Task Bar doesnt change

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mojohns, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. mojohns

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    I dont know what I did but my task bar and start button look like "windows classic" but Im using the winXP theme. All the windows etc look like the winXP theme and the taskbar doesnt. whats going on??
     
  2. xsivforce

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    control panel->display->appearance->windows and buttons->windows XP style
     
  3. mojohns

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    I did that, the windows and buttons have the windowsXP style but the taskbar does not. even when i click the start button the start menu is in winXP style. and ideas? maybe i overwrote something?
     
  4. xsivforce

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    Right click on task bar->properties->start menu->there are two choices. Start Menu and Classic Start Menu. Make sure "Start Menu" is picked.
     
  5. mojohns

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    It is. what else can i do?
     
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    That's all I have right now. I don't use themes. Someone else here will have the answer you are looking for.
     
  7. mojohns

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    ok thanks tho
     
  8. madmatt

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    You can download programs such as StyleXP or WindowBlinds (Object Desktop).

    If you don't feel like buying the software, there is a patch available at TGTSoft (link below).

    Just install the patch and then you are able to use third party themes/styles. However, Microsoft does not offer support for these methods.

    http://www.tgtsoft.com/download.html
     
  9. mojohns

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    well the only problem is the task bar wont change. it looks like windows classic and it wont change no matter what theme im using.
     
  10. Tech-1

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    Im having the EXACT same problem.... i have changed the uxtheme file correctly and now got the themes to work .....
    however the start menu and taskbar on bottom dont change..in fact now its gray, not even the original blue... went back to windows xp, classic and all and still the same... Ill see if I can get it to work, but this seems to be something wrong... Its gray and wont change at all... even though the other screens and IE screens changed....
    Anyone?
     
  11. mojohns

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    Solution

    msconfig---->services--->uncheck the THEMES box----->reboot.

    then msconfig----services----recheck the THEMES box and then hit apply. Everything comes back.
     
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    mojohns, glad to see you found a solution. Where did you find it?
     
  13. mojohns

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    someone @ hardforums told me to make sure "themes are checked" and when i checked, it already was so i just turned it off and then back on and it brought everything back. someone actually recommended re-installing XP!
     
  14. Tech-1

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    well i tried it and still did'nt work!!
    Yes, i did it right: it was checked so unchecked applied, reboot.....check apply..nothing...reboot...same......
    maybe something to do with me changing the uxtheme file?
    Anyone? :(
     
  15. mojohns

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    click start, control panel, performance and matinence, adminstrative tools, services.....while in services, UNCHECK "themes", reboot. go back the same way to re-check "themes" click apply, or it might say "start" or "start service"