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Windows 7: Start Menu Button - Change

01 Mar 2010   #140
Rockets

Win7
 
 

I have a problem. Ihave two accounts under Win7. One admin and one standard. Admin will not change the orb. The orb changer program shows modified orb, but it is standard orb visible under admin account. Any suggestions? Standard account is ok.


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03 Mar 2010   #141
Wael90

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockets View Post
I have a problem. Ihave two accounts under Win7. One admin and one standard. Admin will not change the orb. The orb changer program shows modified orb, but it is standard orb visible under admin account. Any suggestions? Standard account is ok.
It's probably because the admin account uses the normal explorer.exe while your usual account uses the edited one? Not sure as I don't know how you edited your files.. That's what I came up with anyway. Hope it helps.
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04 Mar 2010   #142
Rockets

Win7
 
 

Just started Task Manager, found explorer.exe, right clicked, found file location. It's C:\Windows. And the file highlighted is explorer.exe.
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10 Mar 2010   #143
Rockets

Win7
 
 

Solution found. I have changed DPI under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display. Was 125%, now is 100%.
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11 Mar 2010   #144
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockets View Post
Solution found. I have changed DPI under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display. Was 125%, now is 100%.
Well, that is an interesting one... Thinking about it now I can see why; Win7's explorer.exe contains three different sized Start orb images (you'll see them if you edit it with ResourceHacker), but I think the changer application mentioned in the first post only updated the smaller of the three corresponding to the normal 100% DPI setting.

Anyway, thanks for letting us know what it was.
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13 Mar 2010   #145
AClockWorkLemon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

So that's what it was! All fixed now, thanks a bunch!
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12 Apr 2010   #146
skizo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Would someone please make this so that it is usable?

I put it in Photoshop and added a black background and saved it as a BMP but Windows doesn't see it. I must be leaving something out...

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12 Apr 2010   #147
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skizo View Post
Would someone please make this so that it is usable?

I put it in Photoshop and added a black background and saved it as a BMP but Windows doesn't see it. I must be leaving something out...

What program did you make the orb image in? Could you maybe attach the PSD file in a ZIP file? That'll make it much easier to get it right for you.

Otherwise, have a look at this tutorial here: How to Create Custom Start Orb Image, that should help a bit.
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12 Apr 2010   #148
skizo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
What program did you make the orb image in? Could you maybe attach the PSD file in a ZIP file? That'll make it much easier to get it right for you.
I didn't make it; I found it online just like that.
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13 Apr 2010   #149
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skizo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
What program did you make the orb image in? Could you maybe attach the PSD file in a ZIP file? That'll make it much easier to get it right for you.
I didn't make it; I found it online just like that.
Ah... I see. No problem, just means I'll have to play around with getting the button onto a separate layer to the background. No big deal. Let me see what I can do with it.

While I do that though, when you say it didn't want to work, what happened when you tried? Did the button just not change, or did you get any errors...?

Edit: That was actually easier than I though; the image was already a PNG with transparency, so it ended up being dead simple. Try the attached one... The ZIP file contains the BMP that you need to set as the button.


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