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Windows 7: How do I Change Taskbar Icon Hover Colour?

17 May 2014   #1
Kimchii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Build 7601
 
 
How do I Change Taskbar Icon Hover Colour?

Hey guys, so I'm wondering if anyone could lead through to how to change the colour of the hover and click glow in the taskbar when you hover or select the icon with your mouse? Is it Possible?
If so could anyone lead me with the steps involved?
I've attached a pic to show what I mean.
Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I'm using a custom theme.




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17 May 2014   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Kimchii. I don't think it can be done. It's what they call Color hot-track

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I hadn't even noticed this until somebody pointed it out: When you hover your mouse over a button in the Windows 7 taskbar which corresponds to a running application, the taskbar button lights up in a color that matches the colors in the icon itself. (And even more subtly, the lighting effect is centered on the mouse.)

This feature even has a name: Color hot-track. (Gentlemen, start your photocopiers.)

Some people ask how it's done. It's really nothing special. The code just looks for the predominant color in the icon. (And, since visual designers are sticklers for this sort of thing, black, white, and shades of gray are not considered "colors" for the purpose of this calculation.)
A feature I didn't even know existed much less had a name: Color hot-track - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

I have never seen anyone change this, even with Style Builder. Even gray scale icons have a color element. A Guy
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