[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

windows 7 areo

Posted on 2012-09-13
6
Medium Priority
?
690 Views
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
I usually don't use the windows 7 aero features. In fact I right clicked on the computer icon, went to advanced system settings, chose the advanced tab, and clicked on the settings button under performance. I then chose "adjust for best performance ".
After that, I decided I wanted to use some of the Aero extras. so I went back to performance settings and chose " adjust for best appearance " but even after restarting I still can't do the thing where you hold the windows key down, and then hit the tab key to scroll through open windows. holding down Alt and hitting the tab key works, but I wanted to use the windows key.
I even looked at my settings in "adjust for best performance" and everything is checked. here's a screen shot

settings
Any ideas what I'm missing?
0
Comment
Question by:JeffBeall
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 88

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 400 total points
ID: 38395189
For aero to work you need to use a desktop theme that supports aero.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 38395825
ok, so then i went to the display control panel and went to the themes under areo and chose windows 7

settings2
but I still can't scroll through the windows with the windows key + tab thing.
honestly I don't know why this is so important - it's more that it's not working that is bothering me. I can, of course, get by fine without this feature - to me at this point, it seems more important to learn something about windows and why something doesn't work.
0
 
LVL 57

Assisted Solution

by:McKnife
McKnife earned 400 total points
ID: 38397284
Hi.

What happens if you hit the Troubleshoot link at the bottom of your screenshot?
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 38397491
I got it. I experimented with a different pc and from that I know what's going on with the problem pc. I either don't have updated drivers, or my drivers don't support Aero. My experimental pc had every thing in the visual effects turned off, so I turned on everything, and made sure that an Aero theme was selected, and the windows key + tab thing worked fine. Then I installed generic drivers on my test pc, and all the same settings didn't matter, the windows key + tab thing wouldn't work. I'll check my drivers on the problem pc tomorrow, but I bet if it has the latest drives, then it doesn't support Aero.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
JeffBeall earned 0 total points
ID: 38399597
Sure enough - I checked the troubled pc and it had a standard video drive. It's a Dell, so I got the latest video driver from Dell. After the install, the windows key + tab thing works! So you need third things for Aero - the correct video driver, an Aero theme, and the correct options checked in the visual effects. ( although, I don't know which specific options need to be checked. )
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 38412908
I choose my answer because the other comments seemed particially correct
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever visit a website where you spotted a really cool looking Font, yet couldn't figure out which font family it belonged to, or how to get a copy of it for your own use? This article explains the process of doing exactly that, as well as showing how…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question