How to change colour of "select"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by lforbes, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. lforbes

    lforbes Guest

    I am running Vista Aero which I love. However, the "drag" highlight is such a
    light blue that when I select multiple items in Explorer I am having a
    difficult time seeing how many I have selected and where I have moved-copied

    I have gone to Display Properties and into Advanced - Aero and changed the
    colour of "Selected Items". However, this is not the same one. This is the
    colour that shows when you click on a name when you want to change it. It
    accurately turns the item dark blue like I have requested. However, the drag
    - highlight is still light blue.

    Anyone have any idea how to change it without losing the features of Aero
    like the see through etc. I have also tried changing the colours of my
    windows in the basic screen. Have a nice dark purple now but that highlight
    is still pale blue.

    lforbes, Mar 12, 2007
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  2. I have exactly the same problem, and your post is the only I have foun
    mention the problem. We cannot be the only two in the world that hav
    problems seeing the selected items. Right now I am using a workaround,
    have enabled checkbox in explorer. If you find out how to do this
    please let me know
    Michael Lundberg, Feb 26, 2009
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    Tim Bird Guest

    You are quite possibly the nicest most polite person on the internet. For
    certain you must be up there in the top 10 most useful.
    Tim Bird, Feb 26, 2009
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    Larry Guest

    You're an idiot. He has a specific problem and is looking for a
    solution. The fact that the original post was two years ago is
    irrelevant. Buy at least a size larger shorts.
    Larry, Feb 26, 2009
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    Chewie Guest

    This is something I'd like to change, too - the pale blue just needs
    strengthening a little - but I couldn't find anything on it when I first
    I would've thought the colour code would be stored in the registry
    Chewie, Feb 27, 2009
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    Larry Guest


    After extensive prowling through the Office Discussion Group site, the
    consensus appears to be the following:

    "No. AFAIK, there is not *any* way to do it.
    Larry, Feb 27, 2009
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    orthocross Guest

    To change color of Selection Bar, try this:

    1) Right-Click on Desktop
    2) Click on "Personalize"
    3) Click on " Windows Color and Appearance" at top
    4) At bottom, click on link which says "Open classic appearance
    properties for more color options
    5) Click on "Advanced..." button
    6) Under "Item" pull down drop-down list by clicking on small downward
    pointing arrow
    7) Go down to "Selected Items" in list. Click on it to select it.
    8) Pull down drop-down list underneath "Color 1"
    9) Choose color wanted for Selection Bar. I'm using Maroon. Looks
    10) Click on "Ok"
    11) Click on "Ok" button in Appearance Settings Page.

    This should change the color of the Selection Bar pretty-much
    throughout Windows and your applications.
    orthocross, Mar 2, 2009
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    orthocross Guest

    To change color of Selected Text in Vista

    1) Right-click on Desktop
    2) Choose "Personalization"
    3) Click on "Windows Color and Appearance" at top
    4) Click on hyperlink at bottom which says "Open classic properties
    for more color options"
    5) Click on "Advanced..." button
    6) Under "Item", pull down pull-down menu
    7) Move pointer to "Selected Items" and select it
    8) Under "Color 1:", pull down menu and choose color wanted for
    Selection Bar.
    9) Click on "Ok"
    10) On Appearance Settings page, click on "Ok".

    Your selections throughout Windows and your apps should change to that
    color. Unfortunately, that doesn't change selection bar in some
    pulldown menus.
    orthocross, Mar 2, 2009
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    snide.clem Guest

    Donald-- Unfortunately that will only change the item of *men
    *selections, not *list item *selections. I'm pretty sure that th
    original poster had that in mind, as it's the same issue I have wit

    I've heard that if you select the Windows Classic theme it's possibl
    to change it (or is at least a little darker), but I am sick and tire
    of restoring my preferences every time I change a setting so I'm no
    going to try it

    As far as I can tell, as of this moment (10 Mar 2009) there is no wa
    to change the list item selection color. Cross fingers that a futur
    patch will allow it
    snide.clem, Mar 10, 2009
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