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#1 hmazuji

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

does anyone know where to find / how to change the start menu color from white ?

i've looked and searched, and this problem doesn't seem to have a solution



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:33 PM

It's a while since I have tried this in XP but I think if you RIGHT click on a blank piece of desktop - ie not on an icon - at the bottom of the pop-up menu you will see 'Personalise'. Select this and look at 'Themes' in the screen that appears. You can choose one of several built in themes which can be customised to an extent. If none of these meet your needs you can google for themes on-line.

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:29 AM

Right-click on blank area of desktop and select Properties, then select the Appearance tab, then Colour Scheme drop down menu.

 

I just keep everything on the Windows Classic on my old XP machine.

 

You can access the same menu by opening Control Panel and selecting Display.



#4 hmazuji

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:03 AM

"Colour Scheme drop down menu"

 

the color doesn't have an option for the start menu.  only for generalized windows menues.

 

"look at 'Themes' "

 

i don't want a theme.  i already customized it the way i want.  the only customization that i haven't been able to find is the one for the start menu



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

The only options I see for the XP Start menu...do not pertain to colors, only to the contents/display of said Start menu.

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

Since I haven't had an XP system on which to test in years I'm not positive this may get you what you want, but:

 

http://www.nhs.uk/accessibilityhelp/Changing-colours-in-Windows-XP.html

 

or, if you dig into the specifics of the theme mentioned here to see how it does it:  http://www.askvg.com/change-look-n-feel-of-windows-xp-start-menu/


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#7 hmazuji

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

Since I haven't had an XP system on which to test in years I'm not positive this may get you what you want, but:

 

http://www.nhs.uk/accessibilityhelp/Changing-colours-in-Windows-XP.html

 

or, if you dig into the specifics of the theme mentioned here to see how it does it:  http://www.askvg.com/change-look-n-feel-of-windows-xp-start-menu/

  • VG

    ^^ Those colors and background images are shown by the theme.

  • hamid

    would you mind being more specific.
    if you would be more specific, then i would have been able to figure out how to do this from this thread:

    Dhananjay Baraik
    How to change the start menu background image in XP using resource hacker?
    I wanna create a more stylish one other than the old rectangular menus.
    VG
    ^^ You'll need to edit .msstyles file of Windows theme using Resource Hacker. Check out C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder.

    but you are not saying what to edit. how do i change the white spaces to say, grey ?



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

Post a screenshot of your Desktop with the Start menu displayed.  This might help others understand what you are wishing to do.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:34 AM

Post a screenshot of your Desktop with the Start menu displayed.  This might help others understand what you are wishing to do.

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i'm not using an image extension.  i was posting a screenshot of my desktop.  so what is this ?

ok, here's an update, although i was not able to successfully persevere with vg's make xp look like win 7 modding walkthrough, i went as far as the dark theme, which then changed my menu to dark.  i was never able to manually change it, but the theme worked for me.






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