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Windows 7: Custom Windows components (as in XP)


04 Sep 2013   #1

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 
Custom Windows components (as in XP)

In Win-XP I can modify colors and fonts of Windows Components. eg, caption bar, component colors, etc
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display
Display (Dialog) > Appearance (tab) > Advanced (button)
- then different Windows components can be tweaked
In Win 7/8 ~Display" does not have "Appearance" feature

In Win-7 x32 I fluked it at one stage but I don't remember how?

So many Win components are white.
With multiple windows/dialogs open sometimes it is very difficult to decipher buttons/controls windows/dialogs.
eg, WinExp in Win8 x64 is very white and hardly contrasts with a Word document etc.

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How do I get the XP like (my fluked Windows 7) in Windows 7 + Win8 ?

Thank you
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Dell laptop
Win8 x64
Classic Shell Start + WinExplorer

Toshiba laptop
Windows 7 x32
Classic Shell Start + WinExplorer




My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Sep 2013   #2

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2 View Post
In Win-XP I can modify colors and fonts of Windows Components. eg, caption bar, component colors, etc
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display
Display (Dialog) > Appearance (tab) > Advanced (button)
- then different Windows components can be tweaked
In Win 7/8 ~Display" does not have "Appearance" feature

In Win-7 x32 I fluked it at one stage but I don't remember how?

So many Win components are white.
With multiple windows/dialogs open sometimes it is very difficult to decipher buttons/controls windows/dialogs.
eg, WinExp in Win8 x64 is very white and hardly contrasts with a Word document etc.

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How do I get the XP like (my fluked Windows 7) in Windows 7 + Win8 ?

Thank you
-------------------
Dell laptop
Win8 x64
Classic Shell Start + WinExplorer

Toshiba laptop
Windows 7 x32
Classic Shell Start + WinExplorer
Hi GrayGhost2,

Maybe someone more proficient in tweaking the apperance of windows would be able to offer better assistance.

However, you can check these tutorials for changing various appearances of windows:

Window Color and Appearance - Enable or Disable Change[2]=Appearance%20Personalize

Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes[2]=Appearance%20Personalize

Control Panel - Change Default Icons[2]=Appearance%20Personalize

Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7[2]=Appearance%20Personalize

Hope it helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2013   #3

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Just using Windows classic desktop theme will get you pretty darn close to the x-p look,
Convert to Windows XP Style
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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