16 August 2010

Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer

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Windows 7 got the most flexible out of the box theme customization so far. The only limitation is there is not a way to only change certain parts of the OS without altering everything else in the system.

A clear example is the Windows 7 Taskbar. You cannot change it to a solid color if you got Aero transparency enabled. The reason why you would want to do that is to get a better contrast while using certain colors in a wallpaper.

Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer from Grantman is a .NET 4.0 based Portable (folder contained) app, that allows you to change the color of the windows 7 taskbar to a solid color. Any color you can come up with from a common color picker can be applied to the taskbar.

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From my quick testing, the only thing i recommend before using it is that you try it out after booting up for a new session. Otherwise you may see it fail at time if you try to use with too much stuff already open within a session.

Only works with Windows 7 and it also got the following extra requirements to be used:

  • Aero Transparency enabled
  • 512mb of RAM minimum, 1gb of RAM recommended.
  • .NET 4.0 framework installed
  • Home Basic  or higher

Linkage

Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer

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via How To Geek.

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