Windows 7 DWM Registry Keys

Posted in Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

The Desktop Window Manager in Windows 7 includes some new registry keys that are different from Windows Vista.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
(Default)
AlwaysHibernateThumbnails
ColorizationAfterglow
ColorizationAfterglowBalance
ColorizationBlurBalance
ColorizationColor
ColorizationColorBalance
ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity
ColorizationOpaqueBlend
Composition
CompositionPolicy
EnableAeroPeek

Some of the settings such as ColorizationColor follow the same value format as in Windows Vista.  You can use my online calculator to determine values for those settings.

 Do you know what any of the other registry entries do such as Afterglow and BlurBalance? I will update this article once I have more time to research the new entries.

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