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Windows 7: Need some help to achieve this look in Windows 7

25 Nov 2013   #11
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I have never seen a theme where the taskbar buttons have different colors for different states, if you ever find one post back.

Jerry


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02 Dec 2013   #12
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhonGL View Post
This is the XP look i'm striving for http://s24.postimg.org/mgwihvqyt/xpexplorer1.png



This is what i've done so far:



- got the Luna Metallic Port to Win7Aero

- Installed classic shell

- Changed the default explorer folder open and closed icons by adding string 3 and 4 here : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons

- Installed 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

- Installed T-Clock 2010

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This is how it looks so far - Windows7 custom look



Can someone edit for me the luna metalic port (non aero), or teach me how to do it to get the following changes?

1. On xp, the taskbar has white font on selected button and black font on deselected one. On this theme, the font is black for both states - http://s23.postimg.org/j0hxitu1n/7ta...ploericons.png Can i have this "black/white" behavior?

2. Under the taskbar buttons there is a row of pixels that are left and right clickable, very annoying when you quickly move the mouse on various buttons - http://s22.postimg.org/qnxhew9m9/w7c...derbuttons.png Can the theme be edited to make that row of pixel disappear and have the buttons clickable even when the mouse is on the lowest possible point?

3. The font used for the taskbar buttons is slightly different. 7font - http://s22.postimg.org/tpsv2lc4x/W7fontcolor.png ; xp font - http://s9.postimg.org/3y4f2tiov/image.png Can the theme be edited to use the exact xp font?

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Also, i want to make some other changes that might not be related to the theme:

- When i delete a file or folder, xp looks like this - http://s16.postimg.org/3pasfalud/xpdeletemenu.png , 7 like this - http://s21.postimg.org/5vlpymu6v/7deletemenu.png How can i get the xp smaller look in 7?

- On xp, icons for file extensions that don't have a program associated with them look like this - http://s15.postimg.org/b46i3llk7/xpd...nknownicon.png , win7 has this white one - http://s16.postimg.org/924875z4l/defaulticon7.png How to change to xp style?

- On xp, the icon used for for windows explorer taskbar icons is consistent, doesn't change when you navigate to a local disk and has a different icon than the one used for "folder open or closed". This is taskbar button i'm talking about - http://s9.postimg.org/3y4f2tiov/image.png - It's the windows explorer icon from win xp. Can i get in 7 a consistent "xp explorer icon" for that part?



Thanks in advance for any help!
Have you tried Classic Shell?

Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

The main aim of the program was to give windows 7 the XP functions that went away. They Grey Luna theme is included for the start menu.
XP Luna skin
Hope this is some help.
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06 Dec 2013   #13
at386

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhonGL View Post
- On xp, icons for file extensions that don't have a program associated with them look like this - http://s15.postimg.org/b46i3llk7/xpd...nknownicon.png , win7 has this white one - http://s16.postimg.org/924875z4l/defaulticon7.png How to change to xp style?
With ResHacker save Icon Group#1 from XP file windows/system32/shell32.dll

Then open imageres.dll from W7 and replace Icon Group#2 by the file from XP

Clean icon cache and restart system
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07 Dec 2013   #14
jhonGL

xp 32bit / w7sp1 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Have you tried Classic Shell?
Obviously! It's the second thing i've mentioned in the first post. "- Installed classic shell"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by at386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhonGL View Post
- On xp, icons for file extensions that don't have a program associated with them look like this - http://s15.postimg.org/b46i3llk7/xpd...nknownicon.png , win7 has this white one - http://s16.postimg.org/924875z4l/defaulticon7.png How to change to xp style?
With ResHacker save Icon Group#1 from XP file windows/system32/shell32.dll

Then open imageres.dll from W7 and replace Icon Group#2 by the file from XP

Clean icon cache and restart system
Thanks. Done that with ease and it worked just fine!

Too bad this silver luna theme has the flashing taskbar button bug! Even the author has given up...

Luna Metallic Port to Win7Aero by Satukoro on deviantART

- "sadly I don't get a notification flash whether it be from an MSN chat or anything else similar. Am I missing something?"

- "You're not missing anything. It's a known bug with this theme and a few others. The taskband buttons develop more issues whenever I make the attempt at fixing this. Sorry"

I'm glad i've managed to fix another bug this theme had. That clickable row of pixels under taskbar buttons is gone!
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