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Windows 7: Start menu color change ??


06 Jan 2011   #1

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Start menu color change ??

first I want to apologize if this post has been written before ( ;

but I really want to know if you can change the white color in the start menu ? ( :
I already used many of your tutorials to costomize everything on my comp ( :
thx for making this website. your all AWESOME !!!!!!



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07 Jan 2011   #2

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Are you using a custom theme? Like these Themes For Windows 7 or on deviantART: where ART meets application! if so you will need to ask the theme maker. If you are using the Aero theme that came with windows 7 I have WSB Ave's Windows7 Style Builder
& will change it for you. You will need to do 1 of these 2 guides for it to work.
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes or (I use) Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
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07 Jan 2011   #3

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Well, this question's been asked so many times that it's rather unsurprising that a solution thread's not been compiled and then stickied here... but ah well.

Either way, it's a rather complicated process. You have to download a third party application called Resource Hacker, then open up the msstyles (theme file) that you are using. If it's a Windows 7 custom theme, then it's going to be the msstyles file that you downloaded for the theme. If you're using the default Windows 7 theme, it would be Aero.msstyles.

You have to find some obscure resource in the file that I can't quite locate at the moment, modify it, save it, and reload the theme. To be honest, I think it's too much work for the outcome. But you could just use a custom theme that already has the resource modified. Look on Deviantart for themes.
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09 Jan 2011   #4

 
 

Yes, you actually can change the Start Menu background color quite easily --- if you've chosen a Windows theme that allows it (like, for example, Windows Classic). All you have to do is 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. After you've changed the Start Menu color you can also experiment with the Advanced - Item drop-down list and change the color, size style of many items in Windows.
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09 Jan 2011   #5

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Ok.. now i have three different answers..
Jerry: im not sure ? i use the normal theme but changed the background and the windowcolor? does that mean i am using the standard or costum ?

Prisoner: i already have Reshacker and located the file you said, but dont know what i have to change in it ?

Imperfect1: i dont think you get what i mean? i mean the white color ? maybe im the one who understand what you mean ?well it dosn't work for me..
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09 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well that's the thing. I'm not sure what resource it is. I'll try to find it for you, but I'm not expecting too much.
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09 Jan 2011   #7

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Ok Thx
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09 Jan 2011   #8

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

You can have different colors for Start menu by using diff. custom themes as Bongo said.


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09 Jan 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Munne View Post
Ok.. now i have three different answers..
Jerry: im not sure ? i use the normal theme but changed the background and the windowcolor? does that mean i am using the standard or costum ?
You are using the default Aero theme.
I can change it for you (give me a color) & I will post it in a .zip for you to install. I will help you thru it.
Jerry
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09 Jan 2011   #10

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Black !!
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