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Windows 7: Start Menu Background


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Start Menu Background

Hello,

I have searched through the 'Taskbar and Start Menu' and 'Appearance and Personalization' Tutorials and did not find this.

How do you change the background for the start menu? And how would you rate this task: expert, advanced, intermediate, etc?

If there is a tutorial and I simply missed it please point me in that direction.

Thanks.


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15 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Only way you can change the background of the start menu is by changing it's color. From Personalization-Window color. Or changing the theme to a basic one.

No other way of changing the background of it natively in Windows 7 that I can think of.

Or maybe you're asking something else? Not sure on what exactly. Change the color of it, change it to have a picture in the background...?
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15 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Only way you can change the background of the start menu is by changing it's color. From Personalization-Window color. Or changing the theme to a basic one.

No other way of changing the background of it natively in Windows 7 that I can think of.

Or maybe you're asking something else? Not sure on what exactly. Change the color of it, change it to have a picture in the background...?
yes... I guess I should've specified. I meant to change it to have a picture in the background.
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use objectdock.com for changing start menu or wallpaper
Start Menu Background-startup.png
When you establish an account the door is open for more neat stuff.


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15 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
yes... I guess I should've specified. I meant to change it to have a picture in the background.

You'd have to use a third party app, or a customized third party theme to do that.
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15 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
I use objectdock.com for changing start menu or wallpaper
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When you establish an account the door is open for more neat stuff.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote:
yes... I guess I should've specified. I meant to change it to have a picture in the background.
You'd have to use a third party app, or a customized third party theme to do that.
Thanks!
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15 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You are more than welcome.
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15 Jun 2010   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Only way you can change the background of the start menu is by changing it's color. From Personalization-Window color. Or changing the theme to a basic one.

No other way of changing the background of it natively in Windows 7 that I can think of.

Or maybe you're asking something else? Not sure on what exactly. Change the color of it, change it to have a picture in the background...?
There is another way - using custom themes
This will allow you to have a start menu layout and/or background changed to something else than default. Most themes also changes many other parts of the UI though.

See this for more info:
Browsing Visual Styles 7 on deviantART
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
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15 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I already stated that. I said not natively. I don't consider customized altered themes as native. In my second post, I mentioned use a customized theme as well.
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15 Jun 2010   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I already stated that. I said not natively. I don't consider customized altered themes as native. In my second post, I mentioned use a customized theme as well.
Oh okay, my bad, i didn't read your second post before just now
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