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Windows 7: Change color of background glow behind window title

15 Nov 2011   #1
IanBaker

Windows 7 - 32 bit
 
 
Change color of background glow behind window title

How can I change the whitish glow to either go away entirely, or to change it to black or dark grey? I have a white font, so against the whitish glow, it does not show up well.

Thanks,
Ian


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15 Nov 2011   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Have you tried Right click desktop/personalize? Windows colour down the bottom.
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15 Nov 2011   #3
IanBaker

Windows 7 - 32 bit
 
 

Yes, I have tried desktop/personalize, and have de-selected the make transparent choice, and adjusted window colors, intensity, etc. But Still get the white glow in the window title bar. Would like to get rid of it altogether.

Ian
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15 Nov 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work. Doing this makes it a custom theme. So you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

I will need a name for the theme if you want me to do it. I will post it in a zip folder here.
Let me know
Jerry
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15 Nov 2011   #5
IanBaker

Windows 7 - 32 bit
 
 

Yes, a custom theme would be great, thanks!
I simply want the Windows 7 "rounded buttons and corners" effects, with the title bar set to solid dark blue (navy) color without gradation or fading, and font set to white 9 pt Segoe. The rest I can customize myself.
Also, if you can tell the forum where you make that change to imact getting rid of the "glow" we will appreciate it very much!
Regards,
Ian
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15 Nov 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here is a sample one with square corners one with rounded corners what do you think.
Jerry
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15 Nov 2011   #7
IanBaker

Windows 7 - 32 bit
 
 

I like the first one with the square corners. So you are able to get rid of the white glow, and have the Window title appear in white font too? I attach a graphic that shows the glow still showing behind the title.....
Thank you.

Ian


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15 Nov 2011   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IanBaker View Post
I like the first one with the square corners. So you are able to get rid of the white glow, and have the Window title appear in white font too? I attach a graphic that shows the glow still showing behind the title.....
Thank you.

Ian
Yes If you do not want the blue it can be just transparent, do you have a certain name you would like me to call it let me know because that's all I need to do right now the rest is done.
Jerry
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15 Nov 2011   #9
IanBaker

Windows 7 - 32 bit
 
 

It could be named NoGlow_Windows7;
Could be transparent as long as the white glow does not appear. Otherwise, a dark Navy color would be ideal.

Thanks again.

ian
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15 Nov 2011   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here you go
Put both 1 theme folder and 1 .theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
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Let me know if it's OK
Jerry


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