Make active window more visible on Windows taskbar with pressed button look

In older versions of Windows like Windows XP and Vista, going all the way back to Windows 95, the button of the active window was always shown in a pushed-in state on the Taskbar. This was essential to make it easy for the user to figure out which was the foreground window. In Windows 7 and later versions, the active window is shown with a very subtle white glow which is not so effective in visually differentiating the active window from the inactive ones. Let's see how to fix this issue for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Black theme for Windows 8.1 with white titles

Here is a black theme for Windows 8.1 with white titlebar text created by deviantart user x0lis.

windows 8.1 white titlebar black themeWhile you can apply the black color of window frames using Personalization, Windows 8.1 does not allow you to change the font color, so it stays black and unreadable.