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Windows Aero Switcher by Kishan-Bagaria Windows Aero Switcher by Kishan-Bagaria

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Windows Aero Switcher is a free portable tool that allows you to turn Windows Aero On/Off with just one click.

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Just run the tool and it will stay in the system tray. To disable aero click its icon and to enable aero click its icon again. If you want to exit the tool then right-click on its icon and select Exit.

PS : Suggestions and Comments are welcome! If anyone has a better icon, please do send it to me for inclusion in the tool.
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All I have to say is that this is awesome. To bad it's for windows 7, I have vista and XP. But most of the time I'm on my brother's computer and he has windows 7. Me and Him both agree that this is a great thing to have installed. WE WILL NOT regret installing and using it.

All Your Windows 7 things are amazing and we love using them.
I love using the most and this one is no exception. It's fabulous keep up the great work, hope to see ton more stuff from you soon.(any thing you make will always be great i know it!)
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123gogopower Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Artist
does this work on windows 7 starter...
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
No
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:icon123gogopower:
123gogopower Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Artist
ok...thanks...
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SpringsTS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Very cool feature!
Is it possible to make it working without administrator rights?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
No
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SpringsTS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Ok.

Just in case, I can deactivate Aero without administrator's rights by stopping the command with the command "TSKILL dwm.exe /a", but I can't restart it after. Do you know a way to restart the process? Thank you :thanks:
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Try:
net start uxsms
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SpringsTS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
yes, it works (if I stop the service first), but it requires administrator's rights. Any other solution?
(I'm making a game, and I search if it's possible to disable Aero in fullscreen mode, and re-activate it in windowed mode, without ask to the user if he/she has elevated rights). Thank you.
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Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Instead you could just enable the "Disable Desktop Composition" option in your game's shortcut.
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SpringsTS Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thank you, i found a solution:
I created a mini-exe (converted a bat with the "pause" instruction into invisible exe). Then I added a compatibility parameter for this exe (Disable Desktop Composition, as you said). This app is launched by my game when it switches to fullscreen mode.
Result: Aero is disabled only when I want, and it takes only 10kb RAM.

Only problem: sometimes, Windows 7 shows a balloontip "A running program is not compatible with..." over the game.
Any way to temporary disable Windows 7 balloontips? (After that I stop annoying you :D)
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