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Windows 7: Desktop, Taskbar, and Start button change mysteriously?

02 Jul 2014   #11
Kuuhaku

32 bit
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpfCMu55i4

It's in that video that I made if my explaining wasn't clear


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03 Jul 2014   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Are you saying that if you change your Theme to Windows Basic and shut off your PC that next time you boot the Theme will be in Windows Classic?
No. If I change it to Windows Basic then it stays at Windows Basic but if I click any of my Installed Themes, it automatically make a new theme under My Themes area that's in Window Classic
Has it always done this or is it something that just recently started?
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03 Jul 2014   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I'm not sure I follow - it sounds as though Themes is working normally.

Any time you have a Theme installed / chosen and make a change, a new theme is created. You can save that theme or just run with it as a current theme. The only time it should save it is if you tell it to save the theme.

That's the whole idea behind themes - set it the way you want it, save for later, make changes and save it if you like the new one better.

You can if you choose, select a saved theme, switch back to the previous theme (top area of themes), right click and delete the saved theme that was loaded when you selected the saved theme. You cannot delete the active theme, so you have to switch.

If I'm not reading the issue correctly, you might want to look at
Personalize > Change Desktop icons
and untick the Allow themes to change desktop icons

But I think your question is about more just desktop icons.
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04 Jul 2014   #14
Kuuhaku

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuuhaku View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Are you saying that if you change your Theme to Windows Basic and shut off your PC that next time you boot the Theme will be in Windows Classic?
No. If I change it to Windows Basic then it stays at Windows Basic but if I click any of my Installed Themes, it automatically make a new theme under My Themes area that's in Window Classic
Has it always done this or is it something that just recently started?
It just recently started. I'm sorry to reply so late because I have something to do
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04 Jul 2014   #15
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I'm not sure I follow - it sounds as though Themes is working normally.

Any time you have a Theme installed / chosen and make a change, a new theme is created. You can save that theme or just run with it as a current theme. The only time it should save it is if you tell it to save the theme.

That's the whole idea behind themes - set it the way you want it, save for later, make changes and save it if you like the new one better.

You can if you choose, select a saved theme, switch back to the previous theme (top area of themes), right click and delete the saved theme that was loaded when you selected the saved theme. You cannot delete the active theme, so you have to switch.

If I'm not reading the issue correctly, you might want to look at
Personalize > Change Desktop icons
and untick the Allow themes to change desktop icons

But I think your question is about more just desktop icons.
This is exactly what mine does. If you want to change themes then you need to select the theme you want & save it with a name. If you want to go back to an old saved theme you can. All your saved themes need to be in "My Themes".
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05 Jul 2014   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuuhaku View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Has it always done this or is it something that just recently started?
It just recently started. I'm sorry to reply so late because I have something to do
You need to try a System Restore This will put your computer as it was. Do a Restore to a date before you had the problem and you will be good.
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06 Jul 2014   #17
Kuuhaku

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuuhaku View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Has it always done this or is it something that just recently started?
It just recently started. I'm sorry to reply so late because I have something to do
You need to try a System Restore This will put your computer as it was. Do a Restore to a date before you had the problem and you will be good.
When I go to system restore nothing comes up except for the date 2 days ago and the problem starts at June 10
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06 Jul 2014   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

The System Restore can't help this time, but in the future manually made a Restore Point once a week and you will always have one. == Read Message #15.
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25 Jul 2014   #19
Kuuhaku

32 bit
 
 

I'll just mark this as solved
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