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Windows 7: Editing .msstyles help.

09 Aug 2017   #1
Tobiasfrost

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Editing .msstyles help.

Hello,

I have a theme I'm mostly happy with but I'd like to change the color of the Start Menu and taskbar. I'm not sure how to do this with resource hacker or Restorator.

Is the color defined or is it an actual image file? If it's an image, how do I tell what's what in resource hacker or Restorator? There is just a numbered list.

A link to a guide would be nice as well. I'm having trouble searching for stuff like this.

Thanks.


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09 Aug 2017   #2
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Tobiasfrost, The tutorial below by Brink should help you to change the color of the startmenu and taskbar.



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09 Aug 2017   #3
Tobiasfrost

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hi Tobiasfrost, The tutorial below by Brink should help you to change the color of the startmenu and taskbar.



Window Color and Appearance - Change
Hello. Thank you for the link, but I think you misunderstood what I'm asking.
It's not possible to change the taskbar and start menu colors directly. You have to edit the .msstyles file for the theme with something like Restorator or Vista Style Builder.

I have Restorator and msstyleEditor, but could use a little help or a guide as it's not very straightforward.
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09 Aug 2017   #4
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Tobiasfrost, Sorry for misunderstanding. I have not used restorator or any third party software, but I

am sure there are other members here with the experience to be able to help you with this one.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Tobiasfrost

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Well, I've made some progress through trial and error. I can't figure out a couple things though.
I'm not sure how to change the color of the search box in the start menu. Also the search box in Explorer (when it is the active text input).
Other than those two, I've managed to change everything so far.
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