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Windows 7: Change Taskbar and start menu look

07 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 8.1
Change Taskbar and start menu look

I was wondering if there was a way too make the taskbar look like vista's bar and make the start menu a different color, maybe even a gradient (if possible)? I have attached an image of what I would like to accomplish.

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12 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

possible, using 3rd party themes with uxtheme patched and modified explorer.exe for the startmenu icon.
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12 Jun 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by romar View Post
possible, using 3rd party themes with uxtheme patched and modified explorer.exe for the startmenu icon.
Nice, help there, Romar The easiest way to change start button is with this program : Browsing Windows 7 Utilities on deviantART .

But the current theme is a theme from stardock . It is not possible to manage all the parts like theme, start button and icons without purchasing and applying the theme from stardock
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