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Windows 7: how can i change the theme of windows explorer

01 Mar 2012   #1
warfareDigital

windows 7 x64
 
 
how can i change the theme of windows explorer

ive been customizing my pc with rainmeter and other programs, so far ive done other things such as changing the mouse, and icons, now im wondering how can i change the boring white background of windows explorer to something different like this....
[YOU************//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPo-Xwh0sU[/YOUTUBE]

see the way his folders look like? that's what im looking for.
thanks.


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01 Mar 2012   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.


Control Panel\Personalization you can change the theme there.



Control Panel\Personalization there again click Windows color.



Try the above steps and post back with results\news.
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01 Mar 2012   #3
warfareDigital

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Hi.


Control Panel\Personalization you can change the theme there.



Control Panel\Personalization there again click Windows color.



Try the above steps and post back with results\news.
well i already know how to change the window color but how do i change the background of windows explorer like the guy in the video
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01 Mar 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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01 Mar 2012   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You would need a custom theme like this Dark7 Ultimate Theme for Windows 7 x64 & x86 Final!! and 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
Jerry
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01 Mar 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

he installed a third party theme that changed the background once installed, bongo im sure can tell you how to change the background , but i can only direct you to a theme
mr grim makes really nice dark themes. find some here
Virtual Customs

edit, you beat me again jerry, well done.
i would go with jerrys link for now, as you need to sign up at virtual customs and have at least 10 approved posts before you can download a theme... but well worth it
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01 Mar 2012   #7
warfareDigital

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You would need a custom theme like this Dark7 Ultimate Theme for Windows 7 x64 & x86 Final!! and 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
Jerry
Im going with the "enabling custom themes" the only thing is, is that it seems pretty old 2009....
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01 Mar 2012   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have a look on deviant art for dark themes

Browsing deviantART
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01 Mar 2012   #9
warfareDigital

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
have a look on deviant art for dark themes

Browsing deviantART
Well the thing is ive pretty much customized my entire computer completely, mouse, icons, start button, more and with these themes they customize everything that i already did such as the icons. All i want is to be able to customize just windows explorer BG.
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01 Mar 2012   #10
warfareDigital

windows 7 x64
 
 

im getting this one thanks booblah/Bongo
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