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Windows 7: Change header to color, RGB = (223,75,39)


16 Sep 2013   #1

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Change header to color, RGB = (223,75,39)

Hello all,

I'm using Windows 7 64. I would like to chnage the windows header color to RGB = (223,75,39). See picture. How do I do that ?

Please help

Kalle




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16 Sep 2013   #2

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Which one are you going to be using: Aero or Basic or Classic theme?

Jerry
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16 Sep 2013   #3

W7 64
 
 

Thank you.

It does not matter as long as the header got the correct color. But say basic.


Cheers
Kalle
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16 Sep 2013   #4

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It does matter because each type of theme would have a different way of doing it, to do it with Aero and Basic the actual image in the .msstyles will have to be edited manually and then saved, which creates a custom theme and you have 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

Jerry
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17 Sep 2013   #5

W7 64
 
 

Thanks Jerry!

It will try later today! Is it possible to chnage the frame as well ? I would like the frame to be some pixels thinner.

And I would like to change the color of the close button if possible ?

Thanks!
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17 Sep 2013   #6

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The frame and close button for aero theme are located in a Steam image #971 in the .msstyles.
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The top frame for the basic theme are image #934, 964, 960, 951(depends if the window is maximize minimize or somewhere in between) in the .msstyles.

I would recommend that you create a new custom theme so you do not corrupt the original, look at Post #38 Here it will show you how.

If you plan on doing a lot of editing to the .msstyles I would recommend buying Ave's Windows7 Style Builder is the easiest way to make a custom theme. This program also breaks down at Steam image #971 into individual locations.

Jerry


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18 Sep 2013   #7

W7 64
 
 

Thanks again Jerry!

I feel alittle bit stuiped... but where can I find the .msstyles file ?

Is it possible to disable the Icon in the left upper corder as well ?

1) Change the color of the frame and the Close button
2) Disable the Icon in the upper left corner


I bought the tool, but I do not understand how to make the Changes
(see Picture). Do you have time to guide me ?


Kalle


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23 Sep 2013   #8

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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner I've been sick.

The .msstyles is in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero folder, but like I suggested earlier you should create a new theme from scratch so you do not corrupt the original look at Post #38 Here it will show you how.

I have no idea how to remove the icon in the top left corner.

To change the top frame you'll need to edit the images(with a image editor of some kind) at Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > Frames > Normal > Top
The close button would be at Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > CloseButton > Normal Button

The first time you click on the Edit button it will ask you to set a default image editor you will have to navigate to its .exe to set it.

Jerry
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