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Windows 7: Icon Text Color


22 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Icon Text Color

Hi there. I've been customizing my desktop today, and I've found a pretty good theme, and I've been using Windows 7 Style Builder to change some of the colors to fit the rest of my skins. However, I'm having trouble with one tiny font color.

I can't seem to get the Icon Text Color to stay put. I can "Test" it in Style Builder, and it works fine. It shows up as the correct teal color that I want. But then when I save it, and I actually use the visual style...all of a sudden the text is back to the skin's default grey color. How come it won't just stay?

This is the text I'm trying to change:


The theme I'm using is Placebo.

I don't know if the theme is overwriting my Style Builder settings, or if Windows is being silly :P

Any help is appreciated.


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22 Jan 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

sounds like it is overwriting it, you would have to change the font color in the theme, you need to either ask the theme maker to alter it or permit you to, or wait for Bongo to come online and he will look at it as that is his speciality
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22 Jan 2014   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Are you trying to edit the theme while you are using it? If so you cannot do it that way you need to switch to a different theme log off and log on and then edit the theme you want to edit.

That text color should be changed at Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > WINDOWTEXT:COLOR

Jerry
Icon Text Color-win7-style-builder-cusersjerrydesktopnew-folder-2-placebo-solmiler1.-placeboplacebo-angsta.png


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22 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those are the steps I've taken. It works fine when I "Test" it, but as soon as I hit Save and go to use it, it no longer works. The WINDOW:TEXTCOLOR is set to teal, but it's still showing as Grey in the Windows Explorer (and on Desktop Icons). However, the teal IS working in other windows such as Chrome, Notepad, etc. So it's just the Icon Text Color that won't stay.
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22 Jan 2014   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\Shell\NormalColor folder and get a copy of shellstyle.dll and replace the 1 in the Placebo theme folder.

Jerry
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22 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\Shell\NormalColor folder and get a copy of shellstyle.dll and replace the 1 in the Placebo theme folder.

Jerry
That worked perfectly! Thank you very much!!
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22 Jan 2014   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome
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