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Windows 7: change basic theme color

05 Mar 2011   #1
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 
change basic theme color

ok so i disable dwm.exe cuz its a waste but i want a darker color theme then the "basic" one provides..

how can i go about changing this?
please dont give me the color chooser bull since that doesnt work with desktop window manager disabled...
like where are the images stored or where is a place to download other themes that not rely on aero?


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05 Mar 2011   #2
Bongo

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Are you using Windows 7 Basic if so the images are in the aero.msstyle in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero
Jerry


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05 Mar 2011   #3
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

im using win7 ultimate x64...
only thing in that location is aero.msstyles
is there a program to explore and edit that file?
doesnt seem as if that basic theme uses that file since i can delete it when the basic theme is loaded

and when i open a msstyles file it opens the dialog to edit windows appearance but only when no theme is loaded
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05 Mar 2011   #4
Bongo

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If you are using the Windows 7 Basic Theme like I highlighted in red in post #2 the images are in the aero.msstyle in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero

You can use Ave's Windows7 Style Builder or Restorator - Bome Software - Restorator - the resource editor for customization, localization, and translation. to open the aero.msstyle & Photoshop or Gimp, Paint, to edit the images
Jerry
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06 Mar 2011   #5
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

no freeware tools?
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06 Mar 2011   #6
Bongo

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06 Mar 2011   #7
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

thanks anolis works but not that other..
having trouble the images for the color..
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07 Mar 2011   #8
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illizit View Post
thanks anolis works but not that other..
having trouble the images for the color..
So you got it?
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07 Mar 2011   #9
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

yea i was able to explore the file
is the baby blue is uses for taskbar and such an image file or just a value?
i would take it image file or else i'd see no reason why the color chooser wouldnt work..
and sorry in last post i left out a word
having trouble *finding* the images for the color..
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07 Mar 2011   #10
Bongo

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Post a screenshot of want you want to change so I can see it. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
If you are using the default aero theme I can give you the numbers. If it's a custom theme post a link & I will look at the numbers in it
Jerry
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