Author: Lawrence Albert Pardo-Ilao - Naga City, Philippines

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[Windows 7] Keyboard Shortcut to Turn Off - On Aero


If your a keyboard shortcut junkie, hotkeys fanatic and like hidden quick keys in Windows. You might encounter a problem in creating a toggle switch to turn off and on Windows Aero.

Here you are!

Probably, you read already the master list of Useful built-in keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7. However, creating your own keyboard shortcut is difficult for those functions that needs elevation.

Using the new version of WinBubble, you can get any functionality that you want because it has the capability to launch any application with UAC enabled.

Here’s a sample guide in creating a keyboard shortcut for enabling and disabling Windows Aero.

Create a new shortcut using the Usual procedure


Browse to the location of WinBubble AdminTools

“C:\Program Files\WinBubble\WinBubble 2\Tools\AdminTools.exe”

Note: C:\Program Files\WinBubble\WinBubble 2\ is the location where you installed the application.

and Edit the Location item by adding “-aerooff” or “-aeroon” without quotes

Use this as your location item:

Aero Off

“C:\Program Files\WinBubble\WinBubble 2\Tools\AdminTools.exe” –aerooff

Aero On

“C:\Program Files\WinBubble\WinBubble 2\Tools\AdminTools.exe” –aeroon

Use Any name that you want


Open the Properties to Add or assign your preferred Hotkey and Icon



That’s it! Hope this helps!



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