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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Button Collection

27 Nov 2011   #861
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Sorry i made this for the default dpi (100%) I will do another in a minute, I have to find out the size values 1st.


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27 Nov 2011   #862
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Ok this is the right size 66x198 px

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-halo-oni-orb-125.png


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27 Nov 2011   #863
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Looks nice !
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28 Nov 2011   #864
Unrealmaster287

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Ok this is the right size 66x198 px

Attachment 185669
Thank you so much speed however i have 1 question do you recommend changing it manually or through Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v4 by =Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART?

And what files do i need to replace in explorer.exe to get it for 125%

Thanks in advance
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28 Nov 2011   #865
Unrealmaster287

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Ok this is the right size 66x198 px

Attachment 185669
Speedgamer never mind my previous question i used the changer program however i now have 3 questions/request
  1. Could you please try making the effect of the "hover " icon bigger because from were i am sitting when i hover over the button i can barely see the effect
  2. Second I cant get the image to work if i save it as a bitmap i can only get it to display properly if i use the png (in the program) otherwise i get black lines. so yeah is there a difference
  3. Could you please try to make the same with the other logo, i just want to see how it will look like
Again i know these are nit picky things but i would really appreciated it if you could answer/attempt them

Thank you so much
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28 Nov 2011   #866
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Unrealmaster287 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Ok this is the right size 66x198 px

Attachment 185669
Speedgamer never mind my previous question i used the changer program however i now have 3 questions/request
  1. Could you please try making the effect of the "hover " icon bigger because from were i am sitting when i hover over the button i can barely see the effect
  2. Second I cant get the image to work if i save it as a bitmap i can only get it to display properly if i use the png (in the program) otherwise i get black lines. so yeah is there a difference
  3. Could you please try to make the same with the other logo, i just want to see how it will look like
Again i know these are nit picky things but i would really appreciated it if you could answer/attempt them

Thank you so much
How about these?

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-halo-oni-orb-125-03.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-halo-oni-orb-125-02.png

If you use it with the orb changer the best is to use pngs as far as I experimented it.
As for changin the image in explorer.exe, I am not sure how i got the bmp file that I have now, but I think I used the orb as a png with the orb changer and then saved the converted bmp file with resource hacker from the exe file that the orb changer created. Then I put the bmp into explorer.exe an viola! So i changed the native orb.
The orb changer creates an exe file in %windir% (forgot the name), and every time you start the computer it runs it as a replacement of the orb.
(I hated that an extra process is running so i tweaked explorer.exe and deleted the waste exe with the orb)


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28 Nov 2011   #867
Unrealmaster287

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Unrealmaster287 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Ok this is the right size 66x198 px

Attachment 185669
Speedgamer never mind my previous question i used the changer program however i now have 3 questions/request
  1. Could you please try making the effect of the "hover " icon bigger because from were i am sitting when i hover over the button i can barely see the effect
  2. Second I cant get the image to work if i save it as a bitmap i can only get it to display properly if i use the png (in the program) otherwise i get black lines. so yeah is there a difference
  3. Could you please try to make the same with the other logo, i just want to see how it will look like
Again i know these are nit picky things but i would really appreciated it if you could answer/attempt them

Thank you so much
How about these?

Attachment 185778 Attachment 185777

If you use it with the orb changer the best is to use pngs as far as I experimented it.
As for changin the image in explorer.exe, I am not sure how i got the bmp file that I have now, but I think I used the orb as a png with the orb changer and then saved the converted bmp file with resource hacker from the exe file that the orb changer created. Then I put the bmp into explorer.exe an viola! So i changed the native orb.
The orb changer creates an exe file in %windir% (forgot the name), and every time you start the computer it runs it as a replacement of the orb.
(I hated that an extra process is running so i tweaked explorer.exe and deleted the waste exe with the orb)

The file is expstart.exe I just looked in my win directory after i restored defaults through manual backup and it was the most recent edit and resource hacker showed it had the orb icons so it is EXPSTART.
BTW, what images did you change in explorer.exe for 125%
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28 Nov 2011   #868
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Bitmap/6802/1033
this one is for the 125 i guess (with taskbar at bottom)
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28 Nov 2011   #869
Unrealmaster287

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Bitmap/6802/1033
this one is for the 125 i guess (with taskbar at bottom)
Thank you so much for your efforts and for creating the buttons but i have 3 more question.

When i save the buttons (right click save as) as bitmap there is no alpha layer (so does that mean that this is why the bitmaps don't work.

Second If i use the ORB changer with the png the hover effect is a black glare is it supposed to be black or white? because i think the previous 1 was white

Thank you so much
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28 Nov 2011   #870
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Which program is that you are trying to save it as a bmp in?

It is supposed to be black on the 1st 1 and white on the 2nd. The very first orb had a black glare.
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