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how can I change the color of scrollbar in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bp936, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. bp936

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    I remember in earlier versions of Windows, I could change the colour of the scrollbar but I cannot find a way to change it in XP, it just stays the same as the colour of the menubar. I have seen on some sites, that the scrolllbar is a different colour, with a lot of contrast to the other colours. This is what I would like to achieve. Is there a way to this?
    take a look here, the color changes from your own settings, it is the author's colors

    http://www.mdgx.com/ or here

    http://www.all4you.dk/FreewareWorld/links.php

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  2. Dust Sailor

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    Go to Control Panel > Display > appearance and make a selection there .
     
  3. bp936

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    thanks sailor, but this is not what I mean, if I do colors in Display, it still keeps everything the same color, many fields are greyed out. In older version of Windows, I could change just the scrollbar different. Now I can only get a darker or lighter color of the same as my menu or button. it just cannot be changed singularaly. I would have liked a bit more contrast then XP lets me do it, does anyone know how to change , I have search everywhere, but can't find it.
     
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    when in appearances tab, go to Advanced at bottom... then on next display select Item [bottom half] then you should see 'scrollbar' in the list... from there you can select Color to its right.

    EDIT;hmmm,scrub the above advice,lol....I see only the scroll size can be changed there.
     
  6. pqann

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    Go to control panel, appearance and click on 3d items. You can then change the color of the font.
     
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