Visual effects are the visual bells and whistles for the appearance of Windows for your account. These visual bells and whistles can affect the performance of Windows on the PC though.
If Windows is running slowly, you can speed it up by disabling some of its visual effects. It comes down to appearance versus performance. Would you rather have Windows run faster or look prettier? If your PC is fast enough, you don’t have to make this tradeoff, but if your PC is just barely powerful enough for Windows 10, it can be useful to scale back on the visual bells and whistles.
There are 17 visual effects in Windows 10. You can choose which visual effects to turn off, one by one, or you can let Windows choose for you.
This tutorial will show you how to change the visual effects settings you want to use for the appearance and performance of Windows 10 on the PC for your account.