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Windows 7: Left Blue Pane in win 7 or Vista ?


23 Oct 2011   #1

Win Xp Pro Sp3 + Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit Sp1
 
 
Left Blue Pane in win 7 or Vista ?

hi folks, i am using win xp sp3 and using the theme of win 7. Now what i want to ask here when i have installed win 7 or Vista Ultimate i didnt see this dark blue left pane. So is there any way to get this blue pane in both of the system and how can i achieve this Blue Pane what settings should i change or i have to use the 3rd party theme to get this ?



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23 Oct 2011   #2

Win7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm not sure why you need to worry about getting the "blue pane" in Windows 7/Vista if you've already got it in XP... Planning an upgrade or just want to know?

Anyway, I've used both Vista and 7 for a while and never seen that before so I'd guess the developer of the Windows 7 theme you're using has added that in himself, that theme is probably compatible with Windows 7/Vista too, as both operating systems have quite good backward compatibility. If you want to get that blue pane on a different PC using XP/Windows 7/Vista, seems the best thing to do is simply use that theme on the other PC.
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24 Oct 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Those "blue panels" in Windows 7 are in C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll bitmap folder image number 632 and 633, and if you are using 64-bit they are also in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\shell32.dll you will need a resource editor to replace the images. If you can find the images from XP or the .dll from XP I can change them for you and tell you how to replace the shell32.dll
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25 Oct 2011   #4

Win Xp Pro Sp3 + Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit Sp1
 
 

^^^ thx for the reply both of the folk's

@Bongo and did u see then size of the icon on task bar i am unable to get the same exact size of the icon's on taskbar wondering how to get them here below is the link of the my screen shot for win 7 using the basic theme if u want the reg file i am using to the icon let me know i will send it so you can analyze it as well


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25 Oct 2011   #5

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As far as I know you only have two choices for the size of the icon on the taskbar large and small.
Right click on the taskbar go to properties if it's not there already click on the Taskbar tab then you can either check or uncheck the use small icons then click apply and then OK.
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