New registry keys in Windows 7 Desktop Window Manager

In this post, we will see some of the new registry keys in Windows 7 Desktop Window Manager. There are some new registry keys in the DWM registry key which can be found in the following location:


They are :

  • ColorizationAfterglow
  • ColorizationAfterglowBalance
  • ColorizationBlurBalance
  • ColorizationColorBalance
  • ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity
  • ColorizationOpaqueBlend
  • Composition
  • CompositionPolicy
  • EnableAeroPeek


They help control or customize the visual appearance of Aero in Windows 7.

Do check out the ColorizationColor Value Generator at

Just enter in the decimal a value that you want to use in the various boxes and the registry string will automatically be generated.


All values have a range between 0 and 255

  • The Alpha value of 0 is completely transparent, 255 is completely solid.
  • Setting red, green, and blue all to 255 will result in black.
  • Setting red, green, and blue all to 0 will result in white.
  • If you want a semi-transparent green interface, enter 128 for the alpha, 0 for red, 255 for green and 0 for blue.

Hope you find the article useful.

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