Aero is the graphical user interface and default theme in Microsoft Windows 7. It provides new functionality such as aero-peek (preview) and transparent window title bars.

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Why Windows Live Messenger on Win 7 doesn't pop up the window with the new message, but “let me choose”?

On Windows 7, when clicking on the small icon on the task bar, it is nice to pop up a few small windows and let me choose which one to use. But, with Windows Live Messenger, when I have several chat ...
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Is there a way to disable the “maximize” snap?

I love the left and right half screen snaps, but the top of the screen maximize snap is just annoying. Is there anyway to selectively disable that one? Related question: Is there any way to ...
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Windows 7 superbar window preview problem

When I point at any currently running software on the super-bar for a preview it lasts for less than 2 seconds, hence I cannot point or preview any software. It worked perfectly till i decided that I ...
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What is holding me back from using Aero on Windows 7 64 bit?

I decided to install win 7 64 bit I have a geforce 7950 GX2 and aero isn't working I've installed the 8.16.11.9107 x64 driver and still nothing Im not sure what I'm meant to do?
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Why would it take my computer 85 seconds to open Visual Studio and create a WPF project?

My desktop computer has more RAM and more CPU than my laptop, but is three times *slower* than the laptop. both are brand new Windows 7 installations from how I understand the rating, my desktop ...
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Why does Aero switch off for no real reason?

Lately (past few weeks), whenever I play a video game, then quit, Aero doesn't seem to like sticking around anymore! For example, I was playing something an hour or so ago, and just now when I was ...
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Windows Server 2008 with Nvidia GeForce 8600GT - poor performance when using aero

I have a computer running Windows 2008 Server Enterprise (SP2). I have installed the Desktop Experience feature and activated the Themes service. From the Nvidia website I've downloaded the latest ...
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Getting rid of Aero theme on Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista on my computer and whenever I login, I always have that aero theme. It's usually see-through/clear, but now it's not. How I can fix this?
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Windows Vista Aero interface replaced with Windows Standard after system reboot - how to fix?

After a system reboot, Vista dumped Windows Aero and my system now is Windows Standard... What do I need to do to get this working again? I cannot enable it from Personalization or anywhere. This ...
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Change the color of the current window box in the Alt-TAB menu in Windows 7/Vista

I don't know about you guys but I've always had this beef with Windows 7 and Vista. When pressing Alt-TAB, with Aero enabled, the Alt-TAB bar appears with a border around the window you're about to ...
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How to show window contents while dragging in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2, including the Desktop Experience feature, and activated the Themes service. I've activated Aero. I have everything there, except that when I drag windows, I ...
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Aero for Windows 7 Running in Virtual PC

How do I get Windows 7 running in a Virtual PC on Vista to display Aero? My Virtual PC version is 6.0.192.0.
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Is there a way to keep windows 7 thumbnail preview open for a particular app?

Alternatively, a gadget or other utility to serve a similar function would be welcomed.
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Aero disabled after computer wakes up from hibernation

Sometimes when my computer wakes up from hibernation, Aero is turned off, and I can't enable it again. A simple restart will enable Aero again, so it isn't broken completely. Any idea what may cause ...
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How to re-enable aero effects in Windows 7 after it has crashed?

Ocassionally aero effects crash. Is there a way to re-enable the effects in Windows 7 after a crash happens? i.e. restarting a service or terminatating a process and letting it restart automaticially ...
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Issue with Fireworks 8 on Vista/Windows 7 and Aero

When I run Fireworks 8 on Vista or Windows 7, Windows disables Aero Glass. I click on the notification bubble and get to the Aero Troubleshooter, which runs (while Fireworks is still open) and when ...
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Windows 7 and nVidia 8400M G Problems

I've a LG E500 laptop with a nVidia 8400M G graphic card and after having tried the new Windows 7 RC on my EeePC I decided that I would install it also on this "work" laptop since I liked it so much. ...
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Move windows to the top of the screen in Windows 7

I have some windows that use up a bunch of horizontal space on my monitor. Prior to Windows 7, I could drag the window to the very top so that there would be only a sliver of the title bar remaining. ...
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Disable Aero zoom effect on Vista?

I'm used to the perceived speed-boost in XP by disabling window animation, and although it is nicer in Vista, it's still a noticeable and pointless lag for the window to be displayed. The same ...
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How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

I'm always accidentally minimizing most of my windows. This is really annoying. How do I disable Aero Shake?
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Is Aero Shake useful? [closed]

To anyone who has been using a Windows 7 pre-release for longer periods of time, have you found the feature useful? How often do you use it and what for? From the videos, I can see how it works but ...
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Recommendation for good cost/benefit vga for Windows Areo

I want to buy a PCI express card for my pc. All Windows experience scores are good, but the onboard vga got 1.o in Vista experience for Aero. I've looked in the listing o video cards, and it's ...
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Windows 7 randomly drops to Basic UI after full screen apps

Sometimes when i close a fullscreen application in W7, it drops me back to the Basic UI. Windows has indicated that the problem is that the DWM service has stopped, but I only thought it didnt do ...
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Vista turned off Aero

One evening I turned on my computer, and all the Aero effects of the desktop had simply gone away. I am pretty sure some auto-updates installed when I turned the PC off the night before. Any idea why ...