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Activate AERO - If AERO is disabled or Not working

1. Right click anywhere there is open space on your desktop and left click on Personalize
2. Click on Window Color and Appearance.
3. At the bottom of the Windows Color and Appearance window click “Open classic appearance properties for more color options”
4. Look on the scroll list and see what scheme is set, more then likely it is defaulted to "Windows Vista Basic”, ensure that Enable Transparency is checked.
5. Look at the scroll list and select "Windows Aero" as the new scheme
6. Click on Apply and then click OK
7. When you get back to your desktop you should be able to see the background through the borders of open windows now!

Advanced Troubleshooting – Use these steps if required.

1. From the Start button, type REGEDIT into the Search box, then press Enter to launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
Note: If you did not disable UAC (read my "Disable User Account Control in Windows Vista " article) then you will be prompted to consent to the action you're about to perform. Click Continue.
2. Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
3. Modify the following value (REG_DWORD):
Composition-Change the existing value to 1.
4. Modify the following value (REG_DWORD): Composition Policy. Change the existing value to 2.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
7. In the Command Prompt window, type :- net stop uxsms press Enter.
Wait for the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service to stop, then type in :- net start uxsms .
8. We *might* need to restart your computer.

Regards,
Shrey

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i want to change the font on windows 7


1.If you have Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic:

Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Display icon.
In the left blue pane, click on the Change color scheme link
Click on the Advanced button.

2.If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise:
Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on Personalize.
Click on the Window Color link at the bottom of the window.
Click on the Advanced appearance settings link.
3.Select a Item that you want to change the font for.
4. To Change the Item Font

Click on the Font drop down menu and select a font.


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Mar 14, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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how do you change the font size on the computer?


@mychelemyche

Try the following:

For Windows XP
1. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select Properties.
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2. A Display Properties window will open, click on the Appearance tab and on the Font size drop-down, choose Large Fonts or Extra Large and click Apply.

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For Windows Vista.
1. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select Personalize.

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2. Click on Adjust Font Size (DPI)

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3. Choose Large Scale (120 DPI) or Custom DPI (if you want bigger font)

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For Windows 7
1. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select Personalize, then click on Display.

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2. Choose Medium or Set Custom Text Size (DPI) if you want bigger font.

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Sep 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my laptop display very dim


If your HP laptop has a dull screen, or if the screen is too bright to make out anything that's displayed, you may need to adjust the brightness to get your screen back the way you like it. You don't want to strain your eyes to see your screen, and the fix is really simple. It's about as easy as adjusting the brightness on a TV. You'll have your brightness set the way you want it in a few seconds.

1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop and a drop-down menu will appear.
2. Click on "Properties." If the HP laptop uses Windows Vista, you'll click on "Personalize."
3. On the "Personalize appearance and sounds" screen, click on "Window Color and Appearance."
4. Click on the arrow beside "Show color mixer."
5. Use your mouse pointer to move the tab on the "Brightness" scale to the left or the right to adjust the brightness and click on "OK" when you're content with the color.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you for using fixya.

Best regards.

Aug 15, 2011 | HP G62144DX Laptop

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change the font size


Hi,
For Windows XP : Right Click on Desktop--> Properties--> Appearance--> Font Size, here you can able to change the size.

For Windows Vista :
  1. Right-click the Desktop background, and click Personalize .
  2. If a "Window Color and Appearance" window opens, click Open classic appearance properties for more color options . The Appearance Settings window opens.
  3. Click Advanced . The Advanced Appearance window opens.
  4. Advanced Appearance window showing icon font size settings.

Select the required font and press OK. For Windows 7: Please click on the below link to view how to change the font in Windows 7. Change Font Settings . Please let me know the status. Thanks for posting to FixYa.

Feb 12, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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how do you get aero to work on a dell inspiron 2200?


right click on desktop...personalize...window color and appearance...At the bottom of the Windows Color and Appearance window click “Open classic appearance properties for more color options” ...Look at the scroll list and select "Windows Aero" as the new scheme ...click apply and then ok

Feb 03, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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