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[Win7 x64] No visual styles on multimonitor taskbar

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undeadish
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Title is quite self-explanatory; no matter how many settings I fiddle with, I cannot get my visual styles (Uxtheme.dll hacked required visual styles) work on the multimonitor taskbar; a feature that worked perfectly fine in windows xp.

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5125/desktop6november.png
You can see it there, on the second monitor (it is a bit smaller than my primary one)

Am I doing anything wrong?

Thanks.
Nov 7, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Would you be able to post a full resolution image here, I'm not really able to see what's going on in that image. What version of Windows are you trying to get this to work with?
Nov 9, 2009  • #2
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jheiv
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Sorry that this post won't help, but I can confirm that DisplayFusion's multiple monitor taskbar styling works in Windows 7 x64 versions:
-- 7000 (Beta)
-- 7100 (Beta)
-- 7600 (RTM)
Nov 9, 2009  • #3
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undeadish
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Hi, here is the image:

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9729/xpmode.png
http://www.wowbucket.com/uploads/1257789856.png

(uploaded it twice on different sites in case it would be sized down, and yes, my second monitor is smaller than the primary one)

I'm running Enterprise 64 bit 7600 RTM.

Thanks for your posts :)
Nov 9, 2009  • #4
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Saturn2K
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Ooh, where did you get that theme? It's awesome.
Nov 9, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@undeadish: I had no idea the old uxtheme hacks work in Windows 7. I haven't tested this scenario at all, but it looks like I'm going to have to start. Can I ask where you got that theme from, so I can test with it? Also, do you use a utility to patch your uxtheme file?
Nov 9, 2009  • #6
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Saturn2K
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Many people use http://uxstyle.com/ to patch their uxtheme. It's a service that tweaks it. And you can get some examples of themes here http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=818990 . Many themes seem to also edit explorer.exe and other files.

Seriously, this is a very important issue for me. Ultramon did this for XP themes, and Display Fusion's Aero-copying ability led me to believe this would work as well as Ultramon did. I'd like to not have to worry if I change my OS's appearance.
Nov 10, 2009  • #7
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undeadish
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Hi.

I used the UniversalThemePatcher.exe
http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/16794-win7-build-7600-custom-themes.html

I also have an edited explorer.exe in case that matters

http://ap-graphik.deviantart.com/art/Soft7-1-6-for-Windows-7-139943464
That theme
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http://ap-graphik.deviantart.com/art/steelOrb-small-for-Windows-7-141635507
And that explorer.exe

Thanks for your posts!
Nov 10, 2009  • #8
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I know that DisplayFusion fully supports hacked uxtheme files in Windows XP, but I had no idea Windows 7 supported that. I'll test it out and hopefully get it working before the next release.
Nov 10, 2009  • #9
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undeadish
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That sounds fantastic :) Looking forward to your continued good work!

Also, don't make the same mistake as I did. Sharing this with everyone because it pissed me off and had me repatch my uxtheme files several times: Place your visualstyles inside C:\Windows\Resources\Theme and not in a third party folder like D:\Themes . God I was stupid -___-
Nov 10, 2009  • #10
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I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I can add support for these hacked themes into DisplayFusion. The bad news is that it is going to require a significant amount of work. This change will affect both the Taskbars and the TitleBar Buttons and will require some big changes under the surface. As a result, I am going to have to push this change to version 3.2 so that it can get some serious testing. Sorry for having to delay this, but I don't want to risk delaying the 3.1.6 release, and I don't want to release a version that hasn't been extensively tested.
Nov 20, 2009  • #11
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DisplayFusion 3.1.7 is in the works, and has full hacked theme support in Vista and Win7. It works, and looks fantastic. I imagine that a public beta will be available just after Christmas, so check back here around then.
Dec 10, 2009  • #12
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