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Windows 7: change basic theme color

07 Mar 2011   #11
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

was looking for a way to change the blue color of the taskbar to something a little darker and possibly the explorer borders...

im curious how editing the aero.msstyles file will change the look since it doesnt even seem to be needed when dmw.exe is disabled

i know it seems like such a little thing. i dont need all the transparency and crap but i would just like a darker color that easier on my eyes and dont understand why they made it where i have to keep a program running just to keep the color darker

i also tried some hack to explorer.exe since technically what i want to mod but none them seemed to work without the desktop window manager running neither.. only changed the start orb




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07 Mar 2011   #12
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

The taskbar image #s are
top 844, 1011
bottom 841, 1010,
Left 842, 1012
Right 843, 1013
Explorer #s
top 934, 964, 960, 951,
bottom 940, 968,
left 941, 969
right 942, 970
each has Active & Inactive image for explorer & you have Caption
Small Caption, MinCaption, MaxCaption for the top
& frame, smallframe for left, right, bottom.


The aero.msstyle has both aero & basic build in to it.
Look at the screenshot of Windows Style Builder it shows both
Jerry


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08 Mar 2011   #13
illizit

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

i tried editing
Quote:
The taskbar image #s are
top 844, 1011
bottom 841, 1010,
Left 842, 1012
Right 843, 1013
and it seemed to only change the pop up the comes up when system tray icons are hidden and also the buttons on all windows were gone
also it only had any effect with Desktop Window Manager running and everything was still the same with it off
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09 Mar 2011   #14
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illizit View Post
i tried editing
Quote:
The taskbar image #s are
top 844, 1011
bottom 841, 1010,
Left 842, 1012
Right 843, 1013
and it seemed to only change the pop up the comes up when system tray icons are hidden and also the buttons on all windows were gone
also it only had any effect with Desktop Window Manager running and everything was still the same with it off
I am sorry you will need it edit more images for the taskbar + the ones I said in the last post.

Bottom- 845, 1028,
Top- 847, 1029,
Left- 848, 1030,
Right- 846, 1031,
Should work I tried it.
Jerry
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