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Windows 7: Explorer & WSB (yes, again)

04 Feb 2013   #1
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Explorer & WSB (yes, again)


In Windows Style Builder (or maybe shellstyle.dll), how do I change the text, background, and highlighting colors of a file or folder that is being (re)named? Here are some screenshots of my theme.

Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-7rename1.png
Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-7rename2.png

Here are some screenshots of how I want it to look.

Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-00rename1.png
Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-00renaming2.png

Also, I can’t find in WSB the image for a selected (not mouse-hovered) file or folder, as shown below.

Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-select.png

Appreciate the support!

Best regards,

Rand Marks

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05 Feb 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > HIGHLIGHT:COLOR
Text color
Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > HIGHLIGHTTEXT:COLOR
Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > WINDOW:COLOR (this one will change other areas also like the main window of Notepad)

Explorer selected
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ListView > ListItem > HotSelected

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08 Feb 2013   #3
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Hi, Jerry,

I was able to change the "selected" images just fine. Thanks! However, much to my surprise, changing the "highlight", "text", and "background" colors produced no result. Am I missing something?

Also, do you know of a way to change the dotted border that sometimes appears around files and folders in both Explorer and on the desktop? Is it in WSB? Here is a screenshot.

Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-shot1.png

Rand Marks

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08 Feb 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

That should have worked. Look at my screenshots below and it will show what I did.
Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-1.pngExplorer & WSB (yes, again)-2.png
Explorer & WSB (yes, again)-3.png

For the dotted line is either Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ItemsView > ListItemNotFocused > Normal
or use this Remove the "Focus Rectangle" from Icons Look at post #8 the download link is broken so I added it in a zip folder at the bottom of the post.


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