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Windows 7: How to have the same theme customization freedom as with XP?

07 Feb 2014   #51
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IndustrialOne View Post
I don't know what you're talking about. I downloaded it from first google link I clicked.
I posted a link to the only place you can purchase Windows Style Builder in this post How to have the same theme customization freedom as with XP?

Ave's Windows7 Style Builder

There is no Version. 2.1.520.125, even the new beta that has not been officially released yet does not have that high a number.

Even the title at the top of the program is different and I know mine is legit because I purchased it, did you purchase that version?

Jerry
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07 Feb 2014   #52
IndustrialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I did run a .bat patch to make it Windows 7 compatible because it would only install for Vista before. No I did not buy it, I searched for a shareware/freeware version but it didn't work with Win7 either so that patch fixed that.

I've made substantial progress so far and could customize even better than I could with XP. Of course, only because that guide gave me pointers where to find everything otherwise I'd be lost. I'm still yet to find where to change the black text in Tree View though. It's annoying because it's hard to see the text on WSB because of that. Do you confirm that the value you pointed me to really changes the color on your system?
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07 Feb 2014   #53
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IndustrialOne View Post
I did run a .bat patch to make it Windows 7 compatible because it would only install for Vista before. No I did not buy it, I searched for a shareware/freeware version but it didn't work with Win7 either so that patch fixed that.

I've made substantial progress so far and could customize even better than I could with XP. Of course, only because that guide gave me pointers where to find everything otherwise I'd be lost. I'm still yet to find where to change the black text in Tree View though. It's annoying because it's hard to see the text on WSB because of that. Do you confirm that the value you pointed me to really changes the color on your system?
I will not be able to help anymore because this cracked Version.
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07 Feb 2014   #54
Longstay

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1
 
 

I am somewhat baffled the answer is in the second screen shot

http://www.pallareviews.com/wp-conte...0_04-41-40.png

If you read the words “To turn on Windows Aero..........” Etc Turn on Areo and you can then change the colours as you please.
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07 Feb 2014   #55
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Longstay View Post
I am somewhat baffled the answer is in the second screen shot

http://www.pallareviews.com/wp-conte...0_04-41-40.png

If you read the words “To turn on Windows Aero..........” Etc Turn on Areo and you can then change the colours as you please.
You get the same when using Aero.

Jerry
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07 Feb 2014   #56
Longstay

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1
 
 

Yer but he says he cannot see the previous menu, if he turns Aero on then he will get the first screen shot !
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07 Feb 2014   #57
Longstay

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IndustrialOne View Post
I'm trying to get rid of the blinding white backgrounds and making them a darker color with brighter text. I refuse to use the nauseating classic theme or the high contrast black or the depressing custom black themes found online.

How do I get to this screen? http://www.pallareviews.com/wp-conte..._Windows_7.png Clicking Windows Color on Personalize instead gives me http://www.pallareviews.com/wp-conte...0_04-41-40.png which doesn't do anything.

Using 7 Ultimate.

To see the first screen he needs Aero turned on the second screen can then be seen using "Advanced appearance settings........"
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07 Feb 2014   #58
Longstay

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1
 
 

this screen comes after the one he wants, turn Aero on and he gets the screen he wants!


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07 Feb 2014   #59
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IndustrialOne View Post
... How do I get to this screen? http://www.pallareviews.com/wp-conte..._Windows_7.png Clicking Windows Color on Personalize instead gives me http://www.pallareviews.com/wp-conte...0_04-41-40.png which doesn't do anything.
Odd - when I do it I get the screen you're after. Does this mean I have aero on or off? How do I check?
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19 Feb 2014   #60
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I wonder if you R click on taskbar/ properties you could select Aero peek on or off (if active of course).
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