Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Change taskbar's font color?

27 Feb 2013   #21

window 7 pro

I'm using window 7 pro x64 and I can't get this to work.
I took ownership of the aero file, edited as explained (tried with reshack as well), and it just doesn't change anything.

I tried to download the file, but the link to aero.rar is broken (at least, all I get is asterisks, even though I'm logged in)

Did the location has changed? or am I doing something wrong?

windows 7 pro sp1

doesn't matter. you have to patch the 3 files even if you change the original file without renaming it (from the thread here it was obvious that if you modify the original w/o renaming no need for patching).
you do need an appropriate patch for sp1, (got the solution else where).

I downloaded the universl theme patcher here http://www (dot) mediafire (dot) com/?8jz8arf4127o9ug

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post
Changing the font color in the taskbar is possible....
Registry editing can't get this to work....

Tools that you need : Resource Hacker & a Hex Editor...

I am using Restorator 2007 and a freeware xvi32 Hex Editor....

Takeownership of the aero msstyles in (C:\window\Resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles) if you are using the default style
do a backup just in case.

Open the aero.msstyles with Restorator or any Resource Hacker you're using...
Expand the Variant Folder and save the Normal.res in a place where you can find it.

Ok next come the hex editor, open the Normal.res with vxi32 and press Ctrl+G to bringup the search address & key in 2DC75 in the search box with hexadecimal radio button check
Once you in the right address look for FF FF FF in the correspond row it should be at column 12 13 14, change it to any color you desire and save it.

Note that the color is in Hex code not RGB.. eg if you wanna change to black the code is 00 00 00.

Lastly use Restorator and get the modded file back to aero.msstyles and replace it in C:\window\Resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles

Logoff or restart to see the changes...

Hope this small tutorial will bring a smile to you........:)

i'm new to hex editor,so where can i find the "FF FF FF"you mention and how to change it?click what ?~
in the pic like this :`thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Change taskbar's font color?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing taskbar font color / icons?
Currently my taskbar's font is uniform with the rest of my theme, however, I'd like to change it to a dark grey so that it doesn't stand out as much. example what i currently have Any idea on how to do so? Also there is a way of renaming the tabs on the taskbar that'd be sweet as well. ...
How to change font color and size in FF using W7 ?
I didn't have a clue where to put this, so please bear with me. When using Firefox and maybe even in IE, I've observed that many fonts are a light grey color making it very hard to read. I have gone into the tools of Firefox and unchecked the "allow pages to choose their own colors" and that...
Browsers & Mail
Change font color
Hello everyone new here. I want to ask a question, do anyone know how to change the font color in the toolsbar for example i download this theme today and i wish to change the red font for a black one but i dont know how or is if...
Taskbar font TOO HARD to read! Change of color?
I know this is a repost. But I really really really find the white taskbar font on windows 7 very hard to read especially when the monitor is angled. The contrast is too low. I am not old and have good eyes. I can't easily read it and can imagine how hard it is for the elderly to read it. I...
how to change task bar font color
hello i was looking for a way changing the task bar font color because i would like it to be dark on light background i search the forum and find only a solution for the classic view. so any new ideas i dont mind messing with my registry

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+