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Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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This may have been discussed here somewhere, but I just ran upon this and found it really handy.

If you want to change the Windows 7 (NOT VISTA, NOT XP) "Start Orb" to something different, this little tool will make it a snap.

Get this little utility. After unzipping, right click it and say "Run as Administrator"
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-start-button-changer-released

It is falling off a log easy to use, just follow the prompts on the screen.

If you want to find more "Start Orb" bitmap images, there are tons on deviantArt. Simply go to http://deviantart.com and search for "start orb" under "All Deviations".

Here is one I really liked, and am now using:
http://cross1492.deviantart.com/art/SBD-Start-Orb-v1-5-Windows-7-148440801

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Re: Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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yeah that a realy handy software...it let u match the start orb with the theme :thumbsu:
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Re: Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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Digi wrote:yeah that a realy handy software...it let u match the start orb with the theme :thumbsu:
Yes, and making your own Start Orbs is actually really easy. They are done just like "Buttons" are done in Rainmeter, only using black to indicate transparency and saved as a .bmp file.
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Re: Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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You could've done that with ResHacker, too .. (as I did)
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UNleash wrote:You could've done that with ResHacker, too .. (as I did)
You can, and I have in the past, but it is a fair bit more complicated to do and I was just impressed with this two-click solution and thought I would pass it along.
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You're right and I'm being rude (again) when I don't want to be.
So, yes, you are right, it will help people who don't have the nerves to do with ResHac or just want to do it "fast".
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UNleash wrote:You're right and I'm being rude (again) when I don't want to be.
So, yes, you are right, it will help people who don't have the nerves to do with ResHac or just want to do it "fast".
Why would I EVER do something slow if there is a way to do it fast, all other things being equal?
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Re: Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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Nice nice. Back in Vista I went through making my own orb and manually inserting it into a theme. Something like this would have saved me tons of time. At the moment I'm using this orb: http://2befine.deviantart.com/art/Blot-ORB-for-Win7-154472122
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Re: Change your Windows 7 Start Orb

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MooseyDoom wrote:Nice nice. Back in Vista I went through making my own orb and manually inserting it into a theme. Something like this would have saved me tons of time. At the moment I'm using this orb: http://2befine.deviantart.com/art/Blot-ORB-for-Win7-154472122

Cool, another to add to my collection...Thanks:)