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Windows 7: Changing windows classic taskbar colour?

05 Dec 2011   #1
eltocliousus

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Changing windows classic taskbar colour?

I've been using windows classic over basic/aero due to streaming purposes (streaming with aero creates issues and I'm not a fan of basic), I like a darker/dark grey theme most of the time as it's easier on the eyes and the bright white windows classic taskbar is a bit of a pain, but I can't figure out a way to change it via personalize\windows colour or anything else.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated, I also can't find a darker/greyish classic theme anywhere, a pure black one would probably annoy me even more but just a darker grey like what I've done to my windows borner would be perfect, thanks!




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05 Dec 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try Option Two step #7 of this tutorial Window Color and Appearance - Change and change the color at 3D Objects will change the taskbar color
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05 Dec 2011   #3
eltocliousus

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It works but it changes everything to black/grey and makes a lot of things hard to read, I was hoping just to change the taskbar.
But thanks!
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05 Dec 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome you are very limited to what can be changed on the classic theme.
Jerry
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05 Dec 2011   #5
eltocliousus

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

That's a shame, better than nothing though.
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