New Adaptive Aero Colorization Feature in Windows 8 & How to Add it in Windows 7 ? [Tip]

by Jawwad in Software, Tips&Tricks, Windows | 1 comment

clip image004 | New Adaptive Aero Colorization Feature in Windows 8 & How to Add it in Windows 7 ? [Tip]

Earlier we told you how to add Windows 8 user tile to Windows 7 taskbar? Discoveries about the new features coming in to Windows 8 continues. Well, still there is nothing earth shattering so far but now Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott reveals an other visually subtle but pleasing feature related to the Windows, taskbar and other GUI elements color. As we know Windows 7 already supports the new Personalization features but set of customization seems to be a bit limited. Microsoft has improved the Personalization interface a notch to allow the automatic colorization of the Start Menu, Windows Explorer windows, and the taskbar based on the desktop wallpaper (i.e. Adaptive Aero Colorization). In Windows 8 once enabled through the Personalization panel you can clearly see in action as all the desktop GUI elements color changes automatically to match the color of the current desktop wallpaper!

You can see this in the picture above to see what we mean by this:

clip image0022 | New Adaptive Aero Colorization Feature in Windows 8 & How to Add it in Windows 7 ? [Tip]

Currently, if you are using the Windows 7 then you can get something close to it by using a software called Aura that calculates average color of desktop background image or active window icon and sets it as Aero Glass color. It works like color hot-track in Windows 7 taskbar. You can get it for free from here.


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