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how do i get rid of this uglyness with xp themes?

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jkoXP

Guest
#1
here is my desktop, and i do like it a lot:
desktop

but, this is what I don't like:

where the arrow is point too, it makes this white outlined stuff around the file menus on almost every program expect for IE. . . Is this the theme maker being lazy or is this XP? any way to fix this problem? Thanks for your time.
 

xsivforce

Prodigal Son
#2
Look in control panels-->system--->advanced-->performance settings--->visual effects tab. Scroll through. What is ticked and not ticked there?
 

Grandmaster

Electronica Addict
Political User
#4
try ticking smooth scroll-list boxes. If that doesnt work, At the top, click on Adjust for Best Appearance. That should solve it.
 
#5
happens to me sometimes too..just apply the theme once again in appearance, then reboot and ur all set..or atleast u should be...hope this helps:)

edit/ it's got nothing to do with the visual effects etc. talked about in the other replys...just that the theme sometimes doesent apply "to it's fullest" sometimes...
 
J

jkoXP

Guest
#6
neither suggestions worked.... :(

i'm using the hacked uxtheme.dll file..... would that have an effect on it?
 

Piett

...will circle this city
#8
I've found that it happes with active desktop. as soon as i put some html on my desktop that happened. it also fouls up any icons that you put over the active desktop area.
 
J

jkoXP

Guest
#9
Originally posted by Piett
I've found that it happes with active desktop. as soon as i put some html on my desktop that happened. it also fouls up any icons that you put over the active desktop area.

its dissabled :(
 
C

contender

Guest
#11
Are you running in NTFS? The reason I ask is because I had the same problem when I was running in NTFS instead of FAT32. As for a solution, I am also yet to come up with one.
 
J

jkoXP

Guest
#12
yep, NTFS, and theres no way id go back to crap32....

so no one thinks it has to do with me using the hacked uxtheme.dll file??
 
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BlackEyedAngel

Guest
#13
grrr i hate this - does anyone know how to get over this - except windowsblinds... cos that would obviously work. i'm pretty sure it is a problem with the windows skinning engine...
 
A

andywoo1

Guest
#16
I get this aswell.

Right click on your desktop > Properties > Appearance > Advanced

Change the Menubar colour in there to match your theme.

Ok on that, Apply, Ok, and Log off, then back on again.

Fixed.

andy
 

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