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I run several Windows XP virtual machines for browser testing. I’d like to change the colour of the taskbar to make it easier to recognise which one’s which.

Thing is, the built-in colours (Control Panel > Display > Appearance > Color scheme) are a bit tiresome. Silver’s too bright, and olive too wishy-washy, for my tastes.

Is there any way I can change the colour of the taskbar to something other than these options?

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There's a few Microsoft signed ones lieing around on the internet that have been uncovered. But the majority are unsigned which means you need to crack your uxtheme. You can then download a huge array of themes from places like deviantART.

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Some of the themes on DA are really nice, and getting rid of the whole My First GUI! vibe is never a bad thing. – Phoshi Oct 18 '09 at 14:05
Ooh, yes, Royale (with its two colour schemes) will do nicely, thank you kindly. – Paul D. Waite Oct 19 '09 at 14:58

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