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Windows 7: Windows Color Scheme

25 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows Color Scheme

How do I change the Windows Color Scheme? I have tried for a good half hour and haven't found anything. I am trying to change the scheme, not the theme.

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25 Oct 2010   #2


Start Menu -> Personalization -> Windows Color and Appearance -> Advanced appearance settings...

Does that do it?
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25 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32

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25 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7

I dont see Personalization in the Start Menu, I searched for it, but that only let my change the theme. I am on Windows 7 by the way.

EDIT:Ok, I got to Advanced Appearance settings, what do I do once I am there?
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25 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 32

start>control panel>display>personalization
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25 Oct 2010   #6

windows 7 x 64 ult
Use right click

Right click on desktop...Personalization is at bottom of list.
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26 Oct 2010   #7


Sorry, I just noticed the theme changes are only available for Basic or Ease of Access themes. If you're using Aero it doesn't seem like you can adjust stuff like header fonts, border size, that kind of thing. You could try looking at the Ease of Access options though. It's the bottom-most link on the lefthand side of the Personalization screen, the area marked "See also".
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26 Oct 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

right-click anywhere on your desktop (without clicking an icon). select "personalize" from the pop-up menu. at the very bottom of the window that opens, click the "window color" icon.
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26 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP

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26 Oct 2010   #10


Thanks for the tutorial link IownAmoneyPit, but as I suspected it too repeates the same advice that you can't change the individual UI elements if you're not using Classic or a High Contrast theme. To be honest though most of the UI changes do make more sense in Classic rather than Aero.
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