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Disable line highlight on mouse hover

  1. #1


    Posts : 58
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    Disable line highlight on mouse hover


    Hello everyone

    I am trying to disable the line highlight when the mouse cursor hovers a file or a folder in Explorer (Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit).

    I am not interested in a partial line highlight, I want to get completely rid of that light blue highlight that follows the mouse cursor.

    Can anybody suggest a workaround?

    Should it be impossible to disable, is there at least a way to change the highlight color from light blue to transparent?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Archimede; 25 Jan 2014 at 07:28. Reason: (added clarification)

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  2. #2


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    Are these the area you are talking about?
    Click image for larger version


    If so I can make them changes and post it here, it will be a custom theme and you need to Download UxStyle Core Beta (For Windows 8 and later operating systems) UxStyle and follows this tutorial for it to work Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Let me know

    Jerry
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  3. #3


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Thanks for getting back to me, Jerry

    Yes, these are the highlights that I am talking about and that I want to eliminate.

    Sorry that I ask this stupid question, but is there any other way (a bit simpler than that and one that does not involve running tools that patch the system) to disable them?

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    No other way that I know of, those are images that need to be edited.

    Jerry
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  5. #5


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    In that case, will you be so kind to make a custom theme for me?

    Will that theme make them disappear or will that replace the light blue color with a transparent mask?

    Thanks
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  6. #6


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    I will work on it today and post it sometime tomorrow. this will make them transparent.

    Jerry
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  7. #7


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Jerry, I have no words to express my gratitude
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    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Jerry, one more question (I have the feeling you know the answer): I have a specific folder (only one) that should have a particular color as a background (namely FFFF80), is that something that you could eventually add to the theme or can I do that myself in any other way?

    I used to do that with the rather simple procedure (desktop.ini) in XP... But I understand that Win 8.1 does not support it

    Thanks once more
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  9. #9


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    I only know how to change all folder backgrounds to the same color sorry.

    Here you go downlosd the zip folder at the bottom of this post and extract it to your desktop and put both the No_Highlight theme folder and the No_Highlight.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
    Click image for larger version

    It will show up as No_Highlight in Personalization under Installed Themes.
    Click image for larger version

    Let me know if it's OK
    Jerry
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  10. #10


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Splendid, Jerry!

    Thanks a bunch
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