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Windows 7: Where can I modify the Windows Aero properties?

30 Jun 2009   #11
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

you could do it that way, yes..

Switch theme's first though in windows and turn aero off.

Sorry, almost forgot to mention, you'll have to install this first: UxStyle - no more patching.
It's the equivelant to patching a couple of files to enable altered styles to work.


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30 Jun 2009   #12
Codfish

Windows 7 32bit(main) and Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
you could do it that way, yes..

Switch theme's first though in windows and turn aero off.

Sorry, almost forgot to mention, you'll have to install this first: UxStyle - no more patching.
It's the equivelant to patching a couple of files to enable altered styles to work.
It's so confusing!
I just stopped trying but I still kept ResHack.

Do you use anyother application?
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30 Jun 2009   #13
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Yeah, I use 'Restorator 2007' but it ain't free. ResHacker oddly dosn't work quite right on my setup but everyone else seems to use it with no problems.
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01 Jul 2009   #14
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

using a resource editor (reshacker/resource tuner/restorator/etc) is probably the most difficult way to edit a visual style. unless you've been doing this for years, you'll never figure out what pieces go where, and how to edit them. there is a lot more to .msstyles files than just pictures to edit, and without knowing how element placement works, things probably won't work the way you want them to work.

there is just one dedicated app for editing visual styles for win7 right now, and it's not free:

Ave's Vista Style Builder

but even with this, it will take you a week of messing around before you start to figure out what's going on. seriously, it's not an easy task.

just warning you
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31 Dec 2009   #15
michaeljeshurun

Windows 7 Home (64-bit)
 
 

My first post here. I found this thread in a search for "remove windows 7 user picture" but I've followed sevenforums off and on for months since I started with 7 RC. I used Reshack to change a lot of stuff in XP years ago, and off and on since in several programs. I modified my explore.exe to set dimensions for my start menu that fit me better than the defaults, and some text in them too, that couldn't be done with the softwares that came out later. Now I'm running into the problem Generator mentioned where ResHacker isn't working quite right.

Generator, you still following this post? You said, "...aero.msstyles' is just a .dll file named different. ..." My reshacker is up to date I think, but the home page is a dead link now. Anyway, it wouldn't open the file at all. Usually you get a "wrong file tye message" but I got a blank. I tried with aero peek of and on a different theme too, although I think that would only matter when it came to saving time. I'm all patched too. I went to another freebie, XN Resource Editor, and it did open the .msstyles file normally, but the images folder is showing the entries as binaries, and they look right. I tried saving it as a .dll, but didn't get anywhere that way either. Are you sure it should be working like a .dll or has any images? It might only be hiding the links to the images. I know you said you're experience with Reshack is brief and you're using Restorator. I just wanted to let people know what I'm finding.

I should probably give up and consider garbanzo's suggestion, Ave's Vista Style Builder, which I'd run into before, but I'm not paying for the two tiny modifications I want to make for quite awhile. I've seen a forum with the exact modification (sorry, on another comp, maybe here in sevenforums) location in Ave's to shut the user picture off.

I also found a thread somewhere (here again?) that you can just delete the user picture frames in explorer.exe and solve your problems, but I'm terrified to do it. I'll probably work up the guts in a day or two if nobody's got any ideas.

I'll be indebted if anyone helps before I risk a reinstall. Either way things turn out, thanks all for the thread.
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