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Windows 7: Remove "Highlights" on window headers

12 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Remove "Highlights" on window headers

I would like to know how to rid myself of these horrid highlights. I despise them. I loath them. I wish them to die.

Anyway, I really don't like those highlights that present themselves on the title bar of windows. I've attached a picture, and what I am talking about is the diagonal streaks that run across the title bar. I am currently using the AeroLightning theme, as it is literally the only I can find as of now.

One more grievance: Why is there no color as intense as Graphite from vista in the color selection? I know you can choose the color but straight black is still not dark enough for me.

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13 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Don't know about the highlights (edit, turning off transparency does kinda remove them), but is this black enough:

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13 Sep 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

try this tutorial : Enable Full Clear Glass Transparency

here's the result:

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16 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
try this tutorial : Enable Full Clear Glass Transparency

here's the result:

I tried this tutorial and it doesnt help
what we r looking for is a solid clen border without any of the those stupid diagonal lines. can anyone help please
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16 Apr 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Why dont you use a third party theme? They look pretty cool. You may have a lot of them here : Browsing Customization on deviantART .
But what you need is this : Soft7 1.8 for Windows 7 by ~AP-GRAPHIK on deviantART .
I hope you know how to install themes in win 7.
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16 Apr 2010   #6


Try this one - Can the HORRIBLE 'glass' effect be removed? the post by me
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