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Windows 7: Increase Min,Max & Close Buttons


22 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Increase Min,Max & Close Buttons

Hello everyone!

Just made the full switch from XP to Windows 7 and everything is just fine and running well.
However there's one small thing that I don't like.

I use the standard Aero Skin and would like to increase the Min,Max & Close Buttons in the Explorer Window.

There's between the bottom ledge of the buttons and the bottom ledge of the title bar a small gap (See Screen), that i'd like to remove with increasing the size of the buttons.
Already edited the settings in "Window Color and Appearence" but unfortunely it's not completly to my wishes.
I'd like to keep the gap as small as possible.

It's not the design that disturbs me, it's more a practical issue with some Programs that I use that are docked to the top of my screen, while the titlebar is already out of the screen area.


Is there some Way to change that to my likings?

Thanx in advanced for your help.



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22 Jan 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm afraid there's no way to do that. I just tried and the bit below the buttons got bigger as well.

Oh, welcome to Seven Forums.
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23 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thank you so much for the quick reply and investing your time to help me.

Well that's unfortunely that it didn't work.

Just a question...would it atleast be possible to move the buttons down instead of resizing them?
Was looking at some custom Themes for some ideas and found some possibilities that would come close to my likings.
Or is the only solution, to somehow create custom buttons?

For example
XP Royal Blue Theme


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23 Jan 2014   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Post a link to that theme and I will look at it and try to determine how they did that.

Jerry
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23 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

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23 Jan 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The 1 with the buttons lower is the Windows Basic theme not aero, they edit the images to look the way. I will check with some other guys I know to see if it can be done, will get back to you in a day or 2.

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Jerry


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23 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Big big thankx to you Bongo, no need to hurry.
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30 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

@Bongo Hello, any news on my issue?
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30 Jan 2014   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't mean to speak for Bongo, but he has been sick and not able to be at the PC as much as normal.
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30 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I don't mean to speak for Bongo, but he has been sick and not able to be at the PC as much as normal.
Oh sorry, didn't know that... Best wishes and get healthy!
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