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Windows 7: TASKBAR - changes


14 Mar 2010   #1

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
TASKBAR - changes

All I want to do is change the color of my task-bar......I believe my video driver stops me from doing this, which frustrates me, but there is nothing I can do in windows I guess. Any ideas anyone? .....screen-shot attached.




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15 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

The Taskbar color cannot be changed directly if Aero is disabled.
But it can be done with some resource tweaking, check the tutorial here
Taskbar - Customize Skin
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15 Mar 2010   #3

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

Does this work for Windows 7 Ultimate? (store bought version)
I will get to try it later if it does, perhaps tomorrow or the next day.

Thank you very much.
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15 Mar 2010   #4

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
thanks

There has got to be an easier way.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
The Taskbar color cannot be changed directly if Aero is disabled.
But it can be done with some resource tweaking, check the tutorial here
Taskbar - Customize Skin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2010   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I'm afraid there's not.

You are running a rig way below the minimum recommendations to run Ultimate (Celeron, 1 gig, Intel 82852). It's quite understandable you can't enable Aero, or even if you somehow could you shouldn't.

The hacks for non-Aero systems tend to be not so nice (my subjective opinion, not necessary a fact).

Kari
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15 Mar 2010   #6

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

Thanks! What is amazing is with the same machine running a different OS, I could do so much with graphics.
Check out this LINK. It just seems weird to me. I don't do a lot of the eye candy thing, but do like to customize some. Actually the OS runs decent on my hardware.

Another screenshot attached


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15 Mar 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

It runs decent partly because Aero and some other visual effects are disabled. Already adding one gig of RAM would in my opinion allow you to use Aero.

Kari
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15 Mar 2010   #8

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
Not sure about that

I don't think the graphics driver is capable of AERO
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15 Mar 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Yeah, my bad. That chipset is too old.
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15 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windowsfree View Post
Thanks! What is amazing is with the same machine running a different OS, I could do so much with graphics.
Check out this LINK. It just seems weird to me. I don't do a lot of the eye candy thing, but do like to customize some. Actually the OS runs decent on my hardware.

Another screenshot attached
Ubuntu always looks good, no matter what
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