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Windows 7: Hard Drive Capacity Meter Color Change


06 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Hard Drive Capacity Meter Color Change

Hey all, long time lurker first time poster. This site has helped me change many an icon and other simple customization tasks so I thought I would ask this here. I'm trying to change the color of the meter that shows how full a hard drive is. It seems like it should be simple, but many things never are, and this is one item I haven't been able to find any info on but I know its possible through windowblinds (however, I don't want to run a 3rd party app just for an appearance).

I'm attaching a pic in case I'm not clear about what I mean. I have a very simple black and white theme going on and the light blue bar just kind of messes it up for me. Is this possible with a registry edit or file replacement? Possibly a setting I've missed? Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.




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06 Feb 2013   #2

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Yes that is possible to change that is just a image.

To help you out I need to know if you are using a third-party custom theme or the default Aero theme, I need to know this so I can give you the right image number.

If it is a third-party custom theme post a link to it.

Jerry
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06 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, no 3rd party themes or apps, just some downloaded icons and some registry tweaks to apply them. If it's just an image, its probably similar to changing the start menu background, right? I tried to do that following a guide (probably from here) but couldn't get it to apply, it just broke my aero.msstyles file, although I'm sure that was my error somewhere along the line.

But yes, default aero with personalized touches, nothing too wacky. Thanks for the help.
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06 Feb 2013   #4

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OK when you edit the .msstyles it becomes a custom theme and you 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

But you should never use the original aero.msstyles to do your editing so you do not corrupt it, you should start a new theme from scratch, look at Post #38 of this thread Start menu color change ?? it will show you how to start a new custom theme.

That image you want to edit is #659, use this tutorial to edit that image (it is for the taskbar buttons that you can use it using that 659 number) Taskbar Button: Change Color of Orange Flashing Button

Jerry
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06 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Jackpot, thank you very much sir. And I realize that the start menu guide I followed wasn't the one you linked, so that's my next step. Thanks again
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06 Feb 2013   #6

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You're welcome

Look at this I have mapped some image #s Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?
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06 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

My god, you're my hero. I was just wondering why I haven't stumbled across a resource like that in my searches. +1 Interwebs for you, cheers!
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07 Feb 2013   #8

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It was my pleasure.
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07 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

alright, one last semi related question because you are the most knowledgeable person I've come across, windows explorer background... its blazing white. I know I can switch to a classic theme and change it, but I'd much prefer not to. I know its possible with style builder and windowblinds, probably other apps, but I would really like to not use them. Is it possible with just restorator/gimp or registry edit? If not, I can live with it, but I'd like to squint less so making this gray would be awesome. I've scoured the internet and all info comes back to either switching from aero or using 3rd party apps.
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07 Feb 2013   #10

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I'm sorry but that Explorer background can only be changed with Windows Style Builder and I will take your word on it for windowblinds(I have never used it)

I have Windows Style builder and I could change that color for you and post it here, it may be best you get all your changes done first and then post your .msstyles and then I can make the change, if I do it now it will change all your image numbers making it harder to find things for you.

Let me know
Jerry
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