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Windows 7: [Request] Edit Taskbar Button

15 Jan 2013   #1
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
[Request] Edit Taskbar Button

Hi,

Could someone please remove the square border around this taskbar button? When I do it, the quality of the blue light reduces.

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16 Jan 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

How is this?

Jerry

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16 Jan 2013   #3
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Jerry,

Thank you for your attempt, but it seems impossible to remove that border without dimming the blue light. Compare the two images below, and you’ll see what I mean.

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16 Jan 2013   #4
bberry

win7 x64 enterprise
 
 

I too wish edit the taskbar buttons (specifically, make it more visible when its flashing). Where do you find the resource to edit? Also, which tool would you recommend? Help would be much appreciated
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16 Jan 2013   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Is that one without the borders the one I did?
I use the rectangle select tool and select everything inside the border and then inverted the selection and deleted the outside border did not touch anything in the middle.

Jerry
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16 Jan 2013   #6
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberry View Post
I too wish edit the taskbar buttons (specifically, make it more visible when its flashing). Where do you find the resource to edit? Also, which tool would you recommend? Help would be much appreciated
I used Windows 7 Style Builder.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Is that one without the borders the one I did?
I use the rectangle select tool and select everything inside the border and then inverted the selection and deleted the outside border did not touch anything in the middle.

Jerry
Yes, the very same. Yes, I didnít touch anything in the middle either when I tried. Itís a mystery.
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16 Jan 2013   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberry View Post
I too wish edit the taskbar buttons (specifically, make it more visible when its flashing). Where do you find the resource to edit? Also, which tool would you recommend? Help would be much appreciated
If you are using the original Windows 7 Aero theme take a look at this tutorial you can do it for free Taskbar Button: Change Color of Orange Flashing Button but as Rand said if you're doing a lot of customizing Windows Style Builder is almost a must have.

Jerry
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16 Jan 2013   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rand Marks View Post
Yes, the very same. Yes, I didn’t touch anything in the middle either when I tried. It’s a mystery.
It could be Photoshop also messing with the alpha channels and the transparency.
Just for your information if you would find a another theme where that button looks good you can export it from a different theme and then import it into your theme.

Jerry
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16 Jan 2013   #9
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This any good for you?


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16 Jan 2013   #10
bberry

win7 x64 enterprise
 
 

Thanks for the replies! I have tried editing some images with Windows 7 Style Builder but when I save the theme I'm modifying (a custom aero theme) it gets messed up and looks like a classic theme. What am I doing wrong?

Excellent tutorial you linked btw, seems to be just what I need. Thank you
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