Windows Aero Blur Tweaker

Martin Brinkmann
May 17, 2010
Updated • Mar 21, 2012
Software, Windows, Windows software

The graphical user interface Windows Aero was first introduced in Windows Vista by Microsoft and revised in Windows 7. Aero, meaning Authentic, Energetic, Reflective and Open, replaced the Windows Luna theme which was previously used.

Aero in Windows 7 introduced several new features like Aero Peek that allowed users to preview thumbnails or program windows by hovering over the icon in the Windows taskbar, Aero Snap which allowed users to snap windows to the right or left side of the screen and to minimize or maximize them or Aero Shake which basically minimized all windows but the active one on execution.

Windows Aero Blur has been revised in Windows 7 as well. The feature blurs the backgrounds of toolbars, taskbars and windows. A good example of how Aero Blur affects a window can be seen in the Gadgets window.

Windows 7 Aero Blur

windows 7 aero blur

Windows 7 No Aero Blur

Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker is a software program to quickly disable or enable Blur in Windows 7. The developer has created both a 32-bit and 64-bit edition of the program that displays two buttons of which one is active at all times.

windows 7 aero blur tweaker

The two buttons displayed hide blur or show blur. A click on a button will perform the operation which is immediately visible in the operating system.

We had to run the program with administrative rights for it to function correctly.

Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker is available for download at the developer's website. It can also be downloaded from Softpedia in case the download at the developer's homepage is not working correctly. The program seems to need to Microsoft .net Framework.


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  1. Bobby Phoenix said on May 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Well when I got home last night it worked on my laptop. I guess there is some security setting at work (the one that it didn’t work for even running as admin) that is keeping it from accessing sys32. Oh well.

  2. takenoko said on May 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    it will not work on pirated windows 7…

  3. Bobby Phoenix said on May 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    It didn’t work for me either. Even running as admin. No Aero anymore. I had to do a system restore to get Aero back.

    1. Martin said on May 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      Worked fine for me, strange.

  4. andris said on May 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    now i have no aero
    fucked up my system :(

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