SOLVED How do I change the background color of my Taskbar in Windows 7 Pro 64 bit?


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I have changed the desktop background to an image in black and white with some gray. The background of the Taskbar?? or Startbar is pale blue.

If I had my desire, I would have the background of the Taskbar (Startbar) be transparent, however, the Windows 7 Pro thinks I have less than 64MB of memory in my graphics card. Actually I have 2GB of DDR5 memory in my graphics card.

I am a rookie Windows user. I have been operating Kubuntu Linux for over 20 years; I need the compatibility afforded Windows by equipment manufacturers for my new upscale build.

I am probably embarrassing myself, for this type of adjustment is probably easy stuff for the Windows users of the world. Thanks for any help you may provide. :)
 
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Right click on desktop and select personalize. From there you should see "Window Color", where you can set the color of the window frame and taskbar. Unfortunately without a hacking utility or manually editing your system files, there is no way (that I know of) to make it completely transparent.
 
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Right click on desktop and select personalize. From there you should see "Window Color", where you can set the color of the window frame and taskbar. Unfortunately without a hacking utility or manually editing your system files, there is no way (that I know of) to make it completely transparent.
Apparently my video card cannot handle "Aero". It is pretty upscale too, a gaming card. :(
 

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You should be able to change the color either way. Aero is a transparency effect, the color is a different effect.
 
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You should be able to change the color either way. Aero is a transparency effect, the color is a different effect.
Thank you for your help. While working the problem yesterday, I did something that finally revealed the Aero application and was able to make the required changes.

I feel pretty stupid, because I don't really know what I did. One minute I was looking at a window that showed basic colors for a windows screen, and very limited options, none of which allowed for changing to Aero options. The next moment I had a screen with all those pastel color options and the ability to make the desired transparency changes.

I hate when I accept terrific help and get the desired result, then due to my own error, not really learn from the result. Thanks for your valuable time and help. :)
 

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