Tweak Windows 10 visual performance

Just a few things that’s pretty old and well-known in the Windows world.

Get to the settings

You got a some different ways to get to these settings.

Control panel (in category mode) > System and security > System > Advanced system settings > Performance [settings], and tab Visual Effects.

Or, if you got This PC on your desktop
Right-click This PC > PropertiesAdvanced system settings > Performance [settings], and tab Visual Effects

Or, if you have got a GodMode folder on your desktop
Go directly down to System and Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.

Tweaking the settings

You’ve got basically four different ways of doing it.

  •  Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer. Pretty much what it sounds like, depends on the computer you’re using.
  • Adjust for best appearance. Turns ON all effects.
  • Adjust för best performance. Turns OFF all effects. Lacks a bit for my tastes.
  • Custom. Here you simply decide yourself just what YOU want. This takes some playing around just to get the setting you want.

 The settings I use myself, and what it does.

  • Show shadows under windows. I think that it gets too flat without this.
  • Show thumbnails instead of icons. Very good for quick-glances of files on the desktop.
  • Smooth edges of screen fonts. Just makes it look a little smoother
  • Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop. Without this you can’t see the icon labels on lighter wallpapers.

Just turn off all animations and fades as that just looks slower. And perhaps is as well.