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 PostPost subject: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:11 pm 
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Hello!
Sorry, could anyone be so kind as to tell is there any way to replace Win7 Start (Orb) Button with XP one? I mean the button which was used in XP themes, Longhorn 5048 and Vista 5112?
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All 7 themes with XP style have either the orb or an ugly cut Start Button.

Also, is there any way to set XP themes on 7 and make 7 to be like XP / Longhorn (not Jade/Slate but Plex and 5048 theme) / Vista Beta?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:19 pm 
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thats because XP's button is stretched and low height
while 7's is both short in height and width (like square)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:22 pm 
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You'll have to use Hounsell's explorer. I don't know where there's a stand-alone copy but you can download it in my LH theme and modify it: http://longhornfusion.deviantart.com/ar ... -189339903


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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Speaking of start menu's… can I replace the Windows 7 Start Button which the Vista start button?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:36 pm 
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if you stick it in same dimension(s) frame(s) then yes

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Panda X wrote:
You'll have to use Hounsell's explorer. I don't know where there's a stand-alone copy but you can download it in my LH theme and modify it: http://longhornfusion.deviantart.com/ar ... -189339903

Thanks so much to Hounsell and you!!! :) :)
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Speaking of start menu's… can I replace the Windows 7 Start Button which the Vista start button?

Yes, you can replace Explorer with the file from there (to set Vista orb).
http://fediafedia.deviantart.com/art/Vi ... -133369018
Barabba wrote:
if you stick it in same dimension(s) frame(s) then yes

Well, so i was speaking about extending that frame.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:51 pm 
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extend it with empty space

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:24 pm 
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Barabba wrote:
extend it with empty space

I mean to extend it in such way that it will be possible to set XP Button.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:47 am 
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The sizing is all hardcoded in explorer, so it requires a healthy dose of hex-editing.

Coppermine, if you find the Longhorn explorer is the wrong size, send me the width of your start button and I'll throw together a new one. The only requirement is that it's a multiple of three.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:33 pm 
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hounsell wrote:
The sizing is all hardcoded in explorer, so it requires a healthy dose of hex-editing.

Coppermine, if you find the Longhorn explorer is the wrong size, send me the width of your start button and I'll throw together a new one. The only requirement is that it's a multiple of three.

Thank you!! :)
I can't make themes for Windows, so i will try to learn.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:56 pm 
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there is a program that changes your XP taskbar into the windows 7 one.
Here it is: http://lee-soft.com/viglance/

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 PostPost subject: Re: Replacing Win7 Start Orb Button with XP one        Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:36 pm 
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Apart from that being irrelevent to the topic (It's talking about going in the wrong direction), it just looks terrible and is technically inferior to the proper implementation. If you want the superbar, run Windows 7.

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