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Subtle Start Orb

By brsev
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Matches my Token icons. For Windows 7, looks best when 'small icons' is checked and taskbar is at the bottom of the screen.

Pictured here with theWin7 visual style AeroPlain, find it here: [link]

Instructions
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Option 1: use a resource editor like ResHacker and replace bitmaps 6801, 6805, and 6809 in explorer.exe - look elsewhere for a tutorial, I'm not very good at explaining it.

Option 2: If and ONLY IF you're using Windows 7 RC build 7100 32 bit / x86 version, you can TRY my modified explorer.exe included in the zip - no guarantees.
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Drydareelin's avatar
DrydareelinHobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice :)
LazerFlip's avatar
LazerFlipHobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU
Atimix's avatar
AtimixStudent Traditional Artist
omg i love you. i always use small icons and no start orb matches. ahh, fuck yea.
XxkatieCakes's avatar
Hi~ alright well I was just wondering if you could explain how to, i guess instal this. Mostly because I truly have no idea! And it's frustrating me that i cant this done... so if you could help me out, it would be appreciated!! :)
thanks~
SuchyART's avatar
SuchyARTHobbyist Artist
is there anyone who could make bigger version of this?
kHinsch's avatar
kHinschHobbyist Interface Designer
Please make a top Version ! :)
AzoWrath's avatar
Can you give us a white version? thanks :)
alonzoh's avatar
it's my most favorite orb ever cause i am one of thousand se7en users who use token icons dock taskbar :D it's just the best setup for the superbar.
one question: is it possible to remove these bright lines at the right what match the soft7 vs and keep the flag with animation so i can use it in other visual styles too. the lines don't look that good with small taskbar :( i tried it by myself but i failed, explorer.exe seems not support multi layer bmp files.
brsev's avatar
Thanks man! If I don't get around to offering a new version in a timely manner, open the channels palette in photoshop and you should be able to see the Alpha channel - black out the lines in the alpha and they won't show.
alonzoh's avatar
ok that didn't work :(
alonzoh's avatar
thanks ~brsev i will try it, ok i confess i'm a photoshop-lefty but i think i can get this hahaha. best regards and keep up the great work dude :wave:
satanisticlust's avatar
Perfect, thank you.
TheDexter1111's avatar
is there a light version?
Mardiba's avatar
MardibaHobbyist Interface Designer
Really nice and smooth!
m4rt4n's avatar
Looks nice. I like the idea how it light with white colour...
Sympli-Me's avatar
Sympli-MeProfessional General Artist
Still no white version?
miscbeep's avatar
miscbeepHobbyist General Artist
brsev, any chance for a 64 bit version ? Not digging the reshack thing, thanks !
NotoriouS-GrafiX's avatar
If you really want it for x64 I can do it for you. But I would have to get his permission.
miscbeep's avatar
miscbeepHobbyist General Artist
It's not like i'm gonna sell it, just send it over my e-mail if you can do it for me - miscbeep@gmail.com

Thanks in advance !
GU5TAF's avatar
GU5TAFHobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, love this... I'm using it with the Nude vs and token icons for all my programs (kudos, for those btw) only problem is I'm trying to reshack my 64-bit explorer.exe and it works fine with the included .bmp but when I try to remove the two vertical lines next to the actual flag (sorry, just don't like those)and use the edited .bmp, I get a weird 4 pixel wide black smudge which isn't really what I want... so basically, any ideas how to fix that? :D
brsev's avatar
It's a four-channel RGBA bitmap, you'll need to edit the alpha channel in photoshop or the gimp.
GU5TAF's avatar
GU5TAFHobbyist Interface Designer
Oh right, sorry... didn't realise it had an alpha channel. All is perfect now :D
morinetti's avatar
Nice. Can you make version so I can use this icon when taskbar location on screen is set to top?
Please.
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