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Changing Start Text and Taskbar text color and font

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Changing the color of the text on the start menu is easy. Go to registry entry HKLM\software\microsoft\color.

Add binary value with name of 9

The value with be one of the following hex codes

http://alt-web.com/HexColorChart.shtml

Example are:

00 00 00 is black

FF FF FF is white

FF 00 00 is red

00 00 FF is blue

For the start menu text. It is a resource in the file shellres.dll.0409.mui It is resource number 321. Change the text "Start" to what ever you want. I haven't played around with it that much to realize any limitations yet. Editing the mui is the same as a dll. You must unsign it, edit it, then resign it. I have enclosed the original mui file from WM 6.5 ROM as well as one edited to say Omnia.

Omnia_Start_text.zip Original_Start_Text.zip

This is the Omnia start text with color 00 66 FF

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Edited by Lisbian08

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To use the Omnia text one, do I just copy the file to \Windows?

Yes, just copy the respective shellres.dll.0409.mui into the windows folder. I should have specified that in the first post. ;)

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I found these 2 files on samsung-omnia.org. See what you think.

RC_Mod_Color_Changer.CAB

Has the option for changing taskbar text color

ING_Change_Font.cab

Allows you to change system fonts including the taskbar.

The RC Mod app works great, it does the color changes easily and is pretty user friendly. THe ING app though I found to be not as user friendly. It has been a while since I used it, but it is pretty much trial and error, so unless you know EXACTLY the font and size for each area, you have a LOT of resets in store for you!! There was a problem in resetting everything to stock if I remember correctly as well, if you didn't remember the settings you had a problem ( I am very fuzzy on this one though, I can't remember the details).

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how can I change the taskbar and the bottom bar from black (or any other color) to transparent?

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The RC Mod app works great, it does the color changes easily and is pretty user friendly. THe ING app though I found to be not as user friendly. It has been a while since I used it, but it is pretty much trial and error, so unless you know EXACTLY the font and size for each area, you have a LOT of resets in store for you!! There was a problem in resetting everything to stock if I remember correctly as well, if you didn't remember the settings you had a problem ( I am very fuzzy on this one though, I can't remember the details).

edited my dll for future reference the resource you will be looking for is in the string folder

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how can I change the taskbar and the bottom bar from black (or any other color) to transparent?

Thats a good question. I don't know off hand, but if I find it, I will be sure to add it to the first post.

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Is it also possible to leave the start text empty or maybe add a space to be empty?

I don't see why adding spaces for the string resource wouldn't work. I haven't tried it, but it seems plausible.

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I don't see why adding spaces for the string resource wouldn't work. I haven't tried it, but it seems plausible.

yeh I thought the same but can't really test it myself to be sure.

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yeh I thought the same but can't really test it myself to be sure.

Here is a modded file unzip it to your windows directory. If you don't like it get the original off the first post. Tell me how it works. I didn't have time this morning to test it, so go at your own risk... ;)

No_start_text.zip

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Here is a modded file unzip it to your windows directory. If you don't like it get the original off the first post. Tell me how it works. I didn't have time this morning to test it, so go at your own risk... ;)

Yeh gotta need this change for my WM6.5 'Windows 7 theme' :) tnx

but still need to wait till I have my phone back, it's still in repair so can't test it yet, well somebody d/l it already I see, and does it work?!? :D

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Yeh gotta need this change for my WM6.5 'Windows 7 theme' :) tnx

but still need to wait till I have my phone back, it's still in repair so can't test it yet, well somebody d/l it already I see, and does it work?!? ;)

I will get to it this weekend. I'll get back to you. :D

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The RC Mod app works great, it does the color changes easily and is pretty user friendly. THe ING app though I found to be not as user friendly. It has been a while since I used it, but it is pretty much trial and error, so unless you know EXACTLY the font and size for each area, you have a LOT of resets in store for you!! There was a problem in resetting everything to stock if I remember correctly as well, if you didn't remember the settings you had a problem ( I am very fuzzy on this one though, I can't remember the details).

Yes, I second the motion to that... ;)

But nevertheless still a great apps and thanks for sharing... :D

Edited by MAYORLIM

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Sorry if this is a bit off-topic but I feel it's in the same vein as the discussion, does anyone know how to change the font size of the softkeys?

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Yes, I second the motion to that... :)

But nevertheless still a great apps and thanks for sharing... ;)

Your welcome. If anyone knows of better apps please share.

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Again I welcome all. :)

There is one more simple way, to change colour of the text on Taskbar, by means of this small, but the useful appendix

Settings+

This change works perfectly and at all does not demand reboot.

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Can take directly from here: Settings_0.2.cab.zip

All good, with the best regards from Ukraine ;)

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How did you transparent the taskbar and bottombar like that. Or did you do that think to photoshop the background into the taskbars so it looks transparent.

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How did you transparent the taskbar and bottombar like that. Or did you do that think to photoshop the background into the taskbars so it looks transparent.

I only have shown, how colour of an inscription varies. And a transparency of my bars, it WM6.5 and a transparent theme :)

Edited by Witu

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I only have shown, how colour of an inscription varies. And a transparency of my bars, it WM6.5 and a transparent theme :)

Could you give me a link to the Theme. I have been working on trying to get this for a few days now. Thanks.

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