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I know I can change the taskbar color by going to Properties -> Advanced, and changing the color for "3D objects". Unfortunately, when I do that, a bunch of menus also change color, and I don't want that. Is there a way to change only the taskbar?

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What do you mean by "task bar color"? Which part of the Task bar? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 3 '11 at 20:15
The entire background of the taskbar. The thing that is grey in classic Windows and blue/green in XP. – Cass Aug 3 '11 at 20:29
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Because it is a 3D item, the only way to change it without skinning your system using something like WindowBlinds or the like is to change the color of all 3D elements in the system.

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