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Windows 7: Changing Icons

26 Jul 2013   #1

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Changing Icons

In Windows 7, when you hover over and I con on the desktop, it has a shadow, like a box around it. But in windows xp/95, there isn't that shadow. This is sort of what I'm talking about...

Windows 7:



Windows XP:



See, there is no box when I'm on the classic theme. But here is the thing, I know how to make it so there is no shadow, but I have the windows xp theme, and if I try and switch the icons so there is no shadow, the whole theme gets messed up. Is there a way I can do this without changing the theme?

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27 Jul 2013   #2

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Is this the hoover box you are talking about look at the screenshot below?
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Are you using the default Aero theme?

Jerry


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30 Jul 2013   #3

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I'm using a Luna theme, it makes your computer look like windows xp. But when I go to that them, it has that icon shadow when you hover over the icon, but in the windows classic theme, it doesn't do that.
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30 Jul 2013   #4

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I am a little confused, first you say it's a box when you hover over the icon and now you are saying it's an icon shadow.
Can you provide a better screenshot showing what the problem is I don't see it in your first two screenshots.

Jerry
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05 Aug 2013   #5

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I made a video than...

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05 Aug 2013   #6

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I understand now it's what I showed you in post #2.

Post a link to the Luna theme you are using and I can download it and tell you the image numbers so you can edit the .msstyles.

Jerry
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11 Aug 2013   #7

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12 Aug 2013   #8

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Here are the image #s in the Luna.msstyles or the Luna Aero.msstyles that you will need to edit.

Hoover 623

Selected 624

Selected not focus 625

Hot selected 626

This tutorial may help you some.
Theme - Customize Custom Themes

If you need more help just ask.

Jerry
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09 Nov 2013   #9

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I am so confused, I've been picking at this for a few weeks and I don't get it. I open it with Restorator, but the only files I see are MUI, String, and Version. None of them have the hoover and selected stuff....
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09 Nov 2013   #10

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When you open the .msstyles does it look like this?
Changing Icons-restorator-2007-cusersjerrydesktopluna.msstyles.png

You need to expand the Image folder then scroll down the the numbers
Changing Icons-2.png Changing Icons-3.png


Jerry


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