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  1. Edwin's Avatar
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    Windows 10
       #10

    ThrashZone said:
    It's really kind of sad Microsoft can't get uniform colors on headers and the start menu :)
    Agreed, but with a little persistence you can get it pretty darn close.
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,064
    Windows 10
       #11

    Most of the time I'll pick a prominent color from my desktop background and set the Hue (1) as close to that as possible,
    then open the Menu constantly and set the Saturation and Brightness (2) to the desired tone,
    then take a quick snippet of that (3) and place the snippet beside the window header (4) and adjust the Color Intensity (5) til everything is just about right.
    The Task Bar, well..., it is what it is!

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  3. BlueGuy's Avatar
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       #12

    Since "Personalization" appears identical to Win7 {with the absence of 'classic' though} I take it that "IownAmoneyPit's" meticulously crafted classic themes for Win7 would install into 10 without a hitch. Asking, for I still don't have the parts together yet to try W10TP myself. {for those of us who want to cut out the B&W and just do our work}
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  4. IownAmoneyPit's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       #13

    BlueGuy said:
    Since "Personalization" appears identical to Win7 {with the absence of 'classic' though} I take it that "IownAmoneyPit's" meticulously crafted classic themes for Win7 would install into 10 without a hitch. Asking, for I still don't have the parts together yet to try W10TP myself. {for those of us who want to cut out the B&W and just do our work}
    Hello BlueGuy although the Personalization Control Panel appears identical to Win 7 at first glance Microsoft made drastic changes to the Windows Color and Appearance control panel that lets you change elements of a theme in Win 8 and 10 with it only now existing for "High Contrast" themes and with very few options.

    In Windows 7 the Windows Color and Appearance control panel had many more options and was available for all 3 types of themes Aero, Classic & High Contrast and was used to create my "Classic" themes for 7 which were based on the Win XP Classic themes.

    In conclusion as a test I have tried one of my saved "Classic" themes in Win 10 TP and can confirm they do not work because of the changes made to the Windows Color and Appearance control panel in Win 8 & 10


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    Windows Eight Color and Appearance control panel only available for "High Contrast" themes in Win 8 & 10

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    Windows Seven Color and Appearance control panel used for Aero, Classic & High Contrast themes in Windows 7
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  5. BlueGuy's Avatar
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       #14

    IownAmoneyPit said:
    see above
    Thank you IoAmP, just wanted to know for certain.
    Last edited by BlueGuy; 07 Apr 2015 at 01:16.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #15

    Tutorial updated to add OPTION TWO for Windows 10 build 10061. :)
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  7. Davy49's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043.899
       #16

    Hi All,
    I'm running build 10061, I'm beginning to wonder if my copy of the latest build of the tech. preview is possessed, I can get the taskbar / start menu color's to change, but I can't seem to get the windows title / header color to change. It just want's to stay a light gray color for some reason.
    David
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #17

    Hello David,

    I'm experiencing the same thing, and think it may be a bug when updating to build 10061. I'm going to be doing a clean install of build 10061 later today to see if the title bar color changes in it or not, and will post back. :)
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,550
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #18

    Davy49 said:
    Hi All,
    I'm running build 10061, I'm beginning to wonder if my copy of the latest build of the tech. preview is possessed, I can get the taskbar / start menu color's to change, but I can't seem to get the windows title / header color to change. It just want's to stay a light gray color for some reason.
    David
    Try restarting explorer, and if that don't help, you could try clicking a windows default theme then change back to what you want. I've had to do that when using some UXstyle themes to change the "swtches" in the registry hive. A full shut down(Win + X) might help too.
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  10. Davy49's Avatar
    Posts : 273
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043.899
       #19

    Thanks for all of your suggestion's, it's just kind of frustrating at the moment how the developer's of windows 10 keep restricting user's of 'tweaking' item's in the system.
    David
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