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Remove annoying shutdown fade effect

Posted on 2004-10-12
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I have discovered that the fade effect (from colors to b/w), when choosing Shut Down from the Start menu, is very I/O intensive. My question is how to get rid of this annoying behaviour?

/Sten
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Question by:bbnused
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onesquin earned 400 total points
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Hit Ctrl - Alt - Del to logoff or shutdown and you will avoid it.
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by:troops993
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To turn off all of XP wonderful fading features go to

Properties on MY Computer
Advanced Tab
Performance settings
Visual effects

There you can turn off all the features or the ones you don’t require

Regards

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by:onesquin
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I don't think the above turns off the fading when you hit logoff.
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by:richarddaveyhhc
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I have Windows XP Home SP2 and that option is definatly not in that menu.  I'm also interested in disabling this feature because it's starting to piss me off!  If anyone has any tips then I would be grateful since I've already searched the net for an answer with no luck.  There must be a windows registry edit somewhere?
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by:bbnused
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I have not found anything better yet than Ctrl-Alt-Del. But I agree with richarddaveyhhc that there must be a registry setting somewhere to control this behaviour.
troops993 tip is not the way. Maybe I should add that this is a Win 2003 server.
So for the moment I will let this question stay open but I raise the points to 400.
/Sten
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