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

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  1. Callender's Avatar
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    OldGuyFromCdn said:
    I admit I've broken my system a few times. Okay, who am I kidding, I've broken it many times. Live and learn
    Ditto on that.
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    Hi all

    I came to this thread looking for a way to change the context menu looks, but did not quite succeed. Not via any of the utilities mentioned (including the legacy display properties dialog).

    I did however find a way to do that using a third party software named "Transparent Menu":
    Moo0 Transparent Menu (Free) - Let's enjoy transparent menus!

    A comparison between the old and new context menus can be seen here:

    Is there an alternative method to achieve this without third party tools? Or perhaps with some freeware app (the aforementioned software had some caveats regarding usage at workplaces).

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    Windows 10 Pro

    This appears to be what is known to programmers as an ownerdraw menu. This is a technique that allows a program to take full control over the appearance of it's own menus. This can also be done globally with a custom DLL but it is not a simple thing. Apparently the software in question is doing this.

    I am quite certain Windows does not expose this kind of functionality directly to the user. There may be some free and unrestricted software that can do this but I am not aware of such.
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    An update: I have ultimately been able to ameliorate the context menu looks using a freeware solution. The 64-bit / regular context menu was improved with the help of "ExplorerContextMenuTweaker", and the 32-bit context menu (only available in my 32-bit third party file manager) using a 32-bit version of TortoiseSVN, which had the curious effect of transforming it to the XP style (either a bug or a feature, it was what I had been looking for).
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  5. Cesare's Avatar
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    Windows 10

    I want this type of classic color and font customization back into Windows 10.
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