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Windows 7: Start Menu Button - Change

11 Jan 2010   #110
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

umm sorry.. nm. my mistake.. i responded to a post on page one, didn't realize it was waaaay old..


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19 Jan 2010   #111
AClockWorkLemon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

sorry if i am dredging up a way old topic, but i have had difficulty following the instructions in the tutorial. Replacing 6801.bmp, 6805.bmp and 6809.bmp does not affect my start button at all, even after restarting. Wondering why, i fiddled around and found that the icons used in ~01, ~05 and ~09 are smaller than the icon for the start menu, and that the correct size bmps are ~02, ~06 and ~10.
If anyone could tell me how to re-size the taskbar so as to use the smaller icon, that would be great.
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19 Jan 2010   #112
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AClockWorkLemon View Post
sorry if i am dredging up a way old topic, but i have had difficulty following the instructions in the tutorial. Replacing 6801.bmp, 6805.bmp and 6809.bmp does not affect my start button at all, even after restarting. Wondering why, i fiddled around and found that the icons used in ~01, ~05 and ~09 are smaller than the icon for the start menu, and that the correct size bmps are ~02, ~06 and ~10.
If anyone could tell me how to re-size the taskbar so as to use the smaller icon, that would be great.
The only way I know how to re-size the taskbar is to select use small icons in properties.


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19 Jan 2010   #113
AClockWorkLemon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yeah, tried that, but it don't alter the start orb. tried re-sizing the graphics to fit the ~02, ~06 and ~10, bbut it looked weird. will re-try in a sec
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20 Jan 2010   #114
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Did u see this?
The explorer.exe you want to edit is:

C:\Windows\explorer.exe

and not C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe (for those running x64)

And for those who use the larger DPI's i.e 125% , 150% you need to change:

6806 - 66 x 198
6807 - 81 x 243
6808 - 106 x 318

I do it all the time on my windows 7 premium 64 bit and it is definitely 1,5 and 9 that u change.
Only other thing if u have system protection on,it will revert ur explorer.But it will also revert ur patched theme files if that's the case.
Please reply when u sort it so everyone knows what it was.thanx
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21 Jan 2010   #115
AClockWorkLemon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have tried editing both .../Windows/explorer.exe AND .../Windows/SysWOW64/explorer.exe and replacing the start menu bitmaps (6801.bmp,6805.bmp,6809.bmp) with edited ones. It does nothing at all. I can confirm that the ones that i need to change are ~02, ~06 and ~10, as the bmp's is the resource manager are the correct size, and match the start orb in my dock, and when i change them to an appropriately scaled bmp, and restart explorer.exe, it changes. EDIT: forgot to say, it changes, but often looks strange, probably because i saved them at the wrong bit depth (i am using paint.net). what bit depth shouls i use?

I dont know why, it just does. maybe my taskbar is ... weird.
My system specs are:
Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad R500
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
WSXGA+ TFT 15.4" widescreen
ATI Mobility Radeon 128mb intergrated graphics.

If it is any help, this is a sceenshot of my desktop with the default start orb.

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21 Jan 2010   #116
Aethera

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
Had Disappearing Icon Issue with Restorator

I had a serious issue with using Restorator which caused me to have to do a complete reinstall. I just found this post on another forum which says that the problem may have been caused by Restorator itself! Be forewarned if you use this program that it might cause serious damage to your system! This post does describe a way to mitigate the problem however - disable shell extension integration in the settings.
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21 Jan 2010   #117
AClockWorkLemon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

restorator works fine, it's the images that are screwing up
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21 Jan 2010   #118
laptopboi24

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

great tutorial
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30 Jan 2010   #119
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Hi,
Great tutorial! I have had my start orb changed for many a month now to the SevenForums theme orb. I put my laptop on the other day, and it had gone back to the default one. I don't think it was installing updates or anything that affected it. The problem is that now my 30 day trial of Restorator 2007 has run out, I cannot change it back...

Any ideas??

Jake

P.S ClockWorkLemon, have you remembered to go into to task manager and end the process explorer.exe, and then restart it again??
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