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Windows 7: How to change notification area background color (hidden icons area)?

03 Dec 2016   #1
adrei

London
 
 
How to change notification area background color (hidden icons area)?

Hy,
I used Windows 10 Transformation Pack on my Windows 7 and it changed some icons white... which is nice when I see them against my dark taskbar, but is completely invisible in that rectangle of hidden icons of the notification area.
I would like to make that area dark like my taskbar, to see the icons properly, but I could not find any way.

Any advice will be appreciated.
Attached image to explain better what I need.


Thank you very much.


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14 Dec 2016   #2
adrei

London
 
 

After one whole week, and nobody can tell even if is possible or not to be achieved?
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14 Dec 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm guessing that no one has tried doing such a thing, therefore no one knows the answer to your question.

Jack
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1 Weeks Ago   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Post a link to the theme or put the .mstyles (you'll find it in the theme folder located at C:\Windows\Resources\Themes) in the zip folder and posted here and I should be able to help then.

Jerry
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1 Week Ago   #5
adrei

London
 
 

Hy Jerry and thank you.
Attached is the entire Themes Folder (you will find even the default windows themes inside). I thought to pack it all, just in case.


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1 Week Ago   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Switch to a different theme like the default aero theme then log off and then log back on.

Download and extract the zip file below to your desktop.

Replace the metro.msstyles in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Windows 10 with the one in the zip folder and you should be good to go.

Jerry


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