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Windows 7: win7 default show desktop icon resource?

08 Jun 2013   #1
ainoshoes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 
win7 default show desktop icon resource?

hi, does anyone know where i can find that icon so i can change it even if i need to use reshack


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08 Jun 2013   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums ainoshoes. Are you talking about the little rectangle on the right end of the taskbar as in this tutorial?

Show Desktop Shortcut - Create

I would suspect it would reside in imageres.dll, but I have never seen anyone change that other then to change location.

A Guy
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09 Jun 2013   #3
ainoshoes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

ok thanks a guy, & do you think i could change it in the registry though,
in classes root, applications, explorer.exe ?

but i don't know what string value to add there .. .

i replaced the 1264 icon of imageres but would have to save the file which is almost 20mb in an archive were i have many other config files & if i can just have a reference in the registry it would be useless to save that 20mb copy of the dll
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10 Jun 2013   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Could you please post a screenshot of the icon you are talking about?
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Jerry
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10 Jun 2013   #5
ainoshoes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Hi Bongo, I believe there's only one "show desktop" button in the windows "7" deskbar by default which is located in the taskbar on the bottom right angle of the screen.
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10 Jun 2013   #6
Bongo

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OK that .png image is #1107 in the aero.msstyles in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero, that image is for Normal, Hover, Pressed each part is 17x40 px making it 17x120 px altogether.

Jerry
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10 Jun 2013   #7
ainoshoes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

I don't get it Jerry .. . are you trying to tell me the the icon
is initially invoked through the file you mentionned ?
before being invoked in imageres.dl as stated "A guy", which was true since
by replacing the resource in the dll, my icon changed the way i wanted .. .

Also, i'm using a theme free desktop without "aero" or "glass"..
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10 Jun 2013   #8
Bongo

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That is why I asked for a screenshot so I can see what you are seeing.

When you say you are using a theme free desktop without aero or glass does this mean you are using Windows classic theme?

For more information the better.

Jerry
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10 Jun 2013   #9
ainoshoes

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

yes with 95% of disabled visual effects.
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11 Jun 2013   #10
Bongo

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You keep mentioning a icon associated with the show desktop button. This is the third time I have asked post a screenshot of what you are talking about.

Jerry
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