Disable Vista’s Aero Effects for Certain Programs

Disable Vista’s Aero Effects for Certain Programs

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You may like having Vista’s pretty-fying Aero effects enabled while you’re working, but many modern games can make you want to devote every last bit of memory and power to their 3-D awesomeness. The How-To Geek shows how to easily disable desktop effects by editing (or creating) a shortcut for the game (or other program):

Simply right-click on the shortcut and choose Properties, and then the Compatibility tab … Now on the Settings block check the box for “Disable desktop composition” in order to disable Aero the next time you use the shortcut.

I have to guess many people might have never found that tweak, based on its obscure label, but it sure comes in handy.


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