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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Button Collection

04 Aug 2010   #301
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Arc ? You are my hope
Help me,please.


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04 Aug 2010   #302
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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Is that the original button ????
Are you looking for the original Windows 7 Start Orb...? If so, you can extract one from the explorer.exe file (using Resource Hacker for example).
I don't think i can make this button, smaller.
Maybe i'm lucky to download one,already modified and smaller.
That's why i said " i have the default DPI settings, my resolution is 1920 x 1200 "
If you're using the default DPI settings in Windows, then the Start Orb image will have to be 54x162 pixels. The image inside the orb defines how 'big' your button looks when it's applied to your task bar.

If you have a look at my Start Orb tutorial here (How to Create Custom Start Orb Image) you'll see detailed instructions as to the image size and how to set the size of the button in the end result.
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04 Aug 2010   #303
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes,i understand you,but i don't have Photoshop.
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04 Aug 2010   #304
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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Yes,i understand you,but i don't have Photoshop.
Oh, I see. Well, the same basic ideas can be used in MS Paint.net and Gimp.. Which are both free programs. I didn't cover the differences between the three apps because I don't have them installed, but any photo manipulation software that supports alpha channels or transparency can be used...
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04 Aug 2010   #305
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

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Yes,i understand you,but i don't have Photoshop.
Oh, I see. Well, the same basic ideas can be used in MS Paint.net and Gimp.. Which are both free programs. I didn't cover the differences between the three apps because I don't have them installed, but any photo manipulation software that supports alpha channels or transparency can be used...
Paint.NET doesn't offer Alpha Channels yet and of course GIMP has a steep learning curve (at least for me)
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04 Aug 2010   #306
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Now i use Paint.Like here : Imageshack - paintx.png
How do i resize them,like in this link ? Imageshack - 30674488.png
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04 Aug 2010   #307
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

1. First you will have to cut the image into three parts (54x54) so that you have the three states as separate images.
2. Then re size the three images to something smaller (say 48x48 or 44x44)
3. Then you have to expand the canvas for the three images so that they are again 54x54
4. After that, create a blank 54x162 image and paste these three in their respective positions
5. Then you have to create the alpha channel for that image
Save it as a 32bit bmp and you are done
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04 Aug 2010   #308
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Hi Stereo,

The Small Start Orbs

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-small.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-smaller.png

The colors are a bit off. Will post a better one soon
BMP's are in the attachment


Attached Files
File Type: zip Start Orbs Small.zip (26.1 KB, 112 views)
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04 Aug 2010   #309
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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Hi Stereo,

The Small Start Orbs

Attachment 89404 Attachment 89405

The colors are a bit off. Will post a better one soon
BMP's are in the attachment
Wonderful work on buttons, my friend As usual
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04 Aug 2010   #310
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Hi Stereo,

The Small Start Orbs

Attachment 89404 Attachment 89405

The colors are a bit off. Will post a better one soon
BMP's are in the attachment
They are great,but if you can make them better,than
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