Most of the Windows laptops running the premium or Ultimate versions of Windows 7 adopt the basic color scheme when running on battery, in order to save power. Like, my Dell Latitude laptop goes into the power saver mode when I put it on battery power, and I get the following message popping up on the system tray:
The color scheme has been changed to Windows 7 basic. Click here to see the details.
That means you lose all the aero and transparent glass effects which consume power. That’s fine provided the effects return when you plug in the power source. Now, this is where the problem arises. A lot of times the computer fails to restore the aero effects and it stays with the basic color scheme even when it’s not in the power saver mode anymore.
The problem can be resolved by restarting the system, but there’s a more convenient method available. This article talks about that.
So here’s how it works. Windows 7 has a visual effects troubleshooter that allows you to troubleshoot aero problems. On the start menu search bar, just type “aero” and you will see an option that says Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects. Click on it.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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