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Windows 7: Taskbar color


11 Aug 2009   #11

windows 7
 
 

Just to make myself clear. I wanted a black/dark grey taskbar like in vista but with normal solid light blue/grey window frames.

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11 Aug 2009   #12

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Aero gives you the glass beams over titlebars and taskbar thumbnails, desktop peek etc, so just turning transparency off isn't the same thing.
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11 Aug 2009   #13

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

There's a tutorial here but requires resource editing:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/4315-taskbar-customize-skin.html

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11 Aug 2009   #14

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the generator. I wil give it ago.
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11 Aug 2009   #15

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978 View Post
not true, i disabled transparency and made black:

First uncheck Enable transparency and move Colour intensity all the way right

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then click Show colour mixer, move the sliders as shown

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Oooh, look at that..we got black taskbar and window frames!
is this not wot he wanted?
After rereading both of our post post this is exaclty what I posted just without screen shots.
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11 Aug 2009   #16

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post

On that tutorial theres a black task bar theme already done in a zip. Although i cannot work out where to put the unzipped file
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11 Aug 2009   #17

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

It's hiding in 'C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero' but it just prevented me opening any windows whilst trying it, but I'm on Build 7264 x64.


If you still want to try it: (Make a restore point first!)
Take ownership of the file thats already there at 'C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero',

Make a backup of the original 'aero.msstyles',

Switch theme to 'Windows Classic',

Restart PC so Aero gets unloaded,

Overwrite the existing file and then go themes and select it.
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