How to change colour of "select"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Christian Lubitz, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. I'm using Vista with the Theme Aero. Now I'm looking to change the color for
    selected files to the same color of "Windows Standard": Searching anround in
    the Internet, there a lot of other people with the same problem?

    Is there a trick or a solution to change the color for selected files?

    Thanks Christian
    Christian Lubitz, Mar 1, 2008
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  2. Here is my analytical explaination I have given before in this newsgroup:

    In classic mode you can change the color, thats easy. But if you want aero
    see the below:

    the themes are based on msstyles.. that color you are seeing is
    actually a bitmap embedded inside the msstyle file and within vista you
    cannot change it.. you cannot change it because that would mean that
    you would need to extract the bitmap change its color and rebuild the

    a non free option is to get the trial of windowblinds (stardock) and
    after the trial pay 20 dollars

    you can try the trial now and find hundreds of themes on but this also means you would need to use a compleatly
    different theme,
    or learn to use a tool that stardock has, to change the vista theme (yes its

    HOWEVER there is a FREE way to change it theoretically
    but I did not mention this because all these solutions DO NOT WORK with
    SP1 that is just around the corner

    but just so you will have an eye open for a new version here is the

    A program that unlocks the ability for Vista to use 3rd party themes is
    called vistaglazz
    and then you can find other themes at
    or learn to edit the theme yourself...
    On the Bridge!, Mar 1, 2008
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  3. here is the site of Vistaglazz.. but THIS IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SP1
    so DONT install it unless they release a new version of Vistaglazz

    this unlocks the ability to use third party visual styles (msstyles)
    (themes) with vista...

    Since I have seen this request by many people, I might take the time to make
    a new theme
    from the aero one, with the ONLY change of the highlight color to make it
    more visible...

    But I will do that ONLY when a new version of vistaglazz is out..

    and of course this tool (vistaglazz) is not supported by Microsoft.

    WindowBlinds however is a "Partner" of microsoft.. but it installs its own
    themeing engine
    while vistaglazz only unlocks the ability for vista to use changed themes.
    On the Bridge!, Mar 1, 2008
  4. Christian Lubitz

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Vista is not designed to do what you want.
    Mick Murphy, Mar 1, 2008
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