Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Color of selected files

28 Aug 2010   #1

7home premium 32
Color of selected files

I would like to ask, whether someone has any idea how to change the bloody pale blue color of selected files. When I am using advanced settings under "Advanced appearance settings" it changes just the border of the dragged selection - no the selection itself. When I stop dragging, the selected files are have just the same pale blue color as usually, independently on the settings in "Advanced appearance settings".

Color of selected files-2010-08-28_085038.jpg

Thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 HP 64bit

This isn't an easy "option" you can click on. You'll need to modify some system files, basically make your own theme, then you'll need to "patch" the system files that will allow you to run unofficial themes. If you want to go that far....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums CabbageTree. This has been asked before, and I have spent considerable time trying to find an answer, but even MS admits this is not possible through any normal windows settings. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Color of selected files

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Explorer Selected Item Text Color
Is it possible to change the text color on items in windows explorer list/tree depending on it's state (hovered/selected/selected not focused/not focused hover)? I have Windows Style Builder.
Themes and Styles
Selected text color while using high contrast
Hi, I'm using Office 2010 on Windows 7 (64bit) with high contrast theme (white on black). When i select part of the text (in a word document, for instance) the selected text is highlighted with white background color. Is it possible to change the background color and the font color of the...
Microsoft Office
How do you change the color of the square around a selected icon?
I want to change the color of the square that surrounds your icon when clicked, i want mine to be orange so it fits in with the rest of my theme. anyone know of a way to do it at all?
How can I change the color of selected items?
I know, I know you've probably read it a million times, but I cannot figure this out! I want to change the large blue selection, when you click and drag to highlight something on the desktop from this ugly blue to a nice dark gray...but alas I'm not that tech savvy :( Heres an example of what...
Investigating Themes & Selected Items Color
All I want to achieve is a solid color behind selected items, like XP's blue instead of Vista/7's transparent sky-blue, in an aero environment. By using the "ultimate theme patcher" software to patch 3 system files...
Themes and Styles
Change color of highlighted (not selected) items?
Thank you so much for the great tutorials here! Going through them was a snap and they are a big help! I am looking to change the color and/or transparency of when an item is "highlighted" (not selected) -- you can see one barrier is I don't even know what this is called :o I am using a...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App