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Windows 7: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

29 May 2009   #211
FTBoomer

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Secret View Post
Well I use IconPackager from Stardock.
As far asI can tell it's the only program that will let you change it, so if anyone knows of a different way fell free to share. ^_^
I just went into Impulse to download IconPackager and it would not let me. Got a message that this program is not compatible with your OS.


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29 May 2009   #212
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I repacked one of the themes for IconPackager and it works well on 7 now.

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SevenBlue.zip


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29 May 2009   #213
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I made a better Package but I have noticed that some icons are being changed that are not meant to be, I think that is because Icon packager may not be fully compatible, so make sure if you try these out, that you first create a system restore.

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Blue Glass.zip


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29 May 2009   #214
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

can someone point me to a tut so i can apply these?
i tried the free version of iconpackager and it didn't work for some reason.
i'm runing 7127 if that makes any difference.
thanks
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29 May 2009   #215
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
can someone point me to a tut so i can apply these?
i tried the free version of iconpackager and it didn't work for some reason.
i'm runing 7127 if that makes any difference.
thanks
I am using the public Icon Packager too and build 7127 X64 and it's working for me.

Maybe see if it will install using compatibility mode for Vista.
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29 May 2009   #216
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok, turns out it worked, but only partly:

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29 May 2009   #217
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

That's weird, I have UAC turned off, maybe that has something to do with it.

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29 May 2009   #218
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok, turns out i am in fact a dunce.
when i don't run in compatibility mode i get the above result. i didn't take your advice at first Mark (the dunce part) and just figured it was effed up somehow. everything larger than small icons didn't work...until i used compatibilty mode for vista.
it now works.
dunce
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31 May 2009   #219
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I made another theme package with all new folders, but it still blue.

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Seven Blue Final.zip


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04 Jun 2009   #220
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Ok this is something slightly different

It is possible to use the windows 7 theme engine to provide more than wallpaper in a slideshow

It is also possible to include information from RSS feeds.

An example is here that shows BBC london news and weather ....

LondonInfo.zip

Original concept here ....

RSS-powered Windows 7 desktop slideshows - istartedsomething

Technical spec on London theme ....

Windows Live FrameIt and RSS powered Windows 7 desktop slideshows - Windows Live


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