Windows 10 display as Windows 7

  1.    27 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 10 display as Windows 7

    Is there a quick and easy way to change the display to as it was with Windows 7
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  2.    27 Oct 2016 #2

    If you're referring to the start menu the fastest way is to use a tool like classic shell..
    Link: Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    It's free and it receives great support
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  3.    27 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks for your quick reply but actually I am wanting for the windows to display with the same title bar and borders as they do in W7
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  4.    27 Oct 2016 #4

    Same concerns here... Win 10 looks like MS retired the 7 team, put in the preschoolers and gave them construction paper and scissors to code with. So far I've got Classic Shell, Winaero Tweaker an d Aero Glass running with no problems. It is now very close to the appearance of 7. The weak link is Aero Glass but I'm not sure If I installed correctly. The transparency could be better. I like 10, it runs well but visually it looks cheap. I feel like I traded my Porsche for a Yugo......Keep posting the results of your experiments. I want to try stuff but I don't know what else to do...........
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       27 Oct 2016 #5

    sgell said: View Post
    Thanks for your quick reply but actually I am wanting for the windows to display with the same title bar and borders as they do in W7
    We all wanted that, it isn`t gonna happen, and if it did W10 would be just a clone.
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  6.    28 Oct 2016 #6

    This isn't too bad:
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    -even got the Orb...
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  7.    28 Oct 2016 #7

    That is beautiful....I sincerely hate to be a bother but could you maybe list the steps/programs you used to achieve your effects? That is exactly what I would like to have but I can't quite get there....Thank you!
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  8.    28 Oct 2016 #8

    Hi, some are relatively straightforward.

    1. Download and install Aeroglass (just search); 3 euros gets you 2 licenses or so.
    2. Use AeroGlass NoelC as your 'Atlas theme' (graphic files for the rounded corners).
    (From the Aeroglass section of the MSDN forum linked from the site)
    3. Use the Aeroglass tweak tool from the Aeroglass site to set Glass geometry radius to 25 or whatever gives the best rounded corners on your screen (least artefacts).

    Turning to explorer.
    Install Quizo's qttabbar - this lets you colour many areas of explorer- I prefer that to MS off-white.

    Other areas (where I have pale yellow)
    Use a well-known small registry hack

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
    "Window"="250 250 177"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors]
    "Window"="250 250 177"

    (You can change the colour to suit you).
    This adjustment used to be available in Win 7 but was then withdrawn when the dialogue was removed.

    There's one more trick: that colour is lost on resuming from sleep/hibernation.
    So I save a modified theme with that colour applied, and have a scheduled task run on resume to reapply the theme. (This is not so straightforward to work out how to do)

    Start Menu: Classic Shell.
    The Orb I extracted from a Win 7 theme pack (I think for Win 8). C Shell lets you specify a custom start button.

    Icons: Icon changer
    Damian's Homepage
    - you have to manually copy the modified copy of imageres.dll it creates to the system folder.
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