Remove the Fading of title bar in XP

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  1. fatguysmart

    fatguysmart The Blessed one

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    Query solved.Thank You Mr.Vishal,and others.

    The reason I cud not get that earlier was that I cud not type in 'hex' in that box.But after notepad method,I got it.Also I did not have to logg off to see the effect!
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    Heloo guys,
    I want to know if and how can i remove the fading effect of the title bar?
    To make you understand better,I have also posted the screenshot 
    [url]http://i4.tinypic.com/23tleld.jpg[/url]
    Can I have some uniforum shade for the title bar???
    
    As Mr.Vishal Gupta told me about his method,i noticed that I did not have the HK_USERS like he told.
    My reg looks like in the screenshot below!
    What shud I do now?
    I run Win Xp SP1
    [url]http://i6.tinypic.com/23vl25d.jpg[/url]
    
    I googled a lot but cud not get any help.Plz help me guys!
    
    Thank You!
    -Fatguysmart.
     
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  2. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Open regedit and nevigate to:

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1085031214-583907252-725345543-500\Control Panel\Desktop

    In right-side pane, modify the value of UserPreferencesMask to a0 00 03 80
     
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    fatguysmart The Blessed one

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    Done but still not happeing! also i cannot type that alphabet a in small.it always gives capital A
     
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    Rightclick on the desktop and go to properties. Here, go to Appearance tab and select Advanced button. Now, in the "Item" drop box, select 'Active Titlebar'. Set Color1 and Color2 to the same color. Repeat for Inactive Titlebar if desired... Done...

    Arun
     
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    ^^
    I think Windows XP doesnt allow Color1 & color2 in Display properties!

    @fatguysmart
    Also do the same thing in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    Paste following code in Notepad and save the file with any name but extension must be .reg :

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "UserPreferencesMask"=hex:a0,00,03,80
    
    
    Now run the file and merge the code in registry!

    PS: Log off to see the changes!
     
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    @Vishal, I did this from a XP machine while I was writing down the post...

    Arun
     
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    fatguysmart The Blessed one

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    guys,plz see the screenshot of my registry I have posted in post 1.I cud not find the folder you asked for!
     
  8. Vishal Gupta

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    Actually the digits after S-1-5-21- change from machine to machine.
    So apply the trick to S-1-5-21-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxx key.

    And also did u apply the change to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop key, which I suggested in previous post?
     
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    yes i applied that trick but did not get what i wanted!But thanks!



    I succeeded in doing it guys!Thank You very much Mr.Vishal and others!
     
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