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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.

How to use:


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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fmr0 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Many thanks for your hard work and all these great tools that you have created. :D
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:icon123gogopower:
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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:iconspringsts:
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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:iconspringsts:
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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:iconspringsts:
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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:iconkishan-bagaria:
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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:iconspringsts:
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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:iconkoenroetmanart:
koenroetmanart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Very Good!, one problem is sometimes i forget if its on or not, and i cant see that somewher..
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
It will work even if you close it or remove it from your hard disk.
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:icongalizo:
Galizo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fascinating, u good job! I is very useful, indeed it has helped me :D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconmr-ragnarok:
Mr-Ragnarok Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thanks....
U R the BEST :)
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
You're welcome!
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:iconrealitytouchdesign:
RealityTouchDesign Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
excellent work mate, love your coding skills
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love this tool bud, I am always switching aero off so I can work on my themes in basic as well so this will save me allot of time, thank you!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
You're welcome!
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:iconssj4nivek:
ssj4nivek Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making such nice things for windows 7 my pc is out of this world after all the customizations I have now!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
You're welcome!
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:iconyunior2009:
Yunior2009 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
That's good
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconminato999:
Minato999 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Nice!i It's good for when i'm playing older games and apps that dislike Aero.
Thanks!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
You're welcome!
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:iconyacine29:
yacine29 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
great tool !
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconsupahappysunshine:
supahappysunshine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'd love to use it but....what is Aero? ^^;
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:iconsupahappysunshine:
supahappysunshine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ohhh! I see now! Thanx! I'll try it out now :)
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:iconeditorraymon:
editorraymon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Another cool usable app.. :D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconkrissirk:
krissirk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
amazing, great to test the customizing theme between aero and basic, really usefull :thumbsup:
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconflexdaw:
flexdaw Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
so, is this to make it easier to test themes for their aero and basic modes? or for what?

cool though.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
It was created on the request of a person on my website.
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:iconflexdaw:
flexdaw Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
OH, well if it is requested, then there must be a group of people who would want it as well.

It's cool.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Yeah, thanks!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great.Iwill give it a try asap.:)
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Thanks!
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TheWhiteRose000 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
:D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Thanks!
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