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27 Dec 2015   #1
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Taskbar

Read lots of threads here but no luck so far. I am simply trying to change my taskbar color. Nothing seems to work. Aero seem to be running . I do not get an option when I change colors to fix any problems with it. I am at a loss here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Chuck


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27 Dec 2015   #2
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hello.
Change colour like this ?:


Just right click on desktop >Personalize > Window Color >Pick one you like
or you want to get this simple/less resource intensive scheme?:



or you want to get from this scheme to coloured one?
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27 Dec 2015   #3
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes. I even re-applied windows default and re-set and no change in colors.
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27 Dec 2015   #4
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

After re-applying Windows 7 theme does it look like this? :


If so,to change it's colour do this:
Right click on desktop>Personalize>Window Color>Pick colour>Save changes

For aero theme to work :
Enable desktop composition needs to be ticked,
Enable transparent glass doesn't need to,you will be still able to change colours but taskbar won't be transparent.

To get this go to :
Control Panel>System and Security>System>(Left side)Advanced system settings>Advanced tab>Performance

But re-applying Windows 7 theme should get you aero theme,you need to change colours manually.
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27 Dec 2015   #5
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Same result. No color change. I even downloaded a taskbar color changer ( forgot name ) and it would not work either.
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27 Dec 2015   #6
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try this :
Start menu >type Troubleshooting>press enter>Appearance and personalization>Aero

Also try this :
Start menu >type Services>find Themes>Startup type>Automatic>Apply
then find Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and do the same.

if none of this work can you share a screen shot of your:
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization window
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27 Dec 2015   #7
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My visual effects does not have the enable transparent option.
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27 Dec 2015   #8
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try applying any Aero theme in Personalization window that must give you an aero theme right away and that option.

But before this go to Services and do what I posted in #6 post (check are settings the same).
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27 Dec 2015   #9
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just applied the HD black and it works
. I hate it but it is black. So it at least is working. I am now back to my desktop,but still cannot change the taskbar color.
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27 Dec 2015   #10
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig View Post
I just applied the HD black and it works
. I hate it but it is black. So it at least is working. I am now back to my desktop,but still cannot change the taskbar color.
So you have transparent glass?
If so to change colour just go to Desktop (right click)>Personalize>Window colour
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