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Windows 7: Taskbar Color

02 Feb 2011   #1
scout149

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar Color

I have been trying for the past 45 minutes or so to change the color. I know how and where to go but when I try to change it I get this --> It doesn't let me change my color and I know it is sort of a minor problem but it is annoying me none the less. Please help, someone?


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02 Feb 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You'll find it under Window Color. Since you are only running Basic, you will probably see color choices similar to what you were expecting.
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02 Feb 2011   #3
tedes

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The Taskbar is kind of transparent, maybe you can use an appropriate desktop background picture.
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02 Feb 2011   #4
scout149

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You'll find it under Window Color. Since you are only running Basic, you will probably see color choices similar to what you were expecting.
I can't change the task bar at all. My picture I posted up there is Window Color and it does not let me change the task bar at all.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedes View Post
The Taskbar is kind of transparent, maybe you can use an appropriate desktop background picture.
I would still like to figure out why I can't change the task bar color.
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02 Feb 2011   #5
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

You can't change your taskbar colour unless you have Aero on. There's an option but it doesn't change anything. Yeah, it's lame. It's always blue.
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02 Feb 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can not change the Basic taskbar color from Windows Color and Appearance

BUT

I just did it by following this UNAWAVE - Windows 7 Basic Theme transparent
It said You will need to do 1 of these 2 guides for it to work.
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes or (I use) Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
you need to use windows classic theme then logoff then logon take ownership of the aero.msstyle in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero change the name to aeroold
then put a aero theme with the taskbar changed in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero & name it aero now windows basic will change.
Jerry

PS I can change the aero.msstyle for you give me a color.

I did it here to Is there any solution changing the basic taskbar color ?


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