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Windows 7: How to make the title bar and taskbar opaque with maximized windows?


08 May 2014   #1

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How to make the title bar and taskbar opaque with maximized windows?

In Windows Vista, when you maximized a window, its title bar and the taskbar turned opaque, but in Windows 7 they remain transparent, which bugs the hell out of me. Now I know that it can be done by disabling transparency in the appearance options, but that takes it away from the standard non-maximized windows as well, and that, on the other hand, looks really nice, and I'd want to keep that. In short, I want to make it exactly like it was in Vista. Could there be a way to acheive that by modifying the registry? Because so far I haven't found any patches to fix that. Any help will be appreciated!


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08 May 2014   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome Mr Freeman before you start playing in the registry if there is such a fix you need to back it up first as you can easily wreck the OS by changing stuff in there mate so do this Registry - Backup and Restore
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08 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hey thank you for your the backup instructions. If I actually find a way to do what I'm looking for, then I will of course backup my registry befoe doing anything to it. But I still haven't found anything.
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09 May 2014   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yep always a good idea MF I always do that whenever I do an install and again after the original flurry of update are installed.

I know you probably do but I do a regular weekly back up with this Imaging with free Macrium

plus if you want to get the most out of 7 then this is worth a look at

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10 May 2014   #5

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I remember this guy had a fix for that, you might ask him as the download is not there any more

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