Set different colors for the window border and the taskbar in Windows 8 RTM

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  1. Nice tips bro 😉
    Im beginning to love my Win8, actually, I havent booted to my Windows 7 partition for few days now…
    Though, In windows 8 its like im in a two environment OS :D, other than that, Im getting used to it…

  2. To be honest, even I am getting used to dealing with the start screen and am enjoying Windows 8, and using it as my primary and only OS – It truly is fast!

  3. Notyourbusiness

    What? set worts to other worst or more ugly?

    The main question was active and disactive color setting ….setting capise?

  4. Gorgolevsky

    That’s interesting, thx ! But I got there too by searching for the way to change the foreground’s widow color. When all the borders are white or light grey it’s pretty hard to work fast and switch between many windows. I really hate this Microsoft’s desicion. It’s stylish, but not practical at all. It would be Ok, if they’ve left us the ability to change this nonsence.. Maybe there’s a way to set a Win XP or Win 7 theme under Win8 ? I really don’t need this “beauty”, I just need to do my job effectively.

  5. Gorgolevsky

    Oh, Ok. I’ve found it possible only through the use of high-contrast theme, which is rather ugly, but customizeable

  6. eyad

    you are so crazy person 😛

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