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56 views

How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my windows 8 to the classic theme (a theme that look more like windows XP).
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41 views

How to set the Default Windows Theme in a WIM Image?

I've a modified Windows 8.1 Install.wim image and I would like to set a custom .theme loading when the installation DVD creates the user (The default user account in my installation is the hidden ...
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Change Chrome toolbar color

I want to change the color of the Chrome UI to black/white/grey. I've already changed the OS colors (using win8.1 x64) in the registry. Everything seems to works good so far. However Chrome doesn't ...
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122 views

How to set the color of the letters of the file-properties window, in windows 8/8.1?

What I need to change is the color of the black letters in the property window: I think that I need to add or modify a key here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors Or here: ...
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226 views

How can I get the default theme from Windows 8 in my upgraded 8.1?

I upgraded to Windows 8.1, and it comes with a theme installed that I don't like. I loved the blue background/white flower theme that came installed on Windows 8 originally, but it seems to have ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop background turns black upon closing personalization settings w/ external monitor

I'm having some trouble changing the desktop background for my external monitor on windows 8.1. For setting the background on just my laptop, I can right click the picture and hit 'set as desktop ...
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542 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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830 views

Windows 8.1 scroll bars: customisable?

What I would like: for all windows, I want to have the slider bar a different colour from the slider rail. and visible whether or not it is being hovered over. So far I have only be able to ...
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1answer
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How do I change the colour of the red close button in Windows 8?

Is there some way to modify the colour of the "Close" button in Windows 8? On several applications, an active window displays a not-so-subtle red.
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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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3answers
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Windows 8.1 default (system) lock screen customization

Recently, I've reinstalled Windows on my laptop, upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. Now, I want to change the theme (or at least, wallpaper) which is shown on the screen before any user logs ...
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1answer
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After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the themes from Windows 8 were replaced by new ones

I have searched in C:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper but it does not contain all the old Windows 8 themes. Does anyone know another way to retrieve them?
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Themes pictures windows 8 - how do I extract pictures

Themes pictures windows 8 - how do I extract pictures since I think if I let it upgrade to the 8.1 all that will be deleted I would like to save the pictures at least
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Windows 8.1 update deleted the original Windows 8 Wallpapers

After the update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 I realized that some images from the original Windows 8 Theme where deleted like the images below. From where can I download the original wallpaper again ...
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My letters are white! I can't see anything of What I'm typing, how do I change this?

I don't know what it is that I did, I was trying some new themes in my Windows so I installed this patch that was needed to do it, then I fiddled with some themes. I don't where in the process but ...
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1answer
209 views

How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 8?

When I click on a row it highlights the line with blue background (regular behaviour), but when I mouseover other rows it highlights them too. How can I disable this?
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1answer
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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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Is there any potential vulnerability in using an unsigned theme on Windows 7/8?

Assume the patching utility is trusted. I'm trying to understand whether this limitation is a matter of Microsoft controlling branding or an actual security concern. As an aside, the hoops I have to ...
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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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Windows 8 Booting But not Showing Login?

So recently, I bought a new laptop with Windows 8. I played around with it for a while and then installed a Mac Skin Pack. I rebooted the laptop and it worked fine, and I used that skin pack for about ...
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1answer
552 views

How do I get a usable colour scheme for Windows 8? (more like Windows XP)

On Windows XP (and earlier) there was a difference between dialog background and input fields: The former were a shade of gray, the latter where white. On Windows 8 there seems to be no option to ...
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How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme?

The answers I've seen are themes, which only give me the colours and not the appearance/performance of the UI; in addition, I want to keep Metro. Basically this: Instead of:
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Windows 8: Different Themes or Different Wallpaper Slideshows for Multiple Monitors

I know I can assign different wallpaper for each monitor that is connected to my computer in Windows 8(by right clicking and selecting "set for monitor 1,2,etc"), but I don't know how to assign ...
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How do I get the colors from Windows 7 “Classic Theme” in Windows 8?

I've tried to export the theme from Windows 7 and import it to Windows 8, but some colors are still different. In particular, the Active Window title bar color is too similar to the Inactive color. ...
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How to re-enable the aero lite theme in windows 8?

In windows 8 there is a theme called aero lite after upgrading to windows 8 pro these theme is not there. I would like to use that theme as it is lite in use of graphics and the result is almost same ...
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3answers
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Is there any way to add new theme for Windows 8?

Is there Any way or does anyone know how to add a new theme to Windows 8? I want to load new themes for Windows 8. Other than its default one.
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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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How to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 8 desktop?

I'd like to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 8 desktop. On Win7 disabling Aero was a hack to accomplish this goal, but this post from how-to-geek to disable Aero in Win7 & Vista no longer ...