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Windows 7: How do I change these colors?

09 Feb 2014   #1
BlueBonnett

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
How do I change these colors?

I tried changing every black or white value in WSB but none worked so I guess I have to add property, but where?




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09 Feb 2014   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

#1
Add Text color properties to
Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Buttons > Button > CheckBox
and
Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Buttons > Button > RadioButton


#2
Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Boxes > Edit > Basic > Background


#3
Explorer & Shell > Shell > Task Dialog > Content Pane > Fillcolor:Color
#4
Explorer & Shell > Shell > Task Dialog > Footnote Pane > Fillcolor:Color
#5
Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > Windowstext:color


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09 Feb 2014   #3
BlueBonnett

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Many thanks for this, Bongo. Everything looks so much better. It's weird that feeling you get when you get an answer and you think how obvious it is... after getting it that is.

Still a few things I need pointed out though. I already changed the text to something brighter for everything else but the details view text remains black for the System32 folder. Where do I edit this?

The text on the Run window also seems to be a bitmap because it's still covered in white. This isn't that important but if it's no trouble pointing it out it would be good. Also I'm puzzled how I missed that grey tab on the rightmost side of the details view tabs. It isn't that important either but it sort of sticks out.


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10 Feb 2014   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Text colors:

Fonts & System Metrics > WindowText:Color

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > Items VIew > Textcolor:Color

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > Items View > Subheader > Normal > Textcolor:Color

Grey tab on the rightmost side of the details view tabs:

Toolbars, Headers and Rebar > Toolbars & Headers > Items View Header

Run:

Download and extract the zip folder put the Stylehack in
C:\Program Files (x86)\AveApps\Windows Style Builder\StyleHacks folder.

This Stylehack will give Fonts & System Metrics > Btnface:Color as the background for the Run Dialog text.


When you apply the hack:

1
Import the images, later you can edit this image at Explorer & Shell > Shell > TaskDialog > PrimaryPanel.
2
Remove the fillcolor property from Explorer & Shell > Shell > TaskDialog > PrimaryPanel
3
Add the fillcolor property to Explorer & Shell > Shell > TaskDialog > ContentPane

Jerry


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11 Feb 2014   #5
BlueBonnett

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote:
Text colors:

Fonts & System Metrics > WindowText:Color

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > Items VIew > Textcolor:Color

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > Items View > Subheader > Normal > Textcolor:Color

Grey tab on the rightmost side of the details view tabs:

Toolbars, Headers and Rebar > Toolbars & Headers > Items View Header
These didn't change the color in the System32 folder details view text. They were all already modified. How come the text is different color in the system folder anyway?
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12 Feb 2014   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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

Jerry
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