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Windows 7: Windows Aero - White Shade to the left and right - Remove


08 Jul 2011   #1

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Windows Aero - White Shade to the left and right - Remove

I want to remove the white shade, or gradient, or whatever it's called, that is shown to the left and right of windows when using the Windows Aero theme. You can see the left white shade in the first ("White shade.png") image attachment, and how I want it to look in the second ("No white shade.png") image attachment.
But it's not as "easy" as that. Here's a "wishlist", with the result I want the most first, and the one I want the least at last:
  1. It should only affect Firefox windows, using CSS, Javascript, XUL or any other method in an add-on.
  2. It should only affect Firefox windows, using any other way.
  3. It should affect all windows, without the use of a program that needs installing (like replacing a file, or changing the registry etc).
  4. It should affect all windows, using any method.
I've asked for help about this in Firefox related forums as well, but with no results. But since it's related to Windows 7, and I've seen some awesome Customization tweaks here, I'll give it a go here too.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.




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08 Jul 2011   #2

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They are Reflectors in the aero.msstyles.
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you. And post i here in a zip.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Let me know.
Jerry
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08 Jul 2011   #3

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I'm using the default theme. I would be very glad for a zip!
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08 Jul 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Walter T View Post
I'm using the default theme. I would be very glad for a zip!
Give me about 1/2 hour, do 1 of the guides and I will be right back
Jerry
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08 Jul 2011   #5

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You don't have to hurry, I'm going to bed now.
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08 Jul 2011   #6

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Here you go
Put both (1 AeroNoShine folder & 1 AeroNoShine.theme file)
Windows Aero - White Shade to the left and right - Remove-1.png
In
C/Windows/Resources/Themes
Windows Aero - White Shade to the left and right - Remove-4.png
You will get this click Continue
Name:  2.png
Views: 22
Size:  29.0 KB
And you will get this click Yes
Name:  3.png
Views: 19
Size:  43.5 KB
It will show up in Personalization as AeroNoShine
Windows Aero - White Shade to the left and right - Remove-5.png
Let me know if you need some help with this.
Jerry


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File Type: zip AeroNoShine.zip (791.1 KB, 81 views)
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18 Jul 2011   #7

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I'm sorry that it has taken so long for me to reply. I started this thread the next last day before I was going on vacation, but on the last day we had no electricity so I couldn't reply.

Anyway, thanks . It works as supposed to. Items #3/#4 in my "wish list" solved. If anyone finds anything for items #1 and #2 I would be glad to hear about it.
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18 Jul 2011   #8

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I know that this is a little off topic, but you seem to know what you're doing, Jerry. Perhaps you know what the border colors and gradients for the window controls (exit, maximize/minimize etc) are, "expressed in CSS"? I know that it's about darker colors like rgba(10%,10%,10%,.65) and lighter like rgba(255,255,255,.56)...
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18 Jul 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Walter T View Post
Anyway, thanks . It works as supposed to. Items #3/#4 in my "wish list" solved. If anyone finds anything for items #1 and #2 I would be glad to hear about it.[COLOR=#000000 ! important][/COLOR]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Walter T View Post
I know that this is a little off topic, but you seem to know what you're doing, Jerry. Perhaps you know what the border colors and gradients for the window controls (exit, maximize/minimize etc) are, "expressed in CSS"? I know that it's about darker colors like rgba(10%,10%,10%,.65) and lighter like rgba(255,255,255,.56)...
[COLOR=#000000 ! important][/COLOR]
Can you post a screenshot of what you are talking about I don't understand.
Jerry
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18 Jul 2011   #10

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First off, an example. This is Windows Explorer:
Name:  1.png
Views: 464
Size:  32.1 KB
I have marked what I call "the content border" in red here:
Name:  2.png
Views: 464
Size:  31.3 KB
Firefox has not got this border. Since I wanted Firefox to look more like other windows, I added them using CSS. That's easy. The hard part is to find the correct colors. After (way too) much investigation, I found that rgba(10%,10%,10%,.65) is almost perfect for the inner, darker color of the content border, and that rgba(255,255,255,.56) is almost perfect for the outer, lighter color of the content border. (If anyone finds better colors, please tell me.)

Now I want to do a similar thing: I'm trying to style a button (that is placed on a glassed background) in Firefox like the Minimize and Maximize buttons, ie those shown here, to the left of the Exit button:
Name:  3.png
Views: 462
Size:  3.3 KB
So it's a matter of changing my button's background, borders and perhaps box-shadow. That's easy. The hard part is of course to find the correct colors. Since you seem to know quite much about Windows themes, I thought that perhaps you could find these colors easily? I mean, when you replied to my first post, you understood that "They are Reflectors in the aero.msstyles." Perhaps you understand the what I'm talking about now are "Window-button-style in the aero.msstyles" or something? It was just a thought ...

Thanks again. And ask again if it's still unclear


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