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Published on 10.18.10 by Brent Trahan

Enable Desktop Composition in Windows 7

Turn on the glass affect, pulsating buttons, various animations, and more in Windows 7 to increase speed.

Turning on desktop composition will enable:

  • Active buttons from the subtle blue pulsating color
  • The glass affect in windows
  • Glow that follows the mouse in the taskbar icons
  • Animations of the taskbar popup windows
  • Smooth animation of Start Orb glow
  • Animation in the Copy window and others like it
  • Animation inside the Start Menu
  • And others I haven’t found…

Enabling desktop composition basically gives the subtle elegance of Windows 7.

Enable Desktop Composition

  1. Type adjust perf in the Start Menu’s search box and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  2. Check Enable desktop composition.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

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