Windows 10: Need help with theme files.

  1. Posts : 1
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
       05 Dec 2015 #1

    Need help with theme files.

    I've been trying my hardest to change the shell buttons like the red 'x' in the top right corner of windows and adding tint to the background of open folders but nothing's co-operating with me. I know that this isn't an official windows support question but I need to know how to change these things with Resource Hacker. I've already changed some images in the aerolite.msstyles file in my custom theme folder (that I used to make the title bar green) to make the shell buttons purple but nothing's showing up. Do I need to go into the default aero theme to change the minimise, maximise and close buttons? I really don't want to edit the ownership of that folder because everytime I try it fails. I'm just a little frustrated and would want some help on changing the close button's colour. If anyone can help, that would be appreciated. Thanks
    Last edited by KatzRool; 05 Dec 2015 at 21:58.
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  2.    06 Dec 2015 #2

    First it only changes with High Contrast Themes and after you choose a HC theme then the mode changes so you can change colors.
    Edwin pointed out this tweak to me and makes it easy to edit colors.
    'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[1]=Context%20Menu
    or this shortcut for colors
    Color and Appearance shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[1]=Shortcuts
    Dont forget you must be in a HC theme for the different mode.
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  3.    05 May 2016 #3

    I tring to skin Windows 10 theme using Msstyles Editor tool

    i'm using msstyles Editor tool to edit the styles file but when I try and change close minimize or restore buttons nothing happens!

    does anyone know how to edit this?
    by the way I'm using Windows 10
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    Win 7 Pro/ Win 10 Pro
       06 May 2016 #4

    iresolver said: View Post
    i'm using msstyles Editor tool to edit the styles file but when I try and change close minimize or restore buttons nothing happens!

    does anyone know how to edit this?
    by the way I'm using Windows 10
    They are part of the Steam image #1194
    Need a resource hacker to get to them.
    I add a light gray background so you can see them.

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