How To Change Taskbar / Window Color

Mar 20, 2014

I get this when trying to change the taskbar/window color in the personalize thing. turning on the Themes service does not work. using msconfig does not work.

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Change Window Borders And Taskbar Showing In Blank

Nov 11, 2013

I was trying to change the color of the taskbar and this is what I found.

I dont know how to take back the normal window that it supposed to be shown.

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Window Background Color (NOT Desktop)

Feb 8, 2013

Windows 8. I can't find anything except how to change colors via the 'personalization' screen for desktop background etc. You used to be able to change the color of the actual program window background's color but I can't figure it out. Is this not possible anymore?

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Enable Confirm Window On Deletion - Stop Start Menu From Switching To Menu View And Change Taskbar Transparency

Mar 30, 2014

I've recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. First question is how do i enable a confirm window to pop up when deleting something? I don't like how i can just hit delete and it moves it (Only to the recycle bin, but i'd rather it didn't).

Secondly how do i stop the start menu from switching to that Windows 8 menu view? I did originally change it so that when you click the start menu (Bottom left in) it would actually bring up the start menu, but it seems to have reverted. On top of this how do i change it so that pressing the Windows button brings up the start menu rather than the Windows 8 menu view thing?

Thirdly how do i enable file details when in Windows Explorer. So in Windows 7 when you select a file it would give the size, name, author, date last edited etc in the details pane. How do i get that now?

Finally, how do i change my task bars transparency?

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Change The Color Of ProgressBar?

Feb 18, 2013

I would like to know how I can change the color of ProgressBar? I tested the same as windows 7 and patching .dll but it will not work.

I have seen "themes" where the ProgressBar is blue on Deviant Art

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Change Color And Add Favourite Program?

Nov 11, 2012

1-the color of task bar and the borders of the windows is red , how can i change it to default of win 8 or other colors?

2-when we go to the search in the charms bar we see the picture below

is there a way to add our favourite programs(.exe files) to this part?

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How To Change Background And Scroll Bar Color With Win 8.1

Oct 19, 2013

Is it possible to change the background color as well as the scrollbar color with win 8.1? I went to personalize to change the border color, Also can the taskbar color be changed?

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How To Change Main Start Color In Windows 8

Feb 10, 2013

In Windows 8, How to change main start color? Click the Image below and see at full enlarge picture:


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Accounts :: Change Color Of User Selection Screen

Sep 15, 2014

There is a screen - I don't know its proper name - it's the screen where you go to choose a user account to log in. This is the same screen you see when you want to 'switch user.'

How do I change the background color of this screen?

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How To Change Color / Font / Size Of Metro Category Titles

Aug 13, 2014

Right now the color (white) blends in way too much with everything else on the page, so that it is very difficult to even see the category titles.

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Apps / Software :: How To Change Text Highlight Color In Word 2010 Using Dark Theme

Dec 19, 2013

When I highlight text in Word 2010, the background of the highlight becomes white and the text itself becomes dark blue. Is there a way to change it in Regedit (or elsewhere)?

I tried fiddling with colors here, but no luck:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Colors
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop Colors

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Taskbar All Screens With Open Window

Feb 8, 2013

I have two screens and my current settings are: I got my taskbar on both screens with the opened windows in it's own taskbar.

This is good, but I just miss one thing: I can't attach a program/shortcut to the taskbar that is not my main screen/taskbar.

So I have to go to my main screen to open a program from my taskbar.

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Window Icon On Taskbar Not Working

Aug 4, 2014

I'm running Windows 8 and for the last day or so, the windows icon, bottom left of the taskbar, is not working - it is there, but white - I'm sure it was yellow or so before, and it doesn't work. My windows key is working fine, but I've gotten used to the icon - especially if getting out of, say, a game and wanting to go back to the main screen. Also the right hand top hot key is also not working. What do I have to do to get these back again? I've tried cleaning the registry etc, - would it do a system restore?

Later......Actually it seems to have sorted itself....after trying lots of things, I was doing an update, and got a message that there was a problem, and it was shutting down and rebooting. Anyhow it seems to be working again. Now I know - if it happens again, I'll switch off and reboot!

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Window Borders And Taskbar Menus Are Black

Jan 7, 2014

The borders of any current window that is open turns black. May it be a web browser, application, or explorer. The background of the taskbar menu is black as well. When i click on the menu bar or any application (web browser, software app) it flickers. When I open the task manager the whole window flickers. When I right-click on something the menu flickers too.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Taskbar Skype Window Grouping?

Jun 27, 2013

ok basically, if you look at the pic im providing, you can see how skype is grouping multiple windows in the taskbar consistantly and its the only program thats having this issue

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Browsers/Mail :: Mozilla Firefox 20 - New Window Appears In Taskbar

May 8, 2013

I am using Firefox 20 and lately when I open a new window it will switch back to the previous window in about a second or so. The new window appears in the task bar and when clicked will stay selected. Seems odd to me.

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Change Menu Background Color In Win 8.1? NOT Start Menu

Jun 22, 2014

I actually have no problem with the Win 8.1 Start menu, but the colors of the regular desktop environment are killing me. Namely, the weird, off-off white of the menus. The High-Contrast White option under Personalization gives me the right color for the menu backgrounds but everything else about the theme screams windows 3.1, so I'd rather not resort to using that.

Is there maybe a registry tweak that I can use to change this one little color? I've tried a few things but nothing so far has worked.

See attached pic to see what I'm talking about.

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How To Change Icon Size On Taskbar

Sep 15, 2014

I have a 17" 1920x1080 monitor, and everything was too small, so I've change the display size to 125%, by default it was on 100% , and now some icons on the taskbar are blurry.

I don't want to change the display size to 100%, I just wanna make the icon sizes smaller. Is there any solution?

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How To Change Order Of Taskbar Windows

Jan 1, 2013

In other verisons of windows the tiles on the taskbar would be in order from time. If i opened Google Chrome, and then Adobe, and then another Google Chrome instance it would look that way. Now however it "groups" the two Google Chrome ones near other, and the Adobe one on the left. Anyway to change that?

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Change Windows 8.1 Desktop Taskbar Behavior

Jun 10, 2014

I have my installation of Windows 8.1 desktop taskbar set to never combine, use small icons and locked. With XP I could pin a program to the taskbar, click it once and the program would open. Click the program icon a second time and a new instance of the program would open. With Win 8.1 if you click the icon the second time the window simply minimizes. How can I restore the old XP behavior. I realize that I can right-click on the icon after one instance is open and open another instance of the program. However, that is an additional step that is a pain in the butt.

I should add that I use the latest version of Classic Shell and have look through the settings and don't see any that can change this behavior.

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How To Change Desktop Taskbar Time To Datetime

Sep 8, 2013

(At least the Recycle Bin can be removed without a registry edit hack. These have always been my top 2 peeves of Windows.)

From the desktop view I simply want to look down and to the right to see the "Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 2:17PM" I see now ... but have to move my mouse over there and hover over it first. Why would I want to have to do that?

It wasn't possible in XP (that I know of) not without having to expand your taskbar to twice the width. (And let's face it, there is nothing quite as intimidating as a big huge fat thick taskbar.)

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Win 8.1 / WMP - Different Color On Same Video In Different Players

Jul 28, 2014

I installed Windows 8.1 , there has been this very strange problem with Windows Media Player where it displays every video which is highly saturated or we can say that it appears very odd. Whereas in the case of VLC, it displays the video appropriately. I have attached the screenshots below. I checked every setting of the Windows Media Player and it is at it's default setting.

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Disable Red Color Space On Drive

Feb 5, 2013

As you see my drive when have a little space , becomes red, how can i disable it?

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Screen Saver Background Color

Jan 5, 2013

When using a screensaver that is suppose to have a transparent background (be able to see what is on the desktop) it defaults to the background color chosen for the start screen theme.

An easy example is the bubbles screensaver that comes preloaded, the weird thing is when selected and you preview it, it previews with a transparent background you are able to see what is on your desktop, but when you let it run its time and it pops up on its own it replaces the background with the color theme you chose for your start screen.

How to change it to remain transparent? I've tried changing the background color of the start screen to transparent with Decor8 but the screensaver background still is not transparent.

Attached are the images of how it should look and how it actually looks.

Attached Thumbnails

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In IE And Some Other Apps Font Color White

Dec 25, 2012

In some of the apps the font is white. sometimes the background is white as well so I can not see anything. other times it is black and I can see it. Where this setting is?

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Win 8 Desktop Going To Blank Theme Color - Shortcuts Moved

Mar 27, 2014

I've been having an ongoing issue with Windows 8.1 since I upgraded a few months back.

It's hard to explain but I'll try. Occasionally, say maybe every 20 minutes (have not timed it to see if it's consistent or not), I am working on the desktop and the whole screen will go purple (that's the theme color I chose) for a couple seconds, then when it comes back, my desktop shortcuts are moved to the middle of the screen. It's a bit infuriating as I use my shortcuts (folders, files, programs) quite a bit and would like them to stay where they are.

Windows 8 64 bit
Desktop computer - Dell
Intel Core i5 - 2.7 GHz

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Color Calibration - Slight Green Tint To Yellow

Aug 11, 2014

My Yoga 2 13 has a slight green tint to yellow. So I tried to do a color calibration. I decreased the amount of green with the slider. But, when I checked the yellow color, it looked the same. So, I went back to the color calibration and the slider was back at full scale. I tried several times and always get the same result. The slider always gets set back to full scale.

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Windows 8 / Screen Turns Into Solid Color And Unresponsive

Nov 12, 2013

i am running windows 8 on my Toshiba Satellite L 300 , it was running smoothly and all its features are good too. but suddenly the screen turns out a solid color based on the color which was on desktop ( for example if i am having a yellowish theme, the solid color will be yellow ) .. i have seen a lot white and light yellow color the most when the screen change . after the color change the total system will be unresponsive, the only way i find is to press the power button for 2 seconds, ( ya full power off ) ... again if i start the system, may be it will work perfectly for a long time but suddenly again it happened..

the problem start before two weeks, i thought it may be due to some software error and i done a full system reboot and i don't have any program installed except windows 8, but still it exists. .. now i am sure that problem is somewhere in windows OS or my hardware ... i am unable to find whats going on ..

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Apps / Software :: How To Set Default Background Color For Future Word Docs

Jan 1, 2013

(Word 2010) I found at least half a dozen methods on the Microsoft Forums for changing Word's "Normal Template" and making the changes permanent. It works for the font and margins, but not for the background color. In fact, when I open a new document and go to "Page Layout > Page Color" it shows that the color I want is already selected, and yet the background of the document is still white!

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How To Set Calculator On The Top Of Window

Jun 29, 2014

When I bring up the calculator can I set it to stay on top of all the other open windows even if the focus is not on it? So I can see my result. I have Win 8.1

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Convert Metro To Window?

Dec 5, 2012

Is there a way to convert a Metro App, to its counterpart in a Desktop App?

For instance, I open the Metro version of Chrome or IE. I open a half dozen sites. Now I want to view them in a Window so I can drag/drop in to say Outlook for an email.


I open Netflix in Metro, and want to make it a window so I can do some work while I watch.

Is there a method to convert between Metro and Desktop?

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