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need stronger highlight for active app on win8 taskbar


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Hi all,

I'm using Win8 with the option "Taskbar buttons: Never combine". I often have a dozen firefox and CMD windows open, and I want to clearly see which one is active.

All older versions of windows handled this just fine.

Is there a custom Theme or setting that will better highlight the active window? It appears the Win8 default active window has a slightly whiter background (maybe #fff with 20% opacity) and a 1px white border... perhaps there is an option to strengthen that?

I am happy to pay for a custom Theme if that is required. I'm comfortable editing the registry & group policy & installing Themes, but I would rather NOT install some 3rd party utility. I'd also like to NOT use a High Contrast Theme, as those force a bunch of unwanted changes elsewhere.


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