Aero & batteries

I’ve heard many complaints about running Vista’s Aero interface and the negative impact it has on laptop battery life. I’ve not noticed this in particular but I mostly run my laptop plugged in. Well, Clint decided to solve the problem and created the Vista Laptop Battery Saver V Just unzip the program, dump a shortcut to it in your startup folder and it sits in your system tray. When you’re plugged in, Aero runs. When you unplug you’re automatically switched to the lower-power-consuming Vista basic theme. Plug back in, and Aero returns. I tested it last night and it worked as advertised.

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