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Windows 7: How to change clock background color?

04 Aug 2018   #1
Soufiane Bohaik

Windows 7 Professional x64
How to change clock background color?

So in which dll or theme file I can edit the clock background?
Thank you.

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04 Aug 2018   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone


Which clock? The Gadget Clock or the Taskbar Clock? I only know that the Taskbar clock can be switched off.
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04 Aug 2018   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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The one on the taskbar bar is in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero\aero.msstyles

I would recommend that you start a new custom theme from scratch so you do not corrupt the original look at Post #38 Here it will show you how.

You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes - Windows 7 Help Forums

Here is a map, some of the clock color is part of the taskbar.
How to change clock background color?-taskbar.png


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06 Aug 2018   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

If it's a custom theme the numbers are not the same, post a link to the theme or zip up the themes .msstyles and post it here.

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