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Windows 7: Remove shaded box around desktop icons, etc?

07 Dec 2012   #11
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberserf2000 View Post
well, after tons of time and frustration I finally got it to work. I didn't realize I need to edit within Style builder which brings up an external editor.

now I noticed that once the icon is actually clicked on the desktop then the blue box is still there.
any setting to change that?

also another question, under the Start menu and then "Programs" we have all our folders with applications installed. Is there any way to change the yellow folder icons for all the folders all at once instead of going through each one?

Thanks!
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ListView > ListItem > Selected

The only one other way to change the folders that I know of would be to edit the imageres.dll and edit the folder icons but this would change all the folders systemwide.

Jerry


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23 Dec 2012   #12
cyberserf2000

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Thanks Jerry, both worked great.

just wondering if there is any way to remove that blue box in Windows Explorer too?
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23 Dec 2012   #13
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberserf2000 View Post
Thanks Jerry, both worked great.

just wondering if there is any way to remove that blue box in Windows Explorer too?
All the image under Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ListView > ListItem
and
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ItemsView > ListItemNotFocused > Hover

Jerry
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07 Sep 2013   #14
tWo

Win8 x64
 
 

How are hover borders defined? I removed the image and other properties and the hover background is gone, but there's still a border.
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07 Sep 2013   #15
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How are hover borders defined? I removed the image and other properties and the hover background is gone, but there's still a border.
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08 Sep 2013   #16
tWo

Win8 x64
 
 

Thanks.

Win8, but the basics should be similar to 7.

I found how to fix it. Initially I deleted all properties for what I didn't wanted styled (hot states), which removed the background fill but left the border. What seems to work is setting BGTYPE to NONE. It looks like removing the properties somehow defaults to BGTYPE BORDERFILL. I also didn't realize initially the images included both the border and the inside fill, and the margins define what's what.

There was another issue afterwards. "Test" worked for applying the style, but selecting it normally in Windows, when linked to a theme, didn't apply it. It resolved after stopping UxStyle service/restarting Windows/reenabling UxStyle/reselecting theme (one or more of the above ).
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