Reasons why the Aero® feature of Windows® 7 is disabled by certain applications
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The default theme included in most editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems is Windows Aero, which is a graphical user interface. In Windows 7 operating system, the Windows Aero theme is enabled by default. The new Windows Aero theme includes new translucency, thumbnails, icons, animations, and eye candy. This feature also includes a set of user interface design guidelines for Windows. With the novel Windows Aero Theme, Microsoft has given a 3D look to Windows. With the new Windows Aero, the user can analyze the 3rd facet of a window by turning it over through Logo key + TAB. In order to run Windows Aero, the user is required to have a high speed processor of at least 512 MB RAM, a DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card with a bare minimum of 128 MB RAM, and a high RPM hard disk.
Discussed below are some advantages and reasons for disabling Windows Aero in Windows 7:
- Windows Vista Aero Graphics
- Reasons for disabling Windows Aero
Windows Vista Aero Graphics
As per the manufacturers of Windows, Windows Aero is the most efficient and intuitive front end to date. However, to give a high end glass view to the user, the Windows Aero theme utilizes large amount of system resources thus leading to slow performance of the computer. Windows therefore gives an option to the users to disable the Windows Aero theme. When some applications start running, they disable the theme automatically as they may require high rate of system resources.
Windows Aero provides a smoother, and stabler desktop experience. It assists the user to manage Windows on your desktop by arranging them in a visually outstanding and convenient way. The user can change the color, saturation, and even the intensity of transparency to get exactly what he/she needs. Windows Aero supports high-resolution monitors.
In some cases you might have noticed that the Windows Aero settings was changed or disabled after installing a particular application program. When you set the operating system to run with the Windows Aero feature, the font style, background and graphical appearance may get changed. Some old applications do not support such high quality resolution and the application program changes the desktop settings to make your computer compatible with the application during the installation. Usually these applications ask you for the permission before the settings are changed but sometimes the user may ignore it.
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