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DJ Gx
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« on: December 04, 2008, 08:04:35 am »

Hi guys. :)

I want to know if it possible to make the taskbar size exactly like the windows 7 one?
I want to remove the space under the taskbar buttons (the taskbar buttons have the same size of windows 7 buttons).
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 12:24:16 am »

My best guess would be to resize the taskbar button images.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 12:26:32 am »

er.. actually, resize the taskbar.
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DJ Gx
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 10:54:37 pm »

That would not help.
Can anyone tell me how to do that?
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mik2b
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2008, 12:43:13 am »

Did you use difference tool, viewing changes in skin with and without this stylehack?
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John Bagnal
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 01:40:46 am »

Follow the tutorial on this page.


http://thehobbylounge.com/forum/index.php?topic=2611.0
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 10:03:25 am »

Well thank you for this good tutorial but i want to know how to make taskbar smaller with Vista Style Builder tool.
Also if try to make the taskbar smaller with this tutorial i think i wont get to any result cause the VARIANT is different in my style because of VSB so i wont be able to find any hex codes. :(
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 11:50:36 am »

I'll try to make a small tool to convert hex-sequences to vista style builder lookups.
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John Bagnal
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 02:57:53 pm »

Thank you Andreas. :D
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John Bagnal
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 01:27:16 am »

Try this out.

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mik2b
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 11:46:31 am »

Wow, that's good.

How did you make it? I wanna mean...: I want to make my taskbar smaller, but smaller than 24px for stylehack.
What I've to change to make the taskbar smaller?
I used difference tool, but I'm still confused (my tryings hadn't luck).
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John Bagnal
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 12:58:21 pm »

Mike try this... Regretably this is as small as I can get it. The Variant file will not except a value equalling anything less than 22 px in height. Enjoy.

-John Bagnal
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mik2b
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2008, 01:53:56 pm »

Thank you! Later I'll try to apply this changes to my style...
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mik2b
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2008, 12:01:15 pm »

Sorry for my ineptitude, and thanks for your patience.

I spend hours searching differences between a normal taskbar and small taskbar. I used Difference Tool, and I changed these differences manually. But my taskbar doesn't change.

Can you, please, make a mini-tutorial about "how to make the taskbar smaller", with changings that you have to do?

Very thank you.
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008, 05:25:01 pm »

mik2b,
    Let me know what size you would like and I will do this for you when I get a moment. Further information is noted below. Thanks.


Thanks to " UK.Intel " changing the height of the task bar is as easy as appling the available (stylehack) in VSB for a few of these sizes. But if you are looking for a specific size you will have to follow the tutorial I posted a link to earlier in this topic. ( http://http://thehobbylounge.com/forum/index.php?topic=2611.0   ) .


Hex values for these listings noted in the tutorial must be changed in the (NORMAL.res) resource file located in the Variant folder of the aero.msstyles theme. Specific HEX code values are as follows.

HEIGHT:

22px  (HEX Value = 00)   -MINIMUN SIZE-
24px  (HEX Value = 01)      
26px  (HEX Value = 02)
28px  (HEX Value = 03)
30px  (HEX Value = 04)
32px  (HEX Value = 05)
34px  (HEX Value = 06)
36px  (HEX Value = 07)
38px  (HEX Value = 08)
40px  (HEX Value = 09)
42px  (HEX Value = 0A)
44px  (HEX Value = 0B)
46px  (HEX Value = 0C)
48px  (HEX Value = 0D)
50px  (HEX Value = 0E)   -MAXIMUM-
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John Bagnal
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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2008, 05:29:01 pm »

FYI

The HEX value 0F can not be used!!! This height will force the minimized window tabs to partially overlap and not display correctly. 0F = 52px Height (note: this is the windows default height for "middle" position of the task bar.)

-John Bagnal :geek:
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2008, 05:33:23 pm »

But, once you saved your style with VSB, I though that VARIANT vary, so you can't edit it with hex anymore. That's correct?
I was doing some proves with a 22px taskbar. But now I think that is too little, so I think I'll use stylehack for a 24px taskbar.
Very thank you for your help and patience.
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John Bagnal
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2008, 05:40:14 pm »

No Problem. You can alter the fle as many times as you want. You just have to make sure you remember to re-asign the altered NORMAL.res file to the one you have changed. Before re-appling the style.

-JB
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2008, 06:07:11 pm »

Ok, thank you! This is very useful to know.
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