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Windows 7: Removing Glass effect and blur from taksbar?

28 Jun 2010   #11
etern1ty

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haha well, ill try my best at theme making.. i have some ideas but no way to really implement as my photoshop skills are below par =P and thanks for happy welcome

You know how to change the indicator images from the super bar, say when a program is open, and when it wants ur attention? ive got restorator i can use too considering im finding vsb hard to use.. its just a pain finding images with restorater haha


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28 Jun 2010   #12
Arc

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[QUOTE=etern1ty;812204

You know how to change the indicator images from the super bar, say when a program is open, and when it wants ur attention? ive got restorator i can use too considering im finding vsb hard to use.. its just a pain finding images with restorater haha[/QUOTE]
Easy, Shawn taught me it earlier. Suppose we are changing firefox icon (this)
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First , browse to firefox link in start menu, right click on it, and click properties
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Now , click on change icon in properties window.
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Browse to the location of the icon with which you are changing the existing icon, and when browsing is done, click on ok
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Now look at the properties window... icon is changed, click apply and then ok
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And you got this
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So nothing like restorator is needed at all. This program is needed to change system (windows ) icons. If you are eager to know it , you may cook below my sig


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28 Jun 2010   #13
etern1ty

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hey, thanks for the awesome guide, helped me change my icons. some are stubborn and just dont change, but ill try my luck with icon packager ;D.

u know in the first pic that you uploaded, the gradient white behind the firefox icon? how would u change that image using either restorator or vsb? the explorer image that lets you know the program is running? i would like to change the images aswell, the ones that let you know if a program wants your attention and so it flashes etc. you know which i mean?
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28 Jun 2010   #14
Arc

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Using iconpackager ???

Please Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup at once before installing iconpackager. Otherwise you would be in trouble , pal !!

And the gradient indication and other things you wanted? Just apply this theme : Soft7 2.0 BETA 1 by *AP-GRAPHIK on deviantART .
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28 Jun 2010   #15
etern1ty

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haha dont worry, i know of the dangers with icon packager.. im using the latest build.. which actually is working fine with windows 7. i havent had any issues since its got support for it. but i always have a backup

and hmmm, well its a nice theme by ap-graphik but i wanna mod the one i have more for my tastes.. and learn how to do it so i can try make my own theme, i was just wondering if u knew how to change the actual graphics themselves, so that my taskbar is more unique to me.. like the icons that let u know when a program is active etc.

you know how to do that using wndows 7 style builder or restorator? =S

cheers =]
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28 Jun 2010   #16
Arc

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Among my friends, sergiogarcia9 and scoopeeedoo can make brilliant themes . Though there are others, too, like Mark, the Bull and Paulyog, but they are not as active as the first two nowadays . So I will suggest you to contact them . They, like all the other members of seven forums, are friendly and helpful. I hope they must guide you in using Style builder and Restorator .

I have tried the Style Builder thing once, but it needs too much concentration to manage all the parts properly So Stopped experimenting in that field .
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28 Jun 2010   #17
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etern1ty View Post
haha dont worry, i know of the dangers with icon packager.. im using the latest build.. which actually is working fine with windows 7. i havent had any issues since its got support for it. but i always have a backup

and hmmm, well its a nice theme by ap-graphik but i wanna mod the one i have more for my tastes.. and learn how to do it so i can try make my own theme, i was just wondering if u knew how to change the actual graphics themselves, so that my taskbar is more unique to me.. like the icons that let u know when a program is active etc.

you know how to do that using wndows 7 style builder or restorator? =S

cheers =]
With Windows Style Builder go to Taskbar & System Tray > TaskBand > Basic > TaskBand > TaskItemButton & edit the images(10) to your liking
Jerry
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29 Jun 2010   #18
etern1ty

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the reply mate, after looking through windows 7 style builder i didnt find the images u were referring to, although the rough images i need were in Windows 7> Taskbar & Tray Notifty> Basic> Taskbar> TaskItemButton etc

thanks =]
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29 Jun 2010   #19
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etern1ty View Post
thanks for the reply mate, after looking through windows 7 style builder i didnt find the images u were referring to, although the rough images i need were in Windows 7> Taskbar & Tray Notifty> Basic> Taskbar> TaskItemButton etc

thanks =]
Are you using 1.4 I have 1.5 you should update it
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29 Jun 2010   #20
etern1ty

Windows 7
 
 

yeah, im using 1.4 ill update it this arvo and see how i go, thnx =] is it possible to disable the colour overlay that windows does when u select an icon? like when it flashes yellow, or select an icon itll go with the highest percentage of colour seen in the icon?
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