The all new Windows Explorer, which was introduced with Windows Vista, has been enhanced in Windows 7 by adding a couple of new features. Microsoft has dropped the the nifty Up button from explorer, though.
In the past, we reviewed a number of free tools to tweak and customize Windows 7 Explorer. This time around, we have a tool to quickly change the default color of the navigation buttons in Windows Explorer as Windows 7 doesn’t let you choose your own color for navigation buttons.
The customization section in Windows 7 allows you change the color of explorer frame to your desired one with a mouse click. But you can’t change the default color of explorer navigation buttons (back and forward buttons).
Navigation Button Colorizer is yet another customization tool for Vista and Windows 7. The tool enables you change the default color of explorer navigation buttons in a jiffy.
It’s an extremely easy-to-use tool. Download, unzip the RAR pack and run NavButtonColorizer (.exe) file to start changing the default color of navigation buttons. The tool automatically restarts the explorer to apply the change. And if it doesn’t restart the explorer, you may need to restart your PC. Alternatively, you can use the Task Manager to end the explorer.exe and then launch explorer to see the change.
Related: 25 free tools to customize Windows 7.
The current version of Navigation Button Colorizer supports only x86 version of Vista and Windows 7. The current version of Navigation Button Colorizer offers a total of nine colors to choose from: default, green, Blue, red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, blue, and black. Also note that some antivirus programs may detect this tool as malware as this tool tries to modify your system files. You can safely ignore those alerts.
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