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21 Sep 2014   #1
Anixx

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My Windows 7



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This is my Windows 7. Still a lot of work needed. I strived to make it resemble normal Windows.


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21 Sep 2014   #2
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anixx View Post


This is my Windows 7. Still a lot of work needed. I strived to make it resemble normal Windows.
WOW! How did you make the taskbar buttons to be smaller than the taskbar? Could you please tell me, I have been wanting to do this for years but I could never do it.

I even made a thread about it a few days ago: change height of taskbar buttons
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21 Sep 2014   #3
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davidwi View Post

WOW! How did you make the taskbar buttons to be smaller than the taskbar? Could you please tell me, I have been wanting to do this for years but I could never do it.

I even made a thread about it a few days ago: change height of taskbar buttons
Do u use any particular theme? i think this could be theme-dependent.
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21 Sep 2014   #4
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davidwi View Post

WOW! How did you make the taskbar buttons to be smaller than the taskbar? Could you please tell me, I have been wanting to do this for years but I could never do it.

I even made a thread about it a few days ago: change height of taskbar buttons
Do u use any particular theme? i think this could be theme-dependent.
I just use a modified Windows 7 theme, but the taskbar buttons are the standard images. Did you just change the images to be shorter in the #1024.png found in aero.msstyles? Did you change the images from 40px in height to be shorter?



Or did you actually change the height of the dimensions that Windows reads from the .png file?

Because I wanted to use the old XP or even Vista Taskbar buttons, but I can't stretch them to be 40px in height, because it will make them blurry when the taskbar is made shorter.
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21 Sep 2014   #5
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

I think it is theme-dependent. In this theme (Olive, a version of Luna) the buttons are smaller than the taskbar. I changed the height of fonts, their color and disabled smoothing (because ClearType does not work on taskbar). I think this did not affect the buttons' height.
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21 Sep 2014   #6
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anixx View Post
I think it is theme-dependent. In this theme (Olive, a version of Luna) the buttons are smaller than the taskbar. I changed the height of fonts, their color and disabled smoothing (because ClearType does not work on taskbar). I think this did not affect the buttons' height.
I know it is theme-dependent, obviously you needed to change the height of the taskbar buttons in the theme. I would like to do this in my theme too.

Do you know how you did it?

EDIT: Also, how did you remove the Show Desktop Button from the right hand bottom corner?
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21 Sep 2014   #7
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

I did not change the height, it was already in the theme. The theme is Olive, it is ported from WinXP. I only modifyed it slightly to fit my needs.

The show desktop is removed by the utility 7+ Taskbar tweaker. It has many other useful features as well, such as reducing the space between tray icons so to make it the same as under Win95-XP (this setting is available only via registry though), disable taskbar groupping, make standard conrtext menus for taskbar items etc.
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21 Sep 2014   #8
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anixx View Post
I did not change the height, it was already in the theme. The theme is Olive, it is ported from WinXP. I only modifyed it slightly to fit my needs.

The show desktop is removed by the utility 7+ Taskbar tweaker. It has many other useful features as well, such as reducing the space between tray icons so to make it the same as under Win95-XP (this setting is available only via registry though), disable taskbar groupping, make standard conrtext menus for taskbar items etc.
Is the theme publicly available for download?

Because I would like to see the theme, how the taskbar buttons are made slightly smaller than the taskbar.
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22 Sep 2014   #9
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

The unmodified variant is available from DeviantArt.
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22 Sep 2014   #10
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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The unmodified variant is available from DeviantArt.
Great, thanks! I'll try and find out how they made the smaller taskbar buttons.
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