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Windows 7: change the sidebar color in control panel..

11 Dec 2010   #1
chrisna

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
change the sidebar color in control panel..

umm...

can you help me???

how to change the side bar color in control panel...
i want to change it into grey...




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11 Dec 2010   #2
Anthony

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi chrisna, I don't remember that location, but here is a tip to make it easier to find thing in VSB!!

Use the search at the top of VSB, in this case try typing 'control panel' into the search box!! this will give you only items related to the control panel.

This is what I used to do when I was learning VSB. Hope this helps....

Ant*
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11 Dec 2010   #3
chrisna

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Hi chrisna, I don't remember that location, but here is a tip to make it easier to find thing in VSB!!

Use the search at the top of VSB, in this case try typing 'control panel' into the search box!! this will give you only items related to the control panel.

This is what I used to do when I was learning VSB. Hope this helps....

Ant*
what is VSB???:)
i need the screenshot,, well... if you not mind...
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11 Dec 2010   #4
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry I assumed you were using visual style builder for creating themes.

What are you using to create your themes?
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11 Dec 2010   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You will not find that in VSB OR WSB it's in a system file I do not know which one someone will know & chime in
Jerry
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11 Dec 2010   #6
chrisna

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Sorry I assumed you were using visual style builder for creating themes.

What are you using to create your themes?
i'm not a theme maker,,, i just using tuneUp styler to change the themes..
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11 Dec 2010   #7
chrisna

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You will not find that in VSB OR WSB it's in a system file I do not know which one someone will know & chime in
Jerry
yap... ...
maybe reshacker will change it,, but... i don't know how to change it..
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11 Dec 2010   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Here you go this young man has a program to do that change
Windows 7 Task Pane Changer : Change Windows 7 Task Pane With One Click | door2windows
& some panes here Sign In (my need to make a account )

Jerry
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11 Dec 2010   #9
chrisna

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Here you go this young man has a program to do that change
Windows 7 Task Pane Changer : Change Windows 7 Task Pane With One Click | door2windows
& some panes here Sign In (my need to make a account )

Jerry
i've been download it... but.. after restart... poof.... Blue Screen On Display...
maybe there is manual instruction....
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11 Dec 2010   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I have not use that. I did find out where the images are I have not change images in shell32 ether but you use restorator Restorator - Bome Software - Restorator - the resource editor for customization, localization, and translation. or something like it & the images need to be in bitmap format. You will need to take ownership of the file to change it. But BACKUP you PC first & ask other for more details.

Images at
C:\windows\System32\shell32.dll bitmaps 632 & 633

How to take ownership (got off the web & I have use it)
Right click on the file and go to 'properties'.
Click on the 'security' tab.
Click 'Advanced'.
Click on the 'Owner' tab.
Click 'Edit'.
Select your user and click OK.
Click OK on the next box.
Then OK on the final box.

Now right click on the file again and go to 'Properties'
Click on the 'security' tab.
Click 'Edit'.
Select 'Users'.
In the bottom part of the box, tick the box to allow 'Full Control'
Click OK then OK again on the last box.

You now own that file and have full permissions over it.

Now simply right click and 'rename' the extension of the file to .BAK
Then paste in your replacement file.

Jerry
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