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richocki

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How do I get rid of the Windows Classic Style TASK BAR. I have a dull looking gray START button. How do I get the green vibrant one back? I went to display in the control panel but the only choice there is the Windows Classic Style scheme. I want COLOR....
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Hi richocki.

There's a few things that may cause this, so we might have to try a bit of trial and error.

First, try right-clicking My Computer, and selecting Properties. On the advanced tab, click the first Settings button.
Check the item that optimizes for best appearance. Then try right-clicking the desktop > properties, and re-select the nicer theme.


Cheers,
Deon :)
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here is my observation about it.

computer that had been infected by malware/virus would usually give you what kind of issue.


good luck
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richocki

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Deon, inapaler..

I am pretty sure I have no virus or malware issues. The computer is just back from the 'shop' after having a new MB installed. It had the fancy green start button on the task bar. I know I have made a change to get the dull gray button but I can not undo it or for that matter remember what I did to change it....
scary huh! I tried what you suggested Deon and there was no change.

Would it be a theme change that I am look for? When I access the Display Properties in the drop down I have WINDOWS CLASSIC, MY CURRENT THEME, MORE THEMES ON LINE, and BROWSE. Nothing there works. Under the Appearance tab I have WINDOWS CLASSIC under Windows and Buttons drop down.

I recall having this same problem about 2 years ago but of course I can not remember the fix.
I am positive it is not a malware/virus problem. I'll just never learn to leave things alone.
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Right click on Start button
Go to Properties
The I believe you should see a customize or classic buttons.
Try this and let us know what you find.
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I found the problem....! Something disabled themes in services. I do not remember going in there and disabling it but maybe a program or cleaner or something I ran did it. Anyway it is back in all its glorious color.... how nice :) Thanks for the help. I am sure I will be back with another blunder... I mean problem.

Edited by richocki, 01 November 2009 - 07:16 PM.

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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you.
Good job investigating and correcting the problem.
Come back anytime even if it is just to visit. :) :) :)
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Haha, nuts.. I was sleeping.
Was going to recommend the services.msc fix, and then a registry tweak.

Well anyway, good to hear you got it sorted :)


Deon :)
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