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Windows 7: Anyone familiar with modifying visual styles?


09 May 2013   #1
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Anyone familiar with modifying visual styles?

Hello,

I'm looking for someone who is able (and willing) to modify a visual style.

Please let me know and I'll come up with more details.

Thanks



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10 May 2013   #2

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What is it you want modified, that way we have an idea what needs to be done.

Jerry
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10 May 2013   #3
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Hi Bongo,

I'm using the Visual Style called Clearscreen Sharp for about three years now.

I would like the following three things to be modified:

1 - The vertical and horizontal scrollbars in Windows Explorer are hard for me to spot.
Would prefer the bars to be more visible, like the light blue one on the right hand side of the picture.

2 - I prefer the square navigation buttons in glass (right) over the round, blue ones (left).
Also the very light rounded corners of the frame of the buttons as well as of the address bar look better than the default sharp corners, I think. Just the corners of the windows themselves should stay sharp as they are.

3 - The three symbols on the top right hand side of each window (don't know how you call them), for collapsing, full screen and closing - I'd prefer them all equal, like the bullet points on the right hand side of the picture.

Are these modifications possible?

Thanks


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10 May 2013   #4

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All of that is possible but it is not cool to change someone else's work without permission and then post it on a public forum for distribution.
If you can get permission from the theme maker I can make a couple of them changes for you (scrollbars and the close minimum maximize buttons) or you could purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and do it yourself without asking permission (I can show you how)
The navigation buttons are in the explorerframe.dll Where did you get that picture from maybe that theme already has the explorerframe.dll made up.

Jerry
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10 May 2013   #5
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Hi Jerry,

I wouldn't want to distribute the modified version to anyone else - it'd be for myself only.
Thanks for the link - do you use this software by yourself? Is it user friendly and intuitive, that a noob like me can handle it?
The link to the Visual Style of the square navigation buttons is embedded into the term: "square navigation buttons" from above.
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10 May 2013   #6

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It's a little bit of a learning curve but not too bad they haven't excellent forum you can join after you purchase it with maps showing the location of the different items. You would also need a image editor since such as Gimp, Photoshop, paint.net etc. (I could give you guidance on how to get started)

Using the images from the theme with the square navigation buttons I could make you the explorerframe.dll pretty easily then you would have to change a system file, you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Here's a couple examples of Windows Style Builder
Here is where some of the scrollbar images are
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Here is the close button
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Jerry


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10 May 2013   #7
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Windos 7 x64
 
 

Hi Bongo, thanks for that.
I will look at this later, when I have more time.
Looks exciting though.
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