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Windows 7: can you change the taskbar clock and icons

14 Mar 2010   #1
Gunslinger88

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can you change the taskbar clock and icons

the only item left id like to change is when i click on the clock on the task bar wich for me is the far right bottom corner of my desktop the time and date pop up, and i was wondering if i can change that ugly plain white clock to well any thing different. Any one have any ideas? Also now that ive noticed that what about the buttons in the notification area, the volume icon, battery/plugin icon, wifi ect wear can i find ways to change them. thanks and I <3 sevenforums


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14 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

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If you are talking about the clock along-with the calendar, till now I have no idea . But about notification area icons you are to change some system files to replace them. For example, ActionCenter.dll for systray action center icon, SndVolSSO.dll for volume control icon, etc. These dll's are generally situated in C:\Windows\System32.

In order to replace them, you are to take ownership of the files you are trying to replace. To do that, You may go through the tutorial about Take Ownership of file , or simply add take ownership in your right click menu using the registry files included in the zip


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14 Mar 2010   #3
Gunslinger88

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks ive found some pretty cool files to replace them with on deviant, I just didnt know where to replace. Thanks ... ughh looks like im stuck with that ugly white clock lol
o well hmm any one know how to skin the msmc?
my figure out to do list, all i have left is to find some icon packs, sound themes, and a new mouse icon and ill be very happy.
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14 Mar 2010   #4
Arc

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After completion, dont forget to post a screenshot of your notification area. And if msmc is Media Center (I guess ) , Look at Changing Media Center Background / Themes .

What is your plan to change the icon pack, sound theme and mouse button ? I mean, how will you apply those ?
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14 Mar 2010   #5
Gunslinger88

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

hmm planing as I go testing things out to see how they work and always making backups lol as for the notification area im not sure what icons I like and as for my over icons like folders ect I just need to find a icon pack with installer that I like. sounds eh im not sure i may just make my own clips then set them up. and the the msmc lol is a function key >_< it brings up the windows mobility center (im on a laptop) as for the clock i found what .dll it is but for some reason the one i found in a theme doesnt work, and also the task manager doesnt work >_< Alien theme for se7en by ~proto69 on deviantART

>_< man this is rough i need a beer
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