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playrh8r
03-05-08, 03:06 AM
Hi all,

Does anyone know how to disable (or change) the neon blue border color that shows up on active windows? It looks "OK" if you use the default blue aero color, but any other color choice (i like graphite) looks horrible.

When the window is de-selected it looks great.

See the following images:

Selected: (IE neon effect)
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7813/pic1fo6.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic1fo6.jpg)

Deselected:
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/902/pic2jd8.th.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic2jd8.jpg)


See how the Deselected one doesn't have the neon junk on the side of the window?

Jeff

Darkoz
03-05-08, 07:34 AM
I don't think you can turn that effect off but you can change the width of the border itself, by reducing the border thickness you'll get rid of the color effect.
Right click on your desktop and choose personalize
Choose Windows Color And Appearance
select Open Windows Classic Appearance Properties
In the classic window choose Advanced
Now under the Item menu scroll down and select Border Padding
Under Size enter your desired number (4 is the default)
0 (zero) will virtually get rid of the border altogether.

nekrosoft13
03-05-08, 07:39 AM
if he wants to "disable" that, he has to create his own theme

playrh8r
03-05-08, 12:05 PM
I don't think you can turn that effect off but you can change the width of the border itself, by reducing the border thickness you'll get rid of the color effect.
Right click on your desktop and choose personalize
Choose Windows Color And Appearance
select Open Windows Classic Appearance Properties
In the classic window choose Advanced
Now under the Item menu scroll down and select Border Padding
Under Size enter your desired number (4 is the default)
0 (zero) will virtually get rid of the border altogether.

Thanks for the suggestion, but even with border padding at "0" that neon line shows up.

It seems like a bug for Microsoft. Did they take the easy way out and only use a color that matched the default color scheme? It looks perfect when the window is deselected :(

Jeff

Wolfhound
03-06-08, 04:52 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, but even with border padding at "0" that neon line shows up.

It seems like a bug for Microsoft. Did they take the easy way out and only use a color that matched the default color scheme? It looks perfect when the window is deselected :(

Jeff


Why do you think is a bug?

EciDemon
03-06-08, 05:49 AM
Like Nekrosoft sayd, it's part of the skin, so you would have to edit the skin or replace it, it's no bug.

Just like in XP you have to patch a few files before you can mess around with skins in Vista. Google is your friend here :)

playrh8r
03-06-08, 12:14 PM
Why do you think is a bug?

Because it looks terrible, there is no way to turn it off, and only occurs on the bottom and right side of the window.

Jeff

LycosV
03-06-08, 12:41 PM
I think it's supposed to look like light shining through the glass at a weird angle. I don't think it looks bad.

Toss3
03-06-08, 05:10 PM
I really don't get what we're looking at here :bleh:

Drolfrawd
03-06-08, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but even with border padding at "0" that neon line shows up.

It seems like a bug for Microsoft. Did they take the easy way out and only use a color that matched the default color scheme? It looks perfect when the window is deselected :(

Jeff


wtf , how is it a bug? It's designed that way, go on have another bash at bashing. next thing you nkow you'll be blue screening.