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Windows 7: Nav Button Changer


04 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Nav Button Changer

Hi. Can anyone help me with this simple problem? I've tried to use the Nav Button Changer, and I've changed every .bmp, and nothing changes. I've tried a similar program from a differennt developer and it still stays the same... Does anybody know how to fix this?

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04 Nov 2012   #2

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Which programs did you try? Links please.

Have you ever change a system file or if you want to know how, you can edit the Bitmaps in the Explorerframe.dll with a resource hacker of some kind to change the navigation buttons.

Let me know
Jerry
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04 Nov 2012   #3

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04 Nov 2012   #4

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So how would I go about editing the bitmaps in a resource hacker???
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05 Nov 2012   #5

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Here is the resource hacker I used, it is free Anolis Resourcer - Resource Hacker Software - Anolis

The ExploreFrame.dll is in C:\Windows\System32 and if you are using 64-bit it will also be in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 so you would need to edit both.

Here are the image numbers for the button's
280 - frame
577 - default
578 - hover
579 - disable
581 - pressed
These are if you have your DPI set at 100% if you have it set higher you will have to do the other buttons.
Nav Button Changer-bitmap.png

#1
Open the ExploreFrame.dll (Use a copy of the original so you do not corrupt the original) click on the + sign where it says Bitmap scroll down to in this example 577 click on the + sign then click on 1033 then click on the Export button.
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#2
Save that bitmap to your desktop that you will need a image editor to edit the image to your liking.
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#3
After you have edited the bitmap or if you already have a set of buttons that you will need to click on the Replace button.
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#4
Click on the Browse button.
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#5
Navigate to the button that you just edited or if you have a set of buttons and select it and then click Open.
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#6
Click the Load button then click the OK button.
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Repeat the above steps until you have all the bitmaps changed.

#7
Click on File then Save, you will not see the changes in the resource hacker window unless you close the program and then open it back up again and click on the images #and then you can see the changes.
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Jerry


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05 Nov 2012   #6

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Thanks Alot Jerry.
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05 Nov 2012   #7

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You're Welcome
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23 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

HI.
I followed the above process but could not get it to work. The DPI is set to 113. Is this the problem?
If yes what additional images are to be replaced apart from
280 - frame
577 - default
578 - hover
579 - disable
581 - pressed
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23 Apr 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucky16 View Post
HI.
I followed the above process but could not get it to work. The DPI is set to 113. Is this the problem?
If yes what additional images are to be replaced apart from
280 - frame
577 - default
578 - hover
579 - disable
581 - pressed
Welcome to the Seven Forums

Try
281 - frame
582 - default
583 - hover
584 - disable
585 - pressed

Jerry
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