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22 pixels height taskbar when restart becomes bigger ! also then can not be resized, must be first big(deselect small icons) for resizing! RRS feed

  • Question

  • Please, i know perchaps a question reffering  to a custom theme maybe is not answered to this forum, but i will do it hoping someone expert understands the behaviour of  the system, and explain.

    i have made themes with 22 pixels height taskbar, when i like having small icons sizing the mouse over resizing does not work.
    For resizing  i must do this : i must first deselect small icons, (deselect also Lock THE TASKBAR), so big size icons and taskbar appears. Then i resize the big taskbar height, as small as possible. then i select small icons, and the taskbar becomes 22 pixels height.
    The problem is this : every time i restart the taskbar becomes bigger size than 22 pixels so i have again to resize it.
    The solution that i found and works for me is this : Before shutdown, or restart, or log off i set the taskbar to the bottom [my normal taskbar's position of my theme is at the top], and when i log  in  i drag it to the top, and everything is ok.

    Please why this happened, [a. the bigger taskbar when restart] [b. the non possible resizing when we have small height taskbar with selecting small icons], and how can we have a solution (in code? , registry? or whatever) that will work permanently ?

    for see better those i described please have a look to the themes :
    for windows 7 32 bit :   http://zeusosx.deviantart.com/art/Macos-X-for-Windows-7-32bit-154709485
    for windows 7 64 bit :   http://zeusosx.deviantart.com/art/Macos-X-for-Windows-7-64bit-154719032

    Thanks in advance.
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    Monday, February 22, 2010 12:13 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    This problem also happens in my win7 computer that has ZEUSosX Macos X installed. I think the problem is caused by the two DLL files, imageres.dll and shell32.dll. Hope ZEUSosX will release newer version of Macos X.
    Thomas77
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, March 1, 2010 9:20 AM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:55 AM

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  • Hello,

    This problem also happens in my win7 computer that has ZEUSosX Macos X installed. I think the problem is caused by the two DLL files, imageres.dll and shell32.dll. Hope ZEUSosX will release newer version of Macos X.
    Thomas77
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, March 1, 2010 9:20 AM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:55 AM

  • Thomas thank you for replying. 

    i am the producer of  Macos X for Windows 7 , I have 2 partitions  of Windows 7 in my laptop, one with the new dll i made in mac os x style, and the other with the original microsoft dll .
     On both the problem is the same. 
    The problem has nothing to do with the code that i have added to my dll system files which making microsoft windows working similar to mac os x. If you use the theme in any original microsft system dll/exe system the problem in taskbar is the same.
    Also the visual style of the theme has tested from one of the best experts in code theming (outside of microsft), Panda X, and the result is that somewhere in the native microsoft code is the problem.
    We did not found if it was a parameter in a specific dll [such as shel32.dll] or a registry one.

     The solution i made and use is working, but as i said needed everytime to set the taskbar before  shutdown, or restart, or log off etc to the bottom [my normal taskbar's position of my theme is at the top], and when i log  in  i drag it to the top, and everything is ok. this worksd though is annoying some.  a  permanently  solution needed.

    Thats why i ask here if a specialist from those people made the original Microsoft code for taskbar, or anyone expert could give a  permanently  solution. Remaining an aswer please.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:05 PM
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    as we have desribed to this topic, custom themes having Taskbar's height smaller than 24 pixels [i use to my theme a 22 pixel height taskbar, ans setted to the top of desktop, similar to os x], when we log in  doubles size.

    This is a native windows 7 problem in code, for taskbars with smaller size than 24 pixels height.

    For resizing  i did, as i have written this : i must first deselect small icons, (deselect also Lock THE TASKBAR), so big size icons and taskbar appears. Then i resize the big taskbar height, as small as possible. then i select small icons, and the taskbar becomes 22 pixels height.
    The problem is this : every time i restart the taskbar becomes bigger size than 22 pixels so i have again to resize it.


    So:

    NEW METHOD FOR TASKBAR:  [what you have to do is only 1 clik before shut down, or restart or log off your computer]

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    How it works  :

    BEFORE shut down, or restart or log off  SET aero theme.
    [i will EXPLAIN after where you can set the aero style theme for ease access of it. instead of my solution you can set it everywhere you preffer or you right clik to desk top , personalize select aero. to my method i setted to a toolbar of your taskbar for fast access by you]

    copy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup   your favour custom theme.

    so now when log in automatically the preffered theme will be in use. it works fine.

    thats it.

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    so:
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    A ---. enabling quiq launch toolbar to the taskbar.
    [u can set aero style theme in any toolbar of your taskbar, for example you can use 'links' toolbar]

    1. Right clik to your windows taskbar. Deselect Lock the taskbar.

    2. Again Right clik to your windows taskbar.

    a.Then Right-click the taskbar -> Toolbars -> New toolbar

    b. type the following into the "folder" field - "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

    \Internet Explorer\Quick Launch", where username is your user name on your user account.

    c. click 'Select folder'.

    d. now you can rearrange the Quick Launch into it's classic position.

    3. a. right-click the Quick Launch and uncheck "Show Text". right-click again to uncheck "Show

    Title".

    b. size the title-less and label-less Quick Launch area to your liking.

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    B---. RIGHT clik to your desktop, personalize, select aero theme, then change the  desktop

    background selecting forexample a mac style background wallpaper  one as the 'DefaultDesktop'.

    save changes.


    then also select 'sounds', select mac osx, apply , ok, save the changes.

    then, Save Theme with a name you preffer, for example Aero X.

    THEN:

    GO to C:/Users/Your User Name Here/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Themes

    Drag the theme you just made it,  to your  quiq launch toolbar, in taskbar.
    If you like you can right clik to the shortcut of the theme that has appeared after the drag to your  quiq launch toolbar, in taskbar ,select  properties, change icon, so select an icon you

    preffer.

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    C---. Go to  C:/Users/Your User Name Here/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Themes  or to 

    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes   find your favourite 22 pixel taskbar's height mac style theme , 

    copy it and paste it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    D---. Before shut down, or restart or log off, go to your taskbar and select your aero style theme you have put there.

    when log in , the mac style should be automatically will aplied it to your desktop.

    thats it. [with only 1 clik before shut down, or restart or log off]

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    Friday, April 2, 2010 8:48 AM