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Windows 7: Make Clock Face A Different Colour

07 Sep 2009   #1
LuckyJosh

Windows 7 7600 x65 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 
Make Clock Face A Different Colour

I have clock gadget no 6 of 8 on my desktop.

This has a red face.

I would like to change to another colour eg Blue

How do I do this ?


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07 Sep 2009   #2
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Towle View Post
I have clock gadget no 6 of 8 on my desktop.

This has a red face.

I would like to change to another colour eg Blue

How do I do this ?
If you are referring to the default Windows 7 clock gadget, have a look at "C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern.png".
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08 Sep 2009   #3
LuckyJosh

Windows 7 7600 x65 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

OK I see it but my question is how do I change the colour. Do you know how to do this ?
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08 Sep 2009   #4
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

Hey towle I just figured everything out and heres what you need to do...

First you need to go into sidebar folder-not the x86 folder just the Program Files

C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\Images

then you can see images for all of the different clocks, etc.

So then what I did to test this all is I made a new image for the (modern.png) clock which is normally red I made a blue one.

Original :


Blue :


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Ok so once you get that and goto the folder you can paste it in there. Now you'll notice another image called modern_settings.png thats what will display in the settings tab of the clock gadget but if you just replace the modern.png it will show up as the blue. Now one extra step I had to do was take ownership of the folder due to it asking me for special permissions.

So just download this file from the windows 7 forums..

Take Ownership Shortcut

Extract the folder and right click on the file that says "InstallTakeOwnership.reg" and click "Merge" it will be ontop it might give you some messages, so just say ok. Then goto

C:\Program Files\Windows SideBar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\

Right click the "Images" folder in the Clock.Gadget folder and click "Take Ownership" it will do its thing real quick and then ti will allow you to rename / replace / etc the original files in there.

i hope this has helped you and anyone else that wanted this! Also if you need a custom clock face lemme know I can do pretty much almost anything! =P

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09 Sep 2009   #5
LuckyJosh

Windows 7 7600 x65 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

OK Kukag,, that worked for me..
Just fantastic. Can I give you rep points??
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09 Sep 2009   #6
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm I dunno wish you could but if not your thanks works just fine along with the satisfaction of helping another win7 user =P Like I said let me know if you need any custom gfx I can help you out with that, and they'll look better than that clock lol I just took 3 seconds to do that to test it =P

Very welcome Towle and thanks for taking the time to thank me!
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