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29 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 classic theme black taskbar?

Hi, is it possible to change the windows 7 classic themes taskbar to black instead of grey? And does it really use that much less resources than windows 7 basic theme?
Thanks,
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30 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Wow more than 100 views and no reply. Does no one know how to change the classic theme taskbar to black instead of grey?

And my second question: Does the windows 7 classic theme give more performance than the windows 7 basic theme?

Thanks
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30 Aug 2009   #3

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

That's probably because you specified a classic theme and I doubt that anyone is playing with it.
What's wrong with using a Windows 7 theme ??
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30 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows classic is a not a bad theme tbh. And yes you can change the colours in the classic theme.

Go to Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance and click on advanced appearance settings.

In this screen you can change the colours for classic theme:

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30 Aug 2009   #5

 

I took the screenshot at the wrong time. Desktop should say 3D Items - click the arrowed item.

Change the color to your liking.

does it really use that much less resources than windows 7 basic

The question is poorly formed. If I was running your system, I would use the Classic theme.


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30 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Black Taskbar

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30 Sep 2009   #7

Windows XP
 
 
RE:Windows 7 classic theme black taskbar?

Yes switching windows 7 to classic mode uses less performance then Windows 7 aero and Windows Aero basic.
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30 Sep 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gibs o matic View Post
Yes switching windows 7 to classic mode uses less performance then Windows 7 aero and Windows Aero basic.
I thought Aero was processed in the GPU - reducing demands on the CPU where a proper video card is in use.
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30 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think it is.
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30 Sep 2009   #10

 

Seems like I am begging questions today - if Aero is processed in the GPU, what handles the Aero Peek and Snap features?

I will Google around TechNet.
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