Windows Colour and Appearance in Vista



Once one selects the Vista Option for the Colour and Appearance of Windows
in the Personalize Menu of Vista, I find that it is not possible to select
colours or Fonts of ones own choice for Menu Bar, Message Box, Application
Background or the Window. Vista permits me to select one of the 8 colours
offered or by creating a new colur with the help of the Mixer. But
basically, only the shades of that selected colour will be used for all
borders, boxes, windows or panes. This is highly monotonous. Besides Windows
XP allowed the User to use Blue range for bars and may be yellow for fonts
or Green for Menus and Red for fill-ins.
So why is Vista being so authoritative or paternalistic? Or is there a way
to use different colours even in Vista which I have not discovered?

P. Jayant






I would like to add to this question. Is there a way to change the shade of
the highlighting of selected items (such as when you select a file or email
in a list)? Sometimes I can barely tell that an item has been selected.
This also applies to other areas, such as selecting items in the start menu.

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