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Windows 7: How do I customize the appearance of the window borders?

09 Jan 2014   #11
pfeel1

New York
 
 

Jerry,

Here's the screen shot. The "show desktop" shortcut is the icon at the far right. Unfortunately, the orb is gone, as you can see. Also, how can I change the background of the taskbar to a darker gray?

Thanks!

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09 Jan 2014   #12
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pfeel1 View Post
Jerry,

Here's the screen shot. The "show desktop" shortcut is the icon at the far right. Unfortunately, the orb is gone, as you can see. Also, how can I change the background of the taskbar to a darker gray?

Thanks!

Attachment 300959
Did you do:
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

If so which one?

Jerry
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10 Jan 2014   #13
pfeel1

New York
 
 

Hey Jerry,

Yes, I used UxStyle Core Beta.
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10 Jan 2014   #14
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Switch to the default aero theme then:
Click on the Start Button type in Services In the search box and then click on Services
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Scroll down until you see unsigned themes select it in click on the Stop text and let it stop after that click on Start text and see if the theme works. Your screen may blink when you do this.


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Jerry


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10 Jan 2014   #15
pfeel1

New York
 
 

Hi Jerry,

Hmm. Unfortunately, I don't see any unsigned themes in my services. Anyway, I can switch back to the default aero theme, but then it seems like we're back to square one, as far as the two-toned window borders are concerned. I have saved any adjustments into separate themes, so I can switch easily now.
Thanks

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11 Jan 2014   #16
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pfeel1 View Post
Hi Jerry,

Hmm. Unfortunately, I don't see any unsigned themes in my services. Anyway, I can switch back to the default aero theme, but then it seems like we're back to square one, as far as the two-toned window borders are concerned. I have saved any adjustments into separate themes, so I can switch easily now.
Thanks

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Go to Programs and Features from the Control Panel and see if UxStyle Core Beta is installed.
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Did you use the right one (x86 or x64)?

Jerry


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14 Jan 2014   #17
pfeel1

New York
 
 

Hi Jerry,

I started all over, this time making sure I was using the x64 version of UxStyel Core Beta, and it's exactly what I was looking for! Sorry for all the trouble and thanks very much for all your help!
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14 Jan 2014   #18
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome, good to hear you got it.
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