1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10 (9926)
       18 Oct 2014 #1

    Independent taskbar and window border colours?


    One of the things I find most annoying about Windows 7, being a long-time XP user, is the lack of independent colour settings for the various GUI elements, for example, the taskbar, active window title bar and active window border colours are not separately settable. I see no reason whatsoever why this has to be so - XP offered far, far more flexibility in this respect.

    As far as I can see, we still have the same situation with Windows 10. It appears to be impossible to have the taskbar a different colour to the active window title bar and border. It is even impossible to get the taskbar to be a solid colour - it is always transparent. There is not even a Windows 7-like opacity control. A massive step backwards in user personalisation control.

    And why doe the window border have to be so thin? I can hardly see it at all.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       21 Oct 2014 #2

    I daresay you'll be able to adjust transparency of the taskbar in later builds. Personally I like to carry the same colour theme from my taskbar to windows but each to their own I guess. Be sure to leave your feedback for Microsoft.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Oct 2014 #3

    Fenestrix said: View Post
    One of the things I find most annoying about Windows 7, being a long-time XP user, is the lack of independent colour settings for the various GUI elements, for example, the taskbar, active window title bar and active window border colours are not separately settable. I see no reason whatsoever why this has to be so - XP offered far, far more flexibility in this respect.

    As far as I can see, we still have the same situation with Windows 10. It appears to be impossible to have the taskbar a different color to the active window title bar and border. It is even impossible to get the taskbar to be a solid colour - it is always transparent. There is not even a Windows 7-like opacity control. A massive step backwards in user personalisation control.

    And why doe the window border have to be so thin? I can hardly see it at all.
    Actually, there is in Windows 7 but you have to choose the windows classic theme to get that option (I think).

    I am not sure on this, the only way to save your current theme, is to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 but I don't know if that really works or not. I have not tested it that much. I am going to try a registry setting to see if that will work. I am dual booting with windows 7.
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