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Windows 7: How to make certain applications change W7 colours to basic?

08 Feb 2013   #1
Kilaeil

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to make certain applications change W7 colours to basic?

For the most part I like and use the the "Let Windows choose" visual appearance settings which enables the transparent effects etc. However when I played Civ IV for example, a notification popped up saying that the application was not compatible with certain visual effects and would put Windows into the basic colour scheme appearance mode - it'd still "look" like Windows 7 just without the transparency, which is great. I can of course manually do this and make it "best performance" but...heh, it's ugly! It reminds me of Windows 98. What I'd like to do is set a particular application, in this case it's Civ V to also set my Windows appearance to this basic colour scheme mode when I load the game, in the hope it'll improve performance somewhat.

I've had a bit of a search around and haven't figured out how to do this - assuming that I can. So in terms of the reply below, thanks Jerry, one option is to set up a theme and choose this each time before I play. Though that's not automatic hehe.


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08 Feb 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you want the Basic theme at start up look at Option 2 of this tutorial Theme - Change or Save and set Windows 7 Basic theme and save it.

Jerry
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