(Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, Open) An advanced user interface introduced in Windows Vista. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the visual experience the user receives depends on the Windows version and type of display adapter in the computer. The full Aero interface is provided starting with the Home Premium versions of Windows as long as the display adapter is capable. See Windows Vista and Windows Presentation Foundation.|
All open applications can be displayed as floating 3D windows and made to rotate. Clicking the window brings it back into 2D form. The desktop also becomes a floating window (at the back in this example). Selecting the desktop minimizes all open applications. See
The translucent window borders, called "Aero Glass," were introduced with Windows Vista.