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Windows 7: How do I change Highlighted items text colour-Win7

14 Oct 2012   #1

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How do I change Highlighted items text colour-Win7

Hello, first post for help here. So I have been using a custom theme for windows 7 and that includes changing the highlight of an items colour. In my case it turns orange but the problem is the text colour when selected, being very hard to see against the orange. How would I go about changing the colour of the text thats highlighted?(screenshot attached)

Thanks in advance



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14 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums Heretoask.
Navigate to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization and follow the diagram below.

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14 Oct 2012   #3

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Hello , Thanks for the reply however changing the "selected items" colour in windows colour and appearance only affects text that is highlighted and not folders or files


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14 Oct 2012   #4

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Well that's not right is it?
I would think your theme software would have options to do that. I'll see if a theme expert can help you, he's offline now though.
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14 Oct 2012   #5

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Post a link to the custom theme so I can look at it.

Jerry
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15 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here is the link to the theme, Snow Kombo by =kiko11 on deviantART and also the orange highlight thats been added from another theme, Maverick Maverick for Win7 by ~dpcdpc11 on deviantART . I have taken these images from theme 2 and replaced them with the first to create the orange highlight using Resource Hacker/Style Builder.
.msstyles>Explorer & Shell>Explorer>Items View>ListView>ListItem>hot, selected, selectednotfocus, hotselected
>Explorer & Shell>Explorer>ListView View>ListView>ListItem>hot, selected, selectednotfocus, hotselected
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15 Oct 2012   #7

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here are the locations for those text colors (look at screenshot)
Red text
Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > WINDOWTEXT:COLOR (this will change some other text colors to)

Green text
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ItemsView > Subheader > Normal > WINDOWTEXT:COLOR

Jerry
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