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 on: December 02, 2018, 06:59:10 am 
Started by 3am - Last post by 3am
-_-

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 on: November 25, 2018, 06:55:50 pm 
Started by JMB - Last post by JMB
Thanks, bud.  Cool

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 on: November 25, 2018, 01:46:37 pm 
Started by JMB - Last post by 3am
Mainly popupitem bordersize stuff. Attached is the differences text.

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 on: November 25, 2018, 01:01:30 pm 
Started by JMB - Last post by JMB
Never mind, 3am, I adjusted the sizing margins for the 1x6px image from 0, 0, 3, 1 to 0, 0, 4, 2 and they show perfectly now. Thanks a million, man.  Cheesy



It's probably overkill adding the same properties that an area inherits anyway, but I did that throughout. BTW, what did you do to solve my disappearing separator issue anyway???

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 on: November 25, 2018, 05:02:30 am 
Started by JMB - Last post by JMB
The separators are showing (and staying) now, 3am, but they're just the black default and not the image I use. If you right-click the taskbar, that separator is the one I want system-wide (2px in height). Thanks for helping!  Cheesy  

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 on: November 25, 2018, 03:14:15 am 
Started by JMB - Last post by 3am
Try the attached msstyles. Works for me in both light and dark mode.

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 on: November 23, 2018, 09:49:57 pm 
Started by JMB - Last post by JMB
I've updated my theme with Mr. Grim's Windows 10 1809 WSB update and Dark Mode Style Script, found here: http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread.php/80749-Windows-10-1809-WSB-update-and-Dark-Mode-Style-Script , (thanks, Mark, btw) done everything right... but my context-menu separator disappears on mouse-over! I can't for the life of me figure out what the heck is causing it. When I right-click, the separators are there but when I glide down the menu with my cursor the separators disappear. Anyone know what might be causing it? I've played with margins, made sure that I added the correct stuff to the other areas (Windows 10 New Classes, Windows 10 Dark Mode, etc.)... but I must be missing something...

Here's the msstyle if anyone wants to look at it:

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 on: November 22, 2018, 05:51:04 am 
Started by jwilco777 - Last post by JMB
Make sure you've updated your classmaps. Also, if you're porting say a theme from Windows 7 or 8.1 (or some lower build of Win10) to a higher build, there are steps you need to go through. And before you test your theme, save it to Desktop or something first then re-open it to test.

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 on: November 18, 2018, 12:05:36 am 
Started by DavidInvenio - Last post by 3am
1) You are using an early VSB if you aren't using the more recent WSB Beta. My comment about location changes means that many locations are different in the beta than they are in the earlier VSB because of changes in the classmap and classgroup xmls so a location I give you might not match the location you have.

2) You are right about the button width.

3) You are also right about atlasrect:rect. I misremembered what I read here years ago:

https://www.vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1216.msg6437#msg6437

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 on: November 17, 2018, 08:54:42 pm 
Started by DavidInvenio - Last post by DavidInvenio
Just for clarification... to anyone who might read this in the future...

1: I would hope that I do not have an obsolete or earlier version of WSB, as I just purchased it a couple of days ago!
I meant no offense by my clarification of the location of the elements I was searching for, only to help anyone else who may look for the same things in the future. Most of the information I found on the interwebs was obsolete or just plain inaccurate. (surprise)

2: As for replacing/editing, that only works if you are willing to retain the existing dimensions of the objects.  And with the close button being absurdly too-wide in the default Aero (IM[!]HO), I thought that modifying the width should be an easy-enough task to accomplish and sought to do so.  Replacing the images with smaller images does nothing.  Editing the existing images, does nothing.  (nothing in regards to the goal I mean, obviously you can edit the images so long as you retain all the properties of the image)
As of this post I have yet to figure out how to change the width of the close button, or any other size changes of the titlebar buttons.
HOWEVER - that being said - I HAVE solved the problem, by using a tiny app written by the person who recommended WSB to me and speaks very highly of it!  As they do NOT compete in any way, I think it would be ok to mention that the freeware app was by "door2windows" and it very nicely resizes the close button.  I have to think that if there is a utility app that does nothing other than change that button, that it is yet-another stupid-hard-coded UI mistake in Win7.  Thankfully we have WSB(and Andreas) as well as the door2windows creator - two of the best apps and by FAR the BEST software vendors I have dealt with in my 34yrs as a software engineer.

Last but not least 3: If atlasrect:rect indeed does nothing, then that makes me very curious why it exists (and is used) in the default Aero and exists on nearly every UI element/button I have seen in WSB.  I have been doing a great deal of research chasing down information about the objects/properties in .msstyles and have read about atlasrect, but nowhere have I seen that statement made that it does nothing. Can you share a reference for the statement?  I will do some testing myself and post my results.  I am not saying it's not accurate, and I'm not intending to offend.  I'm just trying to learn, and to share what I'm learning about Win7 customizing and WSB.  Because so far my own progress has been painfully slow, frustrating for lack of information and reference materials, and disappointing about the inaccurate information I have come across.

PS: For anyone who comes across this in the future and wants to accomplish some of the things I am working on, I will be posting the details of my project along with information about the resources I came across.  I found very little useful information about customizing Win7 at this level, but I did find some stuff that is worth sharing.  And if anyone using WSB on Win7 could use some help, I don't know a lot and I'm no customization expert by any stretch, but I am willing to offer help as best I can and to share my experiences thus far.

Peace!

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