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Visual Effects - Adjust in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, download and save, double click on to merge, then click on the usual run, yes, yes, and OK prompts to approve the merging.

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  2. #11


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Hi Shawn,
    Problem solved

    First merged the Reg key as you suggested, then restarted -> tried Option 1 again to see if that works , but didn't work.


    So continued with our Option 2 -> got Hex value 98 12 03 for my desired setting (in Custom option) -> applied the changes in UserPreferencesMask , restarted system -> the changes made is confirmed affected in Visual settings - Custom.

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    I also wanted Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing option turned off, so I went through this - tried Option 3, applied changes, clicked ok -> Restarted System.

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    Everything worked as expected
    Thank you Shawn!
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,201
    64-bit Windows 10


    Perfect.
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  4. #13


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


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  5. #14


    Is there a way to stop the fade and vanish effect when you open or close a window (ala Aero) but still keep the animation for window minimize and maximize?
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  6. #15


    Posts : 22,201
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jody,

    Not that I'm aware of since that setting also includes turning on or off that animation feature.
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  7. #16


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I,m found a solution for a standart account and reseting changes.

    I have two user profiles: local Admin account & standard local account profiles.
    After reboot visual settings are reset for standart account.

    The solution is:

    1. Login with standart account.
    2. Start -> Run-> cmd (press enter) -> type SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe
    3. This gets you the "System Properties" window, go to Advanced tab -> Performance Settings -> Visual Effects tab and choose "Adjust for best performance" (Also you can enable "Smooth edges of screen fonts" for a better view) and click OK.

    While doing all these UAC doesn't show-up as all changes you are doing will be saved in your logged-in profile account.
    After rebooting settings are saved.

    Reference material used: Pavan Gayakwad: Windows forgets visual effects settings on log-out or reboot for non-administrator account
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