouse over an open item on your bottom taskbar. For example, if I have Word open but am looking at my desktop, if I mouse over the...
General Tips Turn On or Off Aero Snap in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Turn On or Off Aero Snap in Windows 10 Your screen can get cluttered if you have a lot of opened app windows. The Aero Snap feature includes Snap Assist and 2x2 snapping to help you organize these opened windows on your desktop. For...
For those wanting Aero in Customization
I found this: Aero Glass with Gaussian blur for build 10240: x64 only : Windows10 It's officially only for x64, but it does work in x86, but not as well as the official debug version. The Debug version at Aero Glass for Windows 8.x+
Windows10 Aero in Customization
Is it possible to install this,loved it in Windows7?
Aero Theme on WTP in Customization
For those who may (or may not) follow Vishal Gupta's page, he's just released his custom Aero themes for Windows 8 and 8.1 which work fairly well on WTP. Get all the info here: Download AeroVG Ei8ht and Ei8ht.1ne Themes for Windows 8 / 8.1 -...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:45.
Find Us