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Windows 7: Square Windows Branding?

16 Jan 2011   #1
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Square Windows Branding?

how can i make the windows flag part square instead of circular?




so that it holds the WHOLE picture instead of cutting parts off?


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16 Jan 2011   #2
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

does anyone know a registry hack for this or anyway of making it NOT circular?
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17 Jan 2011   #3
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I'm sorry, but I've no help for you. I am curious, though, as to why you want to do this.

On second thought, here is an idea -

Print this out and tape it over your monitor:


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17 Jan 2011   #4
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I'm sorry, but I've no help for you. I am curious, though, as to why you want to do this.

On second thought, here is an idea -

Print this out and tape it over your monitor:
Also if you double click the CD Rom icon a handy cup holder pops out
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17 Jan 2011   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

My advice would be to not mess with this unless you are fond of reinstalling Windows after screwing up your computer.

If you are indeed determined to try, you'll need to find the right place to edit the logo and replace it with something like what I've attached, but no doubt re-sized and cropped. My guess would be is that it is a bitmap image buried deep in the part of Windows guts that you are better off leaving alone.


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17 Jan 2011   #6
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well thanks for treating me like i'm an idiot.

and the file is C:\Windows\Branding\shellbrd\shellbrd.dll

it's the windows logo in the control panel at

Control panel\system and security\system.

i don't want it to be circular, because my logo get's cut off when the frame is circular.

yeah i could resize it, but it looks like crap resized.


~EDIT~

i fixed it, here is the final version.

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17 Jan 2011   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Just having a little fun, Marcus. Didn't mean to rub you the wrong way.

You could read through here:

My logo in computer property is not visible, please help. - MSFN

(But it might not hurt to back up the file and set a checkpoint first.)
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18 Jan 2011   #8
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh i got it,

i had to resize it.

i thought it would look bad resized, but it looks damn awesome!
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18 Jan 2011   #9
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Are you going to post a picture for us?

Whoops - just saw your edit.
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19 Jan 2011   #10
marcusj0015

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, you like it?

i think it's awesome
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