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Windows 7: Windows 7 Custom Explorer Background using Windows Style Builder 1.5

24 Oct 2011   #11
nofx1994

windows 7 rtm
 
 

hello there angelgz a guy name mr u and myself were the first to actually get the explorer images to work in the explorer windows. the reason you can't get images in every single folder is that explorer will only take so much before you start to get an error with the msstyle itself. The larger image per folder the faster you will run out of room to put any images in any of the other folders. I have actually stopped doing really large images and doing repeating patterns so i can get an image in every single folder look. So if you want images in all the folders you will have to resize all the other images to give you the proper space to do the other folders I hope this helps you. See in this image here i used a stone look for this theme and i found it to smooth and not jumpy like using images like on that theme there




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26 Oct 2011   #12
angelgz

win 764
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nofx1994 View Post
hello there angelgz a guy name mr u and myself were the first to actually get the explorer images to work in the explorer windows. the reason you can't get images in every single folder is that explorer will only take so much before you start to get an error with the msstyle itself. The larger image per folder the faster you will run out of room to put any images in any of the other folders. I have actually stopped doing really large images and doing repeating patterns so i can get an image in every single folder look. So if you want images in all the folders you will have to resize all the other images to give you the proper space to do the other folders I hope this helps you. See in this image here i used a stone look for this theme and i found it to smooth and not jumpy like using images like on that theme there
Mr. nofx1994,

This is really great information and thank you for replying. I did suspect that the size is an issue. On the first theme I posted, going over 670KB in total image size will certainly give me an error. However, the 2nd theme I posted has a total image size of 910KB and yet works perfectly fine. That's why I am confused because it seems that this limit is arbitrary.

Thanks,
Ryan

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26 Oct 2011   #13
nofx1994

windows 7 rtm
 
 

you are welcome for the information but on the two themes did you do the same amount of images per theme like did you do images for all the folders or did you only do images for certain folder looks.
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27 Oct 2011   #14
angelgz

win 764
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nofx1994 View Post
you are welcome for the information but on the two themes did you do the same amount of images per theme like did you do images for all the folders or did you only do images for certain folder looks.
The first theme has four image for 4 out of 6 views under explorer totaling 670KB. The 2nd theme has an image for all 6 views totaling 910KB. When I try to add 2 more images to the first, it won't let me at all. Note that I didn't make these themes, only trying to modify them to the way I want.
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