Dave, I have WinFX enabled for all skins, I do not alter blur settings in Start10. Yet start menu anims via the skinner work fine for me.
Pretty sure we haven't had any mention of Start10 blur settings regarding WinFX and start menu animations. There isn't any relationship that I know of, maybe you were talking about SKS blur settings?
I think we're saying the same thing otherwise: SKS start menu blur = no WinFx active effects, SKS Start menu animations do work
I think we're also saying the same thing: SKS start menu NoBlur with WinFx effects = SKS Start menu animations don't work (although I say they are there, but behind the Start Menu where you can't see them)
I'm also saying: SKS start menu NoBlur with WinFx effects OFF = SKS Start menu animations work (but of course no WinFx effects)
Are we "there"?