Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font

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  1. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1903 64-bit
       #11

    If you want to change size make sure you have backup or else note what you did so that you can undo the steps.

    Here's my desktop and context menu:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-context-menu.jpg

    Here it is if i make it bigger:


    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-context-menu-2.jpg

    See thread here:

    Classic Advanced Windows Color and Appearance Dialog Box

    That applet works for me but I use a non aero basic theme. It probably won't work if using other themes.

    In any case I've also used Winaero Tweaker and these but you should backup Metrics.


    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-metrics.jpg

    I've also used sysfontbold.exe
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1903 64-bit
       #12

    As for the one you were using:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-font.jpg

    Double click the item highlighted in the red box to get a font size menu to select.
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  3. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 377
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1909
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Callender said:
    If you want to change size make sure you have backup or else note what you did so that you can undo the steps.

    Here's my desktop and context menu:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-context-menu.jpg

    Here it is if i make it bigger:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-context-menu-2.jpg

    See thread here:

    Classic Advanced Windows Color and Appearance Dialog Box

    That applet works for me but I use a non aero basic theme. It probably won't work if using other themes.

    In any case I've also used Winaero Tweaker and these but you should backup Metrics.

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-metrics.jpg

    I've also used sysfontbold.exe
    THIS IS AMAZING. I've been looking for that applet (desk.cpl) for over 2 years. I don't know if it will save themes, but it's identical to the one I had in Windows XP. This was my post from over 2 years ago
    How find all the desktop appearance items like Windows XP

    I just downloaded it & it does load, so I'll see if I can make the changes that I want. You've made some amazing finds! Thank you again!
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  4. Clasurol's Avatar
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 LTSB 2016
       #14

    Callender said:
    If you want to change size make sure you have backup or else note what you did so that you can undo the steps.

    Here's my desktop and context menu:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-context-menu.jpg

    Here it is if i make it bigger:


    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-context-menu-2.jpg

    See thread here:

    Classic Advanced Windows Color and Appearance Dialog Box

    That applet works for me but I use a non aero basic theme. It probably won't work if using other themes.

    In any case I've also used Winaero Tweaker and these but you should backup Metrics.


    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-metrics.jpg

    I've also used sysfontbold.exe
    This is actually quite nice to see, thank you. So you can edit Fonts still with it (I use Classic theme exclusively). IDK why Microsoft keep removing useful stuff and burying it in the registry - they did the same with MIDI driver selection, which can only be toggled via the registry now.
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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1903 64-bit
       #15

    @Clasurol

    You can change font size with it but note current settings or you might end up with a hard to undo mess.
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  6. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 2,548
    Windows 10 Home 1903 64-bit
       #16

    phrab said:
    THIS IS AMAZING. I've been looking for that applet (desk.cpl) for over 2 years. I don't know if it will save themes, but it's identical to the one I had in Windows XP. This was my post from over 2 years ago
    How find all the desktop appearance items like Windows XP

    I just downloaded it & it does load, so I'll see if I can make the changes that I want. You've made some amazing finds! Thank you again!
    @phrab

    Hey, I just lost that file. I used an uninstall utility to remove a program and it wiped my downloads folder. If you still have it would you mind uploading it?

    Many thanks.
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  7. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 377
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1909
    Thread Starter
       #17

    callender said:
    @phrab

    hey, i just lost that file. I used an uninstall utility to remove a program and it wiped my downloads folder. If you still have it would you mind uploading it?

    Many thanks.
    sure!
    I think I did this right. I had to change my profile to "Enhanced Attachment Uploading" to OFF. Then click the paperclip to upload a zip file. Do I change my profile back? I'm not sure what the above option does.
    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font Attached Files
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  8. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 2,548
    Windows 10 Home 1903 64-bit
       #18

    You did it right. Thanks a lot. I could not recover that file by any means and my last system image backup did not include it.

    RE: "Enhanced Attachment Uploading"

    I leave that off. As far as I remember it shouldn't affect .zip uploads but I'm not sure.
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  9. Clasurol's Avatar
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 LTSB 2016
       #19

    I originally edited that CPL applet because the OP of the thread wanted the W7 Appearance dialog back. The original applet I reshacked had more options, so if anyone wants, here it is, with some modifications to make it W10 friendly:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-111.png

    DeskA.zip

    You can select a screensaver and wallpaper from this one as well.

    Note: This applet is donkey years old, so though is allows changing the wallpaper, it only supports it if the image is in bitmap format. Better than nothing, I guess.
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  10. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 377
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1909
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Clasurol said:
    I originally edited that CPL applet because the OP of the thread wanted the W7 Appearance dialog back. The original applet I reshacked had more options, so if anyone wants, here it is, with some modifications to make it W10 friendly:

    Changing the Color of the Context Menu & it's Font-111.png

    DeskA.zip

    You can select a screensaver and wallpaper from this one as well.

    Note: This applet is donkey years old, so though is allows changing the wallpaper, it only supports it if the image is in bitmap format. Better than nothing, I guess.
    Thank you for this. I wonder if my Desk.cpl from WinXP will work in Win10. When you say you "reshacked" it, what did you do? And what modifications did you make?

    Thanks again!
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