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Windows 7: Start menu Aero Theme Color Change

17 Nov 2009   #1

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
Start menu Aero Theme Color Change

"x64 Ultimate"

This is the set of images that need editing to replace the big white space in S.M. (editing main aero theme)
Is for the Aero not Basic (for basic are the same pic. but different numbers)
Replace only the white area not the transparent edges!!!
1-the main white
2-all programs
4-search area

pic 2 text color change

Attached Images
Start menu Aero Theme Color Change-aerostart.png Start menu Aero Theme Color Change-startmenutext.png 
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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

How do I put my picture in 806,807,818? Do I fit my picture for that part of the startmenu? Do I put different parts of the picture in each (806,807,818)? John
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20 Mar 2010   #3

7 Ultimate x64 sp1

Don't know ,
I just replaced the color .
But depends of the picture it will be stretched.
U can experiment but take a backup of original images first.
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03 Apr 2010   #4


how can i chage the hover and selection color i make with the pointer?
i looked everywhere, mainly with style builder, but couldnt found it!
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23 Oct 2010   #5

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
Basic Start menu

Basic Start menu
-Only replacing & resizing pics
-#777 on right it's on max view

"to see numbers in Pic view must be maximized because of transparency "small-black maximized-white

Attached Thumbnails
Start menu Aero Theme Color Change-basic-start-menu.png  
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20 Feb 2011   #6

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit

hi every body i am new in this site forums

but i read what all of you wrote and i feel i am from different planet

can any body show me with graphical tips if possible how to do this step by step

i wish to change the white space in the start menu
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20 Feb 2011   #7

7 Ultimate x64 sp1

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

Attached Thumbnails
Start menu Aero Theme Color Change-msstyle.png  
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20 Feb 2011   #8

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit

many thanks

but it didn't work

i have Restorator ,Graphic editor and Neo hex editor

but unfortunatly the 971 specially in folder called stream not images and it is totally not frame and white background

i have also another proposal in this link u may see it
Start menu background

but also the white space in the file 812.png is tooo slim hardy to fit any thing there

any way many thanks dude


Attached Thumbnails
Start menu Aero Theme Color Change-aero_msstyles_971.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #9

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit

by the way i tried both ways 1-you were talking about 2- and the link that i send u it looks like i need miracle to change or add photo

cause windows straight away change to window classic theme when i paste the file instead the original and after restart it never turn too any aero shape just stick to classic theme

i guess we need third party program doing such thing cause i saw a theme (god of war III) with the graphics on the start menu i think i need million year to learn how to do it unless there is third party designing program

any way many thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #10

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit

finally i found it many many many thanks

it was needed the dispatcher

thanks again

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