I am trying to figure out how to change Visual Effects in an automated fashion (i.e. batch files, REG files) so it does not need to be manually changed. I'm stuck on Visual Effects right now. I am trying to create a REG file that will put the system in this state:
Actually I might also check "Show window contents while dragging" but that's about it. I only care strongly about leaving smooth fonts on.
I looked online and found a number of things mostly written for Windows XP and Windows 7. I took bits and pieces as I could to put this together:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects] ;0 = Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer ;1 = Adjust for best appearance ;2 = Adjust for best performance ;3 = Custom "VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003 ; Do not Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics] "MinAnimate"="0" ; Show window contents while dragging [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "DragFullWindows"=1 ; Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "FontSmoothing"="2" ; Do not use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "ListviewShadow"=0 ; Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing [HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics] "MinAnimate"="1"
Obviously, that's nowhere near close to modifying all of the options, but I wanted to at least test what I had. To test this, I checked "Adjust for best appearance" and then ran that REG file to see what would get unchecked. This is what happened:
I accidentally had the max/min setting twice, but reversed the second time. Oddly enough, even running that, that is the only setting that changed. So I'll leave in the 1 line that worked, but otherwise it looks like I've hit a wall, even with just the few settings I thought would work (and I need to modify ALL of them). Does anyone know what registry keys must be changed for Windows 10?