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Reskinning Help

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  • Started 1 year ago by AGove4123Sonnnnn
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AGove4123Sonnnnn
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I am just starting getting into re-skinning Windows 7 and commonly used programs on my HP laptop.
I'm becoming familiar with the concept of editing resource/.dll files to change the images used by programs GUI as a means of re-skinning.
The issue is that most programs use a fairly large number of images to create there interface and it's tough to tell what goes where.

Anyone have any tips on dealing with this?

I was thinking it would be almost too easy if there was a program similar to AutoHotkey's Window's Spy, that when you hover over a program's GUI it tells you what image resource that part of the interface is using. Does anything like this exist?

General tips on re-skinning would be appreciated, even directions on a better place to post my question, as I'm new to the forum.

Thanks Guy's!

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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http://tribevita.com/re-skinning I guess this is what you are refering to? Sorry never heard of reskinning till now. Probably should have posted in the Geek Stuff forum but, if it needs moved a Moderator will take care of it. Start of the weekend so be patient for an answer.

Posted 1 year ago
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AGove4123Sonnnnn
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Warlock,
" http://tribevita.com/re-skinning I guess this is what you are refering to? "
That link is referring to re-skinning a website, not a program or operating system, similar concept, but much different process.

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Well, good. Now when a member with knowledge in that area reads this thread it will be easier to answer.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
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You might get more info on you query here..
http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/
OR here... http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-styles/
or here .... http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....ersonalize

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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