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Windows 7: XP vs 7 Themes

03 Feb 2011   #1

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XP vs 7 Themes

Two questions:

One:
I have created a custom theme in Windows 7. In the "built-in" themes there is a section called [SlideShow] that lists all the images that the theme will rotate through. My custom theme file does not have that section, but still rotates through the images I selected in the GUI. How does Windows know about these slideshow images, and can I just add them to my custom theme file?
Edit: Doh! Answered my own question here. I did not scroll down far enough in the theme file (for some reason there are a bunch of blank lines in there). Also, there is a page at http://msdn.microsoft.com about Windows 7 theme file format.

Two:
In Windows XP the theme files contained a section that had all the metrics (fonts, font sizes, icon sizes, etc.) for the theme. This made it very easy to copy this info to a new custom theme file. This is no longer stored in the Windows 7 theme files when you save a custom file. Where is this stored now, and can I change it?

Thanks, ya'll!

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03 Feb 2011   #2

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Go to see you got #1
#2 try
Right click on Desktop go to Personalize then Window Color then Advanced appearance settings then use the Dropdown menu to change the fonts, font sizes You can do the icons there to or
For the icon size hold Ctrl & scroll your mouse wheel
Jerry


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03 Feb 2011   #3

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Thanks for the response. I had seen that and made changes there. However, if I change themes the old font sizes return. Don't know how to save those changes for each or all themes so they persist between theme changes.
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03 Feb 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ApologetixFan View Post
Thanks for the response. I had seen that and made changes there. However, if I change themes the old font sizes return. Don't know how to save those changes for each or all themes so they persist between theme changes.
OK after doing whats in post #2
click Save Changes then look for Save Theme then Name it & it should save it give it a try
Jerry


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