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Windows 7: How to change taskbar color in basic theme?

05 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to change taskbar color in basic theme?

I'm using the default 'Windows 7 Basic' theme. I just want to change the taskbar color (to give it more contrast), but I can't seem to find out how

Here's a screenshot showing what I mean exactly.

I found some explanations saying you have to go to Personalization, Windows Color, and change the color there. But none of the items in the list seems to actually control the taskbar color!

Exactly where or what do I have to change to set the taskbar color?

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05 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You cannot change the color of the taskbar in the Basic theme using the Windows Color and appearance. It can be changed with a custom theme as long as the basic images are edited in the aero.msstyles.

I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.

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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

Let me know.
Jerry
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12 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks man, much appreciated. I'd actually like to learn how to do it myself so I'll dive into this a little deeper - at least now I know where too look. Cheers!
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12 Nov 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you need any help with the image numbers let me know.

Jerry
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