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Windows 7: Win7 aero and titlebar color

28 Jun 2012   #1
rattanat

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Win7 aero and titlebar color

I use win7 aero theme.

How I change window titlebar and border color to solid black and no gradient?

Want to make this change both inactive and active titlebars.

Use so much time, when try google this, but no luck.


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28 Jun 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I am sure I can help you out but I like to have you do a couple things first.
Post a screenshot with arrows pointing at the areas you would like changed pointing out the gradient also.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Jerry
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28 Jun 2012   #3
rattanat

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Basic idea is get window frame(titlebar+borders) with focus and whithout focus, look identical(solid black).

I hope this picture gives idea what I mean:

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28 Jun 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
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This will be a custom theme 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
I need you to provide me with a name to call the theme otherwise I will just call it black frame.
Let me know.
Jerry
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28 Jun 2012   #5
rattanat

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
Just default Aero theme works just fine, thx
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28 Jun 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Give me a couple hours and I should have it ready and I will post it here.
Meanwhile do 1 of these 2 ways of enabling custom themes.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Jerry
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28 Jun 2012   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Here you go download the zip folder at the bottom of this post extracted to your desktop then put both (Highlighted in red)1 Black_Frame folder and 1 Black_Frame.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
-black_frame.png

It should then show up in Personalization under Installed Themes as Black_Frame.
-personalization.png

Let me know if it is OK.
Jerry


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File Type: zip Black_Frame.zip (783.2 KB, 49 views)
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29 Jun 2012   #8
rattanat

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thx, great work already! Is that too much, if I ask some extra modifications

The idea is get active window (window has focus) and non active frame look identically.

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29 Jun 2012   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Let me see what I can do, because the images right now are the same for active and inactive I will have to look at some of the properties and check it out.
I will get back to you.
Jerry
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29 Jun 2012   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try this one, download and extract the zip file below to your desktop, then switch to the default Windows 7 Aero theme then logoff and logon then replace the Black_Frame.msstyles in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Black_Frame folder with the one I provided in the download. Now see if it has changed.
Just curious what program or window did you use in your screenshot?
Jerry
-black_frame.png-black_frame2.png


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File Type: zip Black_Frame.zip (654.2 KB, 66 views)
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