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Help me disable the taskbar button color highlight "feature".

Q: Help me disable the taskbar button color highlight "feature".

Hello,

I have been looking all over the net and have not found a solution. I know that"feature" that matches the button icon is supposed to help, but this is quiet aggravating. my question is, how do I disable the color feature, meaning when i hover over a taskbar button it matches the icon of the program, how do I stop this?

Thanks,
Ryan

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A: Help me disable the taskbar button color highlight "feature".

... You can try using a UI tweaker.

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Hi guys. I noticed that in Win7, the applications in the new Quick Launch move if you run one of the applications in the "Pinned to Taskbar" section. For example, if I have Windows Explorer and Firefox next to each other and I click to open Windows Explorer, the Firefox icon will slide far to the right so that it's after the Windows Explorer task in the taskbar.

Is there a way to keep the new quicklanuch icons in Win7 in the same place, like WinXP?
 

A:Force Apps "Pinned to Taskbar" ("Quicklaunch" in WinXP) stay next to Start Button

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When I open some documents then always a warning popup appears in Word 2007:

"Word hyphenation feature is not available. RUn the MS Office Setup program..."

How can I permanently and forever disable this popup (without saving the document and without re-install some other parts of MS Office)?

Peter

A:Disable forever ""Word hyphenation feature is not avai"

In Add/Remove programs, select Microsoft Office 2007, then select CHANGE, select Advanced, select and expand Office Shared Features, select and expand Proofing Tools, select and expand English Proofing Tools (if you use English), then click on the little arrow at the side of Hyphenation and choose Run from My computer.
Click Continue.

Setup will then install the missing component. You may need your Office 2007 CD for this.

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If I highlight several items in a folder, windows automatically creates a copy of those items. Is there a way to disable this?

A:Is there a way to disable the default "copy" when you highlight items?

Are you talking about highlighting and dragging?
If so right click drag to destination location then release. Select one of the options - copy, move,...cancel. Even though it says "copy" when dragging you get the options.

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Hi,
I would like to change "Windows Explorer" dafault white backgroup color without losing the Aero theme feature in Win7.  I know it can be done in a classic theme by changing the "window" color".  Could someone kindly help
me out?  I searched the Internet and found some sites mentioning downloading programs, which I hesitate to trust due to potentially hidden virus.  I don't mind using regedit to change the registry.  Any hint is much appreciated.
JD

A:How to change "Windows Explorer" dafault white backgroup color without losing the Aero theme feature?

Hi JD,
 
It seems the Windows Explorer background color cannot be changed in Windows 7. However, you can see if third party software such as
XYPLORER can achieve this.
 
Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding this product's performance or reliability.
 
Also, you can change other window color by right clicking the desktop ->
Personalize -> Windows Color -> Advanced appearance settings… -> pull down the Item to
Window and choose the color you like -> Click OK.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Linda
 

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New to Windows 7 and have somehow locked the "Lock" feature at the Shut down button. PLEASE - I need to get this "Unset" so that it won't continue to flip to "Locked".

This is a Lenovo Laptop T510 running Win7 64-bit Pro.

On XP I was pretty knowledgeable; on W7 I know nothing at this stage!

kinhunter25

A:The "LOCK" feature found at the Shut down Button

right-click on the Start orb, select "Properties".
Power button action: (change from Lock to something else)
OK

Power Button - Start Menu

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If you have several windows open on the taskbar, and you hover over the taskbar it shows you a "preview" of the windows that are open. Is there a way to disable that "preview" feature?

A:Can the "preview" windows feature on the taskbar be disabled?

I assume you mean the taskbar thumbs.

It requires a registry edit if you are confident enough to mess with registry settings.

Open regedit.exe and navigate to

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
There should be a d word value in the right hand side named

TaskbarNoThumbnail

set its value to 1 to turn off thumbnail previews. Reset to 0 to re-enable thumb nail previews.

A registry (.reg) file to turn off thumbs should look like this




Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"TaskbarNoThumbnail"=dword:00000001



And to turn them back on




Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"TaskbarNoThumbnail"=dword:00000000




Regards Elmer B. Fuddled

OOOPS!! I suppose I should have really mentioned I only use these registry edits when I'm busy in Photoshop.

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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 enterprise computer in a Windows domine, the problem is that I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse of my computer but when I go to Device manager and see the properties of the Mouse Driver the button "Disable" is disable, I think that is something with domain politics and I can enable the button modifying regedit but I am not shoure of this and I do not what key of the regedit I would have to modify.
I add a photo so you can se what is the problem becose my english is not Good.

Thank you all.

A:The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Welcome to the Seven Forums David!

I see the same thing on a W7 Pro laptop - the same button that you have highlighted is disabled.

Try this:
Start > Control Panel
In the upper right corner, change "View by:" to small icons or large icons
Locate and click on "Mouse"

See if you can disable the touch pad from there.

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When we press s on keyboard we get snip and sketch tool and i cant type letter s which is very annoying,
please let me know how can i disable this ? already i have uninstalled still problem persists

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Lately, I have been quite annoyed by Windows 7. Whenever I click to open an attachment from an e-mail, my taskbar flashes but the program doesn't open above my e-mail software. It makes it look like it didn't work, unless I'm paying close attention to see it flash. I've tried searching these forums and the Internet for this problem but I couldn't find anything. I have WIN7 Professional 64bit. I am quite an advanced user, so I know what I'm doing. I'd like to get this fixed on my machine as well as some others around me...

A:Is there a taskbar "Auto Open" feature?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rachelm920


Lately, I have been quite annoyed by Windows 7. Whenever I click to open an attachment from an e-mail, my taskbar flashes but the program doesn't open above my e-mail software. It makes it look like it didn't work, unless I'm paying close attention to see it flash. I've tried searching these forums and the Internet for this problem but I couldn't find anything. I have WIN7 Professional 64bit. I am quite an advanced user, so I know what I'm doing. I'd like to get this fixed on my machine as well as some others around me...


Hi rachelm920, welcome to 7F!

It would help if you told us what email program you work with, what browser, and if you know what file extensions are associated with the attachments you are trying to open..

By default, Microsoft Outlook blocks potentially unsafe attachment files (such as .bat, .exe, .vbs, and .js) that can contain viruses. You cannot see or access the attachments.

You, and your "others" may have to revert to using a network share or Web share that you can access.

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i have a dell inspiron 6400 with the built in restore option (Ctrl +F11... or something)
i split my hard drive manual with partition magic.

i wanted to know, if i will restor my system will the hard disk goes back to one, or will it stay split?
 

A:install <span id="EBSpanHighlighter" style="background-color: Fuchsia; color: black;"

it'll stay split unless you actually delete the 2nd partition. Just reinstall on c: & you'll be fine
 

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Okay, so I recently moved to try and get a more simple look on one of my laptops. I have found that I like using the Soft7 2.0 theme with Token icons. But what I have noticed is that my clock no long matches. I'm wanting to know how do I change my clock color to something that matches and is a little more easy to read. Like black.

Also, I would like to get rid of that awful "Show Desktop" button in the bottom right. I have tried the tool from Kishan but it doesn't stay. When I click on anything involving the notification tray, it just pops back up. Does anyone have a fix for this?

A:How do I change clock color and remove the "Show Desktop" button?

There you go:
Windows 7 Show Desktop Button Remover : Remove Windows 7 Show Desktop Button With One Click | door2windows
you may find the answer at the bottom:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...7-f3fb54617af2

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Hi.

The title says it all, but let me clarify anyway:

1-The problem mostly occurs when running demos you can find at Pouet.net and rarely (but still do happen) in other application/games.

2- After some testing, I'm, fairly sure the problem is due to the GPU memory being used to the max or near the max. So lower resolution, simpler textures and turning off post processing (like MSAA) should help. It should, but it does not always. I suspect Windows 7 to trigger low resources alert much too easily, in fact giving false positive all the time. Like when decompressing large textures and busting the max VRAM cap, even for a faction of a second. If I find my system sluggish, I will take the necessary action, no need for Windows to interrupt me all the time.

3-Yes, I have searched an answer extensively on Google, here, and other forum, for the last hour. Threads from 2009 to 2014.

4- No, none of the provided suggestions worked as NONE of the suggestions precisely addressed the goal of ***eliminating the popup windows completely.***

In conclusion, I'm asking a simple question that can be answered by yes or no: Do you, yes or no, know how to *disable* the Windows 7 message "Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance"?

If the answer is yes, please give me the detailed procedure and I will be eternally grateful. If the answer is no, sorry to be blunt, but your wild guesses are of no interest to me. Technically, this thread should have 1 reply and... Read more

A:How to disable "Do you want to change the color scheme" message

Don't know if this will be of any help - I have an i7 and a good gfx card, but I have one program that insists on changing the theme. The prog is the screen recording app Camtasia, and it's really annoying to get interrupted 2 mins into a session. My solution was to create a basic theme that I named 'recording' with no aero etc that I switch to before I do any Camtasia stuff.

R-click the desktop and > personalize, then click Windows 7 basic and tweak desktop, colors etc to your liking. R-click this unsaved theme and give it a name. Then when you are doing your 'demos' or whatever, switch to the basic theme first. It's a PITA, but that's what I have to do on my fairly powerful system (o/c i7-2600K, GTX 750Ti 2GB, 8GB RAM).

HTH

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When I run some heavy load games that thing often appear and minimizes the game or sometimes when I minimize it or exit.

I tried all I could find here and in google but nothing works(except maybe disabling aero but I don't want to do that)

Unchecking all maintenance messages from Control Panel\System and Security\Action Center\Change Action Center settings
and adding couple of keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM and restarting the pc does nothing

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Hi everyone, I'm liking what I see about Windows 10 so far, but one thing that does bother me is the vibrancy of the colors of the start menu and task bar. I would prefer a more pastel color theme, but so far I haven't been able to find how to do that. I've tried following the second half of this guide (basically, just run "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,Advanced,@Advanced") to get to the old style "Show color mixer" menu. And that menu does in fact have sliders for "color intensity" or "saturation." The problem is, adjusting those sliders doesn't seem to actually change anything.

So is it possible with Windows 10 to actually change this color option? And if so, I'd appreciate any advice on how to do so. Thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to change the "color intensity" of the taskbar?

Hello Reggie, and welcome to Ten Forums.

First, you'll need to turn on showing color on taskbar. Afterwards, you'll be able to change the color to a custom color you want.

Start, Taskbar, and Action Center Color - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

(step 5) Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 10

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I don't know if I'm using the right term, but I searched and couldn't find anything.

Anyway, I really like the color orange. I want my taskbar to be orange, so I set it to be, but the problem is, when I use Windows Live Messenger, if an IM is incoming, I can barely see the taskbar icon change colors. Is it possible to make the icon turn a DIFFERENT color when a message comes in? Can I make all of the icons turn this new color (possibly silver? white?) when "alerts" come in?

If this is possible, I'd love to know how. I've never edited any aspect of my computer in this way, except for a custom image on the user login screen, so I'm pretty new at this. Looking forward to figuring this out.

A:Change color of taskbar "alerts"? Is it possible?

Anybody? I really want to keep my orange theme.

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This is how it is done in Windows 7 (Color Management Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums), but will it work for Windows 10?

A:Will this place "color Management" on the taskbar?

Originally Posted by flycaster


This is how it is done in Windows 7 (Color Management Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums), but will it work for Windows 10?



Hi.
Please see this tutorial and the various settings shortcuts that can be created:
Solved Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members - Page 52 - Windows 10 Forums

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According to the tutorial of Microsoft (Turn Windows Defender on or off - Windows Help), if I hope to turn off windows defender in Win7, I need to click Tools -> Options -> Adminstrator -> Uncheck "Use this program."

But I find that, on one of my virtual machines, the button "Tools", as well as "Scan" and "History", are inactive. I mean, I cannot click them. Following is the screenshot.

Spoiler: Screenshot




I do not know why. But I guess this is because there is no antivirus installed. So I hope to know how to turn off defender in such case.

Well, you may think that keep windows defender active will not do much harm when no AV is installed.

Maybe it is correct. But the problem is, when windows defender is not turned off, it will try to update in the run time.

In such case, some processes in the AppData\Temp\ folder will try to execute MPSigStub.exe, which will be located at a RANDOM folder in the root of some partition. Then MPSigStub.exe will try to execute some DLLs in Windows\System32\. These executions are a little boring when I only want to test some anti-exe programs. That is why I hope to disable windows defender.

Thank you.
 

A:How to disable Windows Defender in Win7 when the "Tools" button is inactive?

Stop and disable WD service.

Start/Stop Windows Defender service in Windows 7 from Services, Regedit or CMD
 

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hello I came here to seek on how to customize windows pc to remove that red button on user switching. Coz you know right now. I am restraining my temper bcoz you know for formality

There's alot goin through my head right now like.

...wth?? Standard users are made so that they have minimized administrative rights on a computer
...effin passwords are made so it provides security that your works are so safe and secure from trespassers.

and now that red button on user switching flip that table in the end btw. wth is it have right to question and provide option to standard users able to turn off computer while the admin account is away bcoz of work call and now if the admin came back home. so yeah hellow to the black screen your work has gone because someone on standard rights command me to go to bed "shutdown".

hurrah for the programmers we have free windows

A:How to disable shutdown "all is fail" button on user switching

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ccxr123


~~~
hurrah for the programmers we have free windows


What do you mean?

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PC just updated to 10 Anniversary.

I have three monitors, I want to remove the start button and clock from second/third monitor. (I.E A blank task bar)

I do not want to disable the second/third monitor's task bar, I like the applications running that appear on said monitor to appear in the task bar of that monitor.

I had this setup on the previous build, but can't remember for the life of me how I did it (No third party software)

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I have four computers running Win10. On two of them the windows "Start" button on the task bar doesn't work. So I can't get to Settings or Apps. I can right click on the Start button and get the "right-click menu". All of the other task bar buttons work.

What's going on with this? It used to work. For a while it didn't work on my laptop, now that is working but on two other desktop computers it doesn't work. All computers have same Win10 version and latest updates (although hardware differs some between them).

Can I add the "Settings" and "All Apps" shortcut I would normally get left-clicking on the Start button to the Start button's "right-click menu"?

A:The Windows "Start" button on taskbar doesn't work with left-click

Hey CountryBumkin-

See if there's anything in HERE that might offer some help.
b1rd

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Hey folks,

maybe it seems a bit silly but I got the following situation:

QUESTION:
Is it possible to redirect the windows taskbar "show desktop" button to a certain file or is it possible to change the entry the registry in a way it doesnt minimize rocketdock each time I press the button?

I am on Win7Pro 64bitSP1. Using RocketDock to keep my Desktop cleaner - RocketDock works perfectly except for one thing.
When clicking on Win's Taskbar's "Show Desktop" button next to the clock, it shows me the Desktop but it minimizes RocketDock at the same time, and I a have to force opening it again.
Now i figured out that a .vbs file including:






Quote:
Set shell = wscript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Shell.MinimizeAll


A shortcut to this file can then be placed in RocketDock - which again implies I will use RD(RocketDock) in the way that it keeps hiding and showing up on top of everything, by itself...giving me the possibility to click that shortcut in RD - but I want to get to the Desktop by keeping the windows taskbar button and at the same time not minimizing RD.

Attached a screenshot of the desktop:




Would appreciate some help on this one - thanks in advance everybody!

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Hi All

When I activate the “Show hidden icons” button on the taskbar the pop up menu appears. However, when I move the cursor to activate any one of the icons the pop-up menu then disappears.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem before & resolved the issue?

NB. I cannot use SFC Scannow, as it would destroy many of my bespoke settings!

Thanks in advance for any helpful info!

Ich

A:Taskbar "Show hidden Icons" button - win 7

Hello Ich,

If you mean for when you check the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box, then it's normal to no longer see the arrow menu and see all icons in your notification area on the taskbar.

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

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Guys,

Exactly how does the "Hide Icons" button work in XP's taskbar? How often is it "refreshed?" I ask this because sometimes you can see all of your system tray icons and sometimes you can't. Every once in a blue moon, I get a blue square without the hide icons button showing and can't get to the button to access the hidden icons because of this. Sometimes this happens if I do something to an icon in the system tray. XP seems to decide when hidden icons will or will not be shown. If the icons are hidden, does this mean that they are REALLY not being used by the system? (i.e not running in the background.) Any comments about this new (and somewhat annoying )addition to XP would be appreciated.

Jack
 

A:Questions About "Hide Icons" Button in XP's Taskbar?

The icons hide after x amount of time. I don't know the default but I think it's about 10mins. I guess to put it in a easier term, the icons that have been inactive (by the user and not the system) for x minutes hides behind the scenes. To show the icons you will need to press the small blue round < button, but if you don't use the icons that were hiding in about 5 secs, then it will go back to hiding.

The system has no part in the activity of the icons.
 

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I apologize in advance if my thread is a duplicate of another thread. My problem is difficult to describe, so I could not find anything through the forum search or Google.

I'll begin by stating what I'm not looking for:
I'm not looking for how to increase the delay or the duration of the taskbar thumbnail previews.
I'm not looking for how to disable taskbar thumbnail previews.
Here is what I am looking for. If you open up two Windows Explorer windows, by default Windows groups them on the taskbar. If you want to switch between the two, you can click the Explorer ("folder") icon, and out will pop up your two Explorer windows, in miniature thumbnails.

What I dislike is that if you hover your mouse over one of the taskbar thumbnails, all other windows fade out except for the one you are hovering over. It is just like Aero Peek, except for taskbar thumbnails. But in my case, even if I don't hover over the thumbnails and click instead, the delay is too short so that I still get that annoying Aero Peek. That is, even if I know which window I want and click on it, I can't click fast enough to prevent everything else from fading out. It's really annoying, because I already know which window I want so there really isn't any point to fade out and then fade back in the same instant.

This happens with any window open on the taskbar. Is there any way to either
turn off Aero Peek for the taskbar thumbnails, or
increase the duration that you have to hover your mouse in order to... Read more

A:How Do I Disable Taskbar Thumbnail "Aero Peek"?

Hello Misfortune,

You can use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to increase the ThumbnailLivePreviewHoverTime (ex: 100000 miliseconds) for how long it takes before it opens a Aero Peek live preview of the opened window when you hover the mouse pointer over the taskbar thumbnail preview.

Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am currently working on kiosk and was doing good on locking it down until I discovered that if end user clicks on a broken link they get "This page can't be displayed". The issue is when they get this page there is a "Fix connection problems" button on the page. A user is able to click it and with some navigation can reach the control panel.

Is there a group policy, Registry setting or IE setting that will disable the "Fix connection problems" button?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I am currently working on kiosk and was doing good on locking it down until I discovered that if end user clicks on a broken link they get "This page can't be displayed". The issue is when they get this page there is a "Fix connection problems" button on the page. A user is able to click it and with some navigation can reach the control panel.

Is there a group policy, Registry setting or IE setting that will disable the "Fix connection problems" button?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I would like to remove the "Pin This Program To Taskbar" context menu entry that appears in the right click menu's of taskbar icons. I've found two methods online, each covered in a tutorial guide posted here, but neither have worked for me. Anybody else have any luck with this?

Note that I am using Windows 7 Home Premium so I do not have access to the Group Policy Editor. However, microsoft posted this spreadsheet which details each GPEdit settings function and where in the registry GPEdit makes changes when a user uses the GPEdit interface. I've manually entered the registry key described in that spreadsheet.

A:Disable "Pin This Program To Taskbar", Can It Be Done?

I finally found a solution! I have found a program called 7 Taskbar Tweaker which is freeware and has an option which successfully reverts taskbar context menu's to their Windows Classic form. The new aero menu is completely gone! Yay me

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Hi everyone, I love windows 7 but I miss having the ability to turn the folder path on and off on the left when in a window in explorer. Windows XP use to have a button to turn folders aka path view on and off. I can't seem to find out a way to do this in Windows 7.

A:Windows XP Feature in Windows 7? ("Folders" Button in Explorer)

Found this application and thread. Windows Explorer Toolbar Buttons - Customize

Guess Windows 7 calls this the navigation pane and the app in the above link lets u add it back.

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Hello,

In the attached capture, every button has a white background while the active window gets an even whiter background. This which makes it hard for me to read the text. It's even worse when hovering the explorer button but as this is only temporary, I can live with it.

Can this white background be changed to anything else?

I have searched in a lot of places, read lots of web pages but could not find anything else than "it can't be done".

Any help would be most welcome.

A:Taskbar highlight color

Hi obones
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the
theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Kind of like this screenshot
Jerry

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OK fellow "computer-holics", here's a difficult one for ya. I have a user who e-mailed me the following:

"Ever since I downloaded Crystal Graphics' "PowerPlugs v 1.2" (powerpoint plugin software I purchased which allows for 3D motion graphics on slides), Microsoft Powerpoint won't allow me to access "Slide Color Scheme" or "Apply Design Template" from the format menu...."

I've tried completely removing Office, and re-installing it, but to no avail. I have yet to find an uninstaller for the "PowerPlugs" software, so I haven't tried that yet. (I wan't to save that as a "last-resort" anyway....even when I DO find an uninstaller). Does anyone know anything about the PowerPlugs software that could help out in this situation? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Unable to access "Slide Color Scheme" or "Apply Design Template" in Powerpoint

I can only suggest that you use this form to contact the vendor of PowerPlugs:

http://www.crystalgraphics.com/main.support.asp

Whether you purchased it or not, it should certainly allow PowerPoint to continue to work.
 

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAf... Read more

A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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Is there a way to get rid of the mouseover blue highlight?

A:Restore and Minimize button color and language bar mouseover highlight

Yes, change the Windows Theme to "Windows 7 Basic" or "Windows Classic" which turns off all the Aero effects.

Right-click an empty part of the desktop and choose "Personalise".

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Is it possible to remove the white highlights or whatever it is? I want it so it still retains the outline but the button is all one colour. Everything else is almost perfect but i just hate this!

A:Remove Taskbar button highlight

Welcome to the Seven Forums

If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
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This will be a custom theme and you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Let me know.
Jerry

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I have about 10 programs Pinned to my Taskbar, but when i'm working at speed i keep clicking the wrong ones due to some of the Icons being quite alike

The programs that are active highlight these buttons by making it slightly white in one corner, is there any way to change the appearance of the buttons on the Taskbar when it is in use? So the ones that are 'active' have a bright red background or something so they stand out more ? it would be such a help!

A:Highlight Active Program Button on Taskbar

Welcome to Seven Forums zhunter71. Have a look at this thread, there are several msstyles in it that should serve your purpose.

Solved - active and inactive windows too similar in Aero

A Guy

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Hi. Start menu -> I can only see shut down, or sleep, depending on how it's configured, but to access other power options I have to click on the small white arrow to the right of the power button.

So if the default setting of the big button is shutdown then it's a hassle to choose sleep because I have to click on the oh so small button arrow thing.

There's loads of room at the bottom right of my start menu so please tell me how to have a shutdown button AND a sleep button, because I frequently use both functions and don't want to have to choose only one for quick access. Cheers

A:Start menu -> Shutdown Button - "shut down" and "sleep"

It's that difficult to click the arrow?

There is/are gadget(s) with this functionality.

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This will be my most problem as i manage current user account in a call center industry.. any one who ca help me..

Thank you!

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I have been trying to run Trend Micro House Call on my computer, but I always get the following error message "An error occured while trying to transfer data from the internet! Do you want Trend Micro HouseCall to try resending the required files?" I have two options "OK" and "Cancel". I have tryed "OK" several times, but after a minute the same message appears again. I am using an AVG firewall, could this be somehow affecting it?

Thank-you in advance for your help
 

A:[B][COLOR="Blue"]Trend Micro House Call Problem[/COLOR][/B]

You shouldnt remove it let a person with a gold badge on there username reply and help you
 

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When a download is complete, the dialog box opens, announcing "Download Complete" and when I Click the "Open Folder" button the "Download Complete" dialog box closes but the Target Folder doesn’t not open. First noticed this after SP3 in this XP Home environment.

Where’s the “Honor the 'Open Folder' button” setting to get this functionality back?
 

A:The "Download Complete" "Open Folder" button ignored

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While there are a (small) handful of features of Aero that i'd like to use, there are many more that slow down the UI and/or make it distracting that I can't find a way to disable.

(I even tried the "Basic" theme but it has a bug that discards font size settings made under the now-misnamed "color" dialog).

So I end up in Windows Classic, which is being made more difficult to use, including the aforementioned "color" dialog.

I've already been to the "Performance" settings and un-checked every animation available, but even after doing so two things remain:
1) The "glow" around control buttons. To me this is hideous and distracting.
2) Some animations still remain, slowing down the user interface.

To be clear, here's what I might like to use in Aero:
1) taskbar window previews
2) the program switching mechanisms (Flip or ALT+TAB)
3) maybe transparency would look okay, without the animations

Bottom line, Microsoft has bundled both good and bad features in this artificial "feature" called Aero, instead of making the features available individually, and made some of the Aero animations impossible to disable (as far as I know).

A:Disabling more Aero animations and "X" button "glow"

Hello Conan,

You might see if preventing window animations may be able ot help some.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have had the Ad Watch bug and get the "create an association in the Folder Options" error message when trying to open a program. Nothing will open and all exe.and lnk. files are missing from Folder Options. When I try to create new exe. files and new lnk files, the "apply" button is not highlighted so it will not save. I can make other changes and the button is there but it still won't save the exe changes. I am at my wits end. I have been on most forums looking for the answer. Please help.
 

A:"Apply" button not working in "Folder Options"

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This just started about a month or so ago...
I'm sure this little pop up came attached to some program I downloaded, but it's not a large enough
program to even show up when you try to use Install/Remove or Revo uninstaller programs.
I would think that most programs will send out software updates or if I open a program they have
update links built into them.
Disabling the popup doesn't keep the program for looking for updates (or does it?), it just doesn't keep
popping up and being an annoyance, right?
Do I "REALLY NEED IT"? If I need it, then so be it, I just don't want it to be a nuisance and keep
popping up.
Thanks ahead of time....

A:How do I "DISABLE" the popup "Common Software Manager"?

Using a registry editor to search for Common Software Manager might give you the folder and file[s] this utility is in [on the harddrive]. Deleting that folder and said file[s] might be enough. Do not use any universal computer fixit utilities for this; such cause more problems than they fix.

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Hi everybody and greetings from Belgium:
I was wondering if anyone might know if there is any way to get excel to highlight the cells when it finds information I've asked it to via edit>find.
Because I have such big spreadsheets, with a lot of text, and numbers, I find it really hard to see where the "found" cell is.
Thanks in advance
Marbetu
 

A:Excel 2003, find function, highlight "found" cell?

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My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).

-sachit
 

A:WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Come on, someone's gotta know.
 

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Drives me nuts when I'm trying to browse the internet...a bit of OCD I suppose. Is there anyway to disable it so the icons on the taskbar aren't lit up?

Thanks

A:Possible to disable color hot track feature?

me too.

I am confuse which one is the active. If you click the active button it will switch to last windows. You will close the wrong windows.

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