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Published on 12.10.07 by Brent Trahan

Quickly Turn the Aero Glass Affect On or Off

This guide shows you how to create shortcuts that turn the Aero glass affect on or off when clicked in Windows Vista.

Some people need a fast way to turn off the Aero glass affect because a game might perform better with it off, they want to take a screen shot, or other various reasons.

This guide shows you how to create a shortcut that turns Aero on or off when clicked in Windows Vista.

Create Shortcut to Turn Aero Glass Off

  1. Right-click an empty space of your desktop, point at New, and then click Shortcut.
  2. Type rundll32.exe dwmApi #104 in the location box of the Create Shortcut window.

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  3. Click Next.
  4. Give your new shortcut a name.

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  5. Click Finished.

Create Shortcut to Turn Aero Glass On

Follow the steps above but type rundll32.exe dwmApi #102 in the location box of the Create Shortcut window.

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  1. bill sitton says:

    How do I keep the “size” I select in IE from changing as I go from one site to another? I need “largest,” but it keeps changing to “medium.” I think I saw this once in your wonderful guides, but I can find it now.

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