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Windows 7: how to change shellstyle?

04 Sep 2009   #1
rightspin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
how to change shellstyle?

Ok i was looking around for some themes and found one i really like. All it needs is a black shellstyle. So now to my question:

How do i change the windows shellstyle?
What files need to be replaced? I mean i got some themes that have a black shellstyle, but how do i insert them into my theme? Im looking for something like this:




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04 Sep 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rightspin View Post
Ok i was looking around for some themes and found one i really like. All it needs is a black shellstyle. So now to my question:

How do i change the windows shellstyle?
What files need to be replaced? I mean i got some themes that have a black shellstyle, but how do i insert them into my theme? Im looking for something like this:
Hi Rightspin,

It's a very nice skin indeed.
I can't help you with your question, but I'm sure a few in here can.

You might take a look at our customization section.

One advise I want to give you.
Please make a full backup of your system.
Customizing can be risky.

Good luck,

Greetz
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04 Sep 2009   #3
rightspin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Hi Rightspin,

It's a very nice skin indeed.
I can't help you with your question, but I'm sure a few in here can.

You might take a look at our customization section.

One advise I want to give you.
Please make a full backup of your system.
Customizing can be risky.

Good luck,

Greetz


Hey squonksc,

thanks for your advice. I made a system backup allready.
I browse the customization section here every day, since i customize alot. Unfortunatly i havent found anything about changing the shellstyle yet.
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04 Sep 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rightspin View Post
Hey squonksc,

thanks for your advice. I made a system backup allready.
I browse the customization section here every day, since i customize alot. Unfortunatly i havent found anything about changing the shellstyle yet.
I've done quite a lot of shell customizing myself in the past, but I guess I got kind of bored with it.
That, and I found that keeping the system stable after hacking windows files is more a question of luck rather than wisdom.

I think you can find answers quicker by googling for "Windows 7 UI hacking" or something similar.

There's not much response to your question yet. I guess the customizers are all at the pub.

Good luck
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05 Sep 2009   #5
moinmoin

Win 7
 
 

For the shellstyle you need the Restorator Restorator 2007 Resource Editor - Restorator - Bome Software or Resourcer Anolis - Home
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05 Sep 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moinmoin View Post
For the shellstyle you need the Restorator Restorator 2007 Resource Editor - Restorator - Bome Software or Resourcer Anolis - Home
Good post Moinmoin!

I have to add, to look out for getting restorator from torrent sites.
Most of them are infected with trojans.

Be careful.
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05 Sep 2009   #7
rightspin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I've done quite a lot of shell customizing myself in the past, but I guess I got kind of bored with it.
That, and I found that keeping the system stable after hacking windows files is more a question of luck rather than wisdom.

I think you can find answers quicker by googling for "Windows 7 UI hacking" or something similar.

There's not much response to your question yet. I guess the customizers are all at the pub.

Good luck

Of course i googled before making this post, but i didnt find anything for windows 7, i think thats to early for such a specific customization.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moinmoin View Post
For the shellstyle you need the Restorator Restorator 2007 Resource Editor - Restorator - Bome Software or Resourcer Anolis - Home
Thanks alot, i allready tried restorator, but unfortunatly a one-time-trail version and it was way too much information for the first use. Would you mind giving me some advice? (since i assume your german like me that would be fine either)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Good post Moinmoin!

I have to add, to look out for getting restorator from torrent sites.
Most of them are infected with trojans.

Be careful.
You seem to be very careful, and thats a good thing. Try to get a torrent that got some comments. Tho, dont you forget: No risk, no fun!


Anyway, there must be a way to just add the shell files to another theme.
Why would you need a tool like restorator when i can just switch between themes with different shellstyles? The answer is out there somewhere, and there might be people, living among us, who know.... I believe in sevenforums.
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06 Sep 2009   #8
moinmoin

Win 7
 
 

The Restorator is very easy. You can images on the left side per drag & drop replace.
The original images (Aero VS) are in the shellstyle.dll.
Your VS is make with VistaStyleBuilder. There are the images in the msstyles.
Images #544,549,550,551
Infopanel: #1014



Sorry my english is not the best
(If you still have questions (in german), you find me on deskmodder.de)


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08 Sep 2009   #9
rightspin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok i got Restorator 2007 now. I was able to find the VS of the shellstlye i want, although #1041 is shown as an image for me, not an infopanel. But what do i have to do now? Insert them into the Aero theme, but how?
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09 Sep 2009   #10
johngalt

 

FWIW, I am using a 3rd party application, AveStyler, to switch between three versions of that particular style and two others - SiCo Big and SiCo Small.

For the price (3 Euros) it is indispensable - and since you don't go around editing any system files, anything like a SFC won't break your style.

I personally like the SiCo b/c it makes most of he progress bars a brilliant blue but in Explorer windows the amount used for drives is actually a gradient silver.

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