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Personalisation

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Personalisation


    Sorry if this has been posted before but I'm not happy with the way you cannot have any other colour than blue for your highlights in W8 and the way the glass Aero bar has gone and also the way you could personalise the colours but you've removed the advanced appearance setting. I am fed up completely having to have basic blue all the time. I detest the taskbar colours, they are not transparent, they suck to be honest, hate it all. I have changed what I can colourwise but to be honest all that is is the taskbar and borders, it's is AWFUL!.

    But for the fact that my computer died last weekend and I had NO choice but to have W8 I would never have gone anywhere near it. This is my PC not an xbox or a tablet or a phone, but a PC why can't I have my colour options back! I detest W8 so much, it's horriblle.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    Such harsh resentful feeling towards W8 yet there are so many available MODS to make it "just the way you like it" between a solid and real parameter of reality. Besides the boot animation, I dont find many non customizable things about W8.
    Check Windows 8 Tools - Winempyrean for some customization tools.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thank you Amoled, I'm glad you find it to be as wonderful as you say but for those of us who don't like it, we are allowed to have our say harsh or not are we not?

    I've just looked at the site you suggested, what I'm wanting is the appearance of windows, not tiles etc. I want to be able to use the colours I had on windows 7 via control screen - where you could set the glass colour and then below you had a link to set the colours you wanted to use, that is gone and I don't see anywhere on your site that tells me how to get that back. Tiles yes but anything else no. Why the ptbs at windows decided to remove this basic stuff makes no sense, and I'm not the only person who feels that way.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    I imagine you are referring to the aero glass effect that you could colorize. There are WAYS to bring something LIKE IT into W8, just google for it . That is not MY SITE, I found it using google. Also for the record, check Google
    You are entitled to feel any way you want I just thought you should Google MODS before building such an opinion.
    Cheers!
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  5. #5


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    BlackSapphire, I believe what youre looking for is a Windows 7 Theme for your Windows 8.

    When properly done by a programmer it should look pretty much like Windows 7, with the extra functions of Windows 8.

    Just do a google search for WINDOWS 7 Themes for Windows 8

    You may find youll go through a few of them before you find the one you like, unfortunately some programmers ideas of a theme is to just load background pictures, whereas a well made theme will have the colors, feel, look, and sounds of Win7.

    If you also miss the start button, there is a program called VISTART that will give you the Taskbar & Start Button of Windows 7 PLUS you still have the Windows 8 start menu popup in the lower left corner when you set your mouse there as before.

    Look at this video before you install it to see if you like it..

    HOW TO CHANGE WINDOWS 8 TO WINDOWS 7 THEME with Start Button menu - YouTube

    I can relate to your dislike of the win8 theme, though Im ok with it, I never liked the change from 2000 to XP, I thought XP was ugly and too bubbly!

    Happy Hunting!

    Brooklyn..
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