Window Color and Appearance - Change

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  1. Posts : 71,560
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #30

    sealcaptn said:
    Shawn,

    I did as you said. Both are "started" and "automatic".

    I also went back and double (did this multiple times previously) checked the red warrning box as you suggested and it still is taking me to step 7 instead of step 3.

    I just don't understand how it worked once (and I didn't actually change anything) to it changing its own color to an obnoxiously color and now I can't change it.

    *EDIT*

    Furthermore, after I try and change the window color and it brings up step 7 I go back and look under "themes" and it now has an "Unsaved Theme" that has the desired background with a "Basic and High Contrast" window setting....

    this isn't making any sense.

    Hmm, ok. See if selecting either a saved Aero theme to the right of that "Unsaved Theme", or select another Aero theme below it to see if that may help.

    If not, restart the computer and try again.
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Oct 2011 at 10:04. Reason: added quote
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  2. Posts : 435
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #31

    Please update the guide to show what every feature actually is.

    I think it will help a lot of people.

    Thanks, Joe.
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  3. Posts : 71,560
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #32

    Hello Joe,

    If you click on what you would like to change in the top half of the window, you will see what item it is for. :)
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  4. Posts : 1
    windows 7 home premium
       #33

    Windows aero


    i have windows 7 home premium, and my appearance randomly changed from aero, to basic.... i tried to go to the window color tab, but it brought me to the advanced window, that shows 3D model, inactive window, active window, etc. how do i get aero back?
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  5. Posts : 960
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
       #34

    Try these:

    Right Click Desktop - Personalize. Chose Windows 7

    Or Control Panel - System - Advanced System Settings - Settings - Adjust for best appearance

    If that fails. Type in the Search bar in the Start Menu or a Run Dialogue "services.msc". Open it and seach for Themes. It is alphabetically enabled. Right Click it and select Properties. Under Startup type change it to Automatic. Then click OK. Now select Themes again and chose "Start this service".
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  6. Posts : 71,560
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #35

    GsCGolden said:
    i have windows 7 home premium, and my appearance randomly changed from aero, to basic.... i tried to go to the window color tab, but it brought me to the advanced window, that shows 3D model, inactive window, active window, etc. how do i get aero back?
    Hello GsCGolden, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    In addition, double check the last 5 items listed in the red Warning box at the top of the tutorial to see if any of them may be at issue here.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
       #36

    Advanced appearance settings


    Dear Shawn,

    I have adjusted the Advanced Appearance settings to make my window headings a little larger and bolder. The changes have worked well in all my programs except Office 2010 programs! These programs continue to show the original small, unbolded heading fonts. Can you tell me how to get my Office programs to "take" the same changes that I have been able to apply to all my other applications?

    Many thanks
    Alice1
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  8. Posts : 71,560
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #37

    Hello Alice, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Unfortunately, Office 2010 uses it's own settings for that instead. I don't know if it can be changed or not, but you might consider posting this in the Microsoft Office forum to see if we may have someone here that does. :)
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #38

    Hello

    Like Koolam, steps 3-6 do not show up when I try to change the colour. What is strange is that I had Windows 7 installed some time ago and everything worked well. I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a short amount of time and then reinstalled Windows 7. I did not modify the hardware in any way.
    I have a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and a Radeon HD6470M.
    Also, I have noticed that when I reinstalled Windows 7, in the "Computer Performance Information" section, the score of the computer is now 1.0 (the "Graphics" and "Gaming Graphics" sections both score 1.0), and it used to be 5.3 before I installed Windows 8. During the time that Windows 8 was installed I never checked what the score was.
    So I do not think it is a graphics card problem, but the computer seems to tell me so.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks and Regards
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  10. Posts : 71,560
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #39

    Hello Nikdoug, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    With a WEI score that low, it sounds like you may not have installed your latest video drivers, and updated your WEI score afterwards.

    For AMD drivers: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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