Windows 7 Basic and High Contract Themes

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Flock ignores Windows 7 Basic and High Contrast themes. Two things actually occur. If you load up the basic and high contrast themes flock will not theme itself from these color selections. Latest version of FF works perfectly well with this. Also Flock will NO LONGER change to any theme but the default theme. So if you turn on the High Contrast themes in Windows 7 you are stuck with the default.

I've managed to get around the complete lack of themes in Flock by using the FF Mr. Tech Toolkit addon. So basically any FF theme now works with flock. I have to do a bit to make them look right, but so far so good. I recently picked up Windows 7 RC and Flock ignores everything. Just pointing this out as FF works perfectly well with it.

So is there anyway around this to force flock to load a theme or any work around?
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Actually this problem seems to ONLY occur with the High Contrast themes available for Windows 7. Works as expected with all others.
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i tested this on my computer. All themes that ship with the RC work perfectly and switch instantly when selected
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wow, no idea whats wrong here then...it complains about flock not being compatible with aero themes if I select those and seems to bork on the high contrast themes as well. I worked around it by taking the windows classic them and recoloring it a bit. Still some minor tweeks...would be really nice if 2.5 had some themes to select from instead of me hacking in these FF themes.
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what video card do you have?
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
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i have a 9800M GTS. the only thing i can think of is that it thinks your hacked themes are bad
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with the default theme in FF (strata I guess), it will take on the appearance of whatever theme I have specified in Windows 7. With Flock it will just maintain the default theme and change a few font colors...not much else. Am I missing a setting maybe? I'm not sure where to look. Is there anyway to mimic this behavior in Flock without editing CSS?