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Windows 7: Windows 7 Classic Aero Theme

13 Jun 2010   #1
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Classic Aero Theme

OK, I would like to use the classic theme, but keep the start button orb too ( OR use the aero theme, but keep the classic style and 2 color styles on the top of my windows...) Is any of this possible? Just wondering...
Thanks!


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14 Jun 2010   #2
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

104 views yet no ideas on this? Hmm...
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15 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps the others are unclear as to what you want to do? I know I am. You should be able to change start orb only if that is what you desire. Can you post some pictures of what it is you want to do? A Guy
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15 Jun 2010   #4
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
OK, I would like to use the classic theme, but keep the start button orb too ( OR use the aero theme, but keep the classic style and 2 color styles on the top of my windows...) Is any of this possible? Just wondering...
Thanks!
No!

Actually that's not quite true. You could if you could persuade a visual styles guru to waste hours on turning everything in the aero theme back to classic except the start orb. I think your chances are less than zero!
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15 Jun 2010   #5
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Or, the other thing that I said...which is to enable the start orb to be used in the classic theme? That would be easier...My custom start orb disappears if I switch to classic theme.
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15 Jun 2010   #6
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Hi!

I don't really understand your request because if i use a classic theme (i mean a non-aero, is that right?) i can use any start orb i want... ...
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16 Jun 2010   #7
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

My start orb completely disappears when I switch to the classic theme...Hmm...maybe its the windows 7 orb changer program I am using ( I should use res hacker I guess to change my start button and see what happens...)
- I cannot do this right now because as of Monday my laptop was stolen in a break and entry robbery of my house...so...hmm...
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16 Jun 2010   #8
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Hi!

I don't really understand your request because if i use a classic theme (i mean a non-aero, is that right?) i can use any start orb i want... ...
Maybe you are using the Basic theme, not Classic.
Basic looks like Aero but has no transparency.
Classic looks like Windows 2000 and as far as I know doesn't support start orbs. The start button is always a gray rectangle with "Start" written on it.
You can post a screenshot of your start orb to clear any confusion
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17 Jun 2010   #9
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

My orb is the original classic start button =P For some reason , I just like windows 95/98 looks better than the newer versions of windows... so I try to keep the old looks of them. Is it is not possible to use a custom start orb with windows classic theme? Or anything that can be modified for me to be able to use the custom start orb I have?
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17 Jun 2010   #10
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
My orb is the original classic start button =P For some reason , I just like windows 95/98 looks better than the newer versions of windows... so I try to keep the old looks of them. Is it is not possible to use a custom start orb with windows classic theme? Or anything that can be modified for me to be able to use the custom start orb I have?
In a word ... no! Classic theme means classic start button.
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