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Windows 7: Aero.Msstyle Image #'s

13 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Aero.Msstyle Image #'s

Hey all so I have some questions, I'm trying to create a windows 7 theme but I'm having trouble finding the images I need to edit. So I'm looking to see if anyone know what image # these are in aero.msstyle....

Check Images attached below

1. Pinned Startmenu Screen background ( white area )
2. Mouseover link on the right ( George )
3. Jumplist Arrow
4. Opened Program Highlight
5. Taskbar
6. Expand Notification Area Arrow
7. Shortcut Arrow Box

Aero.Msstyle Image #'s-codes.png

8. Back And Forward Buttons
9. Organize, System Properties, etc Text Font / Color
10. Opened Folder Highlight
11. Sections Header Font / Color
12. Drive Outline Color
13. Detail Pane Bg Color
14. Organize, System Properties, etc Bg Color
15. Those Icons
16. Min / Max / Close, Buttons / BG's

Aero.Msstyle Image #'s-codes2.png

I think thats it lol I know its a lot but hopefully combined with everyone we can figure it out! =P


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #2

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot

The Shortcut Overlay icon isn't part of the themes/styles, it's hiding in shell32.dll as an icon, its named as #16769.
(the other icons you're looking for (#15 in your list) look to be hiding in shell32.dll too as icons at the rear end of the list, but I havn't tried editing these so I can't promise they are the right ones)

as for the Min/Max/Restore buttons, have a look at the 'STREAM' resource folder back inside the msstyle you're editing. (its another .png file but its one big one)

Regarding the taskbar, have a look at these threads:
Taskbar - Customize Skin
skinning question - taskbar transparency
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hmm thanks a lot for the info and the links, the first link the image #'s don't seem to match with what appears with mine, for example 990 in aero.msstyle has like nothing as its image and for 829 its like a long line cut into 4 with diffferent colors in each?

Thanks for the help +rep anyone else wanna have a stab at this?
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14 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 / Ubuntu Jaunty

Same here. All the tutorials I've found link to incorrect images. My guess is that it's because they were made for non build 7600 versions?

Ugh, this is irritating!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7

Ya i got fed up so I spent the $25 and bought Vista Style Builder =P fairly happy with my purchase its just hard to figure out where to start with lol

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 / Ubuntu Jaunty

I think I may have found it... 1028 in the msstyles folder. Not entirely sure yet though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 / Ubuntu Jaunty

I've confirmed the locations of the taskbar images for aero!

845 = Taskbar areas under start orb, notification area (oft incorrectly referred to as the system tray), and time/date.
1028 = Main taskbar area (where the applications are).
1062 = Show Hidden Icons button.

The reason why they're hard to find is because MS has used images that are smaller than the full size for a lot of them (they are automatically resized) - logical when you think about it, because the taskbar doesn't have much to it to be honest.

Edit: When I get some free time I'll make a post with all of the locations along with some extra instructions when necessary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 Build 7600

did anyone find the start menu images in aero.msstyles for windows 7 build 7600. i've ovly managed to change 1 thing, the pinned programs back ground. image 781 and 811 .
as i try to change the rest i loose the aero affect, really need help with this...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate 64 Build 7600

ok i managed to figure out why i loose the aero affect. i have windows 7 ver 6.1 build 7600 and the image numbers here doesn't match the ones in this build.

i think you people that know how to do this is very very cheap with information about it,

i've been searching diffrenst forums for 3 day's and this is all i got

Looks kind of crappy in my eye, not the color i want either, i want to learn how to do it right before i start making it the way i want it

when i edit the all programs tab i looose aero affect. this is killing my brain, if i compare to others and other images i find i am edeting the right ones (brain exploding)

i cant understand why the would remove this setting that were sooooo quick and easy in xp i went from xp to win7. this is the kind of thing that makes me want to change op, thinking of going back to the good old easy tweaking xp...

As you can see i am in neeed of help with this

so now on to my next question, does any one have the correct image numbers for:
Start Menu backgrounds (installed programs,search field/result and all programs)
Explorer background/fields
Mouse Over/marked/inactive.

Remember has to be a Windows 7 version 6.1 7600 build

if some kind soul has these image numbers i can finish, these are the last thing's i need to change.
then i am done.

i will be posting theme,icons and my aero.msstyles file here when i am done, along with a nice tutorial, so the next one after me doesn't have to spend 3-4 days figuring out what to do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #10

7 Ultimate x64 sp1

Same here every iD number I found not worked for me
but this is 7600 x64
try this
selection in explorer basic/aero are the same
100% corect basic start/search menu (find the exact pics for aero)

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