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Windows 7: I need help with following font issues

06 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I need help with following font issues

I need help with following font issues:

First, I need to change the font of taskbar buttons.



Despite having changed the MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell Dlg 2 fonts from system default fonts into Lucida Sans Unicode, which is my favorite font, the font of taskbar buttons is still system default font Tahoma, which I really hate.

Is it possible to change system default font into Lucida Sans Unicode for taskbar buttons?

I also want to modify the italic fonts of start menu search bar and explorer windows search bar. In other words, I have a strong desire to turn them into normal (non-italic) text.





I'd be really grateful to one/those, who help/s me with these issues.

Thanks in advance!


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06 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you. I have Windows Style Builder for that and can post it in a zip here for you.
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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06 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

First of all, thanks for your reply, Jerry. I'm using the default Aero theme currently. It would be nice to have Windows Style Builder. I'll be waiting for your next post impatiently.
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06 Aug 2011   #4

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Give me about 1 hour and I will have it for you.
Jerry
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06 Aug 2011   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here you go
Download the zip at the bottom double click it and
Click on Extract all files
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Click Browse and browse to your Desktop click OK
Then Extract
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Then Open AeroLucida folder
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Put both (1 AeroLucida folder & 1 AeroLucida.theme file)
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In
C/Windows/Resources/Themes
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You will get this click Continue
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And you will get this click Yes
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It will show up in Personalization as AeroLucida
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Make sure you did 1 of then two Tutorials in post #2 for it to work.
Let me know if you need some help with this.
Jerry


Attached Files
File Type: zip AeroLucida.zip (791.0 KB, 11 views)
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07 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Jerry,

Thanks a million for your effort but what I need is only editing the stuff I mentioned in my first post. To be precise, I need regedit hints about that. The theme you have sent exhibits high contrast taskbar and search bar features. I must be able to change what I want without having to give up some features of the Aero theme I really like.

I think I can edit any theme however I like if I learn the technique of changing font features using RegEdit.

I'm looking forward to reading your next post.

PS: How does Windows Style Builder work? Does it enable the users to build new themes from the default or installed ones?
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07 Aug 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The only thing I did was change all the fonts to Lucida Sans Unicode and removed the italic from the search box's with Windows Style Builder based off the default aero theme. In your screenshots I see you adjust the colors to black did you do that with the theme I did? Will you post a screenshot of what my theme is doing so I can see it. You should not lose any features of the aero theme with my theme..


Yes Windows Style Builder and a image editor lets you build a theme starting with the default aero theme.
Jerry

Look at this it will show how to start a new theme Start menu color change ??
Post #38

Here is a screenshot of WSB
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07 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Jerry, sorry for my early comment. Later when I tried once more, everything went smoothly. Thanks a lot
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08 Aug 2011   #9

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ksfno1 View Post
Jerry, sorry for my early comment. Later when I tried once more, everything went smoothly. Thanks a lot
You're Welcome
Glad it worked for you.
Jerry
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08 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I got another question: Can I also change the size of the fonts using WSB? Is the latest edition of that 1.5.0.0?
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