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Windows 7: User Profile Pic Frame Set Too High on Start Menu- How to amend?

04 May 2016   #1
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
User Profile Pic Frame Set Too High on Start Menu- How to amend?

Hi, currently my User Picture frame sticks up over the top of the Start Menu edge (Figure 1). I have seen other people's start menus and noticed some are like that too. But I have also seen others which have their picture frame level with the top of the Start Menu frame (Figure 2), and that is the effect I am trying to achieve.

How it is right now :-
Figure 1
User Profile Pic Frame Set Too High on Start Menu- How to amend?-1.jpg


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But here's how I want it :-
Figure 2
User Profile Pic Frame Set Too High on Start Menu- How to amend?-2.jpg



After I installed Win 7 x 64, the OEM Dell Theme was automatically installed for me. Actually, I'm not really sure if this affected the location of my Picture frame on the Start Up Menu. Would hope that someone shows me how to achieve the second effect (Figure 2), thanks in advance.




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04 May 2016   #2
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Weird. In my experience, "level" is normal. I checked some of the machines around my shop. On one the icon was "sticking up", on the other three it was "level". Ironically the machine where it was "sticking up" was a test install I just setup, and I know I haven't made any changes to themes, customized the Start menu, or otherwise.

The only thing I can think of is that the other three are installed to server boards with very low-end onboard graphics, 1024x768 max. I adjusted mine down to that resolution and the icon didn't become "level", but that doesn't necessarily prove anything.
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04 May 2016   #3
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

for further info : I am using windows 7 ultimate edition x 64 on an old xps m1330 (year 2007-2008).
its native screen resolution is 1280 x 800.

Any ideas? Could anyone help me?

Despite how it shows up differently on different systems, is there not any manual editing I could do to achieve the effect I desire?
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04 May 2016   #4
cflusflwfl

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

In order to change the picture to not stick out, you need to go into the control panel, then personalization, and set your theme to one of the Basic Windows Themes. If it is set to an Aero theme, it will stick out.
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04 May 2016   #5
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

That makes sense here, too. When I installed my display drivers (Intel), I left checked an option to automatically enable Aero.
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04 May 2016   #6
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hey thanks everyone for their advice.

i changed to a basic theme and now it doesn't stick out anymore. however, i lose out on beauty of aero themes. is there a way i can select an aero theme and then manually edit just the location of the profile pic frame somehow?
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06 May 2016   #7
cflusflwfl

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

I don't think there is a way to do this when Aero is enabled.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magnakai View Post
hey thanks everyone for their advice.

i changed to a basic theme and now it doesn't stick out anymore. however, i lose out on beauty of aero themes. is there a way i can select an aero theme and then manually edit just the location of the profile pic frame somehow?
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06 May 2016   #8
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hey yo i found a workaround for aero but uhm it's kind of odd. if u switch the taskbar to Up, Left, Right, as long as not at the default position of Bottom, ur User Profile Pic becomes "level" again. ie. if u can live with having the start orb/taskbar being in a non-standard location.

why just the bottom location? so inconsistent of win7...
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