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Windows 7: StartOrbz - Start Orb Manager & Creator

26 Feb 2010   #41
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sebbie View Post
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/SEBMCC%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]Have attached Winrar of the one i've created and is working fine on my machine.
This is the Arsenal badge.
Thanks a lot for being the very first persont to post an orb.

It made me think. I packaged the orb for easy web distro, but you ended up rar'ing it. I just realized lots of websites out there only let you upload/post files they specify. Im sure .StarOrb is not one of them.

I might have to change the extention to .zip for exported orbs. And allow users to open them up with winzip/winrar.

Thanks again, you opened my eyes whithout even knowing it. LOL


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26 Feb 2010   #42
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Id be happy to test out too.
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26 Feb 2010   #43
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Id be happy to test out too.
StartOrbz by ~Blizo on deviantART
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26 Feb 2010   #44
sebbie

Windows 7
 
 

Hi that's no probs. Just find it esaier as it makes the file smaller and as you say some web sites are funny about which files are uploaded and good reason really.

Glad i can have good input. Will be working on creating more Orbs soon.

Really getting in to customisation of windows 7 now lol. Your tool is great. I'm 32 bit windows 7 by way just so that helps.

Have created second orbs of Arsenal badges this one from pic taken at the staduim.


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File Type: rar arsenal badge 2.rar (116.1 KB, 68 views)
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26 Feb 2010   #45
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I am able to make startorbs but cannot load them with your program, but if I go to C:\ProgramData\Start Orb Manager\Themes & convert the .png to .bmp I can use them with Win 7 Start Button Changer 1.0 by ~Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART by putting them the the changer folder. Here is 1 I make it in .bmp
using just the default setting. Great job Thanks Jerry

using 64 bit win 7


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File Type: zip peace3.zip (14.2 KB, 23 views)
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26 Feb 2010   #46
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I am able to make startorbs but cannot load them with your program, but if I go to C:\ProgramData\Start Orb Manager\Themes & convert the .png to .bmp I can use them with Win 7 Start Button Changer 1.0 by ~Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART by putting them the the changer folder. Here is 1 I make it in .bmp
using just the default setting. Great job Thanks Jerry

using 64 bit win 7
x64 is having issues. I think it boils down to what cpu brand your using. 32 bit is fine. No one reporting issues anymore.

I have coded the ability to apply the old orbs with startorbz, same basic idea as W7SBC. 1x apply deal.

W7SBC isnt having issues because it uses resource hacker to do the bitmap updates. Im using my own code. I have checked everywhere and all sites give the same basic code to update resources.
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27 Feb 2010   #47
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I am able to make startorbs but cannot load them with your program, but if I go to C:\ProgramData\Start Orb Manager\Themes & convert the .png to .bmp I can use them with Win 7 Start Button Changer 1.0 by ~Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART by putting them the the changer folder. Here is 1 I make it in .bmp
using just the default setting. Great job Thanks Jerry

using 64 bit win 7
x64 is having issues. I think it boils down to what cpu brand your using. 32 bit is fine. No one reporting issues anymore.

I have coded the ability to apply the old orbs with startorbz, same basic idea as W7SBC. 1x apply deal.

W7SBC isnt having issues because it uses resource hacker to do the bitmap updates. Im using my own code. I have checked everywhere and all sites give the same basic code to update resources.

Just used it on my 32 bit desktop & it worked great.


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27 Feb 2010   #48
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
x64 is having issues. I think it boils down to what cpu brand your using. 32 bit is fine. No one reporting issues anymore.

I have coded the ability to apply the old orbs with startorbz, same basic idea as W7SBC. 1x apply deal.

W7SBC isnt having issues because it uses resource hacker to do the bitmap updates. Im using my own code. I have checked everywhere and all sites give the same basic code to update resources.
I think x64 has problems because theres two versions of explorer both x32 and x64 and it might be using the wrong offset for the resource on x64.

Im really busy but ill post the TaskDialog code and check it out.

Steven
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27 Feb 2010   #49
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
x64 is having issues. I think it boils down to what cpu brand your using. 32 bit is fine. No one reporting issues anymore.

I have coded the ability to apply the old orbs with startorbz, same basic idea as W7SBC. 1x apply deal.

W7SBC isnt having issues because it uses resource hacker to do the bitmap updates. Im using my own code. I have checked everywhere and all sites give the same basic code to update resources.
I think x64 has problems because theres two versions of explorer both x32 and x64 and it might be using the wrong offset for the resource on x64.

Im really busy but ill post the TaskDialog code and check it out.

Steven
Cool. I cant wait to try the taskdialog code.

My experience when coding for x64 is null. Nada. Though Ive been programming for over 15 years, I have never had to deal with x64 resources.
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28 Feb 2010   #50
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Just used it on my 32 bit desktop & it worked great.
Cool orb!

I like that when anyone attaches an image here on the forum, you can simply right click on it and it downloads as a valid png. Way easier than posting a zip and then a preview.

Im glad I trashed the zipped .startorb feature. Now you just export and import pngs.
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