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Old 03-01-2007
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sidebar opacity
Is there any way to change how opaque the sidebar itself actually is? I see
options for the gadgets themselves but not the sidebar.

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- Peter
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Re: sidebar opacity



"Peter O." <Peter O.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is there any way to change how opaque the sidebar itself actually is? I
> see
> options for the gadgets themselves but not the sidebar.
>
> Thanks
> - Peter



I'm sure some sort of hack will emerge eventually. It's early days.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Sidebar\Settings

is where some of the settings are stored.



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Re: sidebar opacity
Any idea what values are available? I only have 1 there and it has something
to do with docked parts order.

thanks
- Peter

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> > see
> > options for the gadgets themselves but not the sidebar.
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> > Thanks
> > - Peter

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> I'm sure some sort of hack will emerge eventually. It's early days.
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I've been a bit upset with this issue too. The "setting" that changes the opacity of the sidebar itself is actually under personalization and then window color and appearance. if you change the color intensity right there the 'opacity' of the sidebar will change with it. the frustrating part of the whole thing is that the sidebar is much much much (can't stress enough the much) darker than the windows. This means that to get any real transparency out of the sidebar you can't have any color in the windows. annoying huh?
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Re: sidebar opacity
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Is there any way to change how opaque the sidebar itself actually is? I see
options for the gadgets themselves but not the sidebar.

Thanks
- Peter
In the personalise menu, choose 'Vista Basic' as the colour scheme and the sidebar will be opaque automatically. You can get to this menu through right clicking on the desktop or searching through the sections of 'Display' on the control panel.
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