Vista: Enable or Disable Aero Glass Transparency Effect

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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11 Responses to “Vista: Enable or Disable Aero Glass Transparency Effect”

  1. October 18, 2008 at 12:10 pm, Alan said:

    how can i download vista theme


  2. December 20, 2008 at 5:56 pm, genious said:

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

    thanks for your help.


  3. December 23, 2008 at 8:14 pm, Diane Rustand said:

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


  4. May 07, 2009 at 12:59 am, Dan said:

    I Have Vista Lite.
    I Cant put.


  5. June 20, 2009 at 7:45 am, Tommy said:

    Thanks working very nice post


  6. June 24, 2009 at 1:19 am, jung said:

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


  7. July 04, 2009 at 5:42 am, idk said:

    I dont see Transparency in Window Color and Appearance


  8. September 02, 2009 at 7:54 pm, Anonymous said:

    Well Goooollleeee Sarge, that was easy as pie.


  9. September 17, 2009 at 7:54 am, Name said:

    Thanks dude, this works great!


  10. June 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm, Soccermaniaccjl said:

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


    • June 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm, Anonymous said:

      Yeah, very impressive.


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