Windows® Vista Aero
Do you want to know more about Windows Vista Aero?
Windows Vista Aero is a premium product of Microsoft with a better graphical user interface that has pronounced glass transparency effects that are aesthetically pleasing to the users’ eyes. It combines the appearance of lightweight, translucent windows with powerful graphic advances. Its glass window borders let you focus on the contents of your open windows. The user interface provided with Aero features translucency, live thumbnails, live icons, and animations.
To know more about Windows Vista Aero let us focus on the following points:
- System requirements
- Salient features
- Some common issues
Any operating system has some basic requirements to meet with so that it can run smoothly on your PC. Whatever drivers, applications or other hardware are installed on the system those must be compatible with the operating system, otherwise they will invite problems. Windows Vista Aero too has some requirements to meet with. The video card, graphic card, sound card, BIOS and such other drivers must be supported by this OS for smooth functioning of the system. Let us take the example of the graphics card. The graphics card to be installed on a system with Windows Vista Aero as an OS must support at least Direct X 9. You will also need a card as good as a newer ATI or NVIDIA that supports Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware. Similarly, the hard drive should also be compatible with it.
Windows Aero features a translucent glass design with subtle window animations. Its distinctive visual style combines the appearance of lightweight, translucent windows with powerful graphic advances. To enjoy visually appealing effects and get benefit from better access to your programs you must go for this operating system. One of the most unique features of Aero is its glass window borders that allow you focus on the contents of your open windows. With subtle animations accompanying the minimizing, maximizing, and repositioning of windows to appear more smooth and effortless Windows behavior has also been redesigned in Windows Aero. With Windows Flip 3D you can arrange your open windows in a three-dimensional stack that you can quickly flip through without having to click the taskbar. Aero also includes taskbar previews for your open windows.
Sometimes, despite having the right edition of Windows Vista® you would find yourself unable to run Aero. To overcome this, you must check that whether your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero. While running Aero, at times you may find that you are not getting Aero® glass consistently. For this, you should switch from the Power Saver Plan to the Balanced Power Plan. Windows sometimes automatically turns off the transparency in the Power Saver Plan.