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Windows 7: change color of window behind and to side of picture

01 Nov 2009   #1

change color of window behind and to side of picture

I have been tying to change the Background color on Photoviewer (in Windows 7), and for this application window only. I have tried the combinations in Windows Color and Appearance but to no avail. I tried the various window color options but none changed this particular window. It is NOT the color cast I wish to change. I want to change the color of the window behind and to the side of the picture displayed. it currently is a pale pale blue. I would like to change it to a dark gray or Black.

Or is this possible. Thanks

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07 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 64 bit

Did you ever find out?
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07 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

I am convinced that it is possible. Windows Photo Viewer Skin by ~RudeBoySes on deviantART
I just haven't found the right image in photoviewer.dll
I've just found out that it can be changed by a registry entry. Download that skin above, a txt file will tell you how to add the registry key.
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07 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Hey speedgamer the member in post #2 I just did a custom theme for him making that change I am just guessing that he was just going to point that out to the OP
How to change Picture Viewer frame color to black?
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08 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

My fault, I haven't seen that topic. Now there are 2 methods of fixing this
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