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Windows 7: Taskbar/Start orb customization?

21 Apr 2011   #1
Orbital Shark

Taskbar/Start orb customization?

Hi all,

Can anyone think of any software that can customize the taskbar so that I can have larger start orbs?

Taskbar/Start orb customization?-taskbar.png

As you can see from the image, I would like to enable longer start orbs but cannot for the life of me find any


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21 Apr 2011   #2


There might be some help for you in these tutorials:
Start Menu Button - Change
Customize Your Windows 7 Start Menu Button
How to Create Custom Start Orb Image

And check this thread, as well:
StartOrbz Genuine Creations
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21 Apr 2011   #3

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Have a look at this it was made by one of our members StartOrbz v3.1.a by ~Blizo on deviantART
I just tried it with a 100 pixel by 100 pixel image and got this.
I use small icons to.

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Taskbar/Start orb customization?-taskbar.png 
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21 Apr 2011   #4
Orbital Shark


thanks guys, I'll have a look :)
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21 Apr 2011   #5
Orbital Shark


Ok, StartOrbz is cool but it only applies to the hover state...

Taskbar/Start orb customization?-static.png

Taskbar/Start orb customization?-hover.png

As you can see from the 1st pic, the ears are cut off but when you hover the mouse (pic 2) the whole image is present. I'd prefer that the whole image be present at all times

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