When you are using Windows Aero, you can configure the glass color, transparency, and intensity by completing the following steps:
- Right-click an open area of the desktop and then select Personalize. On the Personalization page in the Control Panel, click Window Color.
- As shown in Figure Below, select one of the base colors available. Do this to save time even if you want to use the color mixer.
- To enable transparency, select the “Enable transparency” checkbox. To disable transparency, clear the “Enable transparency” checkbox.
- Use the “Color intensity” slider to control the intensity of the color. Move the slider to the left to soften the color. Move the slider to the right to make the color bolder.
- If you want to adjust the color, click the “Show color mixer” button and then use Below the hue, saturation, and brightness sliders to achieve the desired color.
- Click OK to save your color settings.
Changing the experience level and appearance effects
By default, Windows 7 uses the highest experience level your computer is capable of. If you want to change the experience level, complete the following steps:
- Right-click an open area of the desktop and then select Personalize.
- Select a theme to use. This sets the base experience level. In most cases, you’ll have several Windows Aero themes to choose from as well as several basic and high contrast themes. If you choose a theme other than a Windows Aero theme, you’ll be using a reduced experience level.
- Click Windows Color to fine-tune the color settings as discussed in the previous section. If you are using the Windows Classic or Windows Basic theme, you will not be able to mix colors or set transparency as described in that section.