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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    I've got this XP visual theme I downloaded from themexp.org, it’s perfect except for the image they’ve used for the start button

    Is there anyway I could edit it?

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    did you patch the UXTheme thingy?


    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop...P2-Final.shtml
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 05-05-2005 at 05:52 PM.

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    I don't have SP2, looks like there's an SP1v though - will this let me edit out the start button image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mulder
    I don't have SP2, looks like there's an SP1v though - will this let me edit out the start button image?
    you need this kind of patch before you can fully use custom themes for XP

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    but stylexp seems to be working ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mulder
    but stylexp seems to be working ok?
    you didnt say you were using that tool


    when you used such patch you dont need programs like StyleXP to change your theme

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    i just want to change one image that's part of a theme, the image that's on the start button, i tried opening up one of the .theme files thinking that it could be done in Photoshop, but the file isn't recognized

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    You will need two applications in order to successfully edit any .msstyle:

    "StyleBuilder" from TGT Soft. And a decent image-editing program such as Photoshop or Paintshop Pro.

    StyleBuilder is used to modify/edit the style's configuration and compile the file while the image editor is the application that is used to actually edit the .bmp's and .png images. At present, StyleBuilder is the only solution available to edit .msstyle files, to my knowledge.

    ResEdit (also from TGT Soft) could also accomplish this feat, however, it is much, much more of a pain to do so, IMO.



    This link will give you a brief tutorial of what is exactly involved in doing so:

    http://www.osnn.net/articles.php?action=show&id=40
    Last edited by Izagaia; 05-05-2005 at 10:39 PM.

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