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Windows 7: Changing the aero theme to match desktop pictures

28 Feb 2010   #1
mirome

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Changing the aero theme to match desktop pictures

Hey all,
I've been searching, and I'm sorry if it's painfully easy to find but I just can't work out what I should be searching for.
What I want is a program/gadget/feature that looks at the picture I have as the desktop background and changes the colour of the aero theme (the bar at the top of programs and the taskbar down the bottom) to match the average colour that is in the desktop picture and I want it to do that dynamically so I can use windows 7 changing desktop picture without having to run or interact with the program every time.

Does anyone know of anything that does this?
Thank you
also sorry if this didn't make any sense I've had an operation recently and I'm on some pretty awesome painkillers...


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28 Feb 2010   #2
mirome

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Oh and possibly also change the colour that is used to back the picture as well since I use the fit setting.
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28 Feb 2010   #3
sergiogarcia9

 

As far as i know, there is no such app which can do this
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28 Feb 2010   #4
mirome

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Do you think it would be possible to make one. I have a lot of time on my hands over the next few weeks so... no you know what I really couldn't do it.
oh well.
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28 Feb 2010   #5
sergiogarcia9

 

I would be very hard to create, and i dont think it can be automated either. You might be able to set some kinda switching app which switches the colors from time to time, but i doubt you can do more than that.
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28 Feb 2010   #6
mirome

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Logically it would work most efficiently by having windows send information to the app when it changes desktop picture. This information would be both that it has changed it and what the path of the new desktop is.
The app would then look at the picture and take each pixel of that picture in Hex collating a table of what colour each pixel is. the app would then find the average colour either crudely by just using the one in the middle or more refined by doing some maths and getting one in between. The app would then access the windows aero settings and change the colour using the hex code that it has generated. Transparency isn't really an issue and doesn't need to be changed.
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