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Windows 7: Make taskbar/title bar black when a window is maximized

08 Nov 2009   #1
lgratian

Win 7
 
 
Make taskbar/title bar black when a window is maximized

Hi!
Is there a way to make the taskbar and application title bar go black when a window is maximized, like it was in Vista ?
I find it very distracting to see what's behind the maximized window (there is a reason why I maximized it). I think the decision to have only transparent window elements all the time was a stupid one, but they could have added it as an option at least. But they haven't, so I need now to draw two black bands over my wallpapers and make the chrome as dark as possible

Thanks in advance!


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08 Nov 2009   #2
oldspook

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lgratian View Post
Hi!
Is there a way to make the taskbar and application title bar go black when a window is maximized, like it was in Vista ?
I find it very distracting to see what's behind the maximized window (there is a reason why I maximized it). I think the decision to have only transparent window elements all the time was a stupid one, but they could have added it as an option at least. But they haven't, so I need now to draw two black bands over my wallpapers and make the chrome as dark as possible

Thanks in advance!
In W7 a maximized window goes all the way to the bottom. This in effect gives you a larger window. I use the autohide option for the talk bar and make use of the extra viewing area.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
Pikey

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

You can go *black* and turn off transparency in the personalize dialogs temporarily if needed..

This was a bug in Vista by the way , so it's hardly a stupid decision to get rid of it ,
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