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Author Topic: 'Windows Color and Appearance' Editor/Replacement  (Read 378 times)

swallis7

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'Windows Color and Appearance' Editor/Replacement
« on: June 17, 2016, 04:19:52 PM »
I was wondering if someoone would make an editor for .theme files that would edit the [Control Panel\Colors]
section.  'Windows Color and Appearance' was removed from Windows 10/8.

Window Color and Appearance.png'Windows Color and Appearance' Editor/Replacement


The .theme file below works in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (not tested in Windows 8 or Vista).


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  1. [Theme]
  2. ; Windows 7 - IDS_THEME_DISPLAYNAME_AERO
  3. ;DisplayName=Back To The Future Part I
  4.  
  5.  
  6. ; Computer Icon
  7. [CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
  8. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Computer.ico,0
  9.  
  10. ; Documents Icon - Win7 and WinXP IDs
  11. [CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\DefaultIcon]
  12. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Documents.ico,0
  13. [CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\DefaultIcon]
  14. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Documents.ico,0
  15.  
  16. ; Network Icon - Win7 and WinXP IDs
  17. [CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\DefaultIcon]
  18. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Network.ico,0
  19. [CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
  20. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Network.ico,0
  21.  
  22. ; Recycle Bin Icons
  23. [CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
  24. full=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Recycle Bin Full.ico,0
  25. empty=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Icons\Recycle Bin Empty.ico,0
  26.  
  27.  
  28. [Control Panel\Cursors]
  29. Arrow=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Arrow 1.cur
  30. Help=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\DeLorean - Arrow 2.cur
  31. AppStarting=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Working 1.ani
  32. Wait=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\DeLorean - Time Travel 1.ani
  33. Crosshair=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Flux Capacitor 2.ani
  34. IBeam=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\IBeam.ani
  35. NWPen=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Pen.cur
  36. No=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\No.cur
  37. SizeNS=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\SizeNS.ani
  38. SizeWE=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\SizeWE.ani
  39. SizeNWSE=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\SizeNWSE.ani
  40. SizeNESW=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\SizeNESW.ani
  41. SizeAll=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Move.ani
  42. UpArrow=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Alternate.cur
  43. Hand=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Cursors\Link.cur
  44. DefaultValue=Back To The Future Part I
  45.  
  46.  
  47. [Control Panel\Colors]
  48. ActiveTitle=162 129 91
  49. Background=0 0 0
  50. Hilight=141 112 80
  51. HilightText=255 255 255
  52. TitleText=255 255 255
  53. Window=234 223 215
  54. WindowText=0 0 0
  55. Scrollbar=219 206 191
  56. InactiveTitle=141 112 80
  57. Menu=182 155 126
  58. WindowFrame=0 0 0
  59. MenuText=0 0 0
  60. ActiveBorder=182 155 126
  61. InactiveBorder=182 155 126
  62. AppWorkspace=131 103 73
  63. ButtonFace=182 155 126
  64. ButtonShadow=131 103 73
  65. GrayText=131 103 73
  66. ButtonText=0 0 0
  67. InactiveTitleText=208 191 172
  68. ButtonHilight=219 206 191
  69. ButtonDkShadow=0 0 0
  70. ButtonLight=182 155 126
  71. InfoText=255 255 255
  72. InfoWindow=141 112 80
  73. GradientActiveTitle=162 129 91
  74. GradientInactiveTitle=141 112 80
  75. ButtonAlternateFace=131 153 177
  76. HotTrackingColor=79 101 125
  77. MenuHilight=182 188 202
  78. MenuBar=240 240 240
  79.  
  80.  
  81. [Control Panel\Desktop]
  82. Wallpaper=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back To The Future Trilogy\Wallpaper 1\Back To The Future Part 1 03.jpg
  83. Pattern=
  84. TileWallpaper=0
  85. WallpaperStyle=6
  86. ScreenSaveActive=1
  87.  
  88.  
  89. [Slideshow]
  90. Interval=1800000
  91. Shuffle=1
  92. ImagesRootPath=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back To The Future Trilogy\Wallpaper 1
  93.  
  94.  
  95. [Boot]
  96. SCRNSAVE.EXE=%WinDir%System32\BackToTheFuture3D.scr
  97.  
  98.  
  99. [Sounds]
  100. ; IDS_SCHEME_DEFAULT
  101. SchemeName=Back To The Future Trilogy
  102.  
  103. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current]
  104. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Default.wav
  105.  
  106. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\AppGPFault\.Current]
  107. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Program Error.wav
  108.  
  109. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Maximize\.Current]
  110. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Restore.wav
  111.  
  112. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuCommand\.Current]
  113. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Menu Command.wav
  114.  
  115. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuPopup\.Current]
  116. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Menu Popup.wav
  117.  
  118. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Minimize\.Current]
  119. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Minimize.wav
  120.  
  121. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Open\.Current]
  122. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Open Program.wav
  123.  
  124. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Close\.Current]
  125. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Close Program.wav
  126.  
  127. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreDown\.Current]
  128. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Maximize.wav
  129.  
  130. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreUp\.Current]
  131. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Restore.wav
  132.  
  133. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RingIn\.Current]
  134. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Ring In.wav
  135.  
  136. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Ringout\.Current]
  137. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Ring Out.wav
  138.  
  139. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemAsterisk\.Current]
  140. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Asterisk.wav
  141.  
  142. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemDefault\.Current]
  143. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Default.wav
  144.  
  145. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExclamation\.Current]
  146. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Exclaimation.wav
  147.  
  148. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExit\.Current]
  149. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Exit Windows.wav
  150.  
  151. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemHand\.Current]
  152. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Critical Stop.wav
  153.  
  154. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemQuestion\.Current]
  155. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Question.wav
  156.  
  157. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemStart\.Current]
  158. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Start Windows.wav
  159.  
  160. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\EmptyRecycleBin\.Current]
  161. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Recycle Bin.wav
  162.  
  163. [AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\.Current]
  164. DefaultValue=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Back to the Future Trilogy\Sounds\Mail.wav
  165.  
  166.  
  167. [Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
  168.  
  169. [Metrics]
  170. IconMetrics=76 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 105 99 114 111 115 111 102 116 32 83 97 110 115 32 83 101 114 105 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  171. NonclientMetrics=84 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 105 99 114 111 115 111 102 116 32 83 97 110 115 32 83 101 114 105 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 105 99 114 111 115 111 102 116 32 83 97 110 115 32 83 101 114 105 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 105 99 114 111 115 111 102 116 32 83 97 110 115 32 83 101 114 105 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 105 99 114 111 115 111 102 116 32 83 97 110 115 32 83 101 114 105 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 245 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 105 99 114 111 115 111 102 116 32 83 97 110 115 32 83 101 114 105 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  172.  
  173.  
  174. [MasterThemeSelector]
  175. MTSM=DABJDKT
  176.  
  177.  
  178. ; Windows 7,8,10 Aero theme
  179. ; Use this section for default transparent taskbar and window borders etc
  180. ; For Windows XP Luna theme use  Path=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Luna\Luna.msstyles
  181. ; For Windows XP Classic theme use this section just like it is
  182. [VisualStyles]
  183. Path=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Aero\Aero.msstyles
  184. ColorStyle=NormalColor
  185. Size=NormalSize
  186. AutoColorization=0
  187. ColorizationColor=0X63FFBE63
  188. Transparency=1
  189. Composition=1
  190. VisualStyleVersion=10
  191.  
  192. ; Windows 7,8 Classic theme
  193. ; Use this section for user defined colors on the taskbar and window borders etc
  194. ;[VisualStyles]
  195. ;Path=
  196. ;ColorStyle=@themeui.dll,-854
  197. ;Size=@themeui.dll,-2019
  198. ;Transparency=0
  199.  
  200. ; Windows 10 Classic theme
  201. ; Use this section for user defined colors on the taskbar and window borders etc
  202. ;[VisualStyles]
  203. ;Path=%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Aero\AeroLite.msstyles
  204. ;ColorStyle=NormalColor
  205. ;Size=NormalSize
  206. ;HighContrast=1


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Re: 'Windows Color and Appearance' Editor/Replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 10:02:04 PM »
Yea, that is an .msstyles file editor.
The virtualcustoms page isn't really about editing theme colors either.

I was just hoping for a GUI to edit the system colors in .theme files.