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XP vs. W98 Color Scheme

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jpChris, May 27, 2004.

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  1. jpChris

    jpChris Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I would like to change the default colors of some programs in Windows XP.

    For example: When you open MS Office XP (or any program) like Word, the main color of the window is too light and glaring. I don't mean the bar at the very top, nor the write screen, but the frame of the program, and where File, Edit, View, Tools, etc., etc., the slider bars on the right and bottom and everywhere else.

    I would like to change it to the standard Gray like Windows 95,98. I know that I can change the "appearance" to Classic Windows, but that isn't what I want; that changes the whole systems colors. I want to keep the XP colors\themes and just change the "standard" glaring color to a softer gray — it's easier on my eyes — in a few programs.

    Is this doable?

    jpChris
    p.s. I've tried TweakUI, but that doesn't help.
     
  2. Lance1

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    Try changing the display properties / Appearance / Color scheme to another color. There is Blue, Olive Green and Silver. OR… you could try Style XP . I use it and it’s grate!
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    I'm not sure XP or the 3rd party programs will allow you to change system settings like this for just some of the programs.
     
  4. Lance1

    Lance1

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    I don’t thing that your is an app that’ll do what your thinking off. I could be wrong… Maybe some one has another option for you. Sorry!
     
  5. jpChris

    jpChris Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Thanks, all.

    In display properties / Appearance / Color scheme . . . there is Blue, Olive Green and Silver.

    Is there a way to add another color scheme?
     
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