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Windows 7: Is there any solution changing the basic taskbar color ?


09 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Is there any solution changing the basic taskbar color ?

Hi guys ;

Is there any solution changing the "basic" (non-aero) taskbar color ?

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09 Jan 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can try this ;

How To Change Your Taskbar’s Color In Windows 7 | door2windows

Edit: Sorry, it doesn't work without aero transparency being enabled.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Guys !!! I don't want to aero taskbar color , I want to change basic theme color , It's default color is grey , and it's very ugly color , how to change basic theme color ?
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09 Jan 2011   #4

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This is from Imperfect1 from another thead it's about the start menu but the same will work with other stuff by using the drop down menu.
Jerry

Quote:
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

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
This is from Imperfect1 from another thead it's about the start menu but the same will work with other stuff by using the drop down menu.
Jerry

Quote:
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.
In this picture ;

http://i51.tinypic.com/s448b4.jpg

When I select "basic" theme the taskbar color does not change ! How to change color only in this theme ?
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09 Jan 2011   #6

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OK I just did it by following this UNAWAVE - Windows 7 Basic Theme transparent
It said 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
you need to use windows classic theme then logoff then logon take ownership of the aero.msstyle in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero change the name to aeroold
then put a aero theme with the taskbar changed in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero & name it aero now windows basic will change.
I tried it works (screenshot)
Jerry

PS I can change the aero.msstyle for you if you need me to get me a color.


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09 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is there a reason why you do not want to use Aero?
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10 Jan 2011   #8

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
OK I just did it by following this UNAWAVE - Windows 7 Basic Theme transparent
It said 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
you need to use windows classic theme then logoff then logon take ownership of the aero.msstyle in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero change the name to aeroold
then put a aero theme with the taskbar changed in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero & name it aero now windows basic will change.
I tried it works (screenshot)
Jerry

PS I can change the aero.msstyle for you if you need me to get me a color.
Thank you so much Bongo !!! I did it finally
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10 Jan 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veram View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
OK I just did it by following this UNAWAVE - Windows 7 Basic Theme transparent
It said 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
you need to use windows classic theme then logoff then logon take ownership of the aero.msstyle in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero change the name to aeroold
then put a aero theme with the taskbar changed in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero & name it aero now windows basic will change.
I tried it works (screenshot)
Jerry

PS I can change the aero.msstyle for you if you need me to get me a color.
Thank you so much Bongo !!! I did it finally
Glad you got it.
Jerry
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10 Jan 2011   #10

windows 7 x64
 
 

hello everyone -

i just want to change the taskbar color to a solid color without the "waves".

i know it can be done as i had it before but when i messed around with the colors, i could not get it back.

just looking for solid black - no "waves" in it.
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