Standard Account 'Forgets' Visual Effects  

  1. Posts : 66
    Windows 10

    Standard Account 'Forgets' Visual Effects

    On a clean install of Windows 10 Professional v.1909 Build 18363.657, whenever I sign out of my Standard user account, Windows resets my visual effects to default.

    Here's what I do:

    Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > enter the Administrator password > Advanced tab > Performance Settings button > Visual Effects tab > Custom

    From here I setup my visual effects and then click on 'Apply' and then click on 'OK' and again 'OK.'

    My visual effects are maintained until I sign out of my account. When I sign in again, my visual effects have been reset to their defaults. (The Administrators account has no such problem.)

    How can I persuade Windows 10 to maintain my visual effects.

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    Here is how I managed to persuade Windows 10 to maintain my settings for visual effects:

    Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see > Make things on the screen easier to see > Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) > REMOVE the checkmark > Apply > OK

    Exit from Control Panel.

    Then I did the same thing, only this time I REPLACED the checkmark in "Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible)" and then Apply > OK

    I signed out ... I signed in ... and most of my visual effects settings were maintained! There are two remaining undesired visual effects for which I will need to edit the registry, but I had the same thing in my previous Windows install.
    Last edited by Bulldog; 22 Feb 2020 at 07:01.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

    Use your Administrator account to temporarily change your Standard account to an Administrator account and then make the changes you want to your temporary Administrator account and save them. Try signing-out and back-in again to see if the changes have been retained. If they have been retained then change the temporary Administrator account back to a Standard account and see if they are still retained after signing-out and back-in again. Hope it works.
      My Computers


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