Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to change Explorer Background color?

21 May 2010   #1

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??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 May 2010   #2

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??
Hacking
Windows 7 Forums the biggest Windows 7 discussion forum, friendly help and many Windows 7 tutorials that will help you get the most out of Microsofts new Windows 7 Operating System. - Search Results for explorer backgound color
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #3

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 May 2010   #4

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #5

win 7
 
 
You need a Custom theme.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #6

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2011   #7

32 bit
 
 

ugh need a new background fast
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2011   #8

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
Welcome to the Seven Forums
Something like this start reading from post-67 down
Win Explorer Background Change
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2011   #9

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to change Explorer Background color?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: How to change Explorer Background color?
Thread Forum
how to change the mainframe background, pic/color ?? Customization
Change Windows Explorer window background color Customization
How to change color of window background? Customization
Solved How do I change an obscure program's background color? Customization
Change folder background color for free Customization
How to change menu background color? Customization
Help change background color Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33