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Increase the size of "Close, Minimize, Maximize" Buttons?

Q: Increase the size of "Close, Minimize, Maximize" Buttons?

How is this accomplished in W7 please?

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A: Increase the size of "Close, Minimize, Maximize" Buttons?

1. Right-click your desktop, choose Personalize.2. At the bottom, click the Window Color link.3. At the bottom, click the Advanced appearance settings... link.4. The Window Color and Appearance dialog should come up.5. Click on one of the caption buttons, and you'll see Caption Buttons in the Item field.6. Change the size at will.
Hope this helps!
-Noel

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How is this accomplished in W7 please?
 

A:Increase the size of "Close, Minimize, Maximize" Buttons?

Right click a blank spot on desktop, go to "personalize" at the bottom in the menu that pops up.
Then at the bottom of the window, select "Window Color and Appearance".
Then select the option in the middle, "advanced appearance settings"
In the drop down menu, highlight "caption buttons"
Increase size....

Done.
 

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

A:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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I was able to adjust (make bigger) the size of these buttons using REGEDIT. It worked for Internet Explorer, Control Panel, and Regedit. Strangely, those settings do not control the MMC buttons in Microsoft Office applications. Does anyone know how to adjust these buttons in Office?

A:How to adjust size of minimize maximize close buttons

Office, since probably at least Office 2000, has always been a testing ground for new UI concepts for Microsoft. Office 2000 introduced a "flat" style that was all the rage for a time, then Office 2007 saw the dawn of the Ribbon UI. Over on the Mac side you saw the formatting pallet, which is sort of like an early predecessor to the Ribbon UI in the v.X and 2004 versions.

So every Office version will require its own set of hacks to do things like you want. Office GUI controls don't necessarily correspond to the Windows GUI controls. That goes double for VBA userforms, which are an offshoot of VB6 controls. The newer ActiveX controls you can use in other parts of Office don't apply to VBA userforms sadly.

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Hi,
After reinstalling my Windows I've noticed it looks different.
everything looks brighter and the windows buttons are different,
instead of the normal left one I have the annoying appearance on the right. (images attached)

I know it has something to do with the color setting but I can find anywhere I can change it.
I would greatly appreciate a help with this one

A:Appearance of "close", "minimize" ecc buttons changed

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It looks like it's changed from aero's to the basic theme, right-click on the open spot on the desktop and choose Personalize and try changing it to a aero theme.

Jerry

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So I wanted to get rid of my Ei8ht theme, so I switch back to the normal theme, and behold: my minimize, maximize/restore, and close buttons are all way too big. How do I make them normal size again?

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Hey, Jake here, AKA Pinesol.

So, last night I got into customising my UI. Like, the general stuff you can do under the customization for Windows 7. I noticed a friend of mine having a different look for his Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons. Not completely sure if it was cause he was dual booting with Ubuntu and Windows 7. But, all I know is that I would like to change how they look. Making the desktop and everything a little more personal. Umm, but I searched this forum, and google for something that would allow me to edit these buttons and I found nothing. Just stuff for switching which side the buttons were on. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Jake/Pine.

A:Look of the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons.

Maybe this can help
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
example: Midnight by *MrGRiM01 on deviantART
or:

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Hi.
I recently received a watermark saying that my windows version was not genuine. (It is) Anyhow, in my scurry to remove the watermark I somehow probably changed a setting that has rendered my Min, max & close buttons useless. I am also not able to drag windows.
When I open certain MMC documents, including device manager, I receive a notification stating "Unable to create new document."
I have tried restoring my system to no avail. I have done so with my av & firewall down too, as well as from safe mode.
I have run multiple virus scans & my system is clean!
This is driving me nuts! Please help me!!
Thanks
R
 

A:Minimize, maximize, close buttons not working.

Where did you get your copy?
 

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Hello All
I found one problem with user account
when i turn on guest account & open any window Minimize,Maximize& Close booton not working. i must close that all from taskbar.
same problem with new user account . os win 7 build 7068
help me .

thank you .

A:Minimize, Maximize & Close buttons not working.

Something like that would be a Beta bug, and it's highly unlikely to get fixed by something we can get at.
About all we can do is test this to see if others are getting the same behavior or not, and either confirm it's a cross-platform bug or something that's a bit more machine specific.

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 A few days ago the minimze/maximize/close buttons located in my title bar in all windows applications stopped working. They still work in non window applications but in applications such as my computer, IE, and control panel the butons just dont work. When i go to click the buttons they indent like usuall and act as if they will work but they simply don't do anything. Has anyone experienced this or can any help me. I run Windows Vista Ultimate.

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Hey there,

Im having trouble manipulating applications....the buttons to reshape and close a window do not work...i tried switching the view-style to windows xp but it just shows up as a blacked out X (close_ button) and wont allow me to do anything...

all i can do is alt f4...but the most problematic thing about is it that i cannot expand my internet browser!!! argh im stuck!!

Please help !

Thanks in advance

A:Minimize/maximize/close buttons will not work!!!

Hello ghostlyogre,
Some system specs would help, but for now try this.
If you are using an NVidia card, disable NView, or use selective disable.
Try reverting to Classic style folders and see if that does it.
Have you used any software to alter your icons or appearance of windows ?, if you have do a system restore to before that point.
Hope one of these nails it for you.
Fill in your specs and post your results, good luck.

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I have had recent issues with Firefox 35.01 where often after moving off the home page the Minimize, Maximize, and Close Buttons do not work. However, everything else in the browser does. I usually have to activate the menu bar to close the browser that way. I am nervous about creating a new Firefox profile. The new build, Firefox 36 is slated for next week. This issue, according to the Firefox Mozilla forums goes back to December 2014. See here for reference:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1036580

Waiting for new build and did submit feedback to Mozilla. Also, what does "Refresh" Firefox do? This is another option when prompted to start in Safe Mode, (Firefox Safe Mode, NOT Windows Safe Mode.) This issue is on a Windows 7 desktop. No problems with this build on a Windows 8 laptop.

Jack
 

A:Firefox 35.01 Bug: Freezing Minimize, Maximize, and Close Buttons

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what the title says. i want to change those buttons WITHOUT paying for software to do so... any ideas?

A:How do I change windows shell buttons; eg:close,maximize,minimize, etc

TweakUI?
Tweak UI - Download.com

I'm not sure how indepth it is. It depends on what you're trying to do.
Dave

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How do I increase the size of the minimize, resize and close icons without also increasing the size of the icons on the task bar? I can go into Advanced Settings Properties in the Screen Settings and increase the size of the Active Title Bar, but that also increases the size of the icons in the task bar. Take a look at the pics below. The first shows the Active Title Bar smaller and then increased in size in the second:
 

A:How do I increase the size of the minimize, resize and close icons?

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Virtually every application in Windows has always had the capability to press Alt-Space followed by 'X' to Maximize, 'N' to minimize, or 'R' to restore. However IE9 seems to have removed this functionality.
Alt-space does bring up a menu, but those options are not present and have been replaced with:

Menu BarFavorites BarCommand BarStatus BarLock the toolbarsShow tabs on a separate row
For someone like me who is a keyboard shortcut junkie, this is very disconcerting. Is there any way to get this functionality back, or is this going to be one more reason for me to jump ship to Chrome?
Thanks in advance!Thought for the day: Beware of Gods who do not laugh...

A:IE9 "Alt + Space" menu does not have 'minimize', 'maximize', or 'restore'

Hi,


Firstly, please let us know if the function works properly in other windows, such as Windows Explorer.


If so, please try the following:


1. Please press Windows key + Arrow key to check if it can maximize or minimize your Internet Explorer.


2. Please refer to
Internet Explorer add-ons: frequently asked questions to temporarily disable all add-ons by running Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) and see how it works.

3. Please boot into
Clean Boot Mode and see how it works.


Hope this helps.

Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Using "System Performance" DCS reports some events are lost. To fix it, I need to increase buffer size but I can't do it because all parameters are disabled. 
When I create custom DCS with same trace (based on "Windows Kernel Trace" provider) I increase num of buffers and everything works fine.
How can I change it for "System Performance"?

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Excel 2007 has those 3 icons next to the question mark in a circle but my Word 2007 does not...Word 2007 has the circled question mark but no 3 icons for each document file opened...ugh!

I am not referring to the top ones for the Word program, they are there, but for" Document 1" the blank page, or then any document file you open.

Now every document file I open gets its own window instead of a tabbed window and I strongly prefer the latter.

Then when I close the last remaining document file, the Word program itself automatically closes, which I also hate.

Basically, I want Word 2007 to have and use "minimize, restore & close window" icons like Excel 2007 does for each open document. Not new windows for each.

Maybe I goofed somewhere and made Word this way...

John
 

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All of a sudden, Word2000 has started opning in the "Maximize" size frame instead of full screen & I have to click on the middle box in the 3 at the upper right hand corner to get full screen.
This also happens when I open any .doc file from a desktop shortcut.
Started suddenly to say the least I was using it Friday afternoon & everything was fine, then tonite the above problem showed up.
 

A:[Resolved] Word2000 Files open in "Maximize" size box

Word Troubleshooting:

http://www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm#TroubleshootingWord
 

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I have tried to find pathces for this on the Windows site, the best I can do is to ctrl-alt-de; and select the windows I want end task. I would like to close the window propoerly using the "x" button but currently I cnannot do this, please send me an email with a link to the approproate patch

[email protected]
 

A:Cannot close Windows when I press the "X" , I can only minimize, please help

Might be a virus or spyware, please post a Hijackthis log: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
 

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The Minimize/maximize/close buttons on the top right seem to have parted. This happens after changing the resolution a few times and will not go back no matter what resolution I set the monitor too.



I have restarted but nothing else.

A:Minimize/Maximize buttons

BUMP please.

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Minimize/Maximize buttons are gone from Standard toolbar view. They do appear on Title Bar. Full Screen/Close Full Screen view have no effect on getting the buttons back on Standard toolbar view.

All is how it should be for NEW document, but when user opens previously saved document, the buttons are missing. How do I get them back?
 

A:Excel 97: Lost Minimize/Maximize Buttons

Try Tools, Protection, then choose Unprotect Workbook. It sounds like the workbook is being protected for Window sizing.

I hope this helps you.

Jasin Rice

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"Oh, I see. You resort to brute force when you can't get something by arguing for it..." Xellos
 

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I am wanting to know how to move the close,minimize,and maximize to the left.i don't like them on the right.ive tried leftsider to no avail.please help.

A:how do i move close, minimize, and maximize?

the feature u are talking about is not supported by windows 8 by default...
u can risk it by some 3rd party softwares... just google it... but its risky... it might corrupt system files and slow down ur system...
the feature u want is currently available only in ubuntu os... by default.... its a system setting in it and safe... windows8 does not allow this feature

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I've been wondering how to change the colors of the minimize, maximize and close button colors, if that's even possible, but there has to be a way. And I was also wondering how to change the font color of a program, since I saw someone on a video tutorial accomplish it, and I never figured how I could do it. Can anybody help me with this?

A:Minimize, Maximize, Close Colors

With this thread and these

http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...ackground.html

Window Background

You need to purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder it is only about $22.50 US and start learning how to make a theme.

Jerry

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what i mean is ths shape of "_" "口" "X",not the border box 。
like this

A:How to edit minimize maximize close button ?

If you are using WSB then under Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window edit the images (look at screenshot) do the DPI that you are using.

Jerry

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Hi. I have a windows 7 laptop and i dont like the look of the minimize buttons. Would i be able to edit it to make it look like Win8, Mac OS or even Chrome OS? Please Help, Least Downloading Possible. Thanks

A:Minimize Maximize Close Button Editing

Please Answer Soon

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This is really getting obnoxious, and I'm hoping someone here could help me out with this. I recently played a somewhat sketchy older game (serious sam) and during the game if I minimized I'd be unable to minimize or close other programs (or drag them). It was fine while I was playing and would go away upon a restart but now it has decided to stay. They literally freeze there, they still respond but I have to force them to shut by ending the task with the task manager (and then force the task manager itself shut via itself). This isn't to be confused with the "not responding" thing, I can still use them fine but the second I try to close them they just don't do anything but remain responsive. Say I click the X button, it flashes but no response. Right click=window flashes but no menu. Minimize does nothing, the same goes for maximize. All around unresponsiveness, doesn't matter what kind of window it is.

Any ideas?
 

A:Can't close/minimize/maximize or right-click programs

No ideas? Anyone?
 

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This computer (Toshiba Sattelite A215-s7437) runs Vista Home Premium SP1 with IE7 as the browser. I can be surfing the Internet, composing a letter, playing a game of Freecell - even defrging the HDD and the screen can and will randomly minimize/maximize/close without any input action from me. It happened as I was writing this post the first time - window closed and the entire post was lost. The touchpad sensitivity has been reduced through Synaptics Palm Check. Pad tapping has been disabled. The heels of my hands rest clear of any keys to avoid these problems.

I am wide open to suggestions or solutions.

A:Spontaneous minimize/maximize/close in Vista

Has your antivirus found anything when you scan?

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I have this weird and annoying problem that wont go away.

If i have ANY window open (windows explorer, internet explorer, etc.) i am unable to minimize, maximize, or close the window by clicking in the upper-right corner of any of the windows.

Can someone please help me out because it is very annoying.

Thanks!

A:Unable to minimize, maximize, or close open windows

Was it working when you first installed and if so when did it stop working and have you installed or changed anything prior to the problem?

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Hello once again,

Not long time ago I faced one problem with icons and the problem was solved fast so thank you for the fast and effective support once again.

Now I have installed theme Placebo Angst and it looks really sweet, but I faced one problem in it with my skype window, when skype login window appears the panel looks fine, but when Skype is loaded up it gets back to normal mode, so my question is there any tutorial how to modify it or maybe a refresh function somewhere to apply the panel as it is in all other windows?


Here is the image, top panel is skype and the bottom one is browser.

Thanks for any help in advance.
Martis.

A:Minimize Maximize Close Panel Configuration in Skype

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I downloaded and installed Skype made up a fake account and no matter what theme I used Skype sets it's own buttons, then I went through the program file with the resource hacker and could not find where those buttons images are, some programs have items like that coded in deep.

Jerry

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I am using Mr.Grims 'HUD' series themes and they all have sounds that run when a windows is maximized, minimized or closed and this has suddenly stopped working. No matter what sound I set to run on these events they are not triggered (As far as I can tell the trigger is the problem). I have removed the themes, run 'sfc /scannow' to revert all changes they have made, I have rolled back and updated my audio drivers, nothing works. I'm not exactly sure when they stopped happening though I think it was sometime today. I have been setting up my computer after getting a new SSD and have installed so many of my programs including most every program from office and would hate to have to redo it all. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Do Not Trigger Thier Sounds (Maximize, Minimize, Close)

1. Do you have sound when playing music or video?
2. Did you go into your Sounds properties to see which sound scheme has been (re)installed, if any?

Control Panel -> Sound -> Sounds tab -> Sound Scheme dropdown box.
What does it say there? From what I recall, even the default Windows 7 Sound Scheme did not have default sounds assigned for opening, closing, maximizing or minimizing individual windows.

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Hi!
My first post- Nice to meet you! ^ ^

I've tried searching the NET for info on how to move the Maximize/Minimize/Close buttons to the left- I failed! T_T

I'm left-handed. Previously on Windows 7 I somehow managed( don't ask me how, I can't remember) to move all buttons to the left site without third party software.
Now, I'd like to do the same with the new Windows 8.1. Do you know how I can do this by "raping" my System Files( Windows, system folders, third party apps- hard customization)? I saw an app somewhere, but it requires you to keep it activated( start up)- That's not what I want. I'm looking for a way to change/tweak their position forever! *curious*

I just can't get used to the "new" buttons-on-the-right system- On Windows 7 I had all my buttons on the left site for years!

Thanks in advance for your help! I appreciate your help- insane people with nerdy/geeky/experimental ideas are welcome. xD
See you around. ^_^

A:Move Minimize/Close/Maximize to the left- Windows 8.1 x64b

Hello Gennin,

Welcome to eightforums!

I'm not sure if some registry settings exist for that, but by not using any third party program for that is a challenge.

If you do remember how it was done it Win7, I'm pretty sure the same procedure should work on 8 or 8.1 as well.

In the meantime you can use a small program called LeftSider:
Move the Window Control Buttons to the Left Side in Windows

Cheers
Hopachi

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Hi,

Okay, so a week or so ago my computer started having this issue where the close/minimize/maximize buttons stopped working. The contents of the window itself are functional (like, if I am using Firefox I can still open and close tabs, work on the internet, etc.) but trying to close, minimize, maximize, re-size or drag a window doesn't work. It's almost like the window gets frozen and the only way to minimize/maximize/close said window is to open Windows Taskmaster or press the Windows key to open the Start menu. Lately, even the latter is not working - the Taskbar and Start menu become frozen and I am forced to go in through Taskmaster. The problem is not just with Firefox but with any window I have open - Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, etc.

Another issue I'm having which I think is related is that I cannot use drop-down boxes properly. I can navigate them using my arrow keys and pressing Enter, but trying to use the mouse causes the menu to disappear.

I thought it was an external mouse issue at first, but even just using the pointing device this problem persists for both the drop-down menu issue and the close/min/max issue. I am not getting any error messages. Virus scans and such tell me there is absolutely nothing wrong with my computer, as does the Windows FixIt. I have already run System Restore and it has also done nothing to alleviate the problem.

I'm really not a technical person so I'm not sure what information you... Read more

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Hi everyone,
The title sums pretty much all. When I work with MS Word, everything will be fine for 5, 10, 30 mins. Then, of all the sudden, the three button in top right of the screen start flashing like crazy. Even if I click on them it doesn't do anything, they just
keep flashing. Also I can't click on anything in the taskbar, everything is frozen except those three buttons. The only way I have found to get out of this is with the shortcut : WindowsLogo + D, to get to the desktop. And it can happen ten mins after
so I was wondering what to do to get rid of that.
Thanks for the help!

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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So, my buttons on the upper right window bar are missing?!

Only some programs.

So far:

Missing -
Explorer
BitComet
Photoshop
VLC Media Player

Not Missing -
Chrome

I'm totally baffled.

A:Missing Buttons (close, maximize, etc...)

If you click in the general location of max, min, does it do anything?

**EDIT** Also, what if you change your theme. Does it reappear? Then change it back.

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Running winxp up to date. Instead of the normal display of these buttons on the menu bar, minimize looks like a file folder, restore is a dark rectangle and close is an open square. Any drop down arrow might look like an hour glass (it is very small). The right arrows when you click on the desktop or the start menu look like computer mouses. Radio buttons might look like a wierd Q - hard to see even w/ my magnifier!! This computer only accesses the internet maybe 2x a wk during football season and the rest of the time it's for solitaire. I've rebooted but that did not help. McAfee runs weekly last on 10/30, spy sweeper last on 10/27.

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I typicalliy save a file I am working on and then just click the "X" in the upper right hand corner to exit a document. Should I forget to save, I generally receive a prompt asking if I want to save the document before exiting.

A friend insists that the proper procedure to exit a program is to click File then Close to properly close the program. He demonstrated by clicking the "X" to exit the program. When he double clicked the program icon on his desktop, the program opened to the document he was previously working on. (This doesn't happen with all software programs)His argument? "See it isn't really closed, if someone were to hack my computer via a wireless connection, they could see what I am working on so you should always use File, Close." I said "no problem because the wireless connection is encrypted with a password so someone cruisng WiFI's could access the connection anway."

I say the program document is closed when you use the "X" he insists it is still an open document. Anyone care to settle this one?
 

A:Solved: File "close" or Click "X" to Close Document

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As stated in the title, I was wondering how to do that? I heard something about using Resource Hacker to change the buttons but I am a newbie to these types of customizing and need some guidance.

Here's what my buttons look like now:
What I would like them to look:
Thanks!

A:How do I change windows shell buttons; eg:close,maximize

I use Window Blinds from Stardock:

Skin the Windows desktop interface with WindowBlinds

A picture of one of my themes;

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Is there some sort of software that can do this? Can't seem to find a decent tutorial on this that doesn't involve regedit.

A:How to get Mac close/minimize/mazimize buttons without using regedit?

I use Ave's Windows7 Style Builder to edit the .msstyles which is where those images are located in. This will not put them on the left side of Explorer they will still be on the right side where Windows has located them.
Do you already have the Mac buttons?
Jerry

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This problem just started recently.

Every time I open a site in Firefox, the Close and Minimize buttons are gone. (Firefox 35)

I can click F11 on and off, and they will reappear.

If I Minimize and Restore, the problem is back.

What's going on?

Thanks,

Paul

A:Firefox loses Close and Minimize buttons

Are you running in "full-screen" mode, i.e. did you push the middle "square" button (between minimize and close)?

Something strange with FF running full-screen mode, I've also observed on a friend's machine. The Bookmarks Toolbar disappears when running full-screen, at least sometimes on this friend's machine (but not on all machines).

Clicking on the "double-squares" button (to return to "windowed" mode) brings back the Bookmarks Toolbar.

So just go to "windowed" mode, and drag the outer edges of the FF window to almost the edges of the screen. This will keep you in "windowed" mode, but will give you almost the entire screen size just about the same as "full-screen" mode. And your anomalies may disappear.

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Hello:
 
I am using the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird. I am running Windows 7. I have been having a variety of strange problems this morning.
 
The minimize, maximize, and close buttons are not working on any browser, nor do they work in Thunderbird. To close out of these applications, I must right-click the item's icon on the taskbar and select close. If I am using Firefox, I can right-click on a minimize, maximize, or close button and select Restore, then I can minimize or maximize -- but only if I stay in the tab I am in. If I change tabs or open a new tab, the buttons do not work (unless I select Restore as described above).
 
Similarly, the buttons will work in Thunderbird if I right-click one and select Restore. Otherwise, they won't.
 
At the same time, I've noticed that I cannot move any icons around on my desktop. (Auto arrange icons is indeed unchecked.) Also, none of the buttons on YouTube (volume, pause, etc.) are working.
 
Any ideas? I've tried running Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro and neither detect any problems.
 
 
 

A:Minimize/Close Buttons not working in browser & email

Do you have any extensions or add ons like adblock plus?

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Strange.

Just happened all of a sudden. Brought up task manager, and all of a sudden the bar disappeared. I tried rebooting, but nothing else. Short of a reinstall I don't even know how to go about trying to repair it.

Any advice?

Screenie:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4631/70644901iy0.jpg

A:No minimize/restore/close buttons on task manager

Quote:





Originally Posted by einherjerelite


Strange.

Just happened all of a sudden. Brought up task manager, and all of a sudden the bar disappeared. I tried rebooting, but nothing else. Short of a reinstall I don't even know how to go about trying to repair it.

Any advice?

Screenie:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4631/70644901iy0.jpg




Hello einherjerelite,

Go to the folowing site and run #264.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Instructions can be found at the top of the page on how to merge this.

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I use Windows Classic Look. Is it possible to integrate Aero's Close/Restore/Minimize buttons with that theme (i.e. replace the buttons in the screenshot with those used by the Aero theme)?

Thank you.

A:Windows Classic Look + Aero's Close/Restore/Minimize buttons

Do not know for Aero, but you definitely can enlarge the buttons like this:

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I use Windows Classic Look. Is it possible to integrate Aero's Close/Restore/Minimize buttons with that theme?

Thank you.

A:Windows Classic Look + Aero's Close/Restore/Minimize buttons

Yaron, I apologize, but I'm not sure I understand exactly what you want, but maybe one of these tutorials is what you are looking for.
Desktop Composition - Enable or Disable

Convert to Windows XP Style

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Hello everyone!

Just made the full switch from XP to Win7 and everything is just fine and running well.
However there's one small thing that I don't like.

I use the standard Aero Skin and would like to increase the Min,Max & Close Buttons in the Explorer Window.

There's between the bottom ledge of the buttons and the bottom ledge of the title bar a small gap (See Screen), that i'd like to remove with increasing the size of the buttons.
Already edited the settings in "Window Color and Appearence" but unfortunely it's not completly to my wishes.
I'd like to keep the gap as small as possible.

It's not the design that disturbs me, it's more a practical issue with some Programs that I use that are docked to the top of my screen, while the titlebar is already out of the screen area.
Is there some Way to change that to my likings?

Thanx in advanced for your help.

A:Increase Min,Max & Close Buttons

I'm afraid there's no way to do that. I just tried and the bit below the buttons got bigger as well.

Oh, welcome to Seven Forums.

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Sometime over the last few weeks Google's "More" drop-down and its "Search Tools" menu items have quit working in IE10. The other buttons that let you select web, images, shopping, etc. still work properly.

The "More" and "Search Tools" buttons get focus when the mouse is over them and they animate when clicked but nothing happens. I have Google Chrome and Apple's Safari installed and the buttons work properly on these browsers.

I've googled it but most of the posts found are about a not-quite-the-same problem of the buttons just working momentarily. At any rate, I tried the fix [clearing cache and cookies] that some of the posters said worked but it didn't make any difference.

I've disabled all of the ad-ons and the problem is still there. I re-enabled each add-on one at a time and tried it but none of them had any effect.

I've disabled my Norton Security Suite and the problem still exists.

I've reset IE and, other than losing all of my saved passwords, it too made no difference.

I think this might be a useful clue.

I noticed that for all of the buttons that are working, when I pass the mouse pointer over them it displays a URL down in the status bar. However, for the two that are not working nothing is displayed. It appears that the controls associated with these buttons either don't exist or are being blocked.

Does anyone have the solution for this, or at least and idea of what the problem is?

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A:Google "More" and "Search Tools" buttons no longer working...

Hello Howard,

you can observe one thing here. All the menu items are just links. But More and Search Tools menu items are different. More is drop down menu and Search Tools also kind of drop down but with sub menu items.

So it seems like there are some script errors with your IE 10 browser.

But i am sorry, re installing IE is the only option i can suggest.

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