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Windows 8 Metro Orbs

By WarrenClyde
Windows 8 Metro Orbs |
Tested working with Start8 on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 Start Orb Changer V5.
ClassicShell 4.2.4+ users can use the orbs located in Windows 8 Metro Orbs/Windows 7 Users/Large Taskbar/ for now.
Not currently tested with Start10 or StartIsBack+/StartIsBack++, feel free to report back until I can conduct testing/updating if needed.
- August 2015

Last Updated : 2nd July 2013

Change Log:

2nd July 2013:
- Updated gallery preview image.
- Added 19 new orbs with colors based on the personalization picker in Windows 8.1
- Added pixel perfect supported orbs for Start8.
- Added small taskbar variant for top taskbar (Windows 7)
- Removed .png format and made all orbs HQ .BMP format supported and tested working with Start8 and Windows 7 Start Orb Changer V5.

10th August 2012:
- Added small taskbar variants.

Number of orbs included : 76 (.BMP)
Software used : Adobe Photoshop CC.
Total time to make : 52 minutes


These orbs colors are completely based on the official Windows 8 logo with the official colors in 2 versions for both normal and small taskbars aswell as using all the colors included in Windows 8.1 personalization picker.

Testing working and centered correctly on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit. (large taskbar, small taskbar both top and bottom)
Testing working and centered correctly on Windows 8 / 8.1 64-bit. (large taskbar, small taskbar both top and bottom)

Any questions, suggestions or just want to say thanks. Feel free to drop me a comment. Enjoy. :)

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© 2012 - 2021 WarrenClyde
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It works perfectly on the newest Windows 10 good

Como lo descargo? Desde telefono.

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FallenHunteXR's avatar
how to donload it ?
will there be a Classic Shell version?
I don't like using Star 8.
Safeyah-Cookies's avatar
how to use program Classic Start Menu Settings ?
WarrenClyde's avatar
I'm not sure these work with Classic Shell as I've never tried that program.

There is a 'Start Button' settings tab judging from the screenshots here :…
Safeyah-Cookies's avatar
WarrenClyde's avatar
If you're on Windows 7, You can use a program like Windows 7 Start Orb Changer V5 to change your start orb.

If you're on Windows 8, You can use Sstart8 to change your orb just note how ever this program is not free.
nice.. but can you add hover effect.. im using dark orange orb.. btw thanks alot :)
WarrenClyde's avatar
Maybe a soft orange type fade for the hover or would you prefer something different?
Would it be possible to get these in .png or .jpg? The start orb changer I'm using doesn't support .bmp. I know it works with Start8 and Win7 Start Orb Changer, but I'm not using either of those. Better to have the option then not, am I right? :D
WarrenClyde's avatar
Could you tell me which start orb changer program you use then so that I may try converting some orbs to potentially work with it?
Actually, ignore that. It works with .bmps My mistake. Thanks again!
I'm using StarIsBack, a very popular Windows 8 Start Button program.

As I said, they support .bmp and .png

Thanks a lot!
AzureNinja99's avatar
Great job! Just what I wanted :)
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