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Windows 7: Enable Transparent Icons registry tweak

09 Jul 2009   #11
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Most all items work under the Windows Color and Appearance in Windows 7, but you can't change the color of the Borders due to the Glass effects, nor the gradient titles.

One additional item in Windows 7 is the ability to change the Windows text from black to any other color.

I hope I'm not wrong on this, but I don't think it was an available feature you could change. I'm sick and tired of the plain old black.


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09 Jul 2009   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You used to be able to select a different color for the shadows if I'm not mistaken. That was seen in XP and Vista despite the new Aero themes and transparency being a customization of the background effect. But Vista still saw the Classic theme as well as the newer Vista theme there. 7 saw the elimination of the Classic now seeing the Aero Basic instead.
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17 Jul 2009   #13
d12Orlando

windows 7
 
 

How did you get "transparent icons" for a text shadow option? Got me excited there for a second. Is it possible to make your icons transparent?
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17 Jul 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

There's a thread on how to edit the system registry for this seen at Enable Transparent Icons registry tweak

I know how to get full transparency for the Aero thems as well. Transparency - Enable Full Clear Glass Transparency
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17 Jul 2009   #15
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d12Orlando View Post
How did you get "transparent icons" for a text shadow option? Got me excited there for a second. Is it possible to make your icons transparent?
There is no tweak that i am aware of but you can use custom transparent icons.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
There's a thread on how to edit the system registry for this seen at Enable Transparent Icons registry tweak

I know how to get full transparency for the Aero thems as well. Transparency - Enable Full Clear Glass Transparency
You linked to thread your answering in, and my whole point about this thread was that the title is completely misleading as it has nothing to do with transparent icons. In my opinion the title should be changed.
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18 Jul 2009   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
There is no tweak that i am aware of but you can use custom transparent icons.


You linked to thread your answering in, and my whole point about this thread was that the title is completely misleading as it has nothing to do with transparent icons. In my opinion the title should be changed.
The only guide seen for transparency is the Aero theme transparency tutorial. So even a simple search through the forum comes full circle to see if someone has a method.

Creation of a customized icon with the glass effect would seem to be the one method for seeing transparent icons. For that however you would need Photo Shop or another image customization program with the transparency option included.
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18 Jul 2009   #17
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

d12Orlando,

Sorry for the delayed response.

Transparent was simply a bad choice of words. It's the shadow feature that allows the icons to be more visible in light or white backgrounds.
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18 Jul 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's one of the items you'll find in the system>advanced>performance settings where you choose the "let Windows manage best appearance, best performance, or custom options which allows you to pick and choose which ones will be checked off or left unchecked. Visual Effects Settings - Change
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