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Windows 7: Windows 7 basic (non-aero) theme edit question

11 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Windows 7 basic (non-aero) theme edit question

I am using this theme:
Windows 7 Basic Black by ~cryeR on deviantART

I really like this dark basic theme, but when I press alt-tab, the application switch menu still has a blue background and I would like to change that.

I have opened aero.msstyles with a resource editor but I cannot find the image amongst hundreds. How would I go about finding which image is the background for the alt+tab menu in the non-aero basic theme?

Any guidance would be appreciated, thank you.

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11 Feb 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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Here are the image numbers.
Background #539
Hovers #540,541,543

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11 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thank you very much! May I ask how you found this information? I am also looking to change the system tray extended menu background color.
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11 Feb 2013   #4

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I use Ave's Windows7 Style Builder to edit custom themes, once a theme is saved with Windows Style Builder the image number changes, Windows Style Builder breaks it down in sections like Start menu, Taskbar, Explorer, etc. so I went to the alt tab area and looked at the images and in the properties it shows the image number.

The default aero theme will have different image #then a custom theme because of the way Windows Style Builder saves it.

If you can post a screenshot of the menu you are talking about so I can see it and get you the right image #.
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