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Windows 7: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

22 Jan 2009   #81
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

There are some real nice themes coming out. Its nice to see that we dont have the mess about patching things like back in the day. Keep up the good work, i have most of them installed and cant choose which one to have there all good.
regards


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22 Jan 2009   #82
FreakyFerret

 
 

I love the themes, especially the ones with the custom icons.

Mr. Grim, I got the Vista and Custom icon packs, but the Win7 ones don't seem to want to download. (Never mind. I turned off Friendly HTTP errors to try again to get exact error, and it worked fine.)

Anyway, my problem is it seems one of the themes has broken my Gadgets. I had 2 gadgets on the desktop before I started applying them. I looked at them all. Then I noticed my gadgets were gone. I can't even get the applet to show up anymore.

Anyone have any clues?
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22 Jan 2009   #83
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi FreakyFerret and welcome to the Forums,

Have you disabled UAC if so that will stop you having gadgets unless you apply this registry tweak.

New registry fix for enabling the Sidebar with UAC off, download reg file and right click and select merge, restart and enjoy.

Downloading this file type (.reg) can potentially harm your computer.

Sidebar NO UAC Reg Fix

You can try that if you want to keep UAC off and if that is not your problem then try changing the theme back to default or if that doesn't work a System Restore will do the trick.

Sorry the themes are messing things up like that, maybe there still a few bugs they haven't worked out yet.
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22 Jan 2009   #84
FreakyFerret

 
 

Hey Mr. Grim.

That was it. Turned UAC back on, rebooted, and all fine with gadgets. I'll try the registry fix later and let you know.

Once again, great job on all the themes,everyone, and esp the icons, Grim.
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24 Jan 2009   #85
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Hi
Would somebody test this for me. Its just an experiment and i want to see if it works on other systems.

regards



Razor Green
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24 Jan 2009   #86
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I will if you give me something to test.
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24 Jan 2009   #87
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I will if you give me something to test.
Try now mate lol sorry
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24 Jan 2009   #88
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes that works now, if you want to create a themepack with a few pics in it, the easiest way I found was to create a new folder, put all the pics in it that you want for the theme and then select one of them to use as a background and then go into personalization and go to backgrounds and tell it to select all and save, then you can add whatever other customizations you want like custom icons, sounds and colors.

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24 Jan 2009   #89
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Im glad it works lol, it was only quick. Thanks for the tip for the multiple wallpapers. Quite addictive this theme building. Trying to master the basics before adding icons and things like that lol

Thanks Grim
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24 Jan 2009   #90
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Another little play lol, Longhorn beta slate

Included some walls. Transparency disabled.




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