Metro Grey Skin

2012-12-10
2012-12-11
  • lexi
    lexi
    2012-12-10

    Can you make sense of the glass settings to match the taskbar colours? I like the Metro skins style and clean lines but the colours change every 30 mins based on my background

     
  • Chris Prescott
    Chris Prescott
    2012-12-11

    If you mean that you want to disable transparency of the Task Bar on Windows 8 then try this:

    Browse to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
    Copy aero.theme to classic.theme
    Open classic.theme with Notepad
    Edit the [Theme] section to match the lines below

    [Theme]
    Displayname=Classic
    

    Edit the [VisualStyles] section to match the lines below

    [VisualStyles]
    Path=
    ColorStyle=@themeui.dll,-854
    Size=@themeui.dll,-2019
    Transparency=0
    

    Save classic.theme
    Open Personalization in the Control Panel
    Click on Classic under Installed Themes

    This new Classic theme should disable the Task Bar's transparency.

    I'd also recommend changing the color by clicking on the color block which will take you to Color and Appearance. I have been using the grey color next to Automatic.

     
    Last edit: Chris Prescott 2012-12-11
  • lexi
    lexi
    2012-12-11

    thank you :) i do like the colours though. the glass themes do match it but have things like thick borders