Windows 10: Windows does not seem to respect disabled visual effects on restricted accounts

Discus and support Windows does not seem to respect disabled visual effects on restricted accounts in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, I've got an issue on a Windows 10 Pro system, x64, build 1903. It's not a very recent system and I'm accessing it remotely, using a software... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by cosmik, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. cosmik Win User

    Windows does not seem to respect disabled visual effects on restricted accounts


    Hello,


    I've got an issue on a Windows 10 Pro system, x64, build 1903. It's not a very recent system and I'm accessing it remotely, using a software called Remote Utilities.


    On that system two local user accounts exist an admin one and a restricted one. I was logged to this system remotely to user A and was growing impatient since screen redraws for the gradual window appearance effects took eons. I recalled that there was a way to disable these effects, outlined also in https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-system-visual-effects-boost-performance-windows-10


    Did that on the admin account and access became instantly snappier. No more visual FX, but at least I did not have to wait 5" for a window to become clickable, after getting into focus.


    Then I switched to the restricted account. To my horror the visual FX were back with a vengeance. I thought that enabling/disabling them was a preference per user. So I open a run dialog with windows+R and ran sysdm.cpl. I was asked to provide my admin credentials! And visiting advanced -> performance, the settings were the way I left them while I was tuning the admin account for max performance!


    So what is the issue here, is this a bug or a feature? If these settings are applied system-wide, then I should not be getting any visual FX on the restricted account. Ideas?

    :)
     
    cosmik, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. Bulldog Win User

    Standard Account 'Forgets' Visual Effects

    On a clean install of Windows 10 Professional v.1909 Build 18363.657, whenever I sign out of my Standard user account, Windows resets my visual effects to default.

    Here's what I do:

    Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > enter the Administrator password > Advanced tab > Performance Settings button > Visual Effects tab > Custom

    From here I setup my visual effects and then click on 'Apply' and then click on 'OK' and again 'OK.'

    My visual effects are maintained until I sign out of my account. When I sign in again, my visual effects have been reset to their defaults. (The Administrators account has no such problem.)

    How can I persuade Windows 10 to maintain my visual effects.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is how I managed to persuade Windows 10 to maintain my settings for visual effects:

    Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see > Make things on the screen easier to see > Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) > REMOVE the checkmark > Apply > OK

    Exit from Control Panel.

    Then I did the same thing, only this time I REPLACED the checkmark in "Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible)" and then Apply > OK

    I signed out ... I signed in ... and most of my visual effects settings were maintained! There are two remaining undesired visual effects for which I will need to edit the registry, but I had the same thing in my previous Windows install.
     
    Bulldog, Mar 26, 2020
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    Hi,

    Before we assist you let us know few details,


          • Did you made any changes to your computer prior to the issue?

          • Have you created any system restore point on your computer?

    As initial troubleshooting steps I suggest you to install the latest windows 10 updates, please follow the steps to install all the windows updates.

    If you want to check for the update now, select the Start button, then select
    Settings > Update & security >
    Windows Update > Check for updates.

    We suggest you to try changing the visual effect setting. To Change your Visual Effects Settings in Advanced System Settings refer the below steps,


    • Press Windows logo key+ X

    • Click on Control panel

    • Select System and Security

    • Click on System

    • And select System protection

    • Select Advanced tab and click on
      Settings


    • Now select the option Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer
      option.

    And check if this helps to resolve the issue.

    Hope this information helps with best visual effect on your device.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Priya V, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. Windows does not seem to respect disabled visual effects on restricted accounts

    Windows 7 Visual Effects

    Anyone know where the registry settings are located in Windows 7 for Visual Effects?

    I'm trying to create a .bat or .reg file to modify these visual effects settings.
     
    Morrison5891, Mar 26, 2020
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