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Windows 7: How do I change the basic program background colour?

26 May 2009   #1

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How do I change the basic program background colour?

Any ideas on how to tweak the colour of the menu background of W7 applications?

To be specific - as I'm not sure of the correct name - I'm talking about the pale blue colour which appears behind "File Edit View History " on Firefox (and other programs), below the title header. It is used as the unselected tab background too.

I don't like it!

I want this colour to appear uniformly grey, as in XP, and without the light slim horizontal embellishment cutting through the words.


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26 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Why don't you just download a skin for it, there are skins called XP on Vista and it should be exactly what you are looking for.
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26 May 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hmm, thanks, that will probably work.

Not sure why you can't alter this natively in W7. I wonder why you can't alter the system fonts easily too... or add and change program icons (I use Open Office and prefer a big green X to their Excel icon, and a a big blue W to their word processor icon).

Thanks for the tip though.
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