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21 Nov 2013   #1

xp 32bit / w7sp1 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Need some help to achieve this look in Windows 7

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 , Windows 7 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!

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22 Nov 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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#1
No that cannot be done it's one color for all states.

#2
Sorry to say but no again.

#3
Yes if you know what the font is, it can be changed with Ave's Windows7 Style Builder
Need some help to achieve this look in Windows 7-capture.png

The dialog box size that comes up when you delete something cannot be changed.

As for the icons you could do some editing in the imageres.dll to get some of that behavior maybe.

Jerry


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22 Nov 2013   #3

xp 32bit / w7sp1 ultimate 64bit
 
 

So much bad news...

I'm ready to give up on anything just to get rid of that row of pixels under the taskbar buttons!

Where is the limitation that makes this impossible?

Also, from what xp resource can i extract those icons? - http://s14.postimg.org/g4wavnsdd/toolbaricons.png

Some people what $ for them.... http://www.aha-soft.com/faq/toolbariconsxp.gif
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22 Nov 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am just curious (no offense) - Why would you want this old, dated look.
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22 Nov 2013   #5

xp 32bit / w7sp1 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I just love that silver luna xp look!

Humans will get used to anything if forced, but if the stuff i like is available, even if it looks dated, why not enjoy it?

I got Windows7 Style Builder and tried looking for the "row of pixels under taksbar buttons" bug, but i'm lost...
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22 Nov 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Fair enough. Thanks for the answer.
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23 Nov 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhonGL View Post
I just love that silver luna xp look!

Humans will get used to anything if forced, but if the stuff i like is available, even if it looks dated, why not enjoy it?

I got Windows7 Style Builder and tried looking for the "row of pixels under taksbar buttons" bug, but i'm lost...
You could try changing the ContentMargins and or SizingMargins for the buttons, the numbers go by left, right, top, bottom. There is a space after the ,

Need some help to achieve this look in Windows 7-win7-style-builder-cusersjerrydesktopluna_metallic_port_to_win7aero_by_satukoroluna-metalliclu.png

Jerry


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23 Nov 2013   #8

xp 32bit / w7sp1 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post

#2
Sorry to say but no again.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You could try changing the ContentMargins and or SizingMargins for the buttons, the numbers go by left, right, top, bottom. There is a space after the ,
OMG, i've done it!

First the BackgroundBottom had to go from 3, 3, 3, 3 to 3, 3, 3, 0. Then the TaskItemButton from 10, 10, 4, 4 to 10, 10, 4, 7

Now it's impossible to click or right click under any taskbar button!

As i've managed the most important part, why not go fix the rest?

For nr.1 "One color for al states" <--- is this a windows7 limitation?


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24 Nov 2013   #9

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have tried to add Text color property's to the different states and could not get it to work.

But you could try.
Click on Add Property
Use the drop-down menu under Type choose color under Property choose textcolor then Click OK
It always picks black as the default color click on the color
Picked the color you want and then Click OK

Jerry
This is for the start menu you want the taskbar buttons.
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24 Nov 2013   #10

xp 32bit / w7sp1 ultimate 64bit
 
 

No luck...

I found where to change the font and color, but it's for all states. It would be great to see a theme with different colors so we could understand how it works.
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