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SBD Start Orb v1.5 - Windows 7 by cross1492 SBD Start Orb v1.5 - Windows 7 by cross1492
A basic Start orb for Windows 7 that allows the task bar color to show through, allowing for it to be used for any theme.

Looks great with my SBD themes!

Enjoy! :D


---How to change your Windows 7 Start Orb---

1. Turn UAC off or as low as it goes security wise.

2. Take control/Ownership of your Explorer.exe File in C:\Windows\

3. use program called Resource Hacker "Available at Cnet.com" to open and explore Explorer.exe

4. Open Bitmap folder

5. you will need to right click and replace 3 bitmap resources in all. 6801, 6805, 6809

6. right click and select replace resource and goto the folder
you have saved you new start button to and select it then hit replace!

7. now do that for all 3 files "6801,6805,6809" then goto menu bar and save.

-----NOTES------

a. No need to back up files resource hacker does this automatically for you-you can find the original in the windows folder named: Explorer_original.exe

b. Make sure you have saved this image as a .bmp file jpeg's dont work!



how to take control of explorer.exe file:
1.goto C:\Window\
2.right click Explorer.exe and click Options
3.in options click the security tab
4. click the advanced options button
5. inside the advanced menu click the Owner tab
6. inside the owner tab menu click edit and select your user name as the new owner.
7. now back out to the first menu you were in after you first entered the explorer.exe options security menu.
8. now click the edit button and inside this menu click the user name you just made as owner to the program and check all the access rights in the box below and apply.
9. make sure explorer.exe is not marked as read only.
10. complete. you now control explorer.exe.
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:iconpadillag:
padillag Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
como lo descargo
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kheiryll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
NewYears78 can u share the small orb that you make...really need it...if you dont mind
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cross1492 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
As soon as I create it I will make sure to release it. :)
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dharmaturtle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Also voicing my thanks! A question... should the top of the orb look different where it pokes out of the taskbar? I took a screen shot: [link]
It's not as unified as the original logo. Just an observation/question... good job! Definitely going to stick with it.
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cross1492 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I did not really create this for use with the "small icon" option of the task bar. That is probably why it looks different where it "pokes out" of the top of the task bar on your system. Untick the small icon option on your task bar and you will see what I mean.
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fruitbeverage Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Loooove this orb. :love:
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thank you. I am happy you like it. :D
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:iconkheiryll:
kheiryll Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
you can't do it?
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I apologize for the delay. I am in the process of moving. I will work on a smaller orb as soon as I get a chance. :)
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:iconkheiryll:
kheiryll Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
i like your start orb so much....but i would to request if you could make a small version of this start orb please...my taskbar is a small one...please make a small start orb
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NewYears78 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Very nice, I like it. I just moved it down 3 pixels so it fits better on small taskbar..looks nice =) Love how it works with any theme (Luckily I know how to edit and keep transparency.
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Great! I am happy you find it useful. :)

Thank you for the praise. Very appreciated!
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Mike2732 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Actually... I was just thinking now, that it's probably not my explorer.exe since I used a downloaded one...

Does the registry point explorer.exe to which bitmaps to use? If so where is it located?
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I'm almost certain the registry does. However, I'm not sure where. I'm sure Google would be able to help with that. :)
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Mike2732 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I think they changed the bitmap numbers or something... I tried a pre-made explorer.exe and it didn't work, I checked it with resource hacker and 6801,6805,6809, were all changed, then out of curiosity I changed every 68XX and it worked!!! only my orb is a little distorted... Can you look into this? I can send you a copy of my original explorer.exe if it helps.
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:icon1nkz:
1Nkz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I cant get it fixed. pleas fix it to me in team viewer
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
What can I help you with?
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:icon1nkz:
1Nkz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Resource Hacker
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
sorry for misspelling.

Fixed now. :)
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catkblack Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
I registered just to let you know that this Orb is genius on your part, and to be quite frank I'm suprised no one has left a similar comment. The Orb is transparent folks! Transparent!!!!!
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:iconcross1492:
cross1492 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Thank you very much for the kind words!

I'm very happy you like it. :D

Since you are registered now, enjoy yourself here on DA.
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:iconcatkblack:
catkblack Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Your welcome!
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