Switching between "Fade" and "Scroll" effects in Windows Vista


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Brandon Taylor

In Windows XP, I could easily switch between the "Fade" and "Scroll" effects
for menus, ToolTips, and the like. In Windows Vista, I don't know where to
go to access that selection. Can anyone here point me in the right
direction?

Brandon Taylor
 
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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

Click Start > right click "Computer" > click Properties > under Task > click
Advanced Settings > click Continue on the UAC dialog. On the System
Properties dialog, click the Advanced tab > under Performance click Settings
select the Visual Effects tab, there you will see a list of options for
managing the the Visual Effects in Vista.
 
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Rev OOC

Andre,

Brandon said "easily switch between the "Fade" and "Scroll" "! This is
"easily"?

Rev OOC
 
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Brandon Taylor

Actually, the information you provided me was how to turn on or off those
effects. Let me rephrase my issue: The menus and ToolTips are "scrolling",
but I prefer the "fade" effect. What am I to do?

-- B.D.T.
 
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Keith Miller MVP

You need to edit the registry value named 'UserPreferencesMask' found under
this key:

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop"

If menus & tooltips are sliding, it probably looks like this.

9e 2c 07 80 12 00 00 00

For menus & tooltips to fade, it should be:

9e 3e 07 80 12 00 00 00

You'll need to log off & back on for the change to take effect.


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Good Luck,

Keith
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
 

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