Windows Colour and Appearance in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by p.jayant, Jan 16, 2008.

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    p.jayant Guest

    Once one selects the Vista Option for the Colour and Appearance of Windows
    in the Personalize Menu of Vista, I find that it is not possible to select
    colours or Fonts of ones own choice for Menu Bar, Message Box, Application
    Background or the Window. Vista permits me to select one of the 8 colours
    offered or by creating a new colur with the help of the Mixer. But
    basically, only the shades of that selected colour will be used for all
    borders, boxes, windows or panes. This is highly monotonous. Besides Windows
    XP allowed the User to use Blue range for bars and may be yellow for fonts
    or Green for Menus and Red for fill-ins.
    So why is Vista being so authoritative or paternalistic? Or is there a way
    to use different colours even in Vista which I have not discovered?

    P. Jayant
    p.jayant, Jan 16, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Nope, you're not missing anything. That is a limitation of the Vista style.
    To customize beyond that you would need to revert to a classic style.
    Rick Rogers, Jan 16, 2008
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    btgavin Guest

    I would like to add to this question. Is there a way to change the shade of
    the highlighting of selected items (such as when you select a file or email
    in a list)? Sometimes I can barely tell that an item has been selected.
    This also applies to other areas, such as selecting items in the start menu.
    btgavin, Jan 16, 2008
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