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    Follow up...

    I did the above, but I had also tried doing everything manually, which did work, for a short time
    then when trying to login, the system would just flash on a black screen, Had to do a system restore

    I don't recommend trying the above at this time.

    Wait for something more official and possibly more stable, such as Stardock WindowsBlinds


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    Another follow up, I had tried this on my desktop and had the same results as above.
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    Well, that stinks. Hopefully a 3rd party app will be out soon that will have this option.
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    I am wondering if it has to do with the 3 hacked
    uxinit.dll
    uxtheme.dll
    themeui.dll

    Maybe these are for Vista/7 and changes were made to the originals in 8 that make the hacked ones not compatible?
    I don't know, i have tried UXTheming in the past and had odd results that just were not stable, so I stopped trying. So, maybe it is that method over all. May be that Stardock is the best option to try. That's not an endorsement or promotion, just an observation.
    they have not released a version for 8 yet.
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    Hi Tepid

    Are you using the en-US windows 8 Pro 64 bit ?
    I can use it without any issue, and do not need to patch anything.
    I only take Owvership of Themes folder + all subfolders and files. (C:\Windows\Resources\Themes)
    Then I change the read and write permission (The Themes folder+subfolders and files) full control, modify etc. (all of them) in security for system, Administrator and my user.
    After this, I rename Themes to Themes1, and copied the modify Themes folder in place.

    Regards Luke7
    Last edited by luke7; 05 Sep 2012 at 02:11 PM.
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    Ok revisiting this and trying as Luke suggested
    I am not using the uxtheme patching.

    How ever, I am having the same problem. So it may be the theme I have is corrupt or something.

    Still Testing and looking for an alternative theme to do so. I will report back if I find out.

    Luckily I am dual booting and can fix things from 7 side.
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    Hi again Tepid

    You should download the latest version of the dark theme.
    It has beed updated 10 hours ago
    Nighthawk-F22 on deviantART
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    I did. got the latest. same problem
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    How To Set Different Colors For Taskbar & Window Borders In Windows 8


    How To Set Different Colors For Taskbar & Window Borders In Windows 8

    Just like its predecessor Windows 7, Windows 8 also lets you set your own color for window borders and taskbar. Microsoft has even introduced automatic color feature in Windows 8 which automatically changes the color of the taskbar and window borders to match the wallpaper color.

    In addition to these features, in the Release Preview edition of Windows 8, one could set different colors for taskbar and window borders. For some reason, Microsoft has removed this little feature from the final release (RTM). Fortunately, a small registry tweak enables you set different colors for taskbar and window borders in Windows 8 RTM.

    NOTE: This trick automatically sets white color to window borders and doesnít enable you set a custom color to window borders. For example, you canít use this trick to set green color to the taskbar and blue to window borders.

    Simply follow the given below instructions to enable the feature and then set different colors to window border and taskbar in Windows 8.

    Method 1
    Step 1: Download Aero8Tuner from this place. Extract the zip file to get Aero8Tuner.

    Step 2: Run the tool, disable Enable Window Colorization option to set white color to window borders.

    Method 2
    Step 1: Open Registry Editor. To do this, simultaneously press Windows + R keys to bring up the Run dialog, type Regedit.exe in the box and press enter key. Click Yes for the UAC prompt.

    Step 2: Once the Registry Editor launched, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM


    Step 3: On the right-side, double-click on EnableWindowColorization and change the default value data to 1. Close Registry Editor.

    Step 4: To see different colors on taskbar and window borders, you need to restart the Desktop Window Manager (DWM). To do that, open Task Manager, click More details to see all running processes, right-click on Desktop Window Manager , click End task.

    Step 5: You will see the confirmation dialog. Enable Abandon unsaved data and shut down option (worry not, it wonít shut down or restart your PC) and then click Shut down button to restart Desktop Window Manager. You are done! You should now see white color for window borders.
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    i tried it and it does work. i now have dark red\maroon title bar to match my favorite football team
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