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Windows 7: Some color change questions

02 Dec 2013   #1
firewater

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Some color change questions

Hello! I'm actually running Windows 8, but I figured It's basically the same, so here I go:



a) I'm using Start8 and I don't like this rectangle I get when hovering an item on the start menu. I would like to change it to nothing (no effect when hovering) or maybe some sort of shadow, I don't care.

b) Want to erase the long arrow that aims to "All Programs". Would like to leave it just as "All Programs".



c) I would like to change the color of these circle icons that you can see on the system tray and minimize/maximize/close windows..

d) I already changed the taskbar to a solid black color (used to be a gradient) and I would like to do the same with the bar of every generic window such as the bar that you see when you open the folder explorer (as you can see in the picture) or any application.

e) The blue-ish color on the font when an item is selected in the taskbar.

f) Get rid of the "Organize" bar on the folder explorer

I'm using Windows Style Builder which appears to be a popular piece of software with these type of questions around here, so maybe some of you know how to do any of these.

Thanks!


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03 Dec 2013   #2
Bongo

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Is this a custom third-party theme you are trying to edit? If so post a link to it.

Which version of Windows Style Builder do you have 1.5.0 or 1.5.5 and up?

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03 Dec 2013   #3
firewater

Windows 8 64 Bits
 
 

Hi!

I'm modifying this theme: areao4.8 by neiio on deviantART

I'm running a 1.5.5+ version.
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03 Dec 2013   #4
Bongo

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A
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Places List Item Hover
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Programs List > Controls > Programs List Item
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Programs List > Controls > Programs List Split Button Left
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Programs List > Controls > Programs List Split Button Right


B
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Programs List > Controls > More Programs Arrow
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Programs List > Controls > More Programs Arrow Back

C
Not sure about the system tray icon did you change a systeme file?
The buttons have been made transparent, the blue images are at:
Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Controls > Captions > Window > Close Button > Close Glyph > 96dpi
Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Controls > Captions > Window > Restore/Maximize Button > Restore Glyph > 96dpi
Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Controls > Captions > Window > Restore/Maximize Button > Maximize Glyph > 96dpi
Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Controls > Captions > Window > Minimize/Help Button > Minimize Glyph > 96dpi
Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Controls > Captions > Window > Minimize/Help Button > Help Glyph > 96dpi

D
Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Window > Top > Active/Inactive

E
Taskbar & System Tray > TaskBand > Aero > TaskBand (SmallIcons8) > TaskItemButton > Focused > Textcolor

F
Don't know how not part of Windows Style Builder

Jerry
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03 Dec 2013   #5
firewater

Windows 8 64 Bits
 
 

Thanks! Everything worked perfectly! You are a master.

I found how to change the tray by searching for "tray" on the top right corner.

I know you already took the time to do all this and I really appreciate it, but may I ask for two other things:

a) how do I change the default font? I'm refering mostly to the font used on the taskbar.

b) the shutdown button on the start menu seems to be kinda glitchy so I would like to change it.

I'll try to find the answers by myself and I'll edit the post in case I succeed.

Thanks you again.
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04 Dec 2013   #6
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Go to Taskbar & System Tray > TaskBand > Basic > TaskBand > Font and click on the font definition and a font window will open up and you can change it.(look at screenshot)
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I'm not sure which to mean by "glitchy" but the button and all of its properties are located at:
It looks like all the buttons have been made transparent here also, look at the Glyph image DPI 96 (look at screenshot) at these locations.
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Logoff Split Button Right
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Logoff Split Button Right Extended
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Logoff Split Button Left
Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Logoff Split Button Left Extended
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Jerry


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04 Dec 2013   #7
firewater

Windows 8 64 Bits
 
 

Thanks, man! You are the best.



What I meant by "glitchy" is what you can see in the picture above. It only properly displays "Shut down" once I hover the mouse over the button. I don't know if It's easily fixeable or not.

By the way, since you may have noticed I'm trying to change the whole blue-ish style of the theme to plain white and I think the last thing to achieve that would be changing some mouse-hovering related things:




The first one is that blue text I get when I hover an item with the mouse.
The other one is that blue circle I get when I'm pressing the button (It's also blue when I hover it).

To be honest, none of these are as important as any of the things I have already asked you, so in case you have the time to explain how It's done don't bother taking pics, just tell me where It's located (or where you think it might be located).

In any way, thank you very much.
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04 Dec 2013   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You might try to add a Font property to Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Logoff Split Button Left and Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Controls > Logoff Split Button Left Extended and see if you can adjust the font there otherwise I'm not too sure I'm using 8.1 so I don't have the start menu like you do.

The blue text color would be at Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView > TreeItem > Hot > Textcolor

The blue circle should be at Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView > HotGlyph

Jerry
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04 Dec 2013   #9
firewater

Windows 8 64 Bits
 
 

That's all. Thread solved :-)

Thank you very much!
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05 Dec 2013   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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