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Windows 7: How to change the window picture.


24 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to change the window picture.

Hello everyone, so to get right to it, i want to change the main window bars (Just add a picture to them) so they are not so boring, i have used themes before so know it is possible, but unsure of how to change this single item. May be that i will have to get an entire theme again but just hoping there is a better way. so to be clear here is what i mean, on my Chrome (I have a chrome theme installed) you see the tree's on the bars, then you see my explorer frame and you see nothing but the plain old boring bar. So my question to you is, how would i go about doing this? Hope i have provided enough info, if not just ask what it is you want to know.



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25 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is quite easy actually...
There are to options, one is very easy the other is hard and complicated:
1. Go to Deviantart.com (Browsing Windows 7 Utilities on deviantART) and download the them you like the most.

2. Create your own custom theme. This is a lot harder because you need various programs to do that and same of the components that come with the deviantart themes to apply them like Universal them patcher etc. etc.
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25 Jun 2012   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That image is #891 in the aero.msstyles in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero folder.
You will need a resource hacker of some kind to extract the image or to import a different image.
I would recommend creating a custom theme instead of working on the original default theme so you do not corrupt it, look at post #38 of this thread Start menu color change ?? it will show you how to start a new custom theme.
This will be a custom theme and 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

If this is too complicated for you let me know I have Windows Style Builder which is used to edit the aero.msstyles but is not free, and I can make that change and posted here in a zip folder.
I would need that image in a name to call the new theme.
Let me know
Jerry
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