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Windows 7: how to change the taskbar color of in a theme

05 Jun 2011   #1
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
how to change the taskbar color of in a theme

i want to change the black color of the taskbar in this http://browse.deviantart.com/customi...der=9#/d2c5uph theme to a transparent one

how can i accomplish this using resourcehacker as i cant use vista style builder




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05 Jun 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abu46 View Post
i want to change the black color of the taskbar in this Browsing Visual Styles 7 on deviantART theme to a transparent one

how can i accomplish this using resourcehacker as i cant use vista style builder
Do you have Windows Style Builder? If so I can give you the locations If not I can give you the numbers so you can use resource hacker.
Do you want top, bottom, left, right taskbar images?
Jerry
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05 Jun 2011   #3
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

yes i can use windows style builder

i want to use the taskbar image of another theme that i like very much, so i intend to extract the taskbar image from that theme and replace it

thnx
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06 Jun 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi abu46, just to show my Win7 H Prem taskbar.

how to change the taskbar color of in a theme-rr.jpg


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06 Jun 2011   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

This screenshot will show you the locations the blue arrows are to guide you to the images the images are the red arrows use the Export and Import Buttons highlighted in yellow with green arrows just export your images and then import them to the same locations.
how to change the taskbar color of in a theme-taskbar.png
If the images you are using are larger than the original you will need to add sizingmargins at the image locations with the red arrows in the above screenshot.
These screenshots will show you how to add a property
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Click the Add Property Button
how to change the taskbar color of in a theme-add-property.png
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A New Property window will open use the drop down menu under Type choose margins under Property choose sizingmargins under Value put zero , space zero , space zero , space zero (0, 0, 0, 0) and click OK
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Do that for the first image location then you can click on the SIZINGMARGINS:MARGINS and then click on Copy
how to change the taskbar color of in a theme-copy.png
Then go to the next image location and click Paste
how to change the taskbar color of in a theme-paste.png
Do that with all the other image locations and that will copy that margin to the other locations.
Jerry


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06 Jun 2011   #6
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

thnx a lot

will try this & report back
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07 Jun 2011   #7
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abu46 View Post
thnx a lot

will try this & report back
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10 Jun 2011   #8
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

^^
successfully changed the taskbar color following your guide

the new pngs that i used were of diff. size but the style builder resized them

do you have a guide for making windows themes from scratch using style builder, if so plz post it or point me to the link

thnx a lot


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10 Jun 2011   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Good to hear you got it. To start a new theme from scratch look at this Start menu color change ?? Post #38

Here is links to two different forums that have some guides the first one is free to join the second one you need your e-mail address and your license key from WSB when you purchased it.
Virtual Customs • Home • Customize Your Virtual World!
VistaStyleBuilder - Index
Jerry
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10 Jun 2011   #10
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

thanks man

checkin 'em out
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