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AndreasV
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« on: November 02, 2009, 11:27:13 pm »

work in progress Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 11:50:28 pm »

OMFG!  This is so awesome, but does one need to rely on an application to do this?
Or can it be done by patching a file or even in MSSTYLES?
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 11:54:44 pm »

Small Close Buttons Smiley

I figured out how to change it, unfortunately, you'll need a debugger and some offsets - I will look into the possibility of making an application for it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 12:10:03 am »

Amazing, this is something all of us skinners raise our fists at because it is so restricting.
Is it possible to change the button height as well?  If not, that's fine.  The main problem was the close button's width, and you seemed to have solved that!

Keep on hackin'  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 12:13:07 am »

Amazing, this is something all of us skinners raise our fists at because it is so restricting.
Is it possible to change the button height as well?  If not, that's fine.  The main problem was the close button's width, and you seemed to have solved that!

Keep on hackin'  Wink
Get on live.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 01:28:31 am »

I can't log in as I'm subject to Fair Access Policy (used over 300MB accidentally today, my PC clock hicupped over DST and the time was messed up so my download manager didn't stop at the proper time)... speeds are below dialup Sad

Do you think you'll be around by 1AM?  It is currently 6:20 PM here.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 01:32:28 am »

I can't log in as I'm subject to Fair Access Policy (used over 300MB accidentally today, my PC clock hicupped over DST and the time was messed up so my download manager didn't stop at the proper time)... speeds are below dialup Sad

Do you think you'll be around by 1AM?  It is currently 6:20 PM here.
Lol. No chance at all that I'll be up that late.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 02:27:21 am »

Small demo, works on Win7 (x86  x64) and Vista (x86 only for now) - run on own risk.

Please read the instructions carefully Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 03:04:25 am »

This is f****** awesome. :D
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 03:17:28 pm »

Cool demo. Smiley

Is it possible to change vertical height, or vertical centering?
Reason why is because I want to have buttons not attached to the top, but vertically centered in the frame.

The conflict I can see with this is the maximized titlebar height.  But I think that area is 'intelligent' in the way it automatically size the titlebar area of the caption buttons, right?
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 02:18:42 pm »

OK Ive got some problems now. First it doesnt include any readme or something. Second. it doesnt work on my Vista x86. It´s sayng side-by-side configuration is incorrect.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 10:51:46 am »

Ohh cooooool, this is exactly what I was looking for, works great, thanks
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2009, 11:42:46 am »

I have just gone from 2.333333, to 3.666666.  A couple of questions, is it an in-memory change, or has it now hard-edited DWM/Aero?

Could you be able to modify the Basic theme to have individual sizes for those buttons, I assume not?

Finally, Can the position be changed, to detach from the very top of the frame?


Oh and one final question, what are the side-effects for doing this, the zip file contained no instructions...





I just had a thought, how will this app effect the minimum window size, this is what I have found...
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2009, 02:44:18 pm »

okay I understand your problem, but I think that more users want to make them smaller not bigger Cheesy

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Ohhh  Sad I thought it would be a permanent solution, but after a restart the settings are gone
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2009, 11:28:38 am »

Andreas i have a problem, unfortunately CloseButtonChanger32 did not work to my windows 7 RC x 86  VERSION  and also not  to my windows vista Ultimate x 86 version.

current ratio value -0.000000.New value <0=exit>:   



 (if i insert a value, like 2.3 perchaps on first time explorer dmw not crashed,  it says that  is patched though no changing happened to close button, if i do second time happened as to first, or  usually  dwm  crashed. sometimes after system restart and pressed CloseButtonChanger and  insert values dwm crashed from the first time )

and  see

with a value 2.9 crashed [though as i said with the previous values none changing happened to the buttons size/position]

i hope you find the right solutions, please if you want any specific informations about the system please ask me.

[to both systems i had installed before leftsider though i have disabled it , for not having problems with your closebuttonchanger in case that it has any relationship in code action]


Problem signature:

  Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   Dwm.exe
  Application Version:   6.1.7100.0
  Application Timestamp:   49ee8d55
  Fault Module Name:   uDWM.dll
  Fault Module Version:   6.1.7100.0
  Fault Module Timestamp:   49eea6d5
  Exception Code:   c0000005
  Exception Offset:   000086a5
  OS Version:   6.1.7100.2.0.0.256.1
  Locale ID:   1032
  Additional Information 1:   920f
  Additional Information 2:   920fe88f2691984cda4b133edf41a43a
  Additional Information 3:   9df1
  Additional Information 4:   9df1598e07d8c7088891fbfb795cd0f3

or
APPCRASH
  Application Name:   Dwm.exe
  Application Version:   6.1.7100.0
  Application Timestamp:   49ee8d55
  Fault Module Name:   uDWM.dll
  Fault Module Version:   6.1.7100.0
  Fault Module Timestamp:   49eea6d5
  Exception Code:   c0000005
  Exception Offset:   00008807
  OS Version:   6.1.7100.2.0.0.256.1
  Locale ID:   1032
  Additional Information 1:   0a9e
  Additional Information 2:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3:   0a9e
  Additional Information 4:   0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e7            etc

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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2009, 12:56:41 pm »

It's not made to work on RC if I recall correctly.
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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2010, 08:59:49 pm »

it works on Windows 7 rtm  Smiley



ofcourse it is distort very little the close button when you work at the limit [even if u use sizing margins in msstyle], though this perchaps because dwm

waiting for final version, with big thanks to Ave , and Panda.
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2010, 03:49:36 am »

It was all Ave  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2010, 10:56:59 am »

is it possible please to be saved our choice/value in a way thay every time restart to be worked [the choosen value] ?
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2010, 11:27:57 pm »

Any news about CloseButtonChanger , please ?
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2010, 01:40:35 pm »

Ave, what happen with close button changer?

i mean this : if final version must be a paid one , please if you have time do it, if thats the point.
i dont know ofcourse if you remain sp1 files, dwm or whatever needed.

from the other an older version of dwm which dissapears the blur in windows like that  [ http://pacmani.deviantart.com/art/HideBlur-Tool-for-Windows-7-137636666  ] its not compatible with close button changer, so if we have to use close button changer it would be good to have some values? or properties? compatible with that, as that version is more usefull than microsoft's blur one.(i believe if someone need blur he can set a little semitransparent color, so the version of dwm with no blur at the windows, is more usefull)
thanks in advance and hope not interupting you from your work.
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 08:50:26 pm »

Finish this, please - there is still much interest.
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