Windows 7 must have thought I wanted to disable Aero to speed up me alt-tabbing in and out of Titanfall, and now it won't give it back to me in a nice easy manner. What I invariably seem to have to do is reselect one of the "blessed" Aero themes then restore my background, Aero tint color, sounds, screensaver, etc. If I click on an Aero theme to preview it, it does work (transparent window borders, Aero peek, improved Alt-Tab, etc.), so it's not that the window session manager service (UxSms) is broken
How can I replace just the "Windows 7 Basic" color theme with Aero instead of going about it in a circuitous route? Was I supposed to save my theme so I could restore it when Windows chokes on me?
The obvious answer, click the "Windows 7 Basic" option, gives me the useless prompt to customize fonts, colors, etc within the Windows Basic Theme.
The "Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects" task/job/whatever in the control panel also does nothing:
Also, the technique that fixes Aero after the window manager outright crashes (
net stop uxsms,
net start uxsms) doesn't work.