Windows 10 has a lot of cool looking visual elements, however, these elements take up more physical memory (RAM) and cause your computer to be less responsive. By optimizing your graphics settings, you can improve the performance of your computer.
Steps to Optimize Visual Effects in Windows 10:
You can also select which option you would like to turn on or off. To do this select the radio button Custom, then check the boxes next to the options you would like to turn on. We recommend leaving only the following checked:
- Show shadows under menus
- Show shadows under mouse pointer
- Show translucent selection rectangle
- Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
- Use visual styles on windows and buttons
Note: The more visual effects that you turn on, the slower your computer will respond.
After you have made your changes, click the Apply button and then OK. There should be a noticeable difference in speed, especially in older machines.
If you don’t like the looks, you can always revert back the settings by following the same procedure and selecting “Let Windows Choose what’s the best for my computer”.