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Windows 7: New Skins for Windows Explorer in Win7?


29 Aug 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
New Skins for Windows Explorer in Win7?

Hi...
I'd like to find some new skins for Windows Explorer in Win 7 (64-bit)...So far, no joy.

I use a superb 22inch Full HD TV as monitor, great for colours, but the Explorer's extensive white background on my screen really grates on the peepers!
Have looked around Windows 7>Personalize>Visualisations etc...
Plenty of extra visualizations to download, but none effect any changes within Windows Explorer.

Anyone know of or recommend software that'll 'soften' or change Explorer's background colour?

Many thanks

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30 Aug 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You could try to follow this thread Win Explorer Background Change or Go here Browsing Visual Styles 7 on deviantART and look for a custom theme.
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Or If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you. Using Windows Style Builder Ave's Windows7 Style Builder
let me know
Jerry
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30 Aug 2011   #3

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

Hi Bongo...many thanks for taking time to reply.
From what I can see, the first link is the only one that makes any sense.
However, it seems to refer to Windows Ultimate.
I have Windows Home Premium...

Downloading yet more themes seems pointless. I've tried many themes and none, as I've said, have any impact on Windows Explorer.

That MS didn't include a colour change for such an obvious program as Windows Explorer just defies belief in their abilities and customer focus.

Anyhow, if you've any other ideas on how to change the Explorer colour background, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks again for you input...
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30 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Like I said in the above post if you are using the default Aero theme I can change the background colors and post it here in a zip folder all I need is the color you want and a name for it. It will be considered a custom theme so you will need to do 1 of the 2 ways of enabling custom themes for it to work.
Jerry
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