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Windows 7: short 1px grey border above start button

21 Mar 2013   #1
bluedragon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
short 1px grey border above start button

I am using a custom Windows 7 theme. I have removed the taskbar border by altering images #845 and #1028 in aero.msstyles (in the IMAGE folder) using Resource Hacker. But the problem is that I'm left with a 1px grey border above ONLY the start button in the taskbar, which looks very weird. Am I supposed to alter another image to completely get rid of the taskbar border?

Here is the border than I want to get rid of: imgur: the simple image sharer


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22 Mar 2013   #2
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Post a link to the theme you are trying to edit and I will look at it.

Jerry
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23 Mar 2013   #3
bluedragon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for replying.

Here's a link to the custom theme: https://mega.co.nz/#!w00SGbDL!Z2H1tA...Y9gbhD-k4-4GNo

It's actually a slightly altered version of Mare-m's Windows 8 RP theme on dA (which can be downloaded here: Windows 8 Release Preview Theme for Windows 7 by ~mare-m on deviantART)

The above #s are actually incorrect. That's for the regular Aero theme.

Here are a couple of important image #s for this theme:

#921-924: notification area + start button taskbar border images
#1150-1163: taskbar button images and progress bars
#1166-1173: middle taskbar border images
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23 Mar 2013   #4
Bongo

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Here are the #s
bottom taskbar 921,1166, 1168
top taskbar 923, 1167, 1169
left taskbar 924, 1170, 1172
right taskbar 922, 1171, 1173
1150, 1151, 1152, 1153 are top and bottom taskbar buttoms
1160, 1161, 1162, 1163 are left and right taskbar buttons

Jerry
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23 Mar 2013   #5
bluedragon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've already replaced images #921-924 and #1166-1173 with transparent PNGs, but I'm still ending up with a border above the Start button. :/ Can you figure out what image I need to edit to get rid of the 1px border above the start button?

It's more noticeable when I "use small icons" in the taskbar. Here's an image: imgur: the simple image sharer
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23 Mar 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Have you tried lowering color intensity?
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23 Mar 2013   #7
Bongo

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The only image it can be is 921 try editing it again.
Hint: you can not be using the same theme you are editing switch to a different theme then logoff/logon the edit - test repeat.

Jerry
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24 Mar 2013   #8
bluedragon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I edited #921 again to make sure it was complete transparent, and it was. The border is still there. Also, if image #921 was the problem, wouldn't it also show in the notification area?

I also switched to the classic theme and switched back to the custom theme after logging back in and the border remains. Is there any easy way to figure out what image the border is in?
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24 Mar 2013   #9
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

921 would show on the the notification area to. I edited 921,1166, 1168 and I have a transparent bottom taskbar.
-taskbar.png

You may need to start over you may have a corrupt .msstyles

Jerry


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24 Mar 2013   #10
bluedragon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wait, did you download the theme from deviantart? Because I downloaded the theme again from there and only changed the images you changed (921, 1166 and 1168) and the border is still there.
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