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Windows 7: You can't change the window colors?

27 Aug 2010   #1
EpiCenter

Windows
 
 
You can't change the window colors?

I am right in assume you can't change the colors inside the windows if you run Aero?

My Firefox looks ok on XP, but gets a slightly sicking blue tint on Windows 7.

Going to
"Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance"

Only allows me to change the border of the window, not the tool areas inside the window.

(Does one have to use a sort of theme editor to hack this?)


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27 Aug 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello EpiCenter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you would be correct. You would have to be using the Windows Classic theme to be able to change the colors.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Aug 2010   #3
EpiCenter

Windows
 
 

*sigh* Why can't Microsoft never do anything right.

Oh well. Thanks.
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27 Aug 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome.

Unfortunately, you will have to use a 3rd party program like Stardock WindowsBlinds to be able to change and customize Windows 7 like that instead.
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28 Aug 2010   #5
EpiCenter

Windows
 
 

Thank you. You are very knowledgeable.
I just thought that there might have been a theme editor.
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28 Aug 2010   #6
compaq99

32 bit .. Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thankx Brink for ur replay
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28 Aug 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome guys.

EpiCenter,

Windows 7 only has the basics like in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to change the theme with. MS has to be basic to avoid getting a antitrust lawsuit from the program developers of pay for theme customization programs.

Theme Pack - Create, Save, Install, and Delete
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30 Aug 2010   #8
EpiCenter

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome guys.

EpiCenter,

Windows 7 only has the basics like in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to change the theme with. MS has to be basic to avoid getting a antitrust lawsuit from the program developers of pay for theme customization programs.
WHAT?! For real??? We, the end user, get a worse experience because some amoral companies want to sue microsoft?

I'm email stardock and ranting at them right now. Never giving them one dime.
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