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Windows 7: How do you change the color of the square around a selected icon?

03 Dec 2010   #1
mhelseth93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do you change the color of the square around a selected icon?

I want to change the color of the square that surrounds your icon when clicked, i want mine to be orange so it fits in with the rest of my theme. anyone know of a way to do it at all?


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04 Dec 2010   #2
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Are You talking about this??


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04 Dec 2010   #3
mhelseth93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes exactly, is that a special program or something? and is it only for the border? or can you change the fill color and transparency too?
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04 Dec 2010   #4
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

You need program that can edit aero.msstyle
I used restorator
then extract from aero.msstyle images with No. 6xx.png (see pic.)
edit and import new edited images and save (not save as) aero.msstyle
On desktop selection I used only 2px border all is transparent.


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04 Dec 2010   #5
mhelseth93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
You need program that can edit aero.msstyle
I used restorator
then extract from aero.msstyle images with No. 6xx.png (see pic.)
edit and import new edited images and save (not save as) aero.msstyle
On desktop selection I used only 2px border all is transparent.
is there a possibility that you could layout a file path for me? im not too good with customization and stuff, i downloaded restorator. i just need to know how to get to aero.msstyle

and what should i use to edit images? just like photoshop or is there something built into restorator?
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04 Dec 2010   #6
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

U can use photoshop or paint.net (more compatible with msstyles)
Then follow instructions in pic.1
Pic2. instructions to replace Aero.msstyles with modified one
(assuming that before a classic theme is selected not basic or aero)
Ps. U must take ownership of that file first search the forum for instruction


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04 Dec 2010   #7
mhelseth93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

do you think there is a problem if my aero.msstyle file is named aero?
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04 Dec 2010   #8
mhelseth93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i put in an attachment for the picture, but this step. i cant find the drop menu that lets me choose what type of files i can view


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04 Dec 2010   #9
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

If its size it's about 1mb + - is the right one
Mine is 1.6mb but heavy modified
I have disabled in folder options
"hide extensions for known file types"
when this option enabled
in my win say
Programs
AllFiles
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04 Dec 2010   #10
mhelseth93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

all of this has been so helpful and the only thing i am having trouble with is trying to import those edited png files back into the aero.msstyle folder. i have all the pngs and i might edit them a little more but i cant find out how to import them through restorator. do i have to go through a different process?
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