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Windows 7: right click -color

25 Dec 2010   #1
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
right click -color

Can i change the background color from right click ?
Thanks and Happy Christmas.




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25 Dec 2010   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You will need a custom theme from deviantART: where ART meets application! & use 1 of these Tutorials Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7 or Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
or Restorator or Ave's Windows7 Style Builder that is able to edit the msstyles file

If you are using the original Aero theme I can change 1 or 2 things for you I have WSB But I cannot change a custom theme you need to ask the maker for that
Jerry
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26 Dec 2010   #3
Imperfect1

 
 

Yes, actually I believe you can change the Context Menu's background color. Try this:

Right-click your Desktop to open Personalize. Select: Window Color and Appearance, and click on the Advanced button. In the Item drop-down menu, select: Menu, and change the color. Click: Ok, and Voila!
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26 Dec 2010   #4
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Yes, actually I believe you can change the Context Menu's background color. Try this:

Right-click your Desktop to open Personalize. Select: Window Color and Appearance, and click on the Advanced button. In the Item drop-down menu, select: Menu, and change the color. Click: Ok, and Voila!
I tried it & it did not work for me just changed a little area at the bottom.
Jerry


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26 Dec 2010   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

Sorry Jerry. It should have worked. Perhaps the Windows Theme you've chosen has limited your options. I'm using Windows Classic, so I have the option to change all of these settings. Why don't you try experimenting with different Themes and settings options? You can always change back to what you currently have now, if you can't find something you like better,that gives you more options.
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26 Dec 2010   #6
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Yes, actually I believe you can change the Context Menu's background color. Try this:

Right-click your Desktop to open Personalize. Select: Window Color and Appearance, and click on the Advanced button. In the Item drop-down menu, select: Menu, and change the color. Click: Ok, and Voila!
That will only work for basic or ease of access themes.


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26 Dec 2010   #7
Imperfect1

 
 

Well, I chose yellow for my "Menu" color and all of my menus, including my context menus, are yellow. So, this works very well with my Windows Classic theme.

PS Derek, in your screen shot, it looks like you've selected the "Windows Text" or "Message Box" item. The one that controls the different menus is "Menu."
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26 Dec 2010   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Well, I chose yellow for my "Menu" color and all of my menus, including my context menus, are yellow. So, this works very well with my Windows Classic theme.

PS Derek, in your screen shot, it looks like you've selected the "Windows Text" or "Message Box" item. The one that controls the different menus is "Menu."
Exactly, that's all I was pointing out. It's not for aero themes though.


Yeah, I was just posting that to show what is written there about basic and ease of access themes.

Your way does work on classic themes Sue, just like you said.


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26 Dec 2010   #9
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Sorry Jerry. It should have worked. Perhaps the Windows Theme you've chosen has limited your options. I'm using Windows Classic, so I have the option to change all of these settings. Why don't you try experimenting with different Themes and settings options? You can always change back to what you currently have now, if you can't find something you like better,that gives you more options.
Thats alright I was using a aero theme I am sorry
Jerry
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26 Dec 2010   #10
Imperfect1

 
 

I think the most important thing is that the one thing MS Windoes DOES do, is offer a lot of different alternatives. Tho, it's true, we don't get all of the options with every different alternative, at least we can pick and choose what comes closest to the way we each like to set up our systems.
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