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Windows 7: Solved - active and inactive windows too similar in Aero

25 Feb 2012   #11
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Here you go download the zip and extract it to your desktop and open the folder untell you see (screenshot) then put both 1 Glutton folder and 1 Glutton.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
Solved - active and inactive windows too similar in Aero-glutton.png

It will show up in Installed Themes as Glutton
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If the buttons are not right let me know.
Jerry




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25 Feb 2012   #12
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Jeez, I've been refreshing page one looking for this. Whoops! Let me give it a go and I'll get back to ya
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25 Feb 2012   #13
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you! That helps a ton. It is now much easier to identify which window is active.

There is a small amount if tweaking I would do to it though. I would like it to have a thin, lighter color border when clicked on such as in vista. Is it possible to do this?

Here is a pic of how it looks now, compared to the one in vista.


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25 Feb 2012   #14
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Like I said I am not an artist, here are the 2 images that need edited you can try and I will use them
Jerry
Solved - active and inactive windows too similar in Aero-taskband2_taskitembutton_normalselectedimage.pngSolved - active and inactive windows too similar in Aero-taskband2vertical__taskband2_taskitembutton_normalselectedimage.png


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25 Feb 2012   #15
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perfect, thank you very much. I will fiddle with them and get back to you.
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25 Feb 2012   #16
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure I know what I'm doing here, but can we try these?


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26 Feb 2012   #17
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also, is it possible to simply take the image files from the vista buttons and use them? It would be great if I could use that for both selected and non-selected items.
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26 Feb 2012   #18
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The mod you made for me is actually really great. Once I lightened up my color scheme a bit, it's pretty much exactly what I wanted. Thank you once again
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26 Feb 2012   #19
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Glutton View Post
Also, is it possible to simply take the image files from the vista buttons and use them? It would be great if I could use that for both selected and non-selected items.
If you have a vista aero.msstyles I could try it.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Glutton View Post
The mod you made for me is actually really great. Once I lightened up my color scheme a bit, it's pretty much exactly what I wanted. Thank you once again
Cool, You're Welcome, I played around with them and they are touchy.
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26 Feb 2012   #20
Glutton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the aero.msstyles file from vista. Thanks much


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