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Windows 7: [Help me with bugs!!] I'm porting Ambient theme to Win 7

29 Aug 2012   #11
Sonic0509

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Whoops! I forgot to attach screenshoot to my earlier post.

How I fixed start menu: I've made bitmaps of same height as in original and put them in clean theme again.

Now I really want to fix the highlighted areas. After this, the theme will be almost complete




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29 Aug 2012   #12
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

#1
Those are in the shell32.dll in C:\Windows\System32 and if you have 64 bit also in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 you would need to change both, they are bitmap(.bmp)numbers 632, 633(left side), 634, 635(top)

#2
Text Styles > ControlPanelStyle > TaskLink > TEXTCOLOR:COLOR and Styles > ControlPanelStyle > NavigationPanelLabel > TEXTCOLOR:COLOR

#3
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > <1> (it may be the same as #5)

#4
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > <3> > <1> > TEXTCOLOR:COLOR
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > <4> > <1> > TEXTCOLOR:COLOR
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > <5> > <1> > TEXTCOLOR:COLOR

#5
That is the top frame of Windows Exoplorer
Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > Frames > Normal > Top

#6
What program or window is that?

Jerry
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29 Aug 2012   #13
Sonic0509

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

#1 That's definitely not good news. I don't want to mess with system files but I guess I now have to. :/

#2 That's kinda good news

#3 Thanks for command bar. Could you also tell me where can I find navigation bar background?

#4 That will be useful for sure.

#5 Do you maybe know why it often gets glitched in Opera when using custom visual styles? I looks perfectly normal when using Aero VS (first attachment for comparison).

#6 It's last.fm app (that's actually not important). I mean menu bar (last.fm was the first example I could find). What is wront: it looks different in explorer than in 3rd party apps (second attachment (left: explorer; right: a 3rd party app)).


Also there I have two more problems with explorer frame.

1. When using aero snap to snap window to the right or left side of screen There is single, empty (can click through it) row of pixels left above the window. Caption frame and its size mask are perfeclty aligned. An messing around with them ended with restoring original ones.

2. As you can see in first attached picture there is column of single pixels between explorer frame and actual window. I suppose it hapens only in opera and not everytime. I captures image behind the Opera's window and releases it when I minimize then maximize window or maximize and restore.


Thanks for what you helped me with and thank you in advance again!


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30 Aug 2012   #14
Bongo

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#3 Thanks for command bar. Could you also tell me where can I find navigation bar background?
Post a better(bigger) screenshot with arrows.

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#5 Do you maybe know why it often gets glitched in Opera when using custom visual styles? I looks perfectly normal when using Aero VS (first attachment for comparison).
Not sure. Here is what I get 1st is default aero 2nd I colored the top frame at Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > Frames > Normal > Top
[Help me with bugs!!] I'm porting Ambient theme to Win 7-2.jpg[Help me with bugs!!] I'm porting Ambient theme to Win 7-1.jpg


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#6 It's last.fm app (that's actually not important). I mean menu bar (last.fm was the first example I could find). What is wront: it looks different in explorer than in 3rd party apps (second attachment (left: explorer; right: a 3rd party app))
Post a better(bigger) screenshot with arrows.

Quote:
1. When using aero snap to snap window to the right or left side of screen There is single, empty (can click through it) row of pixels left above the window. Caption frame and its size mask are perfeclty aligned. An messing around with them ended with restoring original ones.
Post screenshots

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2. As you can see in first attached picture there is column of single pixels between explorer frame and actual window. I suppose it hapens only in opera and not everytime. I captures image behind the Opera's window and releases it when I minimize then maximize window or maximize and restore.
I don't understand what you mean.

Jerry


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05 Sep 2012   #15
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

The Last FM toolbar is at Lists, Menus & Tabs > Menu > BarBackground

Jerry
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