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I'm talking about the visual effects settings which can be set by:
My Computer --> Right click, Properties --> System Options --> Advanced --> Visual Effects Settings.
There you can choose from:
- "Let Windows choose what's best"
- "Adjust for best appearance"
- "Adjust for best performance"
So here it is:
XP Command Line Visual Effects Usage: visualeffects.exe <choice> [/titles="Title1";"Title2"] [/silent[=##]] Choices: /auto select "Let Windows choose what's best" /appearance select "Adjust for best appearance" /performance select "Adjust for best performance" /custom=######### select "Custom" (where # is 0 or 1 for each option, max 16 options) Other Parameters: /titles="Title1";"Title2" Specify the title of "System Properties" and "Performance Options" of your language's Windows. /silent[=##] Don't ask, just autodetect. [Optional: timeout in seconds before continuing (default = 1)]. Note: German or English windows will be detected automatically. All other languages must specify the title of "System Properties" and "Performance Options" of their language's Windows otherwise the script will try to autodetect the right windows' titles and ask for confirmation. Optionally you can provide /silent so no confirmation will be asked. Examples: visualeffects.exe /custom=000101001 --> select "Custom" with specified options (the rest of options will be asumed 0) visualeffects.exe /appearance /titles="Systemeigenschaften";"Leistungsoptionen" --> example for providing titles, in this case for German windows visualeffects.exe /performance /silent --> select "best performance" for any language's Windows without confirming (hopefully)
Have fun with it.
Hope it really works on every language Windows. Never tested it.
I recommend starting it with WIHU at RunOnceEx. Works perfectly for me.
This is another similar tool I found in this forum "VisualEffectsChangerXP" by smc1979.
My personal opinion: don't like that it needs an .ini file and basically just sets some registry and hence must reboot afterwards to take effect.
But interesting to read.