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Windows 7: Changing default white background

29 Oct 2009   #1
hamneggs

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Changing default white background

I'm sure this has been addressed before, but here goes anyway....

There are a lot of posts on the net about this, but no one can solve the problem yet.

When I click on the Start button, a white background appears (as well in other Win7 apps). Is there a way to change that to another color, say, a light gray, etc.? That bright white background is hard on my eyes. Seems that Micro$oft would have an easy fix for this.

Someone said that Windowblinds can do this. Anyone tried it with Win7?



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29 Oct 2009   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

With custom themes that is possible. If it is this you mean


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29 Oct 2009   #3
hamneggs

win 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Yep. That's nice. Is that theme in this forum somewhere? Does that default to work within the other apps as well?
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29 Oct 2009   #4
sergiogarcia9

 

In my themes after you click the all programs button it is white again. That screen is from a theme which is being released tomorrow (or saturday).

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30 Oct 2009   #5
hamneggs

win 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
In my themes after you click the all programs button it is white again. That screen is from a theme which is being released tomorrow (or saturday).
Will the new theme still make the white appear after clicking the All Programs button? I want to change the white to a darker color.
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30 Oct 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

No it wont
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