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Windows 7: How to change the light blue colors in EVERYTHING!


28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to change the light blue colors in EVERYTHING!

Hi everyone. My first post.


Here is a sample of what I am trying to explain plus a screen shot of my settings
http://ideaswoman.com/windows.gif
1. Photoshop windows are blue
2. Personalise window left menu background is blue


I have come from XP where all you did was change your windows colour under APPEARANCE. In 7 under Window color and appearance, I have set all the windows to my color choices, however, as you will see from the screenshot above, I still see blue colors.


In FF3.6 all the taps and my bookmarks tool bar are blue as well. http://ideaswoman.com/mauve.gif . I have since added glasser add-on to FF but the tabs are still blue.


I am hoping that I have missed something in the customisation of 7.

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28 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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28 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I would like to know how to customise all the windows of Windows 7, as per my screen shot http://ideaswoman.com/windows.gif

Can this be done or does everyone see blue windows
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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 

I think I may know what you are trying to say , you want all application windows to be the same color i.e.: as in the photoshop example you have shown .
, as I can see the screen of photoshop is in a blue window.

From your info I can see that you are running Windows 7 home premium , I am going to assume for now it is a 32 bit OS .

The way that you adjust the transparent colors of your windows is to right click the desktop and select "personalize" , then "window color" at the bottom of the window , after you select the color you want , click "save changes" .
That is what controls the color and / or tansparency of all your open windows , including applications .
Now since you are running Winows 7 Home Premium which does support Aero the only thing that may be the problem from displaying all windows with transparency is Ram ...... how much ram are you running ?
The reason I ask is because anything less than 1.5 to 2 gigs of ram and you are going to have problems with the Aero ( transparancy ) effects in windows , especially on a 32 bit system.

If I have answered your question and the ram is the problem I would suggest upgrading to more ram , at the very least least 2 gigs . Ram is cheap , you can get 1 gig sticks these days for $30 (U.S.) if you look around .

I hope this answered your question .
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28 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. I have 4gb of RAM and I though Aero was supported by Home Premium. Windows 7 features - Aero - Microsoft Windows

I have already set my windows colors however, the chosen colors do not appear. I tried a non-aero theme and changed the windows colors and appearance and still it did not change.

I really must be missing a setting as I cannot believe Microsoft would not allow you to change windows colors.
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28 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I am running 64bit version
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28 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ideaswoman View Post
I really must be missing a setting as I cannot believe Microsoft would not allow you to change windows colors.
EDIT: Just had another look and not sure.
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28 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The only way is to give up your Aero theme, then under Performance Options, deselect use visual styles on windows and buttons.

Now that is a real shame you have not got any control under Aero.
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28 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only thing I might suggest is you have a read of this - Window Color and Appearance - Change
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28 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. I had read lots of info before posting for help. Looks like it cannot be done.
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