Windows 7 has probably become most popular Operating system world wide and users across the world are more interested in customizing the appearance of their Windows 7. Although there are lots of inbuilt options available in windows 7 using which you can customize its appearances, but still most of you want to learn new tricks to customize more.
So today we are going to telling you about a new and innovative way of changing the appearance of task pane. The task pane is basically the color of box which appears when you click on Start button. The predefined color is grey bluish but unfortunately there is no inbuilt options available in Window using which you can change its color and theme. So an easy solution is by using a tool named Windows 7 Task Pane Changer.
Windows 7 Task Pane Changer is a freeware from door2windows that allows you to change your task pane in Windows 7 with one click. It is a very nifty utility and best part is that it even doesn’t required to be installed. So your can run it directly and even can carry on any portable medium and then run on another system. To use this tool, first you will need to download its exe file whose link is given at the end of the article.
Now after downloading the exe file, simply run it by double clicking on it. Please make sure that you have been logged in your system as Administrator otherwise this tool will give you an error. After that you will see the following window.
As you can see above this tool will show you the color your current bitmap and also color of your current Glass Bitmap. Now the three options available on the main window of this tool are Change Color Bitmap, change Glass Bitmap and Restore Original Bitmaps. When you click on Change color options, you are required to search for file that contains the new color.
So for that, you can download the new Bitmap and Glass Bitmap files directly from internet or from the developers site i.e from the door2windows Forum. Then Browse to that new file and then click on Ok. You will see following notification when you click on Ok.
Simply click on Yes to apply the New Bitmap and New Glass Bitmaps. Your computer will then restart and after successful restart you can see that your new color bitmaps will be applied. You can even change your settings without restart by simply clicking on No when you see above warning. The developer of Windows 7 Task Pane Changer has also given option to Restore the original settings if you are unsatisfied with the new looks, anytime. At the bottom there is also the link available to visit the developers web page.
The size of Windows 7 Task Pane Changer is just 686 Kb and as I have already told, you can run it directly from its exe file. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.