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Windows 7: How do I change the Aero glass look?

27 Jan 2012   #11
acer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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Be sure to use a copy to work on make a new theme like I posted about.
Here are the image #s for the taskbar open them up in a image editor and clear the image
Aero
Bottom #845 #1028
Right #847 #1031
Top #848 #1029
Left #846 #10

Show Desktop Button
#1107
Vertical #1108

Jerry
What about the image number for the glass effect? I think I get it now. I'll try it out later. Thanks!
What glass effect? Post a screenshot of it.
These numbers are for the default aero.msstyles
If you try to edit a custom theme from DeviantArt built with Windows Style Builder the numbers have changed.
Jerry
The blurry glassy effect on the taskbar and on the windows when you use aero peek. Okay, I think I've managed to change the look of the windows during aero peek by editing #971 and the taskbar by editing #900. Thanks for all the help!


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28 Jan 2012   #12
Bongo

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That blurry glassy effect on the taskbar will be there no way to get rid of it the best you can do is transparent images there. Are you editing a custom theme them 2 numbers 971 is not in the default aero, 900 is not for the taskbar in the default aero?
Jerry
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28 Jan 2012   #13
acer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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That blurry glassy effect on the taskbar will be there no way to get rid of it the best you can do is transparent images there. Are you editing a custom theme them 2 numbers 971 is not in the default aero, 900 is not for the taskbar in the default aero?
Jerry
I'm editing a copy of the original aero.msstyles that i found in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. I found 971 in the stream and I managed to remove the shiny/glossy look (I think that's the thing I want removed, not the blurry glass effect) on the taskbar by replacing the image #900 with a transparent one, the only problem I've encountered so far is that I couldn't change the taskbar effect to anything but transparent, I tried replacing #900 back to the original image but it's still transparent even after I restarted my PC.
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28 Jan 2012   #14
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I forgot about that steam image 971 and that is the correct place to edit the stripes out that's what's nice about Windows Style Builder it breaks down that steam image into individual parts.
Anyway that 900 image is an overlay for the header in libraries folder, I have colorized it and posted a screenshot so you can see what it does.
As a test colorize #845 #1028 for the bottom taskbar and see what happens.
Let me know if I can be of more help.
Jerry
How do I change the Aero glass look?-libraries.png


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28 Jan 2012   #15
acer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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I forgot about that steam image 971 and that is the correct place to edit the stripes out that's what's nice about Windows Style Builder it breaks down that steam image into individual parts.
Anyway that 900 image is an overlay for the header in libraries folder, I have colorized it and posted a screenshot so you can see what it does.
As a test colorize #845 #1028 for the bottom taskbar and see what happens.
Let me know if I can be of more help.
Jerry
Attachment 195516
Oh, okay so I checked and it was the header for the libraries folder. But somehow changing it removed the glossy effect on the taskbar. Any ideas?
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28 Jan 2012   #16
Bongo

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Here are the areas of the shine
How do I change the Aero glass look?-restorator-2007-cusersjerrydesktopaero.msstyles.png

Can you post a screenshot of the before and after on the taskbar.
Jerry


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28 Jan 2012   #17
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Your complete theme looks really good, is it up for download?
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28 Jan 2012   #18
Bongo

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Your complete theme looks really good, is it up for download?
Here is what I started with and I have tweak it, I cannot share what I have done but I can tell you what I did.
Jerry
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29 Jan 2012   #19
rigz

windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

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Oh, you want to make your own theme? I thought you were simply looking to apply a custom theme. Unfortunately I don't have the time or patience to make one of my own but the one I use is called Clearscreen Sharp. I got it off of DeviantArt about a year ago.

There are a lot of custom themes out there that you can apply once you patch the appropriate files. Here's a screenshot of my setup:







love your desktop mate.
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29 Jan 2012   #20
acer3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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Here are the areas of the shine
Attachment 195535

Can you post a screenshot of the before and after on the taskbar.
Jerry
Before How do I change the Aero glass look?-capture.png
After How do I change the Aero glass look?-capture2.png


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