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Win8 orb 'big arrow'

Win8 orb (big arrow), a start orb for Windows 7, made in the style of Internet Explorer 9

last version of explorer

explorer.exe for Windows 7 64bits & 32bits (build 7600.16450) included !
Now with the last SP1 versions !

BMP and PNG included

Preview made with :

Windows theme not included : Soft7 2.0 by me

Icons not included : Token by ~brsev

Wallpaper not included : bebequ3 by art-styles

Taskbar Drop Shadow by sweatyfish



Method 1 :

Use this tool to change the exe : Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria

Method 2 :

add a "take ownership" shortcut to your right-click :)
and use the old trick by using the task manager, end explorer.exe, then browse and replace :)

Method 3 : (thanks to yayme)


Or you can use a resources hacker like ResHacker or Restorator in order to change the picture inside the explorer.exe (safest method !)



First, place your shortcut on the desktop, change icon by : right-click > Properties > Change icons > browse..... > OK > OK
only then place this shortcut on the superbar,
and now it works. :)

I hope you like it !

Check my other start orbs
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BTNH108464's avatar
totally awesome design, love the color.
BenSow's avatar
Featured! [link] Awesome work!
Reincairnation's avatar
Very nice, thanks!
i cant download anything :( why not?
AlexandrePh's avatar
This deviation is a start orb and you can absolutely download it, what would you want more ? :)

(beside everything that is written in the description...)
EyesOfARaven's avatar
Looks particularly brilliant with ClearScreen Sharp.
TestSubject1342's avatar
Good work though, I wish I could make start orbs.
TestSubject1342's avatar
I have one that looks like this, but it's not an arrow, it's a square. I'll stick with that one. It goes along well with my theme. :D (it's a windows 8 theme)
ario94's avatar
DaWeirdGuy's avatar
hey, i am new at this; but its a really nice orbr! and i wanted to know if i could use it for some tutorials maybe? i will give you rights a the end of the video, and the link in the description to your orb :D really amazing orb
AlexandrePh's avatar
Thanks !
Yes, you can definitely use it for a tutorial :)
Don't hesitate to send me the link to it once it will be ready.
Jxyvxx's avatar
I love it. Cheers mate.
This is THE shit. xD Amazing efforts. :D Could you please be more specific on how to change the icons? Thanks a lot
Meaning, where do I get those cool icons? thanks
ducky108's avatar
heyy wait is this from mine? [link]
AlexandrePh's avatar
:) I made mine a year ago : [link] so I could ask the question to you :D

Also, I'm not sure how could I use your work for mine, there not the same you know...
ducky108's avatar
lol the look similar:D
rodriguezadam11's avatar
i need help with the icons. i changed the start button but what about the toolbar? how do you change the toolbar? plz answer... also please be specific
AlexandrePh's avatar
I really think everything is in the description, the Windows theme, and even an explanation on how to change the icons in the superbar, ... I don't know what I could add... But if you've got a suggestion I'll think about it.
bunny-inside's avatar
Minimal and cool!
Screwed01's avatar
would be nice to have the arrow pointing down for those who have their taskbar on the right or left side
other than that it looks fantastic
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