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 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 ...