How to change Explorer "Views" vertical slider menu font and background

By on January 20, 2014 5:06:47 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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I've looked and looked... but I can't find where to change the Explorer "Views" vertical slider menu font and background.  Skinstudio has a vertical sliders section; but, it's only specific to the sliders; but not it's background or font.

 

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January 20, 2014 5:32:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The background is the same image you define for: Edit start menu pop up menus

start menu pop up background.

 

 

 

 

 

The text and selected image:

 

edit additional vista and 7 parts

 

view menu item.

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January 20, 2014 5:51:48 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

You were right about the backgound being the same as the start menu popup background. Thanks so much!

 

However, the the font color isn't changed under additional vista and 7 parts/menu item.  Interestingly, the font/color can be changed under Theme part details/Explorer style Me/Button/Text.  Not sure why it's in such a odd location.

 

Thanks again!

 

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January 20, 2014 6:18:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Actually if you define an image for this area: Edit Explorer/IE Parts, Edit Additional Parts, View Menu Item, you can change the font color for that image in the Text settings. That is the mouseover image for that area.

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January 20, 2014 7:03:25 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

That makes it even more odd.  Since the rest of the text on the menu (everything but the mouse over), is in a completely different place: Theme part details/Explorer style Me/Button/Text.  At least, that's the only way I know how to change that non-mouseover menu text.  I guess, there's no easy way to group shared items.

 

It would be great if one day they make an elaborate  WYSIWYG Windows GUI sandbox within Skinstudio where we could just click on any Skinstudio-modifiable item; and, Skinstudio takes you directly to where you can change it.  I think this is how Skinstudio should have been like in the first place.  I'm guessing it might be too difficult to implement; or,  Stardock would have done it a long time ago.

 

Quoting LightStar,

Actually if you define an image for this area: Edit Explorer/IE Parts, Edit Additional Parts, View Menu Item, you can change the font color for that image in the Text settings. That is the mouseover image for that area.

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January 21, 2014 4:20:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums



However, the the font color isn't changed under additional vista and 7 parts/menu item. 

 

Yes it does, if you define the image.

 

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January 21, 2014 4:24:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Actually if you define an image for this area: Edit Explorer/IE Parts, Edit Additional Parts, View Menu Item, you can change the font color for that image in the Text settings. That is the mouseover image for that area.

 

 

I thought that is what I said, Hmmm, nobody reading anymore.?

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January 21, 2014 4:34:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry guys, woke up wrong!lol. Apologies for rudeness.

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January 21, 2014 4:49:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,

Sorry guys, woke up wrong!lol. Apologies for rudeness.
"DO OR TEACH 1" guess there´s a reason 4 everything

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January 21, 2014 11:38:14 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'm so sorry to doubt you.  You're absolutely right!  I should've known I was doing something wrong.  I had to define the image (per your suggestion) in order to be able to change the text color  Thank you!  Thank  you!  Thank you!

 

Quoting doortech1,

Sorry guys, woke up wrong!lol. Apologies for rudeness.
Quoting doortech1,



However, the the font color isn't changed under additional vista and 7 parts/menu item. 

 

Yes it does, if you define the image.

 

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January 21, 2014 12:03:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,

The background is the same image you define for: Edit start menu pop up menus

start menu pop up background.

 

 

 

 

 

The text and selected image:

 

edit additional vista and 7 parts

 

view menu item.

 

Just curious DT, are you using SKS 7?  I only ask because that area (edit additional vista and 7 parts) does not show up in SKS 8 that I can see.  Maybe that is why the confusion between my post and yours.

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January 21, 2014 4:43:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah and I knew right off the op was not because I never heard of" Theme part details/Explorer style Me/Button/Text",  but figured through in my two cents anyhow!

 

I also should have been more specific as to defining an image as you were!

 

My bad all around.

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January 21, 2014 4:48:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So Lightstar, is sks 8 all fixed and safe to switch now? I been holding off, but honestly I am sick of deleting xp skin parts from my wba.Lol!

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January 21, 2014 6:52:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,

So Lightstar, is sks 8 all fixed and safe to switch now? I been holding off, but honestly I am sick of deleting xp skin parts from my wba.Lol!

 

Been using SKS8 since day one here DT, and other than the normal bugs that were pretty well the same in SKS7 you should be able to use it just fine.

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January 21, 2014 9:09:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,


Quoting doortech1, reply 12
So Lightstar, is sks 8 all fixed and safe to switch now? I been holding off, but honestly I am sick of deleting xp skin parts from my wba.Lol!

 

Been using SKS8 since day one here DT, and other than the normal bugs that were pretty well the same in SKS7 you should be able to use it just fine.

I second that.

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January 22, 2014 12:55:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Went back to Sks 7 after the "Millenium bug" Is there any real need to upgrade to Sks 8 as 7 works with WB 8 ??

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January 22, 2014 9:53:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,

Went back to Sks 7 after the "Millenium bug" Is there any real need to upgrade to Sks 8 as 7 works with WB 8 ??

 

If you are still designing for XP and Vista, then SKS7 is needed, but if you are only designing for Windows 7, then SKS8 makes more sense as they got rid of a lot (not all) of the stuff for XP and Vista.  If you are designing for Windows 8 at all then SKS8 is a must as there are some strictly Windows 8 items added.

Oh, and what the heck was the "Millenium Bug"?

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January 22, 2014 12:07:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Oh, and what the heck was the "Millenium Bug"?
That expiration date issue with sks8

 

Here - http://forums.wincustomize.com/451115/page/2/#3431050

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January 22, 2014 12:44:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,


Quoting LightStar, reply 16Oh, and what the heck was the "Millenium Bug"? That expiration date issue with sks8

 

Here - http://forums.wincustomize.com/451115/page/2/#3431050[/quote]

 

Oh, that was fixed.

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January 22, 2014 5:35:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah, I figured they got rid of xp stuff. That's

 is why I said sick of deleting xp sections.

 

No windows 8 yet, so I will stick with what I have for now, thanks for the info Lightstar.

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