Want to have a colorful task bar in Vista? Learn how to achieve the above look in this guide.
Achieving this effect is very simple. Simply paste a color bar over the top of your wallpaper and set the new image as wallpaper. Now when you are viewing the desktop in Vista (with Aero enabled) you can see a colorful effect on your task bar.
Creating Your Wallpaper to Change the Taskbar Color
1. Open your wallpaper in Photoshop/Paint.Net etc
2. Create a new layer with the bars provided below and align the bar to the bottom of the wallpaper
3. Save the file and set it as your wallpaper
4. Now, when you are viewing your desktop with Aero enabled, you will see a colorful bar
I put together some Photoshop and Bitmap files you can use these as the top layer — or you can make your own.
Sample Files to Use to Create Rainbow Taskbar Effect
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Screenshots of Rainbow Task Bars
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2 Responses to Change the Vista Taskbar to Any Color(s) You Want
It’s really quick and dirty.
What about taking into account the real height of the taskbar ?
What about the position of the toolbar (bottom, up, right, left) ?
What about if you change randomly the wallpaper ?
You have to adapt your solution to all this case. Quite boring !
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