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Windows 7: Windows changes theme by itself?

18 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC; Windows XP
Windows changes theme by itself?

It seems that Windows 7 RC like to change themes. I use a custom made theme that includes couple of Crysis-screenshots, however every now and then, usually after using a fullscreen software, or turning on the computer, it changes to an "Unsaved Theme" with only the latest picture as a wallpaper.

Anyone else have a similar problem or a solution to it?

Running x32 Windows 7 RC.

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18 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Select the theme you want to use and re-save it (just below the selections in 'My Themes') for some reason, it appears to call any non-stock theme 'Unsaved'.
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18 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC; Windows XP

It's already saved. It just takes the latest viewed from the theme and use it as the only picture in a new, unsaved theme.

I just can't seem to figure out what's causing it...
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18 May 2009   #4


It might have something to do with switching to fullscreen. Aero probably turns off during fullscreen and essentially the "theme" is changed, so it starts a new unsaved theme.
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18 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01

there might be chances of some graphics issue...try upgrading the video driver to the latest 1...try turning off the aeropeak as well....
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07 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
unsaved themes

I get an unsaved theme each time i edit a theme. It does not work like the Windows How To Video shows is works. You should be able to change the theme without creating an "unsaved theme."

This is driving me crazy.
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05 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7 Enterprise RTM

I am using windows7 enterprise RTM. I am seeing the same issue after some days. Initially it works fine. Later I have installed lot of softwares and now everytime my themes updated itself and showing as unsaved theme. Deleting the theme recreates the unsaved theme.

Looks like a bug
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15 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional

I was experiencing a similar issue with a 'Fit' slideshow. I'd login, the background would Stretch then revert to Tile and create an unsaved theme.

I was convinced it was a bug until I realised I had BGInfo in my startup (even though no text appeared on the screen). Removed BGInfo and now works as expected.
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16 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7 Enterprise RTM
Resolved the issue of unsaved themes

I've set the screensaver option "On Resume show login". If your changing the themes then this setting is not changing to default. So window simply make a new unsaved theme. I've unset this option, now I am able to delete the unsaved theme.

Delete the unsaved themes. set the option again. Look like a bug in windows 7
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22 Dec 2009   #10

Windows XP

Yes it hapened to me too and is a bug!
This is not the first bug about themes...
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