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  1. #211


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Hm, that's weird. What version of Windows are you using? Do you have a custom theme?
    I have version: Windows 8 Pro. with Media Center 64 bit ( 6.2.9200 )

    This is the theme I'm using.

    Click image for larger version

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  2. #212


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Why is the text on the taskbar black? I can't get black text even if I set the window color to be white.
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  3. #213


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Why is the text on the taskbar black? I can't get black text even if I set the window color to be white.
    I don't know. It's been that way since I chose this theme. But I like it.
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  4. #214


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Is there more to the theme than simply changing the background color to blue and the window color to gray? I can't replicate the same look as your screenshot.

    Can you please attach your theme here? Right-click on it and select "Save theme for sharing".
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  5. #215


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Is there more to the theme than simply changing the background color to blue and the window color to gray? I can't replicate the same look as your screenshot.

    Can you please attach your theme here? Right-click on it and select "Save theme for sharing".
    I think that's all I did. I tried to up load the theme file. It said it was an invalid file type. Any ideas how to upload it?
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  6. #216


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    You can zip it and attach it, or email to classicshell@ibeltchev.com
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  7. #217


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Here's the zip file.
    Classic Shell for Windows 8 Attached Files
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  8. #218


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Looks like your theme is based on aero lite. Since the taskbar is always opaque, the setting doesn't quite work.
    I will have to find a way to detect that theme and fix the setting.
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  9. #219


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Looks like your theme is based on aero lite. Since the taskbar is always opaque, the setting doesn't quite work.
    I will have to find a way to detect that theme and fix the setting.
    It works fine for me now. I like it.
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  10. #220


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Why is the text on the taskbar black? I can't get black text even if I set the window color to be white.
    If no modified system files are used:
    That is AeroLite theme.

    You can switch it on or off manually by first saving your theme and then edit the *.theme (you may need to extract the *.deskthemepack or *.themepack file with 7-Zip first).

    This is default to any theme:
    Code:
    [VisualStyles]
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\Aero.msstyles
    The taskbar text is White here.

    And this is aerolite:
    Code:
    [VisualStyles]
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\AeroLite.msstyles
    The taskbar text is Black here.

    Save the changes and reapply the theme.
    This works on Win8 only.

    That's all.

    EDIT: I see I posted too late about aerolite.
    But I hope Classic Shell will recognize the theme since some of us like it.
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