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Windows 7: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

12 Feb 2009   #121
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have a website i made for windows 7 themes can i post it here?


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12 Feb 2009   #122
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTeZ View Post
that shortcut icon bar. macbar thing at the top.... of the Vday theme.... what is it? i know of a few wim curious what that specific one is.


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12 Feb 2009   #123
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

thanks/ i have a couple installers on one of my hard drives somewhere. but dont know the names. and they were well before 7..... i didnt wanna look for them. so Thanks.
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12 Feb 2009   #124
msongs

 
 
how to get these themes to work?

downloaded a few of these themes but they don't do anything when I click to open them. followed the tutorial but still all I get is a tiny icon/logo not any full screen images.

how to tell which ones on this thread can actually be used and how to use them?

Msongs
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12 Feb 2009   #125
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msongs View Post
downloaded a few of these themes but they don't do anything when I click to open them. followed the tutorial but still all I get is a tiny icon/logo not any full screen images.

how to tell which ones on this thread can actually be used and how to use them?

Msongs
are you sure you downloaded the whateverfilename.themepack? or did you download the thumbnail image of the screen capture OF the theme? make what you download is filename.themepack or *.theme.... double clicking those files (or opening) will install that theme instantly
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12 Feb 2009   #126
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have a website i made for windows 7 themes can i post it here?
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13 Feb 2009   #127
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

well i know i would like to see it. and i cant find any rules.... so go for it, just if you get warned take it down.
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13 Feb 2009   #128
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello GlobeStudios,

There should be no issues posting a link to the site as long as it falls within the site rules

Alternatively if the themepacks are available for download you could post a download link as others have done

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...rum-rules.html
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13 Feb 2009   #129
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Alright, here’s a quick how-to:

The only file you need to modify for this is explorer.exe. In there you’ll need the files 6801.bmp – 6812.bmp.

Which images you need to edit depends on the Taskbar location/icon size of your desire:
(Note: tested under 1280x800, 1024x768, 800x480 maybe other resolutions require different files)
Large Icons:
No matter where the Taskbar is located, you only need 6805.bmp
Small Icons:
top: 6809.bmp
left: 6805.bmp
right: 6805.bmp
bottom:680 1.bmp
(If you find out where the other files are used, please let me know.)

Preparation:
  1. Install necessary tools (if not already installed)
  2. Take ownership of explorer.exe (so you can overwrite it)
  3. Create a backup of explorer.exe

How to edit:
  1. Open your explorer.exe backup with Resource Tuner (or a comparable tool)
  2. Extract the image files
  3. Modify the file(s) to your likes
  4. In Resource Tuner select “Edit Resource” to add the edited image. (Important: the filename has to be the same as the original file)
  5. Select “Save File as…” and create a copy of explorer.exe somewhere
  6. Make sure all explorer windows are closed
  7. In Task Manager, kill explorer.exe
  8. Replace the old file with the newly created one
  9. In Task Manager restart explorer.exe (File --> new task --> explorer)
Repeat steps 3 -9 untill you’re satisfied. Enjoy!

Notes:
  1. Black (outside the icon) = transparent
  2. Topmost Icon = inactive, middle = mouse hover, lowest = clicked.
  3. If there is either a lot of black inside the “orb-area” or non-black stuff outside of it, windows will adjust the color/brightness of the icon to the underlying Taskbar color / wallpaper. So you might do the “fitting” with a window color / wallpaper you are planning to use with the icon. (Unless this effect is what you desire)

    OK (desired effect)

    Not OK (at least for me)
  4. If you’ve done that, but the colors are still (way) off, reduce/increase brightness or adjust colors for that item
  5. If you have edited the above mentioned images, but nothing changes, you might need to edit different files than I did.
    (Tip: Create an explorer.exe with pictures where you simply put numbers (1-12) on the standard globe and load it,
    that’s how I figured out which file is used where.)

That's it for now, I hope it's helpful If you've got any more questions, just ask.

Also, please post back your experiences/problems if you try it, so I can add them to the list. If I forgot something, I'll add it as well.

And of course, feel free to post your own creations. I’m sure there’s a bunch of people around here that are way better at graphic design than I’ll ever be
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13 Feb 2009   #130
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
i have a website i made for windows 7 themes can i post it here?

Acutally, how bout posting it in the thread Theme Resources ??
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