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How to make the window buttons rectangular in Classic theme in Windows 7?

This is how the buttons look after installing a third-party color schemes to Windows registry: This is Windows Classic theme engine with Themes service and DWM turned off. How it is possible to ...
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Windows theme messed up fonts - how to fix

Just installed Abstract dark theme on Windows 7. Now many applications have messed up fonts (greasy, not sharp) and changing back to old one does not help. I don't know where too look, restarting pc, ...
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Office 2013 with Windows 7 theme

I have just installed Office 2013, and I noticed that it does not use the operating system’s chrome/theme, in this case Windows 7. Before I uninstall and go back to Office 2010, can a setting be ...
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High Contrast Windows 7 won't turn off

At school, I accidentally turned on high contrast and am unable to turn it off. Control panel is disabled, personalize in context menu is disabled, batch files won't work...
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How to change the theme of only one Office program

I can change the theme of an Office program (say Word) by the instructions here, and it works perfectly. However, if I then open another Office program (maybe Excel), the theme has changed in that ...
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Windows 7 - Moving windows around

I am using windows 7. I am not sure why but from some reason when I drag windows around I no longer see them moving in action. Instead I see an outline of the window moving around. It is once I let go ...
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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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How to create a Stardict-3 skin

I want to change the default theme/skin in Stardict-3 because it looks like it's running in Basic mode with the square brackets and all. I'm not particularly a fan of the default gtk look. The ...
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208 views

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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482 views

What does compatibility option “Disable visual themes” do?

"Disable desktop composition" flag disables Aero (transparent glass border) effect for the duration of the application's run, which seems like all there is to "visual themes", but toggling the ...
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125 views

Lync under high contrast theme sending black text with black background

I use Lync at work a lot. I recently switched to a high contrast theme when my eyes started hurting from looking at a white screen all day. For some reason when I now type in Lync I send black text ...
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Change theme of windows 7 taskbar?

I really want a cool desktop look. I checked out rainmeter and thought it was perfect but i dont want to use it cause it might slow down my pc and my pc isnt that high-end. I saw a screenshot of ...
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102 views

'Unsaved Theme' is not appearing when I make a change to a theme in Windows 7

According to personal experience and Microsoft documentation, when an aspect of a theme (wallpaper, border colour, etc) is changed in the 'Personalization' screen of Windows 7, a theme called Unsaved ...
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108 views

What ever happened to BBLean (Black Box Windows Shell?)

So I just found out about people created alternative Window shells. I found this out by finding out about Black Box or bblean. My question is, whatever happened to these nifty shells? This beats ...
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326 views

In windows 7 some programs will not “Disable visual themes” Registry setting?

While using the aero desktop, I wanted to remove the theme skin stuff for one program. The item in the compatability tab for that program would not switch, also very hard to tell at first , the item ...
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113 views

How do you turn off Aero Glass on an underpriveleged account?

The computers at my university all have the Aero Glass theme enabled which makes many things unresponsive. The student accounts here have reduced privileges (no control panel, no accessibility ...
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101 views

How do I prevent font smoothing from turning on when changing theme?

When I change my Windows 7 environment theme via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization, it turns on font smoothing, even if the themes I'm switching between were saved with font ...
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1answer
2k views

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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Right Column of Windows 7 Start Menu is transparent across all themes?

I've had this problem for awhile now, and I don't know how I did it. Take a look at this picture: As you can see, the right column is transparent, and it shows as this across all my regular and ...
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1answer
970 views

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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1k views

Use Windows 7 classic theme but keep features like peek?

Is there a way to enable aero peek on the Windows 7 classic theme?
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1answer
58 views

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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1answer
765 views

Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings

I just noticed something very strange. I created an Excel workbook in Excel 2010 (Windows 7) and manually formatted alternate rows with slightly different colors. When my colleague opened the ...
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How to install downloaded Windows 7 theme

I've just download an official Windows 7 theme here But I cannot install it after download - double clicking will say unknown file type !? Please help!
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2answers
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Dark Windows Themes

I spend all day staring at computer screens. I have changed my Visual Studio theme to a dark theme, and find it much easier on the eyes. I'd like to change the rest of windows. Unfortunately, the ...
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444 views

How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable hot tracking in tree- and listview controls in Windows 7? I guess this is related to the Aero theme, but I don't want to switch to Classic. I would like to have Aero without ...
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201 views

Aero Effect disables automatically

Some months ago I have my windows 7 aero effect enabled, and there is no problem. But now I have problems when using aero effect (I mean aero theme). First when using aero theme, minimizing windows ...
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507 views

Where to find original windows vista cursors

I reformatted my HDD and installed Windows 7 Ultimate. But i noticed the Windows Animated cursor theme from Windows Vista is gone. Any way to get it back, or an external download source? I do have ...
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71 views

Windows 7: How to make active window much visible at taskbar?

Win 7 is fancy but XP was much better at accessibility... I can't recognize easily which window is active at taskbar, active item has an extra "glow". Is there any way to improve that?
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1answer
756 views

How to get Windows 8 Release Preview Aero lite Theme in Windows7?

So, I find myself liking the default wpf theme for the aerolite visual style in Windows 8 RP After a little digging, I found a few files called PresentationFramework.Aero2.ni.dll. I was ...
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1answer
236 views

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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Cannot install Windows 8 Transformation Pack on Windows 7

I am trying to install Windows 8 Transformation Pack v4.0 on my Sony Vaio laptop with the following options: When I run (as administrator) the setup file, it starts to install but gives the ...
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100 views

Turn off TaskBar Thumbnails on Windows 7 - Classic Theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable windows 7 taskbar thumbnails preview? Aero peek is turned permanently on.How to turn it off? Is there a way to get rid of the annoying thumbnail ...
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Asus laptop not retaining Aero theme when unplugged

The problem i'm having occurs when i unplug my laptop, it disregards several elements of my theme. The taskbar gains "auto-hide". My desktop background is turned white. The transparency on my ...
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757 views

enabling “classic” look in Windows 7 - or at least reducing window edge widths

After looking here, I'm still at a loss. Is it possible to enable a "Classic" view a la Windows XP's theme that would make the environment look more like Windows 2000? If not, is there a way to ...
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1answer
252 views

Windows 8 theme?

Where can i get the Windows 8 themes? I've googling for this but, not yet get it. If i've anything means, then, it's not downloading for me. For examples - Windows 8 theme Windows 8 theme for ...
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1answer
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Location of wallpapers used in various Windows 7 themes

Where can I find the various pictures of each theme in Windows 7? I know where all the regional themes are, but I do not know where the Architectural, Character, and Landscape theme pictures are. I ...
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2answers
803 views

Windows 7 themes corrupted

I have difficulties changing Windows themes. Whichever theme I try to use, it's just appear black. (It appears blank even in Personalize Desktop settings.) Aero does work, but I can't set background ...
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2answers
783 views

Can I put the Windows XP Luna Theme on Windows 7?

Can I put the Windows XP Luna Theme on Windows 7? Will it work? Will it cause damage?
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1answer
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How to change a theme in Windows 7 with a PowerShell script?

I would like to have a script that would change the current theme of Windows 7. I found the registry entry where this stored, but I apparently need to take some further action to get Windows to load ...
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2answers
147 views

I can't use a custom theme on a network account

I'm an administrator for the computer I use, but I'm using a network account. I can set custom themes (non-Microsoft, I mean) on my local account but not on the network account. It's the same machine, ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 HDTV oriented theme?

I have a dedicated media computer that is hooked up to a 46" LED TV. The problem is when I'm trying to use the computer from the couch, the 1920x1080 resolution makes everything tiny. I'm trying to ...
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windows 7 themes - dual\multiple monitors\screens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best multiple monitors app for Windows 7? Call me crazy, but I like the Microsoft Themes in Windows 7. However, the background image only seems to duplicate ...
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1answer
435 views

How to patch themes files to get custom themes working?

I'm on Windows 7 build 7601 x64, and I've tried everything to patch my uxtheme.dll, themeservice.dll, themeui.dll with different patchers – like Universal Theme Patcher – but nothing helps. I am ...
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Change Color of Chrome Address Bar

I want to switch from firefox to chrome, but after having a black theme for so long it's hard to adjust. Here's what I mean Is it possible to change the color from white to black? If yes, how?
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How to Create Windows 7 Theme dynamically according to the native computer screen resolution

If you ever pay attention to the default Windows 7 Theme build in, those themes will have a perfect image screen resolution no matter what size of the screen your device is on. It looks perfect on the ...
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1answer
391 views

Is it possible to create and publish my own RSS-fed dynamic Windows 7 theme?

A client has asked if I could develop a dynamic theme for Windows 7 for them. I see from the Windows 7 themes gallery that this sort of thing is possible, but I cannot see any documentation about ...
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395 views

How to change windows 7 theme using external sources

I have installed a custom theme on my machine. Now I messed it up and cannot see anything when I launch any explorer window: The mouse icon keeps on spinning when I launch any explorer window. And ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 Basic Theme “frame lag” of some kind

I have been having a problem with my computer(laptop) when using the Windows 7 Ultimate Basic Theme. The problem I'm having is that, whenever this theme is active, and I move one window over another, ...
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284 views

How to access hidden themes in Windows 7?

How do you access the hidden international themes in Windows 7? for say Switzerland or Great Britain?