Solved Disable line highlight on mouse hover

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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 :D
 
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Are these the area you are talking about?
This PC.png


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

Jerry
 

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

Jerry
 

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    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.
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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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
No_Hightlights.png

It will show up as No_Highlight in Personalization under Installed Themes.
Personalization.png

Let me know if it's OK
Jerry
 

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    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
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You're Welcome
 

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    CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO.
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    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.
Hey Jerry,

I hope you don't mind another quick question (so nice to learn from pros like yourself).

There is a native theme in Win 8.1 (called "High Contrast White") the highlights that that theme uses are perfect for my needs (it makes a sort of a thin rectangular outline of the area below the mouse cursor)... Pity that the rest of that theme is horrific (otherwise I would use it as my theme).

I was wondering if I could (by myself, without bothering you any further) port only the section of the highlight to another Windows default theme (so without having to use a custom theme).

Would that be very complex?

Thanks :)
 

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There is not a way to port a High Contrast theme in to a aero theme sorry.

Is this the thin black rectangular?
Libraries.png


Jerry
 

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    (1) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
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    Backlit
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    CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A.
    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.
Yes, that's exactly the one.

I wish I could have the default Windows theme but with that style of highlight (just the thin black rectangular outline whenever the mouse cursor hovers files/folders).
 

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I will start 1 tomorrow and post it Monday or Tuesday.

Jerry
 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    CLEVO P170EM
    Memory
    12.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    (1) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
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    (1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
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    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (1) M4 256 GB SSD (2) 500 GB 7200 RPM
    Keyboard
    Backlit
    Other Info
    System Manufacturer: Custom-built.
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64.
    Case: Rosewill R5.
    CPU: Intel I5 4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz.
    CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A.
    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.
Here you go.

Let me know if it's OK.

Jerry
 

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    12.00 GB
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    (1) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
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    OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64.
    Case: Rosewill R5.
    CPU: Intel I5 4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz.
    CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A.
    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sager NP9170 Laptop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    CLEVO P170EM
    Memory
    12.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    (1) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
    Sound Card
    (1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (1) M4 256 GB SSD (2) 500 GB 7200 RPM
    Keyboard
    Backlit
    Other Info
    System Manufacturer: Custom-built.
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64.
    Case: Rosewill R5.
    CPU: Intel I5 4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz.
    CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A.
    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.
Here you go.

Jerry
 

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    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    CLEVO P170EM
    Memory
    12.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    (1) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
    Sound Card
    (1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (1) M4 256 GB SSD (2) 500 GB 7200 RPM
    Keyboard
    Backlit
    Other Info
    System Manufacturer: Custom-built.
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64.
    Case: Rosewill R5.
    CPU: Intel I5 4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz.
    CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A.
    Memory: Kingston Hyper 2x4 GB.
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600.
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750.
    Hard Drives: (1) Samsung 840 120 GB (2) Western Digital blue 500 GB 7200 RPM.
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