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Windows 7: problem with glass theme affecting ms ofice & excel

11 Feb 2012   #1
xxxwea

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
problem with glass theme affecting ms ofice & excel

the theme in question is here
I think it's called "all transparent vs for win7" or "AeroA", I'm not really sure.
but it's the best out of all the glass themes I have tried so far.

-excelfixmepng.png
-wordfixme.png

it also does this to other programs that are white and turns them black, which I don't really mind since its a nice theme and the black coincides with the look I'm going for.

is there any way to fix this?
like by editing the theme or by having the theme not apply to certain processes(exact opposite of what BlackGlass Enhanced does) like winword.exe & excel.exe?




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12 Feb 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here's something to try.

Right click blank space on desktop> Personalize> Window Color at bottom> Advanced appearance settings> Item dropdown box> Window

See what the Item color is:



Might also look at Application background as well. Let us know if any luck. A Guy
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12 Feb 2012   #3
xxxwea

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

how did I miss that
I've actually been tinkering with that, though it was because of another issue with the theme.

that aside, it's lookin' like it's supposed to now
too bad that all the other black windows turned to white as well, but oh well
thanks a lot for your help
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12 Feb 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could change the page color in word to a light color then change it back when done ,obviously it will print ok and not be black, i have a black windows theme and have the same issue,
after a while you get used to it,
occasionally you have to highlight something just to read it,
but hey so what.
the other alternative i do is use word on my wifes lappy as it is not a dark theme
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12 Feb 2012   #5
xxxwea

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I actually did that via editing of the normal.dotm template with Word.
But I couldn't figure out a way to do the same with Excel.
with Excel I had to change the page color to white but then the grid lines would disappear.
And the only way to get them to show was by filling them black, but would make them appear in print as well
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12 Feb 2012   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you found an acceptable alternative. Not sure there isn't a different way, but within windows, this is the fix

A Guy
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04 Aug 2014   #7
iloos

zuid-holland
 
 
How to do on win 8

help. i have the same problem on windows 8.. i know its the windows 7 forum.. xD
but idk how to do it on win 8!
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04 Aug 2014   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums iloos. You might get better assistance at Eight Forums. I found this thread, but it's apparent MS has removed many options for appearance in 8.

Changing Windows color and appearance

Windows 8 Forums

A Guy
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