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Windows 7: Changing Title Bar Background Color

07 Jun 2009   #1
DwightStegall

Windows Vista
 
 
Changing Title Bar Background Color

Below is how you change the background color of the title bar for Windows XP and Windows Vista. How do you do this in Windows 7? I want this so I can answer questions in Google Chrome Forum. Thanks.

★ In Windows Vista ★
1. Right-click your computer's Desktop and click on "Personalize".
2. Click on the "Window Color And Apperance" link.
3. On the next page you can select 1 of 8 preset colors or click on "Show Color Mixer" to select any color you want.
4. You can change this back to the original color by click in "Default" in the 8 preset colors.

★ In Windows XP And Other Earlier Versions Of Windows ★
1. Right-click on an empty space on your computer's Desktop.
2. Choose Properties.
3. Click the Apperance tab.
4. Click the Advanced button
5. Choose Active Titlebar or Inacvtive Titlebar from the "Item" drop-down menu.
6. Change color 1 and color 2 whatever color you want.
7. When finished press Apply the press OK.


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07 Jun 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

★ In Windows 7 ★
1. Right-click on an empty space on your computer's Desktop. (Screen 1)
2. Choose Personalize. (Screen 1)
3. Choose Window Color. (Screen 2)
4. Select the preset of your choice or use Advanced Appearance Settings to create your own. (Screen 3)
5. Select Save Changes.


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07 Jun 2009   #3
DwightStegall

Windows Vista
 
 
Thanks

So it's pretty much the same as in Windows Vista.

Thanks and I don't believe I've seen so much work and detail go into answering a question before. I wish everyone answered questions this way.

Great job.
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07 Jun 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

It's the same for all three: Active title bar under advanced appearance settings
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However it only appears to have any impact when using the classic theme.

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Aero and basic have no affect.

And we like to explain with pics

EDIT: You can notice the colour when max/minimizing apps with basic themes.


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07 Jun 2009   #5
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DwightStegall View Post
Thanks and I don't believe I've seen so much work and detail go into answering a question before. I wish everyone answered questions this way.

Great job.
Thank you. Welcome to SevenForums.
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