Vista: Enable or Disable Aero Glass Transparency Effect

Posted August 21, 2005 by AlexTheBeast in Microsoft Vista

Vista is sexy because of its new aero glass transparency effects. Here is how to enable and disable this new eye candy.

Eye Candy! The new transparency (or glass effect) in vista is amazing.

To Enable or disable this effect:

1. Right-Click on a blank area of desktop
2. Select Personalize from the context menu
3. Click Window Color and Appearance Option

4. Here you can check if you want to Enable Transparency or not.
5. You can also disable the whole aero glass theme from here. Just click the Open classic appearance properties for more color options link.
6. Select a non-Aero theme and click OK.

These effects require pretty heavy video card specs… If you can’t get it working, it might be time to upgrade your system.

Examples and screenshots of these effects can be seen here.

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  • how can i download vista theme

  • thanks, i went back to windows classic look. system is very fast now.

    thanks for your help.

  • Diane Rustand

    I was unable to disable the Eye Candy in my Microsoft Vista program.

  • Dan

    I Have Vista Lite.
    I Cant put.

  • Tommy

    Thanks working very nice post

  • jung

    Does powerword 2007 pro work with Vista 64 bit, Have any one installed this?
    if so, email

  • idk

    I dont see Transparency in Window Color and Appearance

  • Anonymous

    Well Goooollleeee Sarge, that was easy as pie.

  • Name

    Thanks dude, this works great!

  • Soccermaniaccjl

    Changing from windows aero to vista basic theme made dwm.exe go from 62,148k to 1,100 k in memory usage.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, very impressive.