Join Date : Oct 2014
Posts : 1,539
W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
Anyway to get windows 10 to look like this?
Anyway to get windows 10 to look like this? The background color is gray in file window, taskbar, applications, etc (except for the wallpaper that is partially shown.) I can't seem to get the colors exactly like windows 7 but got close to it.
One Drive doesn't save desktop/windows settings from windows 7.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell All in one Inspiron 2020 OS W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit CPU Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G1620T @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz Motherboard Dell Memory 4 GB Graphics Card Intel HD Sound Card High Definition Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays Unknown Screen Resolution W7=1280 x 720, Linux Mint Xfce=1360 x 768
Keyboard USB Mouse USB Hard Drives 500 GB Internet Speed Economy Browser Main Browser Firefox Antivirus MSE Other Info I have done a clean install of Windows 7 using Dell re-installation disk (Dell sent me one). I also use Free Macrium reflect backup and restore.
It sounds as though you're pretty close to what you want though, so the links might not shed any new light on this.
The one thing I noticed is there isn't any basic themes in Win10 - Windows themes or High Contrast (couldn't get a good color scheme when I tried - but these do offer some component color choices (title, text, foreground ....)
You might have already set
This PC -> properties -> advanced system settings -> Performance [settings] -> Visual effects tab -> Adjust for best performance
from the image, it looks as though you want a fairly flat presentation.
I can't locate any Basic themes on the MS site (if you look from a Win7 machine, you might find one though)
You might also try copying a Windows7 theme that you're saved over to Win10.
Computer Type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number MacBook Pro OS 10 Pro Preview x64 CPU core 2 duo Motherboard Apple motherboard Memory 3gb Graphics Card ATI Radeon X1600 Screen Resolution 1440 x 800
It looks like this (you can change the colour of course)... I quite like the look of it.
Thanks Adam, I'll try the Aero Lite theme at some point. It might get groze a little closer to what they want.
Looking at the image you posted, it appears as though the window borders are thicker - that by itself is a plus.
I prefer a 'flat' theme - usually a solid black background with no bells and whistles (no sounds, no screen saver, no background slide show, no animation, no slides, no fades, no shadows) I do like the aero peek and smooth options (text and scroll).
Join Date : Nov 2013
Posts : 1,394
Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
I completely agree that text on the right column should be an ease setting to switch to
But Microsoft is still stuck in a touch screen world with that world not Appling to the left column
There running at 50% reality on listings and 0% on default search to an odd Bing search :/
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number HP xw8200 Workstation OS Windows 8 Pro x64 CPU Two Xeon 3.68 GHz Processors Motherboard Proprietary Memory 7 GB DDR2 400 MHz Graphics Card nVidia GeForce 9400GT PCI Sound Card SoundMax Integrated Monitor(s) Displays Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen Screen Resolution 1600x1200
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I guess I'm just a Classic Fan (fanatic). I've had every desktop set up the same way since........wait for it....... Windows 98.
So one of the first things I had to add to Win-10 was the "Classic Shell", quickly followed by "Grant Admin Full Control", because the "Access Denied" thing in Windows 10 just drives me Crazy!
With that all done, I start building my Desktop like I have for the past 17 years. Now, if a person, visiting my house, didn't know it was actually Windows 10, they would probably think they were looking at my Windows XP screen.
I'm still fighting with some of the idiosyncrasies of Windows 10, but I'm down to the point where it's usable.
Now if I can just get it to boot to my desktop, with no password, like I have Win-8.1 set up, I'll be one step closer to perfection.*
* Being Forced to use a password to Log In to my own computer, in my own house, where I'm the only one here, is a real pain in the arse. That's a HUGE negative!
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Made 2015 OS Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32 CPU AMD FX, 8320, Unlocked, Black Edition Motherboard Gigabyte 970A-DS3P Memory 4gb DDR3 Graphics Card NVIDIA, GForce 210 Sound Card Onboard Sound Chip Monitor(s) Displays 21" HP LCD Screen Resolution 1600 x 900 (Recommended)
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2x 1TB SATA III, Seagate
500GB Samsung, Internal
1TB Toshiba USB 3.0 External (data backup)
128 GB, USB 3.0 Flash Drive (for data backup) Internet Speed 5 Meg/1Meg Browser Firefox Antivirus Windows Defender Other Info Added USB 3.0 four port PCIe card
Added 6 port card reader
LG CD/DVD Burner
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Badrobot Junk Systems, Inc. OS Win 10 Pro x64 CPU Intel i7-4790K Motherboard ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16GB (2x8GB) 2400Mhz Graphics Card ASUS ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 Sound Card Purity Sound 2 (On-board) Monitor(s) Displays 3 Monitors: 2x24" Sony 3D LED Display / 1x24" Acer IPS LED Screen Resolution 3@1920x1080
Keyboard Logitech G105 Gaming Mouse Logitech Hyperion Fury G402 PSU EVGA G1 750 Watts 80 Plus Gold Certified Full Modular Case Deepcool Genome (Game Storm) Cooling Deepcool Classic Captain Liquid Pump, 360 Radiator w/ Double Helix Reservoir Hard Drives Boot Drive: 256GB Samsung M.2 PCIe SSD (2100MBps-R, 1200MBps-W)
Data & Test Drives: 240GB Samsung 840 SSD, 2x120GB Samsung Evo SSD, Internet Speed 60MBps Browser Google Chrome Antivirus Windows Defender Other Info -Cisco DPC3825 Docsis 3.0 Wireless Gateway
-ASUS RT-N65-U Dual Band Gigabit Router
-Linksys N900 Dual Band Gigabit Router (Access Point)
-4xTP-Link Gigabit Powerline adapters (1 w/ wireless)
-Qnap TS-220 NAS
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