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Windows 7: Taskbar color question

01 Jul 2010   #11


I haven't found anything in the way of a reverse bevel anything like clear enough to work with but I have done some very quick experimenting and it's certainly possible to mark operational buttons in some way. The pic shows a very rudimentary border, for example, added to those buttons that have active applications with the taskbar in the Windows 7 aero theme adjusted to black, no transparency.

I'm happy to work up some more elegant examples if they'd be of interest and am open to suggestions as to what marking, colours etc. would be most useful (a glow around the icon, perhaps, X marks the spot, whatever). The only thing to bear in mind is that it will be the background so the icon will always be on top (not much point in putting anything in the centre of the button smaller than the icon for starters!)

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01 Jul 2010   #12
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Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Wow that's awesome! If you want to take on a little project dunfiddlin, I'm sure Yajiro would be appreciative :)

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01 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Hmm, it's interesting. But maybe a bit more complicated than I really need. Color change or pressed in seems the simplest solutions to me. Though that's probably because I'm just strange and seem to have taken up a mission to make my windows 7 looks like vista.
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