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Windows 7: Reddish colour in the taskbar

08 Apr 2011   #1
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Reddish colour in the taskbar

Hello!

Active (open) programs in the task bar colour red if I hover over them with the mouse. Sometimes (often) some become red even if I don't hover over them and are minimized - and it's distracting. How can I prevent that or even disable the red colouring?

Thank you.


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08 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Click on the desktop, and choose "personalisation";



Choose "Window Colour";



Go into the "Item" box; and choose "Selected Items", or whatever item you want to change, change the item to whatever colour you want and click on "Apply"



Remember to use a text colour that is a different colour to the background colour, as otherwise it may be difficult or impossible to see.
Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Apr 2011   #3
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hm, I tried that but it's not it. Selected Items' colour on my PC is set to blue. But it's the red colour that I want to get rid of from my taskabar. Try hovering over one of the opened programs in the taskbar. It gets red. And sometimes it gets red also if I don't do nothing at all about that particular program. I would like to disable that annoying and distracting red colouring.
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08 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry, I don't know the answer to that.

Posting a screenshot of whatever it is you are having problems with is often helpful.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Apr 2011   #5
jimdandy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as I know Windows 7 dynamically averages the colour information in the taskbar icons and the rollover colour used is the average colour for that icon. Is this a particular icon you are referring to or is it all icons in the taskbar, regardless of their colour?

Personally I only use monochrome icons in my taskbar (no colour) and Windows chooses to paint them blue. When an app is alerting me it paints it Yellow.

As Mike suggested maybe a screenshot is in order . .
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09 Apr 2011   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

That is true...hover over an icon with more blue and you will get a blue glow. One with more yellow will give a yellow glow. It has a purpose. If it glows, something is going on in that application...it may or may not need your attention. Leave it alone and let it perform its function.
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09 Apr 2011   #7
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yep, jimdandy's right. Photoshop hovers blue, but Illustrator is orange. The only explanation I can think of is that the program has a very red icon or your computers gone haywire... Could be something deeper than Control Panel.
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09 Apr 2011   #8
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I will post a screenshot when I see that behaviour again...
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11 Apr 2011   #9
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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11 Apr 2011   #10
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Just a quess but IE may think that site is unsecure and is giving you a warning.
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