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performance & and appearance

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    windows 8

    performance & and appearance


    In XP on my desktop, I could go into Control Panel >> Display and under the Appearance and Advanced buttons, I could modify the way my screen looked with great ease.

    On my laptop running Win 8, I can't find the route to do this.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Michael.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It really depends on what you want to change. You may look at Personalize by going to the Charms Bar > Settings > Change PC Settings as an example.
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  3. #3


    I think it's the way Windows 8 works, there is no longer a 'basic' or 'classic' appearance, there's always a theme applied.Therefore the way to customise the entire appearance would be to construct a theme to your requirements.It must be hard to do! Because I'm not aware of anyone having, for example, made a proper 'Classic' theme yet - just variants of the High Contrast themes with different colours.There are programs and registry settings for some of the windows elements, though.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    windows 8

    appearance etc


    well ... as i said, i want to change the window colour and the fonts etc. ...
    unfortunately, change pc settings doesn't give me what i want.
    the attached jpg file shows what i'm looking for.
    i'm not particularly bothered about losing the 'basic' and classic' looks but would loke tp get access to the advanced window.
    i fully appreciate that win8 is not xp but yesterday, i saw in instruction and a photo of the same as my attachments in a forum so there must be a way of making these changes.
    trouble is, i forgot which forum but am still looking.
    thanks so far.
    michael.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    windows 8

    appearance etc


    after being away for a week or so, managed to find the page in eightforums again after a long search so my win8 appearance problem is pretty much sorted out.
    the link is ... Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8 ... so my thanks to shawn for that.
    my thanks as well to everyone else who offered their suggestions.
    all very much appreciated.
    michael.
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  6. #6


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Glad you found what you were looking for, Shawn's tutorials are plenty and good.
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