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Windows 7: Aero Theme visually similar to Classic Theme

31 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Aero Theme visually similar to Classic Theme


I am currently using the Classic theme and I know this disables the Aero extensions and I know that if I want those extensions, I must use an Aero theme.
However, I like the classic theme because it uses less screen space for many items when compared to the default aero theme (well, at least I think so).
I know many don't like the quite "dated" look of the classic theme, but I happen to like it a lot as I've been used to it for a long time now and so feel "at home" when using it.
Now that I have Windows Seven installed, I'm willing to play a bit with the Aero effects but without loosing what are, to my eyes, the advantages of the Classic Theme.
So, I'm wondering if there was a theme somewhere that would be an Aero theme but still gives a very similar look to what the Classic theme gives.

Does anyone know of such a theme?


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31 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Sorry, but I have never seen one like that...
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31 Jan 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

I do not know if it will work for you but go to
Control Panel \Personalization \ Window Color & untick Enable Transparency

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19 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64

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 Aero Theme visually similar to Classic Theme

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