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Windows 7: "Unsaved Theme" Problem


27 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"Unsaved Theme" Problem

Hey everyone. I have a problem with the Themes in Windows 7. There is a problem with the "Unsaved Theme" Here's the problem:

I go into Themes and it shows two themes, "Unsaved Theme" and the current theme I created. Right now it is on "Unsaved Theme" so I change it to the theme I want to and then delete "Unsaved Theme" and then another "Unsaved Theme" is created and it reverts back to Unsaved Theme. :S I don't understand what is causing this?

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27 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

I think it's just the way Windows 7 works. You load your theme into Windows, close the window and as soon as you make any little change, intentional or unintentional, knowingly or unknowingly, Windows will "update" your loaded theme to what you have "now", the Unsaved Theme.

Just in case you want to "update" your theme. Means you don't have to physically edit it.
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27 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billynomates View Post
I think it's just the way Windows 7 works. You load your theme into Windows, close the window and as soon as you make any little change, intentional or unintentional, knowingly or unknowingly, Windows will "update" your loaded theme to what you have "now", the Unsaved Theme.

Just in case you want to "update" your theme. Means you don't have to physically edit it.
The thing is, is that I have done nothing to change the theme. It doesn't matter now because I have done a Repair Install but what happened was I went into the Themes section and then I changed from Unsaved Theme to the theme I wanted and then deleted Unsaved Theme and then it reverted back to Unsaved Theme. So no matter what I do, Unsaved Theme will always be there.
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25 Sep 2010   #4

Win7 Pro 64bit RTM
 
 

Hi. i have this problem too. I make changes to the theme, save it, and then theres 2 themes: saved one and the "unsaved theme".
This might have started after i installed Earthview software.

similar threads:
http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-st...s-7-theme.html
my themes problem in Personalization
Renaming composition to Unsaved.
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25 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kancaras View Post
Hi. i have this problem too. I make changes to the theme, save it, and then theres 2 themes: saved one and the "unsaved theme".
This might have started after i installed Earthview software.

similar threads:
http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-st...s-7-theme.html
my themes problem in Personalization
Renaming composition to Unsaved.
That could be the problem. The "Unsaved Theme" problem started when I probably installed something. I think a repair install is the only way out of this problem.
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21 Oct 2010   #6

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi there, I have the same problem as kancaras - I select the current theme, make changes, click 'save changes' and instead of updating the theme it creates a new Unsaved Theme. Why isn't the current theme being updated?
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21 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Hi there, I have the same problem as kancaras - I select the current theme, make changes, click 'save changes' and instead of updating the theme it creates a new Unsaved Theme. Why isn't the current theme being updated?
from what i believe, it is how windows set up the personalize options, instead of updating the old theme it creates a new theme so that you can revert back to the old theme if you do not like it (i do believe that there should be an update option as well as a new theme option)
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21 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Hi there, I have the same problem as kancaras - I select the current theme, make changes, click 'save changes' and instead of updating the theme it creates a new Unsaved Theme. Why isn't the current theme being updated?
Whenever you make changes to a current theme windows by default saves it as an unsaved theme. To make the changes permanent right click on the unsaved theme and save as your new theme (give it a name).

Also note that you may have to save and rename your theme multiple times if changing both window color desktop background. The best technique I have used is to change my desired window colors then save and rename (right click) the Unsaved theme, then change the desktop background/sideshow/time & save and rename (right click) the Unsaved theme again.

Each time thereafter when you make a change ( slide show time, desktop background the theme will have to be re saved & renamed - Aagain
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23 Oct 2010   #9

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks IownAmoneyPit & theski232, So basically what you're saying is this is the correct behaviour and there's nothing wrong? Well the "save changes" is very misleading then isn't it? It does tend to imply you are saving changes to your current theme, not saving changes a completely new theme. How typical of Microsoft to make something so un-user-friendly!!
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23 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Thanks IownAmoneyPit & theski232, So basically what you're saying is this is the correct behaviour and there's nothing wrong? Well the "save changes" is very misleading then isn't it? It does tend to imply you are saving changes to your current theme, not saving changes a completely new theme. How typical of Microsoft to make something so un-user-friendly!!
that be Microsoft for you
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