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Windows 7: How Do I Change The Colour of The Toolbar?

07 May 2010   #1
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 
How Do I Change The Colour of The Toolbars?

I searched endlessly for this topic and didn't find a solution that worked.

One of the many problems I've been having since I bought Windows 7 is that I am not able to change from that hideous light blue colour on every toolbar. Does anyone know how to change the colour on that thing without losing the new glassly themes? I really hate the look of the light blue scheme with Windows 7, so I'm hoping someone out there knows how to fix it!

Joel


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07 May 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Right click on the desktop, go to personalize.

Window Color and Appearance - Change

Choose window colour.

~Lordbob
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07 May 2010   #3
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 

I'm afriad that doesn't work, keep in mind that I'm trying to change the colour of the toolbar ... the bars that say 'File' 'Edit' 'View', etc.

But thanks for the suggestion!
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07 May 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

You'll need a new theme
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07 May 2010   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I don't believe that is possible.

~Lordbob
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08 May 2010   #6
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 

It seems as though all of the themes use the light blue colour for the toolbars, does anyone know of any way around this, or even if there is a theme that doesn't use the light blue colour?
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08 May 2010   #7
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 

Any new thoughts folks?
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08 May 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelandsonja View Post
It seems as though all of the themes use the light blue colour for the toolbars, does anyone know of any way around this, or even if there is a theme that doesn't use the light blue colour?
That bar is not changed by themes, it is always that colour.

~Lordbob
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09 May 2010   #9
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 

I just switched back to Windows from Linux because I got fed up with the lack of games on Linux, (Although Ubuntu is a great OS) but I am missing the fact that Linux is EXTREMELY customizable and changing the colour on the toolbars was something you could easily do. I wonder why Windows decided to tie the hands of their customers in this way.

It seems as though Microsoft will give you some new features in Windows 7, yet hold back on some other obvious features. Perhaps this is one of the things that will help them sell Windows 8 ..

Does anyone know if this feature is at least available in Windows 7 Ultimate?
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09 May 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Which one is this you are talking about, pal ? I cannot see any blue toolbar there.

These are custom themes ... as tw33k advised you


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