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Windows 7: Black basic theme/change windows 7 basic to black?

28 Jun 2009   #1

Black basic theme/change windows 7 basic to black?


I wanted to ask if there's a way to change the colors in the basic theme to black.

I noticed that there's a thread which explains how to change the taskbar color (in basic) to black, but I want to change the taskbar color, window color et all.

Please let me know if there's a way to achieve this, or if you have come across any custom dark themes which look that way.

Have good info, will rep


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28 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

This guy has made a few nice themes for Windows 7 you might want to check out, I think they were all made for build 7100 x86 but may also work on others, I haven't tried them.

molinarosp's deviantART gallery
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28 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7, of course.

those are all aero themes, this guy is talking about basic themes
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29 Jun 2009   #4


Yeah, those are Aero based themes.

Anybody seen themes based on basic?
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30 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Have you tried that :
Taskbar - Customize Skin
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15 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64

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06 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 32bit

PC2012 Does all basic themes ... There are at least 10

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