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Does anyone know of alternatives to the Windows Color and Appearance Dialog?

I would like to set the fonts, colors, and sizes from a .cmd file or from a registry script rather than from the dialog. There are a couple of reasons I want to do this:

  1. The dialog is NOT resizable, and if you set the fonts to 125% or 150% in the Display options for Windows globally, many of the controls in the dialog [may] fall off the lower right corner and the dialog can be, in fact, NON FUNCTIONAL!

  2. I like to set these options the same on various computers, and it's annoying, time-consuming, and error-prone to set them in a dialog box.

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They are stored in the registry here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes

Navigate to this part of the registry and export the data below this level. The themes are stored in a binary format so it isn't the most user friendly so tread very carefully and keep backups!

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Any way to apply these changes without logging off and on again? – Gauthier Mar 20 '13 at 8:13

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