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Universal shellstyle.dll -Win7 by Satukoro Universal shellstyle.dll -Win7 by Satukoro
A completely universal shellstyle that I made for Windows 7 themers. Every element that you have previously had to open the shellstyle in order to modify has been altered to run off of global attributes. In short, the shell uses values from the msstyle, such as Window/Text color and more.
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vitormanuel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thank so much...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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winplayboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
can we place this shellstyle.dll into the system32 folder.........

I think yes.....what is your comments on this?
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
It's intended for use in %WinDir%\Resources\Themes\*Theme Name*\Shell\NormalColor\
I don't know if it would work in %WinDir%\System32\
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winplayboy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
It does not change the font of buttons of run dialog.

Any suggestions?
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Shouldn't that be done through the visual style?
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winplayboy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Tried to do so with no luck..........
All other button font size changed but that is only remaining.......and some other dialogs too.......

Check your Visual styles as well....I am sure they are not changed in your VS too...
that's why I am thinking that It is coming from shellstyle..

Any help will be usefull as I am working on New VS for Win7
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Are you using WSB?
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
yes....
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winplayboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Have you altered all the values to run from global attributes?

I am just a new themer so do not know much about shellstyle....

Does not it also removes the blue left background which comes in control panel Navigation/Category Panel?

anyway nice work..........
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JannikArts Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
:/ didn't work for me
Windows Classic theme was set and explorer windows don't show up correct...
(I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64)
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Satukoro Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Try restarting the "Unsigned Themes" process or restart your computer and then tell me if it works or not.
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JannikArts Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
restarting didn't work and i think i broke windows with trying to repair it :(
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Satukoro Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Where did you place the file?
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JannikArts Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
C:\Windows\System32\...
and in C:\Windows\sysWOW64\...

i'll set up a virtual machine and try to solve the prob,
because i already reset my machine ;D
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Satukoro Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I guess I should have specified, the shellstyle.dll included replaces the one in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\*Theme Name*\Shell\NormalColor\"
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JannikArts Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
oh ^_^
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imaweasal Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thanks a ton
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Satukoro Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
no problem =D
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PhilSokolov Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Hey Satukoro. Nice Job. Just had a couple of questions.

So this shellstyle.dll goes in the system32 folder I assume ?

Also, since the values are now dependant msstyle, does that meant i will only be able to change the explorer background and text colors (like black background/white text) from the "Fonts & System Metrics" in WSB?

IS there anyway to make a black background/white text, without changing the window/text color of other Apps like MS Word?


I appreciate any advice
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RobMan2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Not wanting to play around with an editor, I first downloaded a shellstyle.dll that did an auto hide on the command line. Later I found yours. Working great but for one glitch. I am still getting the autohide when I go into 'library' Any ideas? I left the original windows shellstyle.dll in system32 folder
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Lister--Of--Smeg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you for this
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
=D
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Lister--Of--Smeg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
This is a must have for all white screen haters like myself.
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crazer9 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010

Great work, Indeed.
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Apeach48 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
CooLl
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Legacy-Code Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Interface Designer
Cool , Thank you :D
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
No problem, I figured this would help out Win7 themers.
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Wow i gonna take a try on it!
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Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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nodeffect Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm sorry, but what does this do ?
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
My first thought was "If you have to ask, then you probably won't need it.", but I might as well explain.

shellstyle.dll is used to alter colors and various sizing values for parts in explorer that the msstyles doesn't cover. I've made all the static color properties for explorer available through the msstyles itself, so that most people won't have to dig through the default shellstyle.dll to change those values. I find it useful myself, and have offered it for other people's use.

Anything else, just ask.
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nodeffect Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your answer, I need to know because I want to make new theme for my windows 7 and I'm still unsure about this shellstyle. But thanks a lot ;)
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I feel the shellstyle should serve your needs fairly well, as I am making the assumption from your previous work, and shouldn't cause any conflict. Good luck.
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Miff Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Is this for x86 or x64?
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
It's for both, the instructions for use are included.
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Miff Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Thank you very much. I love you.
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
No problem.
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TheSmurth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Haven't tested it ATM, but it sounds like you've done some huge investigations and finally a great work.
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Thanks =D
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AlbinoAsian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
is there an example of any of the values that would have had to be changed in the original. coz I just can't remember what I changed or if I had changed anything in mine :P

also does it require a restart or just a reapplication of the theme if you swap this one in for an old one =)
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Just a theme swap should suffice.

Also, if you just search for <ViewHost, you can remove the specific values and leave them as something like background="themeable(window)" instead of using specific values.
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AlbinoAsian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
man I really don't know how you did that, but thats awesome!!!
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Thanks =D
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Saarineames Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Nice one! Options are good. :D
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Thanks =D
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