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Windows 7: Combining/modifying themes

10 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Combining/modifying themes

I've done a search and couldn't find anything that really answered my question so I figured I'd ask.

I have two themes one of which is the "glass onion" theme, featured on lifehacker, and the "totally transparent" theme I found on youtube. What I want to do is take the start menu from the totally transparent theme and put it into the glass onion theme. I downloaded windows style builder but I can't figure it out. It doesn't seem to give me any idea of how to do anything.

Thanks in advance for the help. GW2.

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10 Apr 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

You will need to open the transparent theme .msstyle with WSB & go to Start Menu > Panels > Aero > Top and export the images one at a time and then open up the other theme .msstyle and then import the images. This will get you started.
Then go to this forum and register for free and look at the maps.
Virtual Customs • Home • Customize Your Virtual World!

Maps after registering Virtual Customs • View topic - Complete Guide to Theme Building • Customize Your Virtual World!
If & when you need more help just ask.
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10 Apr 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

You can make a style hack also.
Open the theme .mssytyle with WSB go to Start Menu > Panels > Aero > Top
Combining/modifying themes-sm.png
right click one image at a time first one and export all properties and do that for all the images
Combining/modifying themes-style-hack1.png
then after you do the last one right click again and export for all properties to a style hack
Combining/modifying themes-style-hack2.png
give the style hack a name and description and click create
Name:  Create StyleHack.png
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Size:  17.1 KB
then load the other theme and go to the style hack button
Combining/modifying themes-style-hack4.png
and find your hack and apply it
Name:  Import StyleHack.png
Views: 2
Size:  28.8 KB

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