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Windows 7: Change Background Colour of Start menu

14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Change Background Colour of Start menu

Hey,

ive got one simple Question, i was watching for a solution, but couldnt find any helpfully to solve my request.

I want to change the Color of the start menu or set an picture in it. For Vista you could change this in a file buy using hexeditor ( gosh dont know the exact instruction to do this). In Windows 7 it seems that MS changed this. Is there somebody who has tryed to change this?

I will send a picture too, so you can see and understand what im talking about. I know my english is bad ( sry for this)

http://www.pictureupload.de/original..._StartMenu.jpg

Thank you in advance for informations
Regards,
Borrowjack


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14 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borrowjack View Post
Hey,

ive got one simple Question, i was watching for a solution, but couldnt find any helpfully to solve my request.

I want to change the Color of the start menu or set an picture in it. For Vista you could change this in a file buy using hexeditor ( gosh dont know the exact instruction to do this). In Windows 7 it seems that MS changed this. Is there somebody who has tryed to change this?

I will send a picture too, so you can see and understand what im talking about. I know my english is bad ( sry for this)

http://www.pictureupload.de/original..._StartMenu.jpg

Thank you in advance for informations
Regards,
Borrowjack
Do you mean the windows 7 start (spinning colors) or the log-on screen?
If logon screen there is a tutorial for it at Log On Screen - Change


Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Do you mean the windows 7 start (spinning colors) or the log-on screen?
If logon screen there is a tutorial for it at Log On Screen - Change


Ken
He want to change color or put picture on start menu only, as I understand...
I think that he can't do this anymore...
You zigzag???
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

@Zigzag

Neither, i mean only the start menu ( see my picture).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
He want to change color or put picture on start menu only, as I understand...
I think that he can't do this anymore...
You zigzag???
Yes Sassa, i mean only the start menu ( the white background ) In the Picture i uploaded you can see this. What do you mean with " he cant do this anymore..."? For now i just changed the Color of the Taskbar.

Regards,
Borrowjack
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14 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borrowjack View Post
@Zigzag

Neither, i mean only the start menu ( see my picture).



Yes Sassa, i mean only the start menu ( the white background ) In the Picture i uploaded you can see this. What do you mean with " he cant do this anymore..."? For now i just changed the Color of the Taskbar.

Regards,
Borrowjack
If you change Windows color scheme, start menu color is changed too, and you already knew that...
I understand that you want to create custom color for your start menu recent programs pane only...
Is that it???
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14 Aug 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Guten Tag, Borrowjack und Willkommen in SevenForums.

You can not change the background color of the recent programs list (the left side of your start menu) without using third party applications. I've seen it done with WindowBlinds.

Kari
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14 Aug 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
He want to change color or put picture on start menu only, as I understand...
I think that he can't do this anymore...
You zigzag???
Not sure. search changing start up background here at SF. there was a thread

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Guten Tag, Borrowjack und Willkommen in SevenForums.

You can not change the background color of the recent programs list (the left side of your start menu) without using third party applications. I've seen it done with WindowBlinds.

Kari
I don't like to use third party applications...
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14 Aug 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
I don't like to use third party applications...
Me neither. That's why I had to write "I've seen it", because I have never used it.

Kari
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14 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

@Kari
Danke =),

@zigzag

allready found this topic, but my Request dont matches with the solution which is given there.

@all
the statement of Kari is exactly my problem, i was trying to explain to you
Ok, seems that windowsblind isnt working on Windows 7 for now.But buying a programm just for a picture in the start menu isnt the best way, i think...
So no picture for the startmenu =)
I thank you for the quick replies.

Regards,
Borrowjack
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