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Windows 7: Change the notification area icons!

05 Oct 2009   #1
darkstar09

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Change the notification area icons!

Two quick questions. How do I change the icons and the shutdown thing as shown in the attachments.

The shutdown thing looks so bad!




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05 Oct 2009   #2
Antman

 

Click the notification area arrow and choose Customize. You can also drag and drop the icons in and out of hidden/shown status.
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05 Oct 2009   #3
Antman

 

Right click the task bar, properties.

Start Menu tab

Select your preferred action.

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05 Oct 2009   #4
darkstar09

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Cheers for that but I was wondering weather I could make the shutdown area look like vistas? Because they way it is laid out is horrendous. Its like MS have just plonked it in there. And I was actually looking the change the actual look of the icons. So they aren't white and boring.
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28 Oct 2009   #5
daonline

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkstar09 View Post
.....So they aren't white and boring.
full agree. in every new win they gave us a more colorfull desktop and made us to addicts, last they gave us aero and now such boring icons?


that much i found out:
the iconns are located in \System32\taskbarcpl.dll
but i have no idea, how to change them.

anybody with more skills then me?
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28 Oct 2009   #6
moinmoin

Win 7
 
 

Copy the taskbarcpl.dll on another partition.
Then open the dll with Restorator (x32, x64) or Reshacker (x32) and change them.
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28 Oct 2009   #7
daonline

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

i tested this with two icons (volume control, network). changing the icons in taskbarcpl.dll with restorator an writing the new file back to win directory made less problems than expected but had no effect on the icons shown besides the clock. only the icons at "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons\System Icons" changed (which i donīt care).

perhaps my assumption was wrong? anybody with new ideas?
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28 Oct 2009   #8
koumy

Win 7 x64
 
 

Strange , I have to test that and tell you

Otherwise you can try this tool but not updated for win 7

PS Tray Factory is the system tray manager (traymanager) by PS Soft Lab. Screenshots.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
koumy

Win 7 x64
 
 

Edit: ok got it ^^

see my deviant page

Hacking Win 7 Network icon by ~Mykou on deviantART

I presume you want something like that ? lol

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29 Oct 2009   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You guys are real artists. But why bother? It does not make the system run any better.
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