Change Windows 7 Taskbar Color with Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer
Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer is a must-have tool for anyone who likes to customize or personalize Windows look. Just like the name says, it lets users change the color of their Windows 7 taskbar, an ability that Windows 7 doesn’t provide.
Windows 7 does have a feature to change the taskbar color, but the color is also applied to the start menu and window borders. There is no option to apply a different color only to the taskbar without affecting window borders and start menu. This is where you will like what Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer can do for you.
Changing the color is easy with the program. Extract it and then run it. Specify a color that you like and hit the apply button. That’s all you need to do.
Automatic taskbar color rotation
What this program actually does is adding a colored stripe to the active wallpaper and then keep it as a new wallpaper, leaving the original untouched–in other words, it makes use of the Aero transparency in Windows 7. So, if you apply 5 different color to your taskbar while using the same wallpaper, the program will create 5 new wallpapers in BMP format, each with different colored stripe which you can find in the “Choose your desktop background” window under the “Personalization” menu. See screenshot below.
By taking advantage of the built-in wallpaper rotation feature in Windows 7 and this “wallpaper replication” feature, you can rotate the colors of the taskbar to automatically change every certain period.
How to revert back to the normal taskbar? It’s easy. Just change the wallpaper.
Two more things to note here to be able to run this program properly. First, you must have Aero Transparency enabled and, second, Net Framework 4 or higher is required.
Download Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer from the developer’s homepage