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Windows 7: How do I change clock color and remove the "Show Desktop" button?


09 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I change clock color and remove the "Show Desktop" button?

Okay, so I recently moved to try and get a more simple look on one of my laptops. I have found that I like using the Soft7 2.0 theme with Token icons. But what I have noticed is that my clock no long matches. I'm wanting to know how do I change my clock color to something that matches and is a little more easy to read. Like black.

Also, I would like to get rid of that awful "Show Desktop" button in the bottom right. I have tried the tool from Kishan but it doesn't stay. When I click on anything involving the notification tray, it just pops back up. Does anyone have a fix for this?

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09 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

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09 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

He's already tried that tool. But did you run it as administrator ?
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09 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like I said, that tool doesn't work for me. It comes back after clicking on anything in the Notifications area. Also, for some reason, I can't load up the social.answers.microsoft.com site.

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He's already tried that tool. But did you run it as administrator ?
Yes.
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09 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

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09 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

First I can give you some directions on the clock looking at the screenshot I provided shows what can be changed by editing images in the theme .msstyles except the red, the white box around the time it is a fill color in the theme .msstyles, the clock face with the gray square can the change but they are in timedate.cpl in C:\Windows\System32 and if 64 bit it's in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64. the text colors are also in the theme .msstyles but in less you have Windows Style Builder you won't be able to change the text color easily.
I can give you the image numbers if you provide a link to the theme.
Knowing you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker to make the changes for you or you can do yourself with a resource hacker of some kind. I have Windows Style Builder and can give you directions if needed.
I have never disabled the show desktop button so I cannot help you there.
Jerry
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09 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
First I can give you some directions on the clock looking at the screenshot I provided shows what can be changed by editing images in the theme .msstyles except the red, the white box around the time it is a fill color in the theme .msstyles, the clock face with the gray square can the change but they are in timedate.cpl in C:\Windows\System32 and if 64 bit it's in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64. the text colors are also in the theme .msstyles but in less you have Windows Style Builder you won't be able to change the text color easily. –
I can give you the image numbers if you provide a link to the theme.
Knowing you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker to make the changes for you or you can do yourself with a resource hacker of some kind. I have Windows Style Builder and can give you directions if needed.
I have never disabled the show desktop button so I cannot help you there.
Jerry
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So a with a Windows Style Builder I can edit the theme to change the clock text color?
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09 Aug 2011   #8

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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So a with a Windows Style Builder I can edit the theme to change the clock text color?
Yes - and a lot more.
Jerry
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09 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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So a with a Windows Style Builder I can edit the theme to change the clock text color?
Yes - and a lot more.
Jerry
So if I was to send you my .msstyle would you be able to change the taskbar clock color for me?
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09 Aug 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DDjusD View Post
So a with a Windows Style Builder I can edit the theme to change the clock text color?
Yes - and a lot more.
Jerry
So if I was to send you my .msstyle would you be able to change the taskbar clock color for me?
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker to make the changes for you not cool to change someones work.
If not yes I can use a default aero.msstlyes I have and rename it.
Jerry
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