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Windows 7: Strange look of the taskbar and window titles

26 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Strange look of the taskbar and window titles

I have a problem with the appearance of the glass effect of the taskbar and windows title.

They both look like aero peek windows with the "shadow stripes". You can see what I mean in the attached pictures. The picture to the left is how it looks on my computer.

After much troubleshooting with my Windows 7 computers I have found the source of the problem but now how to solve it.

Here is how I reproduce the problem:

Personalize -> Window Color

Move the Color intensity slider and the shadow strips appear. Even if I click cancel the damage is done..

Can anyone tell me how to get the appearance back to normal? I know this is a tiny visual problem but it is driving me mad

Thanks in advance!

/ Nicko

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26 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

Try disabling Transparency.

Go to Personalize>> Window Color>> Untick the box that says "Enable Transparency". Then adjust the color intensity slider to the color intensity you like. But after this, the glass effect will be gone

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26 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Vertex, I have already tried that and the stripes are still there. They are harder to see but they are there alright.

And I want the transparency effect
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26 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I found the solution in another thread: Remove shiny stripes on Win 7 taskbar

Weird that the registry changes just by moving the slider...
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26 Sep 2010   #5

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IF it is due to ant system files fault , run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart when finished .... it will be solved .
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