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Windows 7: Look of the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons.

12 Nov 2010   #1
Pinesol

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Look of the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons.

Hey, Jake here, AKA Pinesol.

So, last night I got into customising my UI. Like, the general stuff you can do under the customization for Windows 7. I noticed a friend of mine having a different look for his Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons. Not completely sure if it was cause he was dual booting with Ubuntu and Windows 7. But, all I know is that I would like to change how they look. Making the desktop and everything a little more personal. Umm, but I searched this forum, and google for something that would allow me to edit these buttons and I found nothing. Just stuff for switching which side the buttons were on. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Jake/Pine.


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12 Nov 2010   #2
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 



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12 Nov 2010   #3
Pinesol

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That is what I am talking about, but it's whole themes.. Is there not just something for the buttons?
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09 Jan 2012   #4
gkgaurav

windows 7 ultimate x86 32-bit
 
 

i also have the same problem.
one of my friends has windows 7 with larger buttons and i have small . plz help me
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09 Jan 2012   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It can be done with the correct application. But it requires hacking dll files and replacing images. See this thread:

Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Bongo will likely see this and comment. I am unaware of a simple application that automates the process for you like a start orb changer for instance. A Guy
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09 Jan 2012   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gkgaurav View Post
i also have the same problem.
one of my friends has windows 7 with larger buttons and i have small . plz help me
To change the size of the Caption Buttons:

Right click your desktop> Choose Personalize> Click Window Color



Click the Advanced appearance settings



The Window Color and Appearance dialog will open> On the Item drop down, choose Caption Buttons> Change the size



Take note of the original settings should you want to return to normal

A Guy

P.S. You can google:

change caption buttons windows 7

and find more info.
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09 Jan 2012   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gkgaurav View Post
i also have the same problem.
one of my friends has windows 7 with larger buttons and i have small . plz help me
Welcome to the Seven Forums
If A Guy answer does not work for you let me know and we might be able to work out a custom theme to help you out.
Let us know
Jerry
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