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Windows 7: Another task bar colour problem :(

27 Sep 2009   #1
daveygabc

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 (X64)
 
 
Another task bar colour problem :(

Hi, I just moved to 7 yesterday. I want to change my taskbar colour. I followed the instructions from tutorials but it but i see a completely diff screen on "window color and appearance".
I get this (see screen1 attached)
But i want to and should (?) be seeing this (screen2 attached)
I get to this screen by clicking on "Window Color" (screen3 attached)
Im on Ultimate 64bit 7600 build. Any ideas why I dont see the other colour settings?

Thanks
Dave




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27 Sep 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi dave,

It would appear that you are using a non aero theme, which is wy you are not seeing the Aero colour screen. - this is normal.

It may be that you have selected the scheme either by accident or intent or your system is not sufficient to run aero.

Without your system specs it is difficult to proceed further
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27 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daveygabc View Post
Hi, I just moved to 7 yesterday. I want to change my taskbar colour. I followed the instructions from tutorials but it but i see a completely diff screen on "window color and appearance".
I get this (see screen1 attached)
But i want to and should (?) be seeing this (screen2 attached)
I get to this screen by clicking on "Window Color" (screen3 attached)
Im on Ultimate 64bit 7600 build. Any ideas why I dont see the other colour settings?

Thanks
Dave
we need you to fill in your system specs (lower left corner of your posts) so we know what hardware you have. without it we cant tell if you video can run aero

ken
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27 Sep 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

On the start menu click control panel, click appearence and personalization, then at the top under Personalization click change window glass colors. Inorder to see screen shot 2. Or by following he same steps click on change theme screen 3. If like stated above your harware can run Areo.
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27 Sep 2009   #5
daveygabc

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 (X64)
 
 

I will fill specs in now , thanks,, i was able to use aero on vista. Checking specs now
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27 Sep 2009   #6
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

you may need to run your system experience score again for aero to work. right click on computer in the start menu, and go properties. where it says Windows Experience Index, make sure that you computer is rated. If not, rate it again.
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27 Sep 2009   #7
daveygabc

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 (X64)
 
 

I've filled in the required specs now. Also, I do RDP to my PC from a laptop too, but even when on the PC manually I get the same options. I will try the experience refresh now too thanks
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27 Sep 2009   #8
daveygabc

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 (X64)
 
 

I dont really mind if i can use aero, its just the crappy bright colour i want to change on taskbar, i just want black, that will do me.
I ran a dxdiag before just to view GFX info and it hung my machine :-O I had to button it. I clicked no on the 1st question too
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27 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

You foun d the right screen in your first post. You want to change the color for 3D objects in non-Aero themes.

Otherwise, just choose the black theme in Aero.
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27 Sep 2009   #10
daveygabc

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 (X64)
 
 

which screen ? Baring in mind I only get these 2 screenshots.

Cheers


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