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Why does Microsoft not allow unsigned themes in Windows [closed]

I'm just curious as to WHY Microsoft does not allow custom themes in their Windows operating system. The foundation had existed since the days of XP, they have just disabled this feature since they ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 7 Themes on Windows 8.1?

Just out of curiosity, I would like to try getting the Windows 7 Aero theme source files and putting them on Windows 8.1 to see if it would work. Does anyone know if it would be possible to do such a ...
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Windows 8/2012 Change Menu and other colors

Is there a way to change the background color of menus in Windows 8 or the highlight color when you roll over a menu? I looked and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Do I need to install something ...
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How to let software not override the currently defined windows-theme?

Here I read the topic on how to force Google Chrome using the defined windows-theme for its interface instead of imposing the own Google-Chrome-interface. URL: How to disable Chrome themes/skins and ...
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How to change or customize Windows 7 control (minimize, restore, and close) buttons

I use Windows 7 Home Basic, and have noticed that the window control buttons (minimize, restore, and close buttons) change when I switch from Windows 7 Aero theme to Windows 7 Basic theme. Thus I ...
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How can I have different backgrounds on different computers?

So I have two Windows 8 VMs. I want to set one's theme to blue/black colors and the others to red colors. The reason I want these different is that I will be using the VMs simultaneously. One is 32 ...
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Any way to make the Windows 7/8 taskbar even smaller?

I want to make it smaller than the default small setting, like 10 px in height or however small I want.. Any way to do this? Thanks.
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Where are the userspecific windows themes saved?

I have a user account named "Paedow". On this account I saved a Windows Theme with wallpaper and sounds and so on... Now I logged on as "Administrator". I have full access to every file on the ...
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How to change toolbar skin in Media Player Classic - Home Cinema?

I am following this link to change toolbar skin of Media Player Classic - Home Cinema but it is not using the new skin. I'm using Windows 8 Pro N and Media Feature Pack is installed. More ...
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Windows 8 Color Settings (Window Title)

In Windows 7, the window title's color (by default black, to see the title in the title bar fire up Windows Media Player for example) is stored in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors] ...
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Using Custom Themes in windows

I downloaded UxStyle to patch my system files to get custom themes working. Now I realized that I like the classy look of Windows 7 the best and want to go back to that. That is simple enough. But the ...
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Is there any way to make Google Chrome use current Windows theme, not its own?

I was setting up my girlfriend's laptop for her and I thought I would use a cool Windows 7 theme I found on DeviantArt. I got a nice clean looking transparent theme. The problems is: Google Chrome ...
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What does the “Themes” service do in Windows 8?

I stopped the "Themes" service in Windows 8, but didn't notice anything. What does it do?
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Dark background in LibreOffice under Windows

I hate to write on with background, so i usally write my papers in a simple text editor, because I can have a dark background, but it's still annoying not to be able to use LibreOffice advanced ...
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Where does Windows store Bing Dynamic Theme's wallpapers?

I'm wondering where does Windows store Bing Dynamic Theme's wallpapers? Or for that matter any other rss themes?
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Do any Windows IM clients support Adium styles?

I know I can't actually get Adium on Windows. Are there any Windows IM clients that at least support Adium styles, specifically Contact List Styles and Message Styles? Pidgin is heart-breakingly ...
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Where are the Chrome theme files saved?

I want to change my Chrome theme from time to time. But whenever I download a theme in Chrome, it installs it and the downloaded file is missing from the destination. I want to maintain a collection ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 taskbar in Windows XP?

I have been using a theme on Windows XP to make it look like Win 7 but it has some drawbacks like Blue screen dump and shutting down the system. I want my taskbar and My Computer drive to be just ...
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Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
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2answers
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Is there any way to get a Windows PC to look like Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows to look like Mac I am running Windows 7 and I want to make my desktop look something like this: What software can I use to achieve these effects: Have a ...
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1answer
92 views

How to use custom visual styles in Windows XP?

How can I use custom (non-official) visual styles in Windows XP?
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Microsoft Office 2010 program pixelated on Windows 7

This is strange. We've updated the graphics driver but yet it didn't fix the pixelated icons and program window of all Office 2010 applications. Everything looks pixelated as if it's on Windows 3.0. ...
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Windows Vista theme/aero functions stopped working after installing Microsoft updates on 9/14/2010. How do I fix it?

I am using Windows Vista Business. I installed the Microsoft "critical updates" via the Windows Update tool on September 14, 2010. After rebooting, the theme seems to have changed to the "Windows ...
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How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound

I prefer the sound scheme of Windows 7 HP to be set to "No Sounds" ALL the time. The problem is, when I switch themes, the themes switch sound schemes also. I know I can go in and disable/change to ...
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Themes for windows 7 32 bit

I want to make my own themes, like the ones found on creativex.net. Is there a program out there that can help me with this ?
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Installing gtk+ themes on Windows

How do I download a gtk+ theme and install it on a computer running Windows? I know that I can select a few of the themes from the theme selector, but not sure how I install one.
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What is a good website for finding Windows 7 themes? [closed]

If I search for Windows 7 Themes with either Google or Bing, I seem to get a lot of spammy websites as results. Of course there's the personalization gallery at Microsoft's website, but I'm hoping to ...
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Science-fi style sound themes

Where can I get those Science-fi movie style sound themes for my Windows xp Teet-teet-teet-.tit…tit Like that…
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1answer
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Chrome 3.0.195.24 Wiped Extensions, Themes, and Properties on BSOD

I'm using Google Chrome 3.0 on dev channel (I think, even though mine didn't update to 4.0), and I noticed a few days ago that Chrome updated from 3.0.195.21 to 3.0.195.24. For some reason, the ...
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Visual Styles for Windows 7 & Vista?

We have softwares like StylesXP and Windowblinds and more freewares that changes visual styles of windows operating system. Stylesxp is unique and it does visual style modification. Note visual styles ...