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How do I change background color of specific application?

by marklug / September 2, 2012 5:17 PM PDT

Hi, all.

I'm working on windows mobile 6.5.3.
I created a theme, that sets the background color throughout the system.
What I need now is, to change the color of the background of the screen for a specific application (right now it's outlook, maybe there will be more).
Just to be precise: I don't want to change the theme for the whole system, but only to be able to set a different color for the outlook application.
How can this be done?

Thank you,

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Re: color
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 2, 2012 5:23 PM PDT

If it doesn't have a setting for tha inside the application, it can't be done. Did you check all?

But I'm afraid that if you need an email program with a different background color, you need a different email program. Why do you need it, by the way?


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Is there a way to do it via registry keys
by marklug / September 2, 2012 11:55 PM PDT
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Hi, Kees.

Thank you for your answer.
Is there some way to set a different background color for outlook using some registry values?
I need it because in outlook there may be many colors of letters, and the background color in our theme doesn't look good with many of them.

Thank you,

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2012 12:36 AM PDT

I am maintaining a few apps for WM 4 to 6.5 and looking in the MSDN and other places I don't see such a feature.

I am encountering folk that never knew how limited these older systems were and often get some "you're kidding me" look as we go over the limitations.

WM was pretty good but it is no PC. And even on the PC in OL2003 which the office uses I don't see this feature.


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Thank you for your answer. Just want to clarify something
by marklug / September 4, 2012 7:04 PM PDT
In reply to: No.

On my pc, I see that there is an option to change specifically the outlook theme.
It's in Tools->Options->Mail format->Stationary and fonts->Theme.
I looked in Tools->Options of the outlook on my device (windows mobile 6.5.3), and there's no such option there (there is very little amount of features there at all).
Is there some upgraded version of outlook for 6.5.3 that has this option, or this is it?

Thank you,

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I don't see that in our Office 2003.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 5, 2012 2:51 AM PDT

Could be something lost due to an Admin install method but if you don't see it on WM, then you think over what Microsoft did to Windows Mobile recently. They have repeated that with Windows Phone 7 and 7.5.

Sorry I have to be so blunt. It can upset some folk.

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