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Windows 7 Visual Effects Tweak

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I couldnt find this on the forum so I googled so registry tweak.

This adjusts the visual effects by making registry changes.

Tested on Windows 7 Ultimate 32


RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowsMetrics", "MinAnimate", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced", "TaskbarAnimations", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM", "ColorizationOpaqueBlend", "REG_DWORD", 1)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM", "CompositionPolicy", "REG_DWORD", 1)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM", "AlwaysHibernateThumbnails", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced", "ListviewAlphaSelect", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "DragFullWindows", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "FontSmoothing", "REG_DWORD", 0)
RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced", "ListviewShadow", "REG_DWORD", 0)

please give me your feedback

and let me know if you know of any other tweaks


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A nice tweak. Perhaps a start for a tweak program. Note that all registry entries are for HKCU so #RequireAdmin is not needed. Use #RequireAdmin for when HKLM writes are needed.


AFAIK, Disabling Aero does not disable the parameter DragFullWindows which is to show/to not show window contents while dragging. Systems lacking graphics processing power can benefit much from this change.

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