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Windows 7: customizing Aero colors

06 Feb 2014   #11
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, I know about that, but what about textures -- no go?


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06 Feb 2014   #12
Bongo

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No go.
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10 Feb 2014   #13
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

>That left part of the Control Panel is a bitmap (.bmp) image #632 and 633 in the shell32.dll in C:\Windows\System32 and if you are using a 64-bit system it will be in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64<

Jerry,

Is it the exact same shell32.dll in both locations? In other words, can I paste the edited copy into both locations? Or would I have to edit each one separately?
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10 Feb 2014   #14
Bongo

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You have to edit each one separately. You can use the same images in both.

Jerry
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11 Feb 2014   #15
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

>and the gray background is image #820 in the aero.msstyles<

Jerry,

Actually, 820 is the white part, not the gray, at least on my system. Does this vary from one build to another? Mine is Windows 7 Professional build 7601 (SP1, of course). What a headache that would be. You wouldn't happen to know what other image the gray area might be?
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12 Feb 2014   #16
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by decibelle View Post
>and the gray background is image #820 in the aero.msstyles<

Jerry,

Actually, 820 is the white part, not the gray, at least on my system. Does this vary from one build to another? Mine is Windows 7 Professional build 7601 (SP1, of course). What a headache that would be. You wouldn't happen to know what other image the gray area might be?
That 820 number is for the default Aero theme after theme has been changed with Windows style builder number change. Use this location below.
Lists, Menus & Tabs > Tab > Body

Jerry
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12 Feb 2014   #17
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Jerry,

Thanks . . . but I don't understand . . . What do you mean, "the default Aero theme after theme has been changed with Windows style builder number change"? I'm still pretty new at this stuff. I don't use Windows style builder – not yet, anyway.

And I admit I have no idea what you mean by "Use this location below.
Lists, Menus & Tabs > Tab > Body" Could you please explain in a more basic way? thx
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12 Feb 2014   #18
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by decibelle View Post
Jerry,

Thanks . . . but I don't understand . . . What do you mean, "the default Aero theme after theme has been changed with Windows style builder number change"? I'm still pretty new at this stuff. I don't use Windows style builder not yet, anyway.

And I admit I have no idea what you mean by "Use this location below.
Lists, Menus & Tabs > Tab > Body" Could you please explain in a more basic way? thx
Disregard when I had to say up here I have you confused with another person that was using Windows style builder.


Are you talking about that gray area I have the red arrow pointing to? If so that is not a image that is a fill color that can only be accessed from Windows style builder that I know of.

Jerry
customizing Aero colors-taskbar-start-menu-properties.png


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12 Feb 2014   #19
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ah . . .OK, looks like I'll have to check that out. I've looked at the website. Is there a trial version? I'm not finding one.
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12 Feb 2014   #20
Bongo

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No trial at all, but for just under $23 US it's makes editing the .msstyles very easy.

Jerry
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