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Windows 7: Move the address bar below the menu bar in Windows Explorer

09 Jan 2013   #11

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10 Jan 2013   #12

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Well, it seems that the Address Bar has nothing to do with Shellstyle.dll. It looks more like it has something to do with the .msstyles file, or the file ExplorerFrame.dll (although I'm still looking for it in ExplorerFrame.dll's UIFILEs). If anyone else happens to find something, let me know.
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16 Sep 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Removing Address Bar

@Jerry,

You referenced that you had removed the Windows Explorer address bar in the default Aero theme. Could you please send me the edited files that you created and/or point me to the forum where you found this information?
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16 Sep 2013   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joshtitus View Post
@Jerry,

You referenced that you had removed the Windows Explorer address bar in the default Aero theme. Could you please send me the edited files that you created and/or point me to the forum where you found this information?
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It's in the zip folder at the bottom of this post.

You need to replace the shellstyle.dll in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\Shell\NormalColor folder, save the original in case you ever want to go back.

Jerry


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File Type: zip shellstyle.zip (60.7 KB, 9 views)
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16 Sep 2013   #15

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Thanks Jerry,

I have done as you stated and replaced my original shellstyle.dll with the one that you provided. It does not appear to have made any difference, even after a reboot.

I compared the two files via WinMerge and it states that they are identical. If you can instruct me as to what the actual changes made were, I can try to edit my existing version via ResHacker.

Just FYI....The environment that I am testing this on is Windows 7 Embedded (WS7E) x86.
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16 Sep 2013   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joshtitus View Post
Thanks Jerry,

I have done as you stated and replaced my original shellstyle.dll with the one that you provided. It does not appear to have made any difference, even after a reboot.

I compared the two files via WinMerge and it states that they are identical. If you can instruct me as to what the actual changes made were, I can try to edit my existing version via ResHacker.

Just FYI....The environment that I am testing this on is Windows 7 Embedded (WS7E) x86.
I just tried it with aero and it did not work, go to Post #9 Move the address bar below the menu bar in Windows Explorer and download Butters theme I made it works. I just tried to compare the shellstyle.dll and came back the same will have to do some checking.

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

Jerry
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16 Sep 2013   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joshtitus View Post
Thanks Jerry,

I have done as you stated and replaced my original shellstyle.dll with the one that you provided. It does not appear to have made any difference, even after a reboot.

I compared the two files via WinMerge and it states that they are identical. If you can instruct me as to what the actual changes made were, I can try to edit my existing version via ResHacker.

Just FYI....The environment that I am testing this on is Windows 7 Embedded (WS7E) x86.
I just tried it with aero and it did not work, go to Post #9 Move the address bar below the menu bar in Windows Explorer and download Butters theme I made it works. I just tried to compare the shellstyle.dll and came back the same will have to do some checking.

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

Jerry
OK it's not in the shellstyle.dll it's a content margin setting in the .msstyles that can be changed with Ave's Windows7 Style Builder

Jerry
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17 Sep 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I appreciate your assistance Jerry! I feel kind of 'slow' actually at this point. Perhaps if I had spent a little bit more time looking at the previous posts yesterday, I could have found the solution within the 'Butters' files.

I have confirmed that the .msstyles file included there is in fact working and has removed the Windows explorer address bar in my test environment.
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17 Sep 2013   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joshtitus View Post
I appreciate your assistance Jerry! I feel kind of 'slow' actually at this point. Perhaps if I had spent a little bit more time looking at the previous posts yesterday, I could have found the solution within the 'Butters' files.

I have confirmed that the .msstyles file included there is in fact working and has removed the Windows explorer address bar in my test environment.
Cool
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04 Feb 2014   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi Guys..

i want to make this thread alive since, i have the same problem on this thread..
but i getting confused and getting a hard time to implement it..

here's the problem,

I want to re-sized my address bar on my windows explorer to make my address bar invisible to the user..
i use windows 7 style builder to customized the theme..

the theme that i have custom is the default aero theme.
Toolbars, Headers and Rebar> Rebar> NavBar> Basic> Base> Band - CONTENTMARGINS:MARGIN (0, 0, 0, -33)

Since i followed the tutorials, still i don't have luck.. if i change its value then apply after saving, Im getting an error, windows style cannot apply.

If i export the theme and put in other location then proceed to customized the theme and copy it back to its original location. C:\windows\resources\themes. I can save the settings but if i applied it, it wont apply. still no luck..





This is what i want on the theme, no address bar and no navigational buttons (forward, back)
If you can give me all back theme with no address bar and no navigational buttons (forward, back), very much appreciated..

Please help me.. any help i can get. will be much appreciated..
If you have time guys, please kindly provide me a link to a theme with no address bar and no navigational buttons (forward, back)


Thank you


Note: To bongo, please forgive me for using your picture! since your picture is very good example to my problem.. hope you allowed me to use it here.
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