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Windows 7: Help with Changing Window (caption?) buttons

16 Feb 2010   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 
Help with Changing Window (caption?) buttons

Ok, i've been trying to work out how its done all morning by looking through the files with restorator, but i've thrown the towel in, and am now pleading for help I have a style i really like, but the window (min/max/close) buttons are not very nice.

7 Aero Shine black
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3666367/7Aer...Buttons%29.rar


And i found a style with great buttons, but i'm not keen on the rest of it.

Windows7 Black Transparent
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3666367/Win7...0Panels%29.rar


So, i've been trying to suss out how to extract the buttons from from the 2nd style, and use them replace the ones in the first...(is this even possible to do like that?) but not being too clued up on this, i've not been successful. I would be very grateful if someone with the brains for this could point me in the right direction, Or..(If its not too rude to ask) Can someone do it for me please? i'd be very grateful...

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16 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If the extra themes have separate files from the original Aero theme (I can't check as the only theme I can use is Basic), then it should be possible...Just need to figure out where to look. I'll see what I can dig up on this...
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16 Feb 2010   #3

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Is this one OK?

Original:
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Hovering on the Address Box:
Help with Changing Window (caption?) buttons-1.jpg

If that meets your requirement, I will send it via message for you yourself to use it only, since I'm not the creator of the Seven Aero Shine Black Theme.


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16 Feb 2010   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 

Ahh, ok, sorry, maybe i wasn't very clear in my explanation
I was after the Top theme (7aero shine black) as is, but with the min/max/close buttons from the bottom theme.
I should have done a mockup to make it clearer.
Here's a hastily prepaired one, if you notice, its the same as the top style, but it has the window buttons (top right) from the other style.
Thankyou for you efforts all the same though


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16 Feb 2010   #5

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Something like this one?

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To tell the truth, I won't use this one for those bugs in the start menu:
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Anyway, test it at first, then find a good start menu and I will try my best to meet your requirement~~


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16 Feb 2010   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 

Awesome, just what i was after, many thanks
You must have eyes like a hawk, i never noticed them bugs, and i have been using it for a few months now, although, i wish you never mentioned it, as i am going to notice them all the time now...lol

If i may be cheeky and ask one more small favour?
you might have noticed, the style came with 2 different types of taskbar, one rounded/glossy (like in the style you did) and one flat...do you think you could a flat taskbar version too, if its not too much trouble?

As for the start menu, standard aero one would be fine, as it looks about the same as the one in the 7aeroBlack style.

I'm very grateful for all your help (even if you did tell me about the bugs )
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16 Feb 2010   #7

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carbon6 View Post
Awesome, just what i was after, many thanks

If i may be cheeky and ask one more small favour?
you might have noticed, the style came with 2 different types of taskbar, one rounded/glossy (like in the style you did) and one flat...do you think you could a flat taskbar version too, if its not too much trouble?

As for the start menu, standard aero one would be fine, as it looks about the same as the one in the 7aeroBlack style.

)
You are welcome.

Please post those 2 themes with different types of taskbar with 2 folders for me to download. OK?

For example: xxxxx(rounded), and xxxx(flat).

With them I need not try each other before the modification.

I'm going to meet some friends this morning (it's 8:59 AM here in Taiwan). They should be in your hand in 10 hours, I hope.
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16 Feb 2010   #8

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 

Ok, this is the rounded taskbar theme.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3666367/Aero...%20taskbar.rar
You have already fixed the caption buttons, so it just needs standard Aero start menu, to fix bugs.

This is the Flat taskbar style.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3666367/Aero...latTaskbar.rar
Needs caption buttons changed & Aero Start menu to fix bugs.


Again, thankyou very much for your time, have a great day with your friends.
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17 Feb 2010   #9

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Texts of the address and search boxes glow a little more for easier to read of the "flat one":
Help with Changing Window (caption?) buttons-1.png

Hope you like both of them. And, send me message if you find any bug, I'll be at your service. The Chinese lunar new year (holidays) will be over soon, it won't be possible for me to wonder here now and then.........


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17 Feb 2010   #10

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 

Now thats what im talking about

That looks great
And thanks for turning the glow up too, it does make it easier to read titles

Again, thanks for you time and efforts, thats just what i wanted.
Very kind
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