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No Option Bar in Start Screen

  1. #11


    I saw this thread: Right click metro problems.
    and it appears to be the exact same problem I have. It was solved by saying don't use custom themes.

    I'm not sure what custom themes are. I have defined a new background and am using a new mouse cursor set. Does that qualify as a custom theme?

    Doesn't it sound like a pretty big problem if win 8.1 update 1 doesn't support custom themes?

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rollerdog View Post
    I saw this thread: Right click metro problems.
    and it appears to be the exact same problem I have. It was solved by saying don't use custom themes.

    I'm not sure what custom themes are. I have defined a new background and am using a new mouse cursor set. Does that qualify as a custom theme?

    Doesn't it sound like a pretty big problem if win 8.1 update 1 doesn't support custom themes?
    Microsoft have official themes for Windows and try to block you from installing other themes from third party sites. There are programs that will modify system files so you can run these themes and get around the restriction. This can have unexpected consequences when you update Windows and cause unexpected things to happen. If you have just customized using what is built into Windows then that shouldn't be an issue. As a test just switch back to a Windows supplied mouse cursor and desktop background/theme.
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  3. #13


    Problem solved, for me at least. Windowblinds 8 has a compatibility issue with win 8.1 Update 1. It breaks right-click context menus. I can't live without WB8 since it makes win 9.1 desktop look like win 7 (aero). They have a fix which is undergoing QA.

    Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
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