MacLook irreversible?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by TimothyM, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. TimothyM

    TimothyM Bit Poster

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    I tied out the MacLook mode, and I thought it was okay, but I eventually decided to use it since Parallels 5 is annoyingly slow in coherence mode, and I wanted to use full-screen mode without window decorations introducing extra overhead.

    So I switched off MacLook, and most things returned to normal. But not everything. Windows Explorer windows are still differently colored, and lots of my icons are still MacLook style.

    How do I FULLY revert MacLook?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GlynD

    GlynD

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    Opening the 'Personalize' preferences in W7 and selecting one of the Aero themes should do it. Quickest way of finding the option is to right-click on a blank area of the W7 desktop - it's the last menu item.
     
  3. TimothyM

    TimothyM Bit Poster

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    Actually, using Windows XP

    Thanks for the reply. But actually, I'm using Windows XP. I tried selecting a theme in XP, but it didn't do anything about the icons in Windows Explorer. Any other ideas?

    I think this is a bug in MacLook. When you disable it, they don't fully revert it. How can I report this? Do Parallels actually pay attention to the bug reports filed when you "Report a Problem..."?



    BTW, in case you're wondering, I'm using Windows XP because I use chip design tools (Xilinx, Actel, Lattice), and none of them support 64-bit or anything newer than WinXP. So I'm stuck with that. Interestingly, through Parallels, I can do everything including using the USB drivers to program chips. Pretty cool.
     
  4. GlynD

    GlynD

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    Have you tried TweakUI from Microsoft? That has an icon rebuild tool.

    It sounds like your icon cache isn't rebuilding properly - there are a number of possible solutions, from the simple delete & restore your iconcache.db to registry tweaks to increase memory: rather than repeat them all here, I suggest you google 'rebuild icon cache xp' and go through what comes up to see if it fits your case.

    Good luck!
     
  5. ddahle1970

    ddahle1970

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    Look in Control Panel and remove the StarDock MyColors app.
     
  6. Per-EricJ

    Per-EricJ Bit Poster

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    Thank You !!! That solved the issue of having parts of McaLook not reset after unpicking it.
     
  7. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    @Per-EricJ You are welcome! Feel free to reach us anytime. We are here to help. Thanks!
     

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