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Windows 7: Customizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB

17 Dec 2018   #1

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Customizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB

Hi, I'm trying to customize the small windows that some programs use. Ex. this is the find/replace window in Notepad++:

Left is the Basic theme and the images are at:
Windows and Caption Buttons > Basic >

Right is the Aero theme, with “Enable transparent glass” and “Show shadows under windows” unchecked in the Windows’ System properties >Advance > Performance options. I can’t find where these images are located, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Also, help me to locate that ugly close button in the Basic theme please. My display/screen resolution options are at Medium – 125% if that helps. Thanks!

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18 Dec 2018   #2

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For Aero use images below. It will change some tabs in other windows.

Customizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB-1.pngCustomizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB-2.png

For the close button use image below. Its 1 of the 2.
Customizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB-3.png


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19 Dec 2018   #3

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Thanks Jerry, I tried all your suggestions but none of them are the frame of the window:

What I'm looking for is the frame (or border) of these small windows, aero, shadowless:

But thank you so much for the info about the close button, I could finally change it.
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19 Dec 2018   #4

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Customizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB-1.png

Customizing Small Frame in Aero - VSB-2.png


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21 Dec 2018   #5

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Thanks a lot Jerry! The frame I was looking for is the Tool Window (bottom, left, right and top).

Now I'm going to learn about the the mess that Aero really is because I realize that there are a bunch of layers upon layers (reflections, shadows and who knows what else) before you can even see the frame of the window. But that will be another thread if I get stuck. Thanks again!

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