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Windows 7: removing start button and notification area icon shadow

12 Aug 2011   #11
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SavageAlien View Post
Hi, sorry to bump such an old thread, but I've been searching around google for an answer to this very question and have come out with nothing. I'm looking to modify those shadows behind both the clock area and the start button but I'm not certain what resource file within the msstyles are the shadows.

It would be GREAT if Bongo or anyone else could help me out, please.
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1st Are you using Windows 7 Basic theme or default Aero?
Jerry


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13 Aug 2011   #12
SavageAlien

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for the welcome

Default Aero is what I'd like to change.
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13 Aug 2011   #13
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SavageAlien View Post
Hi, thanks for the welcome

Default Aero is what I'd like to change.
In the image folder in aero.msstyles
these are the numbers

Bottom
Aero 845 - 1028
Basic 841 - 1010
Top
Aero 848 - 1029
Basic 844 - 1011
Left
Aero 846 - 1030
Basic 842 - 1012
Right
Aero 847 - 1031
Basic 843 - 1013

800#s 3x1 pixels and 1x3 pixels these are the outsides
1000#s 79x3 pixels and 3x79 pixels these are the inside
all the images of the same size have been flipped or turned
bottom to top or left to right so you really only have to
edit 2 images one of each size and then flip them or turn them

You should use a copy of the default Aero theme rename it so you do not corrupt the default Aero theme look at post #38 in this thread and it will tell you how to start a new theme Start menu color change ??
Then you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
If you need more help or you would like me to make the changes for you let me know.

Jerry
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