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Windows 7: Skinning in Windows 7

30 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
let's see - transparent address bar and search box, new buttons, new gloss effect on windows, new start orb, blue progress bar... these are pretty minor tweaks. nothing too exciting yet.

but a few months after RTM, we'll get some good looking skins. i've seen some transparent Vista skins that look absolutely fantastic. i hope those talented artists get to work on 7 skins in the future!
Its the best i have seen so far, if you can point me to any more decent themes that make use of the patch and have more/better tweaks, please do as i can't skin at all.

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Hi Windows 7,

Very Interesting...got any more details, software, how to etc? I want to take a look at skinning. Know about WindowsBlinds software, have had a quick look at that but if you know of any freeware that can be used or what files to change etc. would be most welcome and appreciated

THX.
You can download it here: Aero Diamond for Win 7 update3 by ~alkhan on deviantART

I believe the latest update includes the uxtheme patch

As for win blind i personally wouldn't use it, you can get the same effe4cts almost with modded msstyles and no extra programs running.

I have a nice windows 7 theme in my xp partition hehe



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30 Jan 2009   #12

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Interesting skin, I quite like all the blue :P.

As for aero being chunky, I reduced the size of some of the elements, so I'm fine :P.
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01 Feb 2009   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Yes i prefer the blue, not to keen on the new start orb though.
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03 Feb 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

start orb a bit tacky i could design some cool orbs if somone here knows hoe to change the orb in windows 7
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04 Feb 2009   #15

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
start orb a bit tacky i could design some cool orbs if somone here knows hoe to change the orb in windows 7
I have no idea how to do it but i know it involves editing explorer.exe
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04 Feb 2009   #16

7600 x86
 
 

no it's part of the .msstyles theme file. windows/resources/themes/aero/aero.msstyles

just use reshacker and you can get at it.
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19 Feb 2009   #17

Vista & Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
start orb a bit tacky i could design some cool orbs if somone here knows hoe to change the orb in windows 7

check this post out.
Skinning Se7en | custom start buttons
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19 Feb 2009   #18

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
no it's part of the .msstyles theme file. windows/resources/themes/aero/aero.msstyles

just use reshacker and you can get at it.
It states on the site where i got the theme its explorer.exe and also the topic posted above confirms this...??
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19 Feb 2009   #19

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
It states on the site where i got the theme its explorer.exe and also the topic posted above confirms this...??
sorry about that, i think i was mistaken. i'm mostly familiar with skinning XP, where it is part of the .msstyles file. but you're right, from what i've seen here, this particular image is part of explorer.exe

but in the end i can neither conform nor deny this. i have not taken the time to look for myself...
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19 Feb 2009   #20

Vista & Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
It states on the site where i got the theme its explorer.exe and also the topic posted above confirms this...??
i can confirm this....well cause i did it. check out my screen shots of my edited explorer.exe

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