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14 May 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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In above image i am modifying orange buttons corner and making them sharp. I am I doing it right ?
Do i need to make sharp black and white button also ?

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14 May 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

BUT the main question is, How can I make start menu glass part and task bar clean/clear transparent using Bome and GIMP ?

Also tell me how to identify which image number is used for what ?
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14 May 2013   #13

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Are you using a custom third-party theme already that is transparent?
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I do not see an image with the orange buttons on them.

Some of the things I think you want to do can only be done with Windows Style Builder.

Jerry


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14 May 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Are you using a custom third-party theme already that is transparent?
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I do not see an image with the orange buttons on them.

Some of the things I think you want to do can only be done with Windows Style Builder.

Jerry
1] Do you mean the theme that i wish to create is third party type of theme ?

2] How can I make start menu glass part and task bar clean/clear transparent using Bome and GIMP ?

3] Also tell me how to identify which image number is used for what ? (while editing in builder like bome)

4] Am I doing correct step in post no. 11 of this thread ?
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14 May 2013   #15

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No I want to know if you are already using the transparent theme that you posted a screenshot of.
2
Like I posted earlier you need to open up the .msstyles and then navigate to the image folder export the image, edit it with gimp, import the image back in the .msstyles and save it. This tutorial Taskbar Button: Change Color of Orange Flashing Button will give you the basics on how to do it.
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If you are starting a new theme from scratch then look at Post #4 in this thread here will show you the image numbers for the start menu and taskbar I posted it in a screenshot.
If you are trying to edit a third-party custom theme that someone else made post a link and I can look at it and give you the image numbers (a third-party custom theme made with Windows Style Builder changes the image numbers)
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I do not see a image in post number 11 so I don't know if you're doing it right or not.

Jerry
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14 May 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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No I want to know if you are already using the transparent theme that you posted a screenshot of.
2
Like I posted earlier you need to open up the .msstyles and then navigate to the image folder export the image, edit it with gimp, import the image back in the .msstyles and save it. This tutorial Taskbar Button: Change Color of Orange Flashing Button will give you the basics on how to do it.
3
If you are starting a new theme from scratch then look at Post #4 in this thread here will show you the image numbers for the start menu and taskbar I posted it in a screenshot.
If you are trying to edit a third-party custom theme that someone else made post a link and I can look at it and give you the image numbers (a third-party custom theme made with Windows Style Builder changes the image numbers)
4
I do not see a image in post number 11 so I don't know if you're doing it right or not.

Jerry
1. I tried it yesterday. It was made by someone but I didn't like it because the WHOLE menu is full transparent. But as per my wish, i want white part of menu white, and glass part of menu full transparent. So, i want to know about building own theme as per my wish. I am using basic aero theme of win 7.

2. Yes I know. But what to do with image so it will make full transparency ? what to do with it in GIMP, so it will be full transparent with sharp corners ? What is orange button for ? is it just a button or taskbar image ?

3. What is difference in files of themepack of third party and first party ? (OS is first party ?)
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14 May 2013   #17

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To make this theme like you want to you will need to purchase Windows Style Builder because there are some things (like adding properties and the changing menu colors (they are fill colors not images)) to the .msstyles that can only be done with Windows Style Builder
2
Can make a transparent theme some of the images need to be black in some of the images can have all of the color remove it depends on the location, to make square or sharp corners you are going to have to edit and make your own images with square or sharp corners.
3
Yes first party theme are the original that came with Windows 7, third-party themes are all custom themes made by others.

Jerry
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14 May 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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To make this theme like you want to you will need to purchase Windows Style Builder because there are some things (like adding properties and the changing menu colors (they are fill colors not images)) to the .msstyles that can only be done with Windows Style Builder
2
Can make a transparent theme some of the images need to be black in some of the images can have all of the color remove it depends on the location, to make square or sharp corners you are going to have to edit and make your own images with square or sharp corners.
3
Yes first party theme are the original that came with Windows 7, third-party themes are all custom themes made by others.

Jerry
Ok. This time I could open .msystyle in Ave's windows style builder. I have opened copy of Aero. But many images are not displaying in image box of builder. And I didn't understand your 2nd point about full transparency.

I found ave's windows style builder has very less option/features than Restorater but will use Ave because you are saying some things that i can make only with it.
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14 May 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

How to change image editor in Ave ? Can i select GIMP as image editor in Ave ?
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14 May 2013   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amithapase View Post
How to change image editor in Ave ? Can i select GIMP as image editor in Ave ?
Go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\VistaStyleBuilder folder (AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide )and open the Settings.ini with notepad and edit/remove from the bottom line as shown in my screenshot, the next time you open up Windows Style Builder and then click on the edit button you will be able to set a new image editor.

Jerry
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