How to Change Color of Windows Photo Viewer Menu

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    How to Change Color of Windows Photo Viewer Menu


    I am looking for a way to change the color of Windows Photo viewer's menu options.
    Is it possible to customize it via a custom theme, Or can it be done by registry or by modifying photo viewer dll file.

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    Perhaps if you were able to modify a resource in one of the dlls here:
    C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer

    Personally I'm happy with it..!
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    But are we talking about the same Photo Viewer? One you've resurrected as per a tutorial? Yours looks more like a universal app - note the button style differences- in which case there will be no dlls.

    (Mine will differ in the frame as I use Aeroglass - 3rd party prog).
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    dalchina said: View Post
    But are we talking about the same Photo Viewer? ... Yours looks more like a universal app...
    Apparently it's a skin, like (but not actually) this one...
    Windows Photo Viewer Modern Skin by JosephSM on DeviantArt

    seems the menu bar isn't easy to include in the skin, that was one of the first questions in the comments for the above - as yet unanswered.

    I'm running 1709, so is this something added in 1803 perhaps?
    No, it's still the same 'plain vanilla' Windows Photo Viewer in 1803.
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    Bree said: View Post
    Apparently it's a skin, like (but not actually) this one...
    Windows Photo Viewer Modern Skin by JosephSM on DeviantArt

    seems the menu bar isn't easy to include in the skin, that was one of the first questions in the comments for the above - as yet unanswered.



    No, it's still the same 'plain vanilla' Windows Photo Viewer in 1803.
    Looks like this one:

    Photoviewer Dark For Windows 10 by akshat31 on DeviantArt
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    Callender said: View Post
    Which in turn is a mod of this one:
    PhotoViewer for Windows 10! by Smallvillerus on DeviantArt
    Where, in the comments is asked the question...
    Can u replace Topbar to fit with new Design ?
    to which the designer replies (google translation)...
    I looked through all the resources that are tied to PhotoViewer but I found the image of this top panel so I can not do anything about it. I do not like it myself.
    So it looks like @Aakshat is stuck with the standard menu bar, I'm afraid.
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    dalchina said: View Post
    Perhaps if you were able to modify a resource in one of the dlls here:C:\Program Files\Windows Photo ViewerPersonally I'm happy with it..!But are we talking about the same Photo Viewer? One you've resurrected as per a tutorial? Yours looks more like a universal app - note the button style differences- in which case there will be no dlls.(Mine will differ in the frame as I use Aeroglass - 3rd party prog).
    Its a mod of Same Windows Photo Viewer from Win 7. I was able to modify icons inside the dll file. but i couldn't find anything to change menubar, so thought if its possible to change by modifying hex.

    Callender said: View Post
    Looks like this one:Photoviewer Dark For Windows 10 by akshat31 on DeviantArt
    Yes, and that is my DA profile. I have modified it.

    Bree said: View Post
    Which in turn is a mod of this one: PhotoViewer for Windows 10! by Smallvillerus on DeviantArtWhere, in the comments is asked the question...to which the designer replies (google translation)...So it looks like @Aakshat is stuck with the standard menu bar, I'm afraid.
    If you have paid attention to the username. I am the same guy. that is my DA profile.
    And after dpcdpc11 made that comment there. i thought i should give it a try.
    In Explorer the menubar can be themed by a custom theme. I was not sure if photo viewer shares same theme style as Explorer.
    Icons were easy to change by reshack because they are normal PNG's inside the dll. But wanted to know if its possible to change menubar by modifying hex values inside the dll or not.

    As there were many users on sevenforuns that have good knowledge about themeing,I thought to give it a try. but as i am on win 10 now, i posted it here.
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    Jerry replied on Sevenforums and it looks its not possible for now.
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