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Windows 7: Change the way active/open taskbar icons look in Windows 7

22 Dec 2014   #1
ohaiman

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Change the way active/open taskbar icons look in Windows 7



How do I change the way active/open taskbar icons look? I want to get rid of the blurred box around the icons and have a different effect such as a small indicator light under them to let me know they're open. Is that possible?


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17 Jan 2015   #2
despuit

Windows 7 - Home Edition - Build 7601x8086
 
 

I use classic theme though that sounds like a great idea... I doubt this can be done via any ico file or what have you. Would require a custom theme or third party application. I found another thread on here that asked the question. This is apparently controlled by DWM, and the closest thing you can do is a use a coloured theme and the blur will be a different shade of what ever colour you chose. The last thread was in mention of modifying the contrast here: How to change colors icons from the taskbar ?
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