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Windows 7: Window Color and Appearance - Change

16 Jun 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.


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20 Aug 2009   #11
gbeezy

 
 

Hey I have problem, I can't change the color and intensity on the aero theme! This is what I get when I try to change the color: http://i31.tinypic.com/24npshg.jpg

I have a nvidia GTS 250, 3GB, and a AMD Quad-Core
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20 Aug 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gbeezy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like Aero is not enabled. Double check the items in the red WARNING box at the top of the tutorial to see if any of them may apply to this issue.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Aug 2009   #13
gbeezy

 
 

Running the WEI test did it for me, thanks!
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21 Aug 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Gbeezy. I'm happy to hear that you have Aero back now.
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20 Feb 2010   #15
Iam918

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you for this btw. LoL can't believe it's this hard to find the Advanced Appearance Settings just to change the text sizes.

Talk about a few wasted hours trying to find what is so easy to find in XP.
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20 Feb 2010   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Iam918. In addition, you can use the shortcut below to make is easier to open the Advanced Appearance Settings.

Window Color and Appearance Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Nov 2010   #17
Brooding

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Well.. not sure how I managed it, but I'm running Personify and have a theme I like, quite dark. The menus and scroll bar were still white, so I was trying to change them. Did manage to darken a few things.. then tried a different theme. Went back to original theme.. now all my drop down menus are pink.. scroll bar.. in the "active window" where it says 'Normal Disabled Selected'.. and any border or heading of the like.. HALF the PAGE on YouTube (Argh..) I've tried all the steps here and it doesn't help.. changing themes doesn't help either.. suggestions?
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11 Nov 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Brooding, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have changed the "color" settings for "Items" in the "Advanced Appearance Settings" window. You'll need to go through each item to see what the color is set as.

If you use an "Aero" theme, then the color settings will not be applied since they are only applied in the "Windows Classic" theme.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2011   #19
Silvera

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink, I'm running 7 Home Premium but can not change the title bars colors with the "Window Color and Appearance." I started with the "Windows 7 Basic theme." It works fine when I use the "Windows Classic" theme. Any ideas what is wrong or I did wrong?
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