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Windows 7: Make title bar a drastically different color

12 Jan 2012   #11
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eddyq View Post
I tried it but it changes to a Classic theme and does not show the red/green title bars. I extracted to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.
Did you do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Jerry


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12 Jan 2012   #12
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin Dendev View Post
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-Offtopic- Is that rainmeter u'r using?
Those are Gadgets with customs skins I made and the made the clock Gadget images.
Jerry
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12 Jan 2012   #13
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Here you go Extract the zip folder and put both 1 Eddy theme folder and 1 Eddy.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Will show up in Personalization as Eddy
Jerry
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One problem is that is it remains a blue border around the edge
That's because the OP ask for title bar change not all the borders.
Jerry
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13 Jan 2012   #14
eddyq

 
 

Bongo, do you have any idea as to why running this changed to the classic view and did not use red/green title bars?
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13 Jan 2012   #15
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eddyq View Post
Bongo, do you have any idea as to why running this changed to the classic view and did not use red/green title bars?
Did you do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work? If so which one.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Jerry
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13 Jan 2012   #16
eddyq

 
 

Ok, now it works. This is soooo great! How do you learn to write these themes?
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13 Jan 2012   #17
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eddyq View Post
Ok, now it works. This is soooo great! How do you learn to write these themes?
Cool!
I use Ave's Windows7 Style Builder to edit a copy aero.msstyles and after it's is purchased then you can join there forum and there are some tutorials to help.
Jerry
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24 Feb 2012   #18
eddyq

 
 

Thanks for helping me with that. I also have trouble seeing, in the task bar, which task has focus. Is there a way to change the color (or intensity) of that highlight?
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24 Feb 2012   #19
eddyq

 
 

Thanks for helping me with that. I also have trouble seeing which icon is highlighted in the task bar (i.e., task that has focus). Is there a way to change that?
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24 Feb 2012   #20
Bongo

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There are six different states for in the taskbar button (when you have a program or something open) they are Normal, Hover, Pressed, Normal Selected, Hover Selected, Pressed Selected.

There are three different states for things you have pinned to the taskbar and they are Normal Pinned, Hover Pinned, Pressed Pinned.

I can add a different color either solid or transparent to any of them states.

I can also change the font, font size, text color, for the taskbar buttons but it's an all or one thing there I cannot make it different for each state.

Let me know what you would like done.
Jerry
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