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Windows 7: How can i change the hover and selection color?


03 Apr 2010   #1

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How can i change the hover and selection color?

How can i change the hover and selection color i make with my pointers?
where can i find this information in the styles?
and what is the proper software to edit this?
await feeds...pls

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03 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

As far as the default options go with Windows 7, you'll find your pointer options in the Personalization category of the Control Panel.

Control Panel > Appearance & Personalization > Personalization > Change Mouse Pointers

If you want to change the color of Selected Items, Go to the Personlization Menu again and Select Window Color at the Bottom

Pull up the Drop Down list and select "Selected Items"

If you want to change more than the options you see through those menus, check into software that changes your theme.
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03 Apr 2010   #3

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thanks.
i am interested in the selected items option.
But in windows 7+with the aero, the colors doesnt work.
The changes are visible only if i select the basic theme.
I am interested to use a custom color when i select items, on the aero theme.

for example, how can i change this yellow selection color?
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03 Apr 2010   #4

 

You will need 2 thing to do this;
A photo editing software like Photoshop, Gimp etc.
Windows Style Builder (http://www.vistastylebuilder.com/)

Here's how;

1. Go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero
2. Copy the Aero.msstyles to your desktop
3. Open the aero.msstyles in WSB
4. Find and edit the following images;
For Desktop:
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ListView > ListItem > Hot
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ListView > ListItem > Selected
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ListView > ListItem > SelectedNotFocus
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ListView > ListItem > HotSelected

For Explorer:
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ListView > ListItem > Hot
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ListView > ListItem > Selected
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ListView > ListItem > SelectedNotFocus
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ListView > ListItem > HotSelected


Now edit these as you wish and save your msstyles when your finished.

Now your ready for the next step, which you can find on this link
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03 Apr 2010   #5

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thank you sergio, works verry good!
is there like a source where i can read this thing, to see exactly what is the code source of a certain color/bar/window etc?

btw, i have this icon issue now. in list view mode, my windows pictuer viewer icons all dissapeared

anyone know why's this?
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03 Apr 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by komputer View Post
thank you sergio, works verry good!
is there like a source where i can read this thing, to see exactly what is the code source of a certain color/bar/window etc?

btw, i have this icon issue now. in list view mode, my windows pictuer viewer icons all dissapeared

anyone know why's this?
There's no such tutorial yet, but there is a bunch of helping threads at Virtual Customs - Home and i'm in the progress of making a big WSB location tutorial

About the icons, i'm not sure. I would try to reboot and see if the problem is gone after that
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03 Apr 2010   #7

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yes, it will be of big help, because you will not have users nagging you with question like my next:

after i changed those values i still have one yellow line:

i dont know where to change that...


the icons still doesnt show...****'em..
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03 Apr 2010   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by komputer View Post
yes, it will be of big help, because you will not have users nagging you with question like my next:

after i changed those values i still have one yellow line:

i dont know where to change that...


the icons still doesnt show...****'em..
Sorry but i can't remember the location of that one But i do know a bloke who probably knows, i will ask him next time i talk to him, and post it here in the thread
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03 Apr 2010   #9

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done it.
i dont know exactly wich of the commands was, but i managed to change it.
somewhere arrownd selections. i didnt managed to find that yellow color, so i dont know from where it comes, but i changed only some blue color tints...

is there in the builder a location for the explorer background colors?
i know how to change it by ''the numbers'' with restorator soft, but i didnt find in the builder
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03 Apr 2010   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by komputer View Post
done it.
i dont know exactly wich of the commands was, but i managed to change it.
somewhere arrownd selections. i didnt managed to find that yellow color, so i dont know from where it comes, but i changed only some blue color tints...

is there in the builder a location for the explorer background colors?
i know how to change it by ''the numbers'' with restorator soft, but i didnt find in the builder
Here's the location of the main explorer colors (All credit goes to Mr Grim for this list)

1. Main Explorer Font colour:


Fonts and system metrics - WindowText:Color

2. Main Other text colours:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - Items View - ItemsView - TextColor:Color

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - Items View - Itemsview - SubHeader - Normal - TextColor:Color

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - List View - GroupHeader - Heading1TextColor:Color

3. Folder background Colour:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - Items View - Itemsview - FillColor:Color

4. Preview Pane Background Colour on the Right:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ReadingPane - Background - GradientColor1:color
Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ReadingPane - Background - GradientColor2:color
Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ReadingPane - Background - GradientColor3:color

5. Preview Pane Text Colour:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ReadingPane - NoPreviewText - TextColor:color

6. Library Heading Text Colour:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ComandModual - <10> - 1 - TextColor:color

7. Library Sub Header colour (location text below the header):

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ComandModual - <9> - <1>/<2>/<3>/<6> - TextColor:color

8. Tree View Background Color (example the Computer management or Registry Editor):

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - TreeView - FillColor:color

9. Tree View text color:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - TreeView - TreeItem - TextColor:color

10. Main Explorer Tree View Background color:

Explorer & Shell - Explorer - ProperTree - <2> - FillColorHint:color
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