Separate task bar & window colours?


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 (9926)
       #1

    Separate task bar & window colours?


    OK, so I have installed Win10 (9926) from the ISO image, and managed to customise it a bit, but there are still some annoyances, like...

    ... the taskbar colour (thankfully opaque in Win10) and the windows title bar colours are always the same. I hate that. Why can I not set them separately? In good old XP, which I used until I had to migrate to Win7 last year, I could set colours of all sorts of areas separately and independently of each other. I never bothered with Win8 apart from a week or two with the review edition, which put me off it for good.

    If the colour selection is truly thus limited, this is a MAJOR step backwards from the user-friendliness of XP. Have I missed a setting somewhere? Even W95 was more flexible, and that was 20 years ago!

    By the way, is there a way of thickening the window frames so that they are actually visible without a magnifying glass?

    I suppose there is no way of having nicely rounded window corners, like XP or W7?
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    Stumbled on this one...


    I found this code that rdwray posted over at W8F and applied it to 9926.
    Surprisingly, it works well and looks real nice, so far. Still fiddling with it.
    Kind of a combination of a lot of different Windows versions elements, and a bunch of nice elements from W8.1!
    (example: borders; yes I liked borders!)

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  3. Posts : 5
    win10
       #3

    Check this.
    It may work a little bit different, depending on which build you use.
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  4. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #4

    begem0t said:
    Check this.
    It may work a little bit different, depending on which build you use.


    Works very well especially if you want to make the taskbar match the menu color.
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