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Windows 7: Customize Taskbar without Aero...

26 Oct 2010   #1
whtdahck

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 
Customize Taskbar without Aero...

Hey Guys,
This is my first thread on sevenforums ....
Just need to ask that is there a way to customize the Taskbar in windows 7 without Aero...???
Windows 7 32bit.
1 GB of RAM.
128 of Graphic Memory.


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26 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Hope this helps
To Disable Aero
Right click the Desktop
Click Personalize
Under 'Basic and High Contrast Themes, click 'Windows 7 Basic'
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26 Oct 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi welcome to the forums

You're machine should still be able to utilize the Aero effects, so long as your GFX card is DirectX 9+ capable. Is there any reason you would want it disabled?


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30 Oct 2010   #4
whtdahck

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

I dnt want Aero to be disabled!!
I cnt get Aero because i have a Directx 8 card ..
Just asked is there a way i can customize the taskbar widout aero like to make it kind of transparent..!!
Thankx
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30 Oct 2010   #5
MaverickN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Without Aero, you will probably need to utilize other visual styles to have a transparent taskbar.
Here is a third party program I used in my XP to do the trick.
Download Transparent TaskBar 1.0.29 Free - A free tool that lets you to easily adjust the transparency of your taskbar - Softpedia
Just make it run at startup and your taskbar should be transparent.
Here's something else if you want a prettier visual style without Aero.
Windows 7 Basic Black by ~cryeR on deviantART
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31 Oct 2010   #6
whtdahck

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

Thanks MaverickN,
but i have used these utilities before posting this thread. is ther something better than this...
btw thanks for your support...
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