Change skin in Internet Explorer 8

  loopyloo 14:37 24 Aug 2010

Please, can I change the colour at the top of the internet explorer 8 page from the horrible blue?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:52 24 Aug 2010

Blue is the normal windows colour which you can change by Display properties apperance tab

If you just want to change IE and WE, create a .bmp file in paint with the color you want. Size doesn't really matter, it will be tiled. 1x1, or 10x10 or 100x100 all work
In Regedit, navigate to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

Add these values:
For IE - BackBitmapIE5
For WE - BackBitmapShell
Set these values to point to the .bmp file, say %userprofile%\My Pictures\blue.bmp
This is a per user setting.

You can also use TweakUI to set these.

  birdface 15:43 24 Aug 2010

You have to go to display.
Well on XP you could.

  TonyV 16:15 24 Aug 2010

As buteman says, for XP, Control Panel/Display/Appearance and play about in there. I have changed mine to Olive Green, but see what takes your fancy!


  loopyloo 08:50 26 Aug 2010

I am running Windows 7.

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