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Windows 7: Taskbar

24 Apr 2014   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sxlcartron View Post
Thanks for the tip but I've tried every combination in these listings and I can control
the size and color of everything EXCEPT the one I want.
As a test, create a new user account and see how it looks while logged in to it. This will help determine if it's an issue for just your account or the system.

If it works just fine in the new account, then you could use the new account instead of the old one if you like.


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24 Apr 2014   #12
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 

I'm afraid it does not matter which browser or account I'm using as I get the same
result from whatever icon ( if it has a fly-out menu) is in the Taskbar .
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24 Apr 2014   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you could try doing a repair install to hopefully avoid a full clean install.
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24 Apr 2014   #14
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 

I'm afraid I may have to do that - eventually.
I was hoping for a simpler solution - but beginning to despair.
thanks for your suggestions.
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24 Apr 2014   #15
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

1.) Have you tried right clicking the desktop-personalize. Then scroll down and click windows 7 basic theme. Now scroll up and click windows 7 under aero theme. Did that correct the issue?

Theme - Change or Save

2.) Are your graphics drivers up to date?

If you have an ati or nvdia card go to the specific site and use their scan tool to find the correct driver:

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/auto-detect-tool

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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24 Apr 2014   #16
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 

Tried both suggestions - no change.
thanks
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24 Apr 2014   #17
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

1.) Have you done any customizations or registry modifications to the OS?

2.) Have you done the suggestion of sfc /scannow?

3.) A repair install suggested by brink would be the way to go if the above are not leading to the cause. You will not lose any programs or files.
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24 Apr 2014   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Advanced Appearance Settings

Have you tried modifying the font colours in the Personalization section?
(Personalization > Window Color and Appearance > click on the Advanced appearance settings link)

Window Color and Appearance - Change
Click on the picture for the animation.

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25 Apr 2014   #19
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 

lehnerus2000: I dont get the options your showing with the
' Change of color on your window borders , Start menu and taskbar '
and a list of pastel shaded options.
I only get the second smaller 'Window color and appearance ' box
even when I load an Aero theme.
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25 Apr 2014   #20
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You do get the Window color and appearance box? From that screen, are you able to click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the Item box where "Desktop" is displayed?
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