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Windows 7: Start menu Aero Theme Color Change

05 Mar 2011   #31
ghazalo

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ghazalo View Post
3)there is no such easier way or program can deal with all these themes i heard the (WINDOWBLINDS) is that correct?

appreciate your help
Here is a great program not free about $22 US
Ave's Windows7 Style Builder
Jerry

thanks jerry but does this program stops the stretching in the right side of the startmenu(u got me?)


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05 Mar 2011   #32
ghazalo

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
2) don't know if it is possible

this is what I found so far
that's a very useful info many thanks
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05 Mar 2011   #33
ghazalo

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar View Post
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First make a backup of the aero.msstyles file!!!
What U need is :
1. Restorator - for extracting/importing files in to aero.msstyles
2. Some graphical software - that can edit png files.
3. XVI32 - Hex editor for variant/normal color

1,2 are needed and 3 is optional because most of the colors are in png pictures.

When U have all that is needed
then copy aero.msstyles to some place easy for work/find
-start restorator
-open aero.msstyles (look the left side)
-find IMAGE and select it
-all basic and aero are in 508.png - 1108.png (picture 971.png is under STREAM)
In the earlier posts U can find the picture numbers for the start menu.
U need to edit only the white color on the pictures if U wish to replace only that.
Or U can download this pdf with some info what number is what picture (7600 win7 x64)
Aero Pic-Id.pdf
This is crazy1 but can you suggest some Graphical editor as i got Restorator & Neo Hex Editor.

by the way i have only 2 GB ram so i guess the Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 works on less features
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05 Mar 2011   #34
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ghazalo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
First make a backup of the aero.msstyles file!!!
What U need is :
1. Restorator - for extracting/importing files in to aero.msstyles
2. Some graphical software - that can edit png files.
3. XVI32 - Hex editor for variant/normal color

1,2 are needed and 3 is optional because most of the colors are in png pictures.

When U have all that is needed
then copy aero.msstyles to some place easy for work/find
-start restorator
-open aero.msstyles (look the left side)
-find IMAGE and select it
-all basic and aero are in 508.png - 1108.png (picture 971.png is under STREAM)
In the earlier posts U can find the picture numbers for the start menu.
U need to edit only the white color on the pictures if U wish to replace only that.
Or U can download this pdf with some info what number is what picture (7600 win7 x64)
Aero Pic-Id.pdf
This is crazy1 but can you suggest some Graphical editor as i got Restorator & Neo Hex Editor.

by the way i have only 2 GB ram so i guess the Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 works on less features
Will get it then btw i read about the latest Adobe Photoshop CS 5 (not sure about the version) that would require a min. of 4GB...but thanx Buddy & i guess that's complete the list of required application i need before i can start. 1) Restorator 2007 2) Corel Paintshop Photo X3 3) Paint.net 4) Neo Hex Editor
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05 Mar 2011   #35
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
Just get
www.paint.net
is free .
I have the latest x64 version of CS photoshop and 8GB ram.
Before of that the job was finished with regular photoshop 7.
Well i got paint.net....so can i begin with editing????
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05 Mar 2011   #36
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
First make a backup of the aero.msstyles file!!!
By ""aero.msstyles"" do you mean ""aero.msstyles.mui"" file??? path is:- C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\en-US & then ""aero.msstyles.mui"" file is that the file that needs to be backed up or copied at other location for restoring later???
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05 Mar 2011   #37
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

No
without .mui

location in picture


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Start menu Aero Theme Color Change-msstyle.png  
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06 Mar 2011   #38
ghazalo

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

guys i give up

any advice for the right side in the startmenu to fit photo size without loosing part of the photo or stretching it

i tried vistastylebuilder it stop stretching but it also miss with the whole file which means the image will not be anymore 808
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06 Mar 2011   #39
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar View Post
1) Restorator 2007 3) Paint.net 4) Neo Hex Editor
This will do the job

As for vistastylebuilder, winowsblinds...or whatever theme editing software is a completely different process of doing it.
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07 Mar 2011   #40
ghazalo

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar View Post
1) Restorator 2007 3) Paint.net 4) Neo Hex Editor
This will do the job

As for vistastylebuilder, winowsblinds...or whatever theme editing software is a completely different process of doing it.
many thanks my friend but i have those all u remember u teach me how to use them but they don't stop stretching the 808 unless we may know the hex row that can do it
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