Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color


    I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro. Currently running Windows 10 Pro Build 10586 and Classic Shell 4.2.5

    Performance Visual effects Custom:
    - Show thumbnails instead of icons
    - Smooth edges of screen fonts

    I need help with two annoyances:

    1. How do I change the color of the text in the taskbar? The font is black. I would prefer the font to be white. Please take a look at the attached image.

    Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color-taskbar.jpg

    2. When I have a lot of folders open, Windows groups them in one. In Windows 7, I would get the name of the folder on hover. Windows 10 shows me a small icon of the folder (I've disabled this functionality via registry. High value for time). Is there any way to get the Windows 7 functionality?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 17,831
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       #2

    Hello @kyoshiro, welcome to tenforums.com! :)

    Try playing around with darker backgrounds and colors, restarting Explorer between each, to try for white text.

    If you hide labels, you will see folder name on mouse hover, if you don't hide labels, they will be on the taskbar:

    Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color-000129.png Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color-000130.png
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I found out that the font color issue happens when you upgrade from Windows 7. To resolve this, go into Themes and pick the Windows Theme. This resets the font color in the taskbar.

    Still trying to find a solution to my second issue. I understand what you are saying, but that's not the functionality I want or need.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Windows 7+ Taskbar tweaker resolves this as well. The setting is under hovering, select list. Now, if I can only find the registry tweak for this, so I don't have to run the program. :)
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    This is the actual functionality I was asking about. It can be accomplished with W7+ Taskbar tweaker, but I was wondering if somebody knows a registry tweak.

    When folders are combined on the taskbar, I want to see a list, like in Windows 7, not the stupid preview.

    Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color-taskbarcombined.jpg
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  6. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #6

    kyoshiro said:
    This is the actual functionality I was asking about. It can be accomplished with W7+ Taskbar tweaker, but I was wondering if somebody knows a registry tweak.

    When folders are combined on the taskbar, I want to see a list, like in Windows 7, not the stupid preview.

    Windows 10 Pro Taskbar tooltips and font color-taskbarcombined.jpg
    Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thank you!
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