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Change Your Windows 7 Taskbar and Window Color

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

I know, this might seem like a silly one, but I’m sure there are a few readers out there who didn’t know you could change the color of your Windows 7 taskbar and window glass. So, for those precious few, this tip’s for you.

Click the Start button, and in the Search programs and files box type: window color – choose the option that says Change window glass colors.

Voila! A whole swatchbook of different colors to choose from! You can even hit the Show color mixer drop down arrow and pick your own custom color.



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7 Responses to “Change Your Windows 7 Taskbar and Window Color”

  1. K.Vee.Shanker. says:

    This tip is not clear. Where’s Start Orb? When I typed ‘Window Color’ in the ‘Run’ box, it showed only the “Change the Color Scheme”. It has options to change the Window items only.

  2. J.Stryder says:

    The “Start Orb” is the Round Start Button on Windows 7. Hope this helps!

  3. mattie says:

    did you know also you can change it by right click on your desktop … click on Personalize and it takes you right there.

  4. M3 says:

    not a Windows 7 Pro feature. This can be changed with Right-click on desktop, Personalize…

  5. M3 says:

    …continued….he meant Search Programs and Files box, not Run

  6. Vicky Marcus says:

    That was a cool trick!! I can now quickly discern whether I’m on my user area or my husband’s.
    Thanks for the great tip!
    Vicky M

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