Task bar color

#1
By following the Personalize prompt on the desktop, I reach "Windows color and appearance" but at that point I don't know (can't find) how to change the color of the task bar. I might add that I don't understand the meaning of most of the choices in the menu on that window. Any hints gratefully accepted.
 


#2
Tony,

> Personalization > Window Colour (@ the bottom of the window between Desktop Background & Sounds). Select the colour you want & it will apply to the Taskbar, also. Here you can, also, set the transparency level.

Cheers,
Drew

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#3
I selected "Frost", which did change the color of the "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance" window, but did not change the dark grey color of the task bar.
 


#4
Tony,

After you selected Frost, did you hit the Save button @ the bottom of the window??

Drew
 


#5
I did, indeed, Drew, but no joy. For what it's worth, the brightness and/or saturations controls do change the task bar color, but the hue control does not.
 


#6
I think you may be @ the wrong spot.

Rt Clk on Desktop screen > Personalize > Window Color (bottom of window), select, click on, desired colour, now, @ bottom right of window hit Save button

The above should (will) change the Taskbar to the same colour, as selected.

None of those parameters where I'm talking.

Drew
 


#7
Your faith in W7's functions does you honor, Drew, but it fails in my case. I have faithfully performed the exact steps you list above, with the results I described earlier, i.e., the border of the window adopts the color I specify, but the task bar color does not.

Go figure....
 


#8
So sorry. I trust some1 else will have the solution.

Drew
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#9
Hi Tony. Are you running a custom (3rd party) theme? Can you give us a little screenshot / snip of your problem?
 


#10
It's clear by now that I have plunged over my head in trying to adjust the colors of my displays. If I knew how, I would just as soon restore the whole shebang to its default values and step more gingerly in the future. I also have to figure out how to send a screenshot.
 


#11
Tony,

How to take a screen shot or how to put 1 in these messages??

Drew
 


#12
How to take a screen shot in reply to Elmer's request. I can then follow the forum's instructions on how to post it.
 


#13
Tony,

Hit, Windows key + PrtScn

A .png (of it) called ScreenShot.png will (now) be in Pictures (Libraries)

Then use the Insert Image tool to fetch it from there.

Drew
 


#14
Here are the screen shots. I hope that will help me restore the default W7 window settings. Appearance.PNG Color.PNG Peronalization.PNG
 


#15
Tony,

Let's experiment, a moment...

See that Windows7 logo screen choice, 1st one under Aero Themes? Select that. &, now, (next) see what happens when you select Frost w/ Transparency Enabled.

Also, you really should have a Screen Saver going.

That 2nd shot you show of Windows Color & Appearance... that you shouldn't have & we are not interested in it. If, you get that, means Aero is not being used & that's why you're not getting the results you seek. Anyway, try what I suggested @ the beginning of this note.

Maybe, you won't want to use that 'wallpaper' permanently but, just indulge me for a moment... can be changed anytime later.

Drew

Lemme know.
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#16
I was really after a picture of your malfunctioning toolbar :D!
 


#17
google.PNG W7 logo choice.PNG
This is the result of the steps you suggested, Drew. The Google screen shows that the title bar is dark blue/illegible -- which is why I started to fiddlefart with the display in the first place.

I use a "blank" screen saver to reduce agitation in my environment (also the reason for the calming effect of the clouds).
 


#18
It is malfunctioning only in the sense that I could not change its color. Now that I've followed Drew's suggestions it is of course of a different color than the one I had with my modifications.
 


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