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    Win XP Title Bars don't react to Appearence change (XP Home SR1)

    I have modified the desktop appearance (Display - Appearence - Advanced) and some settings have taken effect but the Title Bar colors didn't. They show as my new settings when in that dialog but after closing, they revert to what they were. I'm using the XP style, not Classic. What am I missing?

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    Re: Win XP Title Bars don't react to Appearence change (XP Home SR1)

    If you look carefully at the Advanced dialog, it states explicitly that most settings will be ignored unless you select Windows Classic style. In WIndows XP style, title bars have a 3D-look and take their color from the Windows XP color combination.

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    Re: Win XP Title Bars don't react to Appearence change (XP Home SR1)

    Hans, thanks for that. I had pondered those vague words but assumed that Microsoft, of all people, would get the user interface right and disable options that were not applicable. After all, one selects Classic or XP Style before going to Advanced. At least I know.

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    Re: Win XP Title Bars don't react to Appearence change (XP Home SR1)

    <hr>assumed that Microsoft, of all people, would get the user interface right<hr>
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    Re: Win XP Title Bars don't react to Appearence change (XP Home SR1)

    Hi, Jeff ~

    The XP style view uses a skinning library called 'msstyles', only of which 3 are originally native to XP.

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