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Windows 7: Creating own theme pack windows 7


13 May 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Creating own theme pack windows 7

Hello,
I want to create my own windows 7 theme pack as follows :

1] Own Start Orb
2] Start Menu's "Glass" part should be full transparent (not glow transparent) (white background part
should be white)
3] Task bar should be full transparent
4] Window title bar should be full transparent
5] Color of window (glass) i.e. window color should be white(transparent)
6] Buttons like Minimize, Maximize(restore), Close should be flat as windows 8
7] As well as list in start menu on glass part i.e. My computer, Control panel etc. mouse over effect should
like windows 8
8] In windows 7 default theme, window corners and start menu corners are quite curve. But windows 8
don't have curve corners, it have quite sharp corners. So, I wish to make windows corner sharp.

Thank you.


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13 May 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

With all you want done I would recommend that you purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder so that you can create your own custom theme.

The start orb is not part of the .msstyles so you would either manually have to change that or look into How to use theme resource changer

Jerry
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13 May 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
With all you want done I would recommend that you purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder so that you can create your own custom theme.

The start orb is not part of the .msstyles so you would either manually have to change that or look into How to use theme resource changer

Jerry
Thanks for the software link but it's too hard to use and create. Can you give me any other way to do it.

Or

Can you tell me how to make just Start Menu's "Glass" part full transparent (not glow transparent) (white background part should be white) AND
Task bar full transparent
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13 May 2013   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

First I recommend you start a new theme so you do not corrupt the original, look at Post #38 Here it will show you how.

You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

You'll need to use a resource hacker of some kind. In the two screenshots below are the image numbers for the start menu and taskbar that are in the default aero.msstyles

Jerry
Creating own theme pack windows 7-start-menu-2-.pngCreating own theme pack windows 7-taskbar.png


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13 May 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
First I recommend you start a new theme so you do not corrupt the original, look at Post #38 Here it will show you how.

You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

You'll need to use a resource hacker of some kind. In the two screenshots below are the image numbers for the start menu and taskbar that are in the default aero.msstyles

Jerry
Attachment 267893Attachment 267894
Ok. I understood your post no 38. But i did not understood how it would complete my wishes about making theme as I described in my first post of this thread.
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13 May 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You'll need to use a resource hacker of some kind so you can export the images and edit the with a image editor then import them back into the .msstyles.

Jerry
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13 May 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You'll need to use a resource hacker of some kind so you can export the images and edit the with a image editor then import them back into the .msstyles.

Jerry
what do u mean by resource hacker ?
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13 May 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you just tell me how to remove glow effect from glass?

Including menu and taskbar.
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13 May 2013   #9

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amithapase View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You'll need to use a resource hacker of some kind so you can export the images and edit the with a image editor then import them back into the .msstyles.

Jerry
what do u mean by resource hacker ?
Look at this tutorial Taskbar Button: Change Color of Orange Flashing Button it will show how.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amithapase View Post
Can you just tell me how to remove glow effect from glass?

Including menu and taskbar.
Post some screenshots
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Jerry
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13 May 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

[QUOTE=Bongo;2397032][QUOTE=amithapase;2396924]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amithapase View Post
Can you just tell me how to remove glow effect from glass?

Including menu and taskbar.
Post some screenshots
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Jerry

My current theme (glow/blur glass transparent i.e Menu, taskbar, window title bar)


Menu, taskbar, window title bar that i want full and clear transparent is like this :



In 2nd Image, the whole menu is transparent but I wish white part of Menu should be white as in image 1st but glass transparency should be as image 2nd
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