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Windows 7: Help with custom clock please


05 Jan 2012   #1

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Help with custom clock please

I am customizing my calendar and clock but I have a problem.

I have got everything to my liking but underneath the analogue clock there is a digital clock.

The problem is that I have changed the background to black but there is a white box round the digital clock. Does anyone know how to change the white box to black.

I have searched for this in style builder ( I presume its just a fill colour ) but cannot locate it so any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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05 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Err...are you referring to a Windows gadget by any chance? Links to the custom clocks please?
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05 Jan 2012   #3

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No not the gadget.

The calendar and clock that pops up when you click on the tray clock.

I know it's in msstyles somewhere but cannot find it.
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05 Jan 2012   #4
Arc

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Can you upload the clock ?
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05 Jan 2012   #5

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If you are talking about this
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It's in the timedate.cpl in C:\Windows\System32 the PNGFILE folder images need edited they are different sizes and you need to maintain those sizes I know it's hard to see but you will need to fill the square with color and then try to redraw the numbers Hint: if you make it to dark you will not be able to see the clock hands there is no way to change the color of the clock hands.
Jerry
Here is 1 I did
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05 Jan 2012   #6

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That's the one Bongo I will have another look in timedate.cpl and see what I can do.

Where yours says 10:29:23 AM I have a white box round it.

Thanks for your help and the tip.
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05 Jan 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crookadile View Post
Where yours says 10:29:23 AM I have a white box round it.
That is at Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > WINDOW:COLOR in Windows Style Builder that is also going to change some other places like notepad.
Jerry
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06 Jan 2012   #8

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Yes you're right it does change other things, I think I will stick with with the white clock.


Thanks for the help anyway.
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06 Jan 2012   #9

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You're welcome
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