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Windows 7: How to change Explorer Background color?

21 May 2010   #1
Beastylemon

Windows 7 Ult
 
 
How to change Explorer Background color?

I need help, i have downloaded a theme and the ONLY thing i want to change is the white background..

can anyone give/make a quick tutorial on how to change the background color of explorer??


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21 May 2010   #2
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beastylemon View Post
I need help, i have downloaded a theme and the ONLY thing i want to change is the white background..

can anyone give/make a quick tutorial on how to change the background color of explorer??
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22 May 2010   #3
Vector

home: Windows 7 x64 work: OS X 10.4.11
 
 

Apparently this works but is not for the faint of heart: www.sevenforums.com/customization/38975-win-explorer-background-change
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22 May 2010   #4
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vector View Post
Apparently this works but is not for the faint of heart: www.sevenforums.com/customization/38975-win-explorer-background-change
It's what I used. Worked well but it was like finding a needle in the haystack.
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23 May 2010   #5
undine

win 7
 
 
You need a Custom theme.

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23 May 2010   #6
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If all you want to change is the background color in Windows Explorer:
  • Right click the Desktop select Personalize
  • Select Windows Colors
  • Select the Advanced Appearance Settings... link
  • In the Dropdown List select Window
  • You'll see a Color1 Box chance that color
That should do it.
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06 Aug 2011   #7
mariah

32 bit
 
 

ugh need a new background fast
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06 Aug 2011   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mariah View Post
ugh need a new background fast
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Something like this start reading from post-67 down
http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...-change-7.html
you can use one of those two tutorials in post 69 to enable custom themes and browse deviantart.com for custom themes.
Let me know if you would like me make the change for you.
Jerry
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14 Oct 2011   #9
CapricornOne

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
If all you want to change is the background color in Windows Explorer:
  • Right click the Desktop select Personalize
  • Select Windows Colors
  • Select the Advanced Appearance Settings... link
  • In the Dropdown List select Window
  • You'll see a Color1 Box chance that color
That should do it.


This option has not worked on the windows explorer background color any of the six or seven times I tried it. It works fine on other programs, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, but not directly on windows explorer!
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