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Windows 7: Remove gloss stripes, corner smoke from Aero?

04 Jun 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
Remove gloss stripes, corner smoke from Aero?

No screenshot, but I trust you know what I mean. I hate the gloss stripes in Aero, they look awful against a dark background, and the white gradient in the top corners bugs me too. I'd like plain glass with Aero blur behind it.

Anybody know what file these images are embedded in? I've done lots of skinning on XP, but none on Vista/7... Will editing this mean I'll have to use a patched uxtheme.dll, or are these image resources stored someplace else entirely?

Thanks!


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04 Jun 2009   #2
Satchmo Bevins

Windows 7 Build 7137 x64
 
 

There's a thread on Neowin about an app in dev called "Stylos". Sounds like it's what you need.

I do not have the link to it.
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04 Jun 2009   #3
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Here is something to look at. Don't know if it exactly solves your problem but it's a start
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15 Jun 2009   #4
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 



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15 Jun 2009   #5
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
I guess I can stop trying to make my own clear one now!

Thanx for the link, +1.
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19 Jun 2009   #6
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
Hey Garbanzo, which resource's did you edit for the gloss stripes? It doesn't seem to be the obvious one. (900.png)

I want to try a slight mottled effect instead of the stripes to see how it looks.


EDIT: Soz for double-posting mods but it was to grab Garbanzo's attention!
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19 Jun 2009   #7
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

hey Generator. here's the trick - the PNG isn't in the usual spot. look under Streams, there's a single image called Stream_971. it's mostly caption button stuff, but the whole right side is aero stripes. it's super easy to edit. i've even seen a VS for vista that replaced it with snowflakes

do you use ResHacker? if you look at Resource Tuner, it can show PNG images in the preview image. very nice for skinning and stuff. it's not free though (technically)...

post your mod when you've finished!
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19 Jun 2009   #8
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Thanks alot for replying, Ah.. no wonder I couldn't find it!

I'm using one called 'Restorator' because not many of the Res-Editors do x64, I will be doing a x86 version once I've completed the first one.
I think I should be able to use the same images as the x64, it'll be just the actual dll structure that's different hopefully.

I'll definitely post the end product and +1 and a VERY big thanks for your help.

EDIT: I cant give you rep at the moment because you were the last one I repped, I won't forget though!
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