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Anyone know the registry Key for the Task Bar color?

For Win 98 preferably but will take other answers too.

Ryan
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by:1cell
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if it existed, it would be under HKEY_USERS | USERNAME | CONTROL PANEL | COLORS

or

HKEY_CURRENT_USER | CONTROL PANEL | COLORS

but I do not find a setting for that on my system.

why do you need the registry key?

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by:rnshaw
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I just want to be able to change my Task Bar color for fun. I was going to write a program then for others to easily change it too. Just for fun, nothing serious.

Ryan
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by:1cell
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i think you would have to add a key, something like "taskbarcolor" with a value of "## ## ##" signifying the hex number for the color but I don't htink you can do it.

I've searched a couple of my favorite reg sites and they have nothing even close to what you want
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by:rnshaw
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hmmm, well I wasnt sure if it was possible, my friend wanted it, said this prog does it


http://softseek.com/Utilities/Benchmarking_and_Tune_Up/Review_28770_index.html

if they can do it, theres gotta be a way
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Provide the bios string.  Here is how you get it.  Place that in this thread and we can get you the right update.

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by:hewittg
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rns, was working on another q and posted a comment on yours.  Sorry and disregard.

Glenn
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pschwan earned 100 total points
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The colors are designated in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors

I verified this with PCUpdater.  The values are in the standard 255 255 255 RYB color pattern (ex-to make your taskbar red, change the value for the Menu key to "255 0 0").  

As far as changing the taskbar itself, there is no specific value for it.  You can't modify it without modifying the application workspace along with it.
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by:pjknibbs
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The taskbar colour is the same as the "grey" used for all the other parts of Windows. You can change it by changing the "3D Objects" colour in the Appearance tab on the Desktop control panel.
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by:catdaddy123
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i would suggest downloading rnshaw friends program and get a copy of regmon you can download here http://616.org/ under registry utils regmon will show you which values were changed and were they were changed hope this helps
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by:rnshaw
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well, the comment from pschwan did change the color of the Start Menu, menus on forms, etc. I am looking for the key to the TaskBar or whatever that thing is that has the Start button on it. Then I tried the 3D objects color, sure, it changed the TaskBar, but ti changed the whole screen too, buttons, windows, frames, almost everything. So I'm gonna try catdaddy123's idea. Thanks for all of your support, will post when I see what does it.

Ryan
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by:1cell
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that's what I thought you would find.  There is not a specific registry setting for the each desktop item like task bar, start menu, etc.
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by:rnshaw
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Well I enjoyed all of everyones help, I wish I could give all points, but I'm gonna give em to pschwan, cause atleast I now know that the reg settings for color are in that color scheme. Thanks for trying all.
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