Teenage Windows customizer/developer Kishan Bagaria has written a small utility that allows you to customize Windows 7 Explorer’s navigation button – those blue forward/backward buttons. The tool changes the buttons by swapping bitmaps of the buttons with the ones of your choice.
Simply run Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer as administrator, select the button you want to replace and then load the bitmap from your hard drive. Restart Windows explorer and it is done.
The problem with this approach, however, is that you need bitmaps of the button with the precise dimension. If you are lucky, you can find some designs on the Internet, otherwise you have to make your own.
If you can’t design your own, then get hold of Vista-7 Nav Button Colorizer. This is another Windows 7 button customizer that lets you change the color by choosing from one of nine different variations, including the default style. The navigation button can take the following colors – Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow, Blue (different shade) and Black.