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Windows 7: How Do I Change Theme?

16 Feb 2009   #1
ebartolon

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 
How Do I Change Theme?

I Have Windows & Basic Theme and i can't change the color its just a blue color and i want it to be black or change the color like if you would if u had aero theme.


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16 Feb 2009   #2
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi ebartolon,

You can try doing these by following the instructions at How to Change the Window Color and Appearance in Windows 7

Cheers
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16 Feb 2009   #3
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Unfortunately this doesn't work if Aero isn't enabled. All you'll get is the dialog to change the "Window Color and Appearance" options, but that's it.

To put it short, as far as I'm aware, there is no way (yet) to change the taskbar color of the Basic theme.
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16 Feb 2009   #4
ebartolon

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks Any Way.
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20 Feb 2009   #5
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killercat View Post
To put it short, as far as I'm aware, there is no way (yet) to change the taskbar color of the Basic theme.
I'll correct myself. I found out where/how to do it. Not that difficult actually, but it needs the uxtheme patch to work.

I might post a little how-to tomorrow, if I've got time.
For the moment, some experiments: gradients, like the default style and solid black...
(screens from my EEE-PC 4G)

Taskbar - Customize Skin


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21 Feb 2009   #6
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Please try this tutorial is on how to change system fonts, you can change the system colors as well. You might want to check my previous post here as well.

You can also modify visual setting shown in these turorials, How to Enable or Disable Changing Window Color and Appearance in Windows 7 and How to Change the Window Color and Appearance in Windows 7

Hope this helps
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21 Feb 2009   #7
ebartolon

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

No I want Like What killercat.
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21 Feb 2009   #8
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Please try this tutorial is on how to change system fonts, you can change the system colors as well. You might want to check my previous post here as well.

You can also modify visual setting shown in these turorials, How to Enable or Disable Changing Window Color and Appearance in Windows 7 and How to Change the Window Color and Appearance in Windows 7

Hope this helps
Well, unfortunately none of the above mentioned will help changing the Basic Taskbar, since that relies on images stored in aero.msstyles.

ebartolon, I think that's what you're looking for: custom Basic Toolbar
(btw. thx for inspiring me to figure this out. *hands some rep*)
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21 Feb 2009   #9
ebartolon

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

THank You
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