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Windows 7: Custom Start button issues

17 Dec 2009   #1
wbshrk

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Custom Start button issues

Ok so I was able to customize the start button on my Windows 7 Pro x64 box, but I am having two issues:

1. I can not see the customized start button in Remote Desktop it is just blank. (It apears breifly when I do a mouse over).

2. On mouse over only the black box flashes then disapears. This is really anonying.


Please help. I also have attached the bmp I used.




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17 Dec 2009   #2
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

With Remote Desktop you get the Basic theme, right? The one with no transparency. I think it uses different images from the theme file. You just have to find them and replace them all.
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17 Dec 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wbshrk View Post
Ok so I was able to customize the start button on my Windows 7 Pro x64 box, but I am having two issues:

1. I can not see the customized start button in Remote Desktop it is just blank. (It apears breifly when I do a mouse over).

2. On mouse over only the black box flashes then disapears. This is really anonying.


Please help. I also have attached the bmp I used.
Try with this one, it should fix the problem.


Attached Files
File Type: zip biohazard-dents-2.zip (15.1 KB, 67 views)
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Just while your here Grim, how do you fix the start button that on mouse over, you get a black box flash?

I had it with a few buttons, and i'm not sure how to fix it?
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17 Dec 2009   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Just while your here Grim, how do you fix the start button that on mouse over, you get a black box flash?

I had it with a few buttons, and i'm not sure how to fix it?
Upload it for me and I will fix it, you need to save it as a 32bit bitmap and also I recently found out that the alpha channel is very important and needs to be edited to stop the whole image from becoming too transparent, basically full white in the alpha channel represents no transparency and then all shades of Grey until black represent various levels of transparency and black being full transparency so the area where your actual image is need to be white and the surrounding area needs to be black.

You will need Photoshop to do this but if you don't have I will be happy to help.
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17 Dec 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright, next time it happens, ill let you know, thanks :P
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18 Dec 2009   #7
KGIXXER7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Just while your here Grim, how do you fix the start button that on mouse over, you get a black box flash?

I had it with a few buttons, and i'm not sure how to fix it?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Just while your here Grim, how do you fix the start button that on mouse over, you get a black box flash?

I had it with a few buttons, and i'm not sure how to fix it?
Upload it for me and I will fix it, you need to save it as a 32bit bitmap and also I recently found out that the alpha channel is very important and needs to be edited to stop the whole image from becoming too transparent, basically full white in the alpha channel represents no transparency and then all shades of Grey until black represent various levels of transparency and black being full transparency so the area where your actual image is need to be white and the surrounding area needs to be black.

You will need Photoshop to do this but if you don't have I will be happy to help.
Newbie here, but wanted to know it this is what Uber Philf was talking about. and if your solution would fix my problem?

thanks for any help guys...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-jetnlDuOc
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18 Dec 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KGIXXER7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Just while your here Grim, how do you fix the start button that on mouse over, you get a black box flash?

I had it with a few buttons, and i'm not sure how to fix it?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Just while your here Grim, how do you fix the start button that on mouse over, you get a black box flash?

I had it with a few buttons, and i'm not sure how to fix it?
Upload it for me and I will fix it, you need to save it as a 32bit bitmap and also I recently found out that the alpha channel is very important and needs to be edited to stop the whole image from becoming too transparent, basically full white in the alpha channel represents no transparency and then all shades of Grey until black represent various levels of transparency and black being full transparency so the area where your actual image is need to be white and the surrounding area needs to be black.

You will need Photoshop to do this but if you don't have I will be happy to help.
Newbie here, but wanted to know it this is what Uber Philf was talking about. and if your solution would fix my problem?

thanks for any help guys...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-jetnlDuOc
Yes that is because the image was not saved as a 32bit Bitmap
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18 Dec 2009   #9
KGIXXER7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the advice...

**edit...I changed it to a 32bit bitmap in photoshop CS3, but all I saw for saving file types after doing so was a portable bitmaps, and I didn't have an option for a standard .bmp

thanks
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18 Dec 2009   #10
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

You need Photoshop CS4 to fix the start buttons. My bad for not mentioning that earlier.
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