I've just started using Windows 7 and would like to apply customizations similar to what I use in XP. Specifically:
1. I change my display settings in XP such that the window colour is changed from the default 'white' to 'gray'. => Most window backgrounds such as a microsoft word page or windows explorer background which would be white by default display as grey instead. I have found a similar setting in themes in Windows 7, however this seems to take effect for all programs EXCEPT window explorer. Why is this ? How do I fix it so that I can alter the background of a windows explorer window in Windows 7?
2. In XP, if I set the Explorer Bar in Windows Explorer to 'Folders', the explorer left hand pane shows the folders hierarchy and it TRACKS the Address Bar, ie if I type the address C:\Users\data then the explorer bar will show the folders down to the C:\Users\data folder. In Windows 7 I just see 'Favourites', 'Libraries','Computer' etc. I can MANUALLY click down from 'Computer' to any folder and the Address Bar will track as I open folders but the tracking doesn't work the other way around. So is there any way I can get XP-like behaviour ?