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Windows 7: How to make Window Color black?

08 Nov 2009   #1
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 
How to make Window Color black?

Right click on desktop, personalize, then go to window color.

The closes option there is to black is "slate" which is a grayish color. I can make it darker by adjusting the brightness to darker but it is still a gray color.

How can I make it black?? I remember I was able to do so in Vista


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08 Nov 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I think (not on my 7 machine atm) the 3 bottom bars to the min, and the top bar to the max, will be the blackest you can get (with transparencey) but you can turn transparency off, and will be a bit darker, and thats the darkest you can get.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

I already have transparency off and it is still gray. What a bummer.. I've always liked my taskbars, windows, desktop to be black.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
I think (not on my 7 machine atm) the 3 bottom bars to the min, and the top bar to the max, will be the blackest you can get (with transparencey) but you can turn transparency off, and will be a bit darker, and thats the darkest you can get.
Actually I just put transparency back on and it made my taskbar black
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08 Nov 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, the same with me, mines not black atm, but the only way to get it more black, is to install a custom theme with the taskbar set to a darker color.
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28 Jun 2011   #6
niallodonnell

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to do it!

Click into Slate, but transperancy off, then bring it to the lowest intensity, then just click color mixer, and bring the bar with the black and red to the very left, and its black! Hope i have helpes! Good Luck!
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28 Jun 2011   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You can also explore the myriad of free themes available through microsoft (and other sites... deviant art has some good ones)
Personalization Gallery - Windows 7 themes, wallpapers, and gadgets - Microsoft Windows
Browsing Skins & Themes on deviantART
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29 Jun 2011   #8
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

The way I did in the regedit was navigate to ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity and Change it 0, default is 32 and reboot. (This is for taskbar to black)
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08 Jul 2011   #9
FerInWaves

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niallodonnell View Post
Click into Slate, but transperancy off, then bring it to the lowest intensity, then just click color mixer, and bring the bar with the black and red to the very left, and its black! Hope i have helpes! Good Luck!
Thank you very much! Your post helped me alot .
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