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Windows 7: Min/Max/Close icon overlap problem with custom themes

15 Apr 2012   #1
Deeya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Min/Max/Close icon overlap problem with custom themes

I've ran into a bit of an issue when trying to use a few custom themes I picked up off DeviantArt.

I went through and patched my system with the Universal Theme Patcher, but on the majority of themes that I try out - the standard Aero icons pop up overlapping the custom buttons that are included in the msstyles file.

[img]http://s17.**************/rdva84631/working.png[/img]



[IMG]http://s15.**************/abek6iseh/Capture.png[/IMG]

First image shows one of the few themes I've found that actually works fine, the second showing my problem with at least 90% of them. Going through comments for the individual themes on DeviantArt, I don't seem to see anyone else experiencing this - any ideas what's going on?


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16 Apr 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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I don't see any images in your post follow this tutorial on how to upload them Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
also post a link to one of the themes you are having trouble with.
Jerry
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16 Apr 2012   #3
Deeya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Had em in the original post but it seems Brink edited them out?

[IMG]http://s17.**************/knesyoix9/working.png[/IMG] [IMG]http://s15.**************/c37j1fbrd/Capture.png[/IMG]

2nd is from Placebo, but I also had the same problem with SLAVE, nautikk and several more I've tried. The only one I've had work (the first image) is Caesar.
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17 Apr 2012   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I am going to take a guess and say you have your DPI setting higher than 100% DPI Display Size Settings - Change some the theme makers did not take in account higher DPI settings when making themes. I looked at the theme you posted links to and that is the case with them.
The only way I can see correcting this is lowering your DPI setting or ask the theme maker to make the buttons work with higher DPI settings.
Jerry
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