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22 Jul 2012   #1

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Change Explorer bg within Theme?

So, here's another question about themes. There's probably a thread about this, but I can't find it on my Phone. I want to directly modify the BG in Explorer, along side with the list beside the main section in explorer. Can I change it via the .msstyles or via Theme Resource Changer? Thanks.

Rangi.

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22 Jul 2012   #2

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It can be change in the .msstyles if you use Ave's Windows7 Style Builder if you buy it I can help you.
If you are using the default aero theme or your own custom .msstyles(you would need to post it in a zip here) I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
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

Let me know.
Jerry
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23 Jul 2012   #3

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Okay, I've removed my Wallpapers that i created because they were too big, and it wouldn't let me lol. I will admit, I did use Black Aero as the base of my operations, but only because it's hard to find out which image goes to where in the default Aero theme. I replaced every file that is custom with ones I created myself. I'm sorry if this is not allowed, but I couldn't for life of me find out which image did what...Lol.
Rangi.


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23 Jul 2012   #4

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All I need was the .msstyles what color do you want the BG to be give me the RBGs if you know them?
Jerry
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23 Jul 2012   #5

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Yup, 128 on all, please. Are you using the program you suggested, or just editing image files, like you would with Resource Tuner? If you know the image files number, could you tell me? Only Resource Tuner to work with. I can't afford any programs at the moment, so I have to go with what I have. Thanks again, dude! After this, I can get back to finishing the theme.
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23 Jul 2012   #6

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Yes I am using Windows Style Builder, it's a fill color not a image.
Here you go just the .msstyles is in there, if you are using that theme you need to switch to default aero theme log off log on then change the .msstyles
Jerry
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Zip is in post #12 now


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23 Jul 2012   #7

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Dude, you're a Legend! I'll test it tomorrow, as I'm going to bed. Thanks again, dude!
Rangi.
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23 Jul 2012   #8

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How would I change the fill colour with Resource Tuner?
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23 Jul 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheesey View Post
How would I change the fill colour with Resource Tuner?
I don't think you can. WSB lets you edit fill color, text colors and you can add text fonts, colors and give you a way to edit images with a image editor of your chose. An more.
Jerry
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24 Jul 2012   #10

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Okay, so the .msstyles yot gave back has all my custom images removed from it. Did the program do that? And is there a free alternative to Windows Style Builder? Thanks dude.
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