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Windows 7: Black Address Bar Windows Explorer Bug

16 Apr 2010   #1

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Black Address Bar Windows Explorer Bug

Can anyone explain why I get this horrible black windows explorer address bar when I use the "right click and open folder location" option on a folder. Where has the Aero themed header gone?

This doesn't happen when I launch explorer by just clicking on it's short-cut (as you can see from the other explorer I have open).

Just another Windows 7 "theme bug" ?
Or is there another "microsoft excuse / reason" to be had?

Either way, it looks damn horrible.

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16 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Check your Window settings for active and inactive title bars

Start > Control Panel > Personalize > Personlization > Window Colors
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16 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

Not that. They are light blue x 2 (inactive) and lighter blue x 2 (active) colours.
That shouldn't make any difference either when your talking about the Aero theme. The Aero doesn't use colours from the "Window Colour / Advanced Appearance" settings.

Take a look at the picture again. It's not the window border of the "active" or "background" window borders that's an issue. They're as they should be. The problem is the address bar header. (The forward and back navigation arrows and address "bar" are set in a black, none transparent block - as oppose to the translucent see through aero header?).

Can't understand why this is happening? Personally I think it's another M$ bug.
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