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11-08-2002, 01:27 PM
Can anyone advise the method of creating a background in the menu bar of windows folders ( not in the body). Did it some time ago and now wish to change the look again and keep away from the usual drab plain grey
Originally did it from saved pics kept as wallpapers.

12-08-2002, 09:19 AM
From: http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/windowstips/story/0,24330,3331015,00.html

You spend a lot of time looking at the gray toolbars in both Windows and Internet Explorer. Now you can change the color to reflect your personality -- or your appreciation for "The Screen Savers."

You'll be blown away at how much better that toolbar looks with some painless modification.

Note: The following is a Registry hack that will tell Windows to sample a bitmap image file for the background of your Explorer toolbars. We always advise that you take precaution by backing up your registry before changing anything in the Registry.

To install a customized Explorer background:

Open the Registry Editor: Hit the Start button, select Run, type "regedit" in the blank field and press Enter.
Open the directory folders to the following path (in the left window pane): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar.
If the right window pane doesn't have an entry called "BackBitmap," right-click on an empty space in the right window pane and select to add a new string value and call it "BackBitmap."
Now double click on "BackBitmap" and type in the path of the bitmap image file you would like to use as the background (example: C:\windows\clouds.bmp).
Close the registry editor. You'll have to relaunch Windows or Internet Explorer to see the changes take effect.