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Windows 7: Remove Taskbar button highlight

26 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
Remove Taskbar button highlight

Is it possible to remove the white highlights or whatever it is? I want it so it still retains the outline but the button is all one colour. Everything else is almost perfect but i just hate this!

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26 Jul 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
This will be a custom theme and you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Let me know.
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20 Aug 2012   #3

windows XP2 32 bit

I am trying to solve your problem, be sure to back up your registry before modifying. Most of the color settings in the registry are located in following key.
1) Press Windows Logo Key + R.
2) Type regedit and press OK
3) Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors and you can easy find Highlight and Hot Tracking Color, double click these items to manually change the value, You can check the RGB and preview the detailed color and open Paint and click Edit Colors.
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