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Windows 7: How do I change the selection button color in a theme?

25 Sep 2012   #1
Rakamy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I change the selection button color in a theme?

How do I change the colour in a theme when I have Hot, Selected and Hot Selected a propriety button as well as the status bar (see pic). I would like to change it to darker blue if possible





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26 Sep 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Is this a custom third-party theme? If so post a link to it.

What were you going to use to edit the .msstyles a Resource Hacker or Window Style Builder?

Jerry
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26 Sep 2012   #3
Rakamy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

Is this a custom third-party theme? If so post a link to it.

What were you going to use to edit the .msstyles a Resource Hacker or Window Style Builder?

Jerry
It is a custom third-party theme, it was originally created by a friend of mine who is using it on there PC I liked some aspects of it so he emailed me a copy, and told me I could change what ever I wanted to. So I dont have a link for it but I can upload it to a hosting sight if you would like.

I have no idea what your talking about I was just looking for the option some place in the windows personalization options. I am guessing I need some type of 3rd party program in order to do it?

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26 Sep 2012   #4
Bongo

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Go ahead and post it here in a zip folder if it's OK with your friend, I can tell you how to do it or I can do it for you.

Jerry
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26 Sep 2012   #5
Rakamy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, he gave me free rights to it so its not going to be a problem. The file is attached

You can do it, and if you don't mind the "status bar" I would like to be black and the button selection a dark blue (just not to dark I stil want to be able to see the text)


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File Type: zip Elegant Glass.zip (3.00 MB, 32 views)
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26 Sep 2012   #6
Bongo

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I am having some doubts about this theme I find the exact same one here Elegant-Glass-VS7 by ~Simply-The-Frankie on deviantART so is this person your friend?

Jerry
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26 Sep 2012   #7
Rakamy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I am having some doubts about this theme I find the exact same one here Elegant-Glass-VS7 by ~Simply-The-Frankie on deviantART so is this person your friend?

Jerry
Umm.....

So am I to be honest. My friend said it was his but now I am not so sure. I will deal with that aspect my self. He should not be stating it was his when someone else made it.

To be safe I sent a message to the person owning that profile asking if they would allow me to change that detail for my own use. I don't want to have you make any changes with out having there permission.....should have checked that out first my self
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27 Sep 2012   #8
Rakamy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a response from the original owner letting me edit the theme as long as I don't redistribute it.....did you want/need to see a copy of the mail?
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27 Sep 2012   #9
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rakamy View Post
I have a response from the original owner letting me edit the theme as long as I don't redistribute it.....did you want/need to see a copy of the mail?
Yes I would like to see a copy of the e-mail. I may still contact them myself after looking at the e-mail.

Jerry
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27 Sep 2012   #10
Rakamy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you want me me to post it here or send it via e-mail?
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