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Windows 7: Black or Grey Theme


26 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
Black or Grey Theme

Hi guys,

is there anyway that I can get a black or grey theme for Windows 7 and all the programs that I run within it? I know that you can change window colour in the Personalization settings (high contrast black I think it's called) but this gives everything a black background too, which I don't want. For example, Firefox would have white text on a black background - I want the usual white background, with black text and to have black or grey windows.

Anyway that I can do this?

EDIT: Sorry for putting this in completely the wrong section and thanks for correcting my mistake. :3

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26 Jun 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

It is very hard to achieve what you are trying to do with a dark theme.
Programs like Firefox you could use a custom theme separate from the Windows theme you probably get the white window and the black text but other programs use Windows themes so if you have a dark theme you have a dark program.
The best place to look for themes is deviantART: where ART meets application! My personal favorite dark theme is charleston2378's deviantART gallery
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
Jerry
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26 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks, Bongo. I have often wondered, are these "unofficial" theme safe? I don't know the reasons why, but I tend to think that they may cause system unstability...
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26 Jun 2012   #4

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I believe that the majority of them are safe I have been using custom themes for at least 2 to 3 years with no problems.
Jerry
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26 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

OK thanks, Jerry. I like that black theme you posted a link to - it's exactly what I'm after. I think I'll install that one.
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26 Jun 2012   #6

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You're welcome
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