Aero is a hardware-based graphical user interface in Windows 7 and Vista. It is intended to offer more advanced features than are available in the standard interface, including new transparencies and animations.

Disable Aero

Windows 7

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Personalization.
  2. Select any of the themes in the Basic And High Contrast Themes category.

Windows Vista

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel.
  2. In the Appearance and Personalization section, click Customize Color.
  3. Click Open Classic Appearance Properties For More Color Options.
  4. Select a Color Scheme other than Windows Aero, and then click OK.

Enable Aero

Windows 7

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Personalization.
  2. Select any of the themes in the Aero Themes category or in the My Themes category, if you saved a personalized Aero theme.

Windows Vista

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel.
  2. In the Appearance and Personalization section, click Customize Color.
  3. Choose Windows Aero from the Color Scheme menu, and then click OK.

The Adobe Captivate demonstration below illustrates how to disable and enable Windows Aero in Windows Vista. For more information about viewing this demo, see View Adobe Captivate demos in knowledgebase documents (kb403894).

 

 

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