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Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5 by Kishan-Bagaria Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5 by Kishan-Bagaria

UPDATE : v5 has huge improvements in the orb replacing process, new option for debugging and many changes in the code.



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Windows 7 Start Orb Changer is a freeware from door2windows that allows you to change your start orb/button with just one click in Windows 7.

Features:


  • Allows you to change the orb in four different ways:

    • Context Menu

    • Drag & Drop

    • Change Button

    • Command Line (Syntax only contains orb location)

  • Works with all DPIs (If the orb is too big or too small it will automatically resize it)

  • Works with both x86/32-bit and x64/64-bit

  • Works with both PNG and BMP file formats

  • Can integrate with desktop context menu

  • Can integrate with PNG and BMP file formats' context menu

  • Allows you to change the orb in two different methods:

    • Memory Patching - Edits the start orb in memory which doesn't cause any UAC prompts

    • Resource Editing - Edits the start orb by replacing resources of %windir%\explorer.exe

  • Easy-To-Use & clean interface

  • Two modes for normal and advanced users

  • First & ultimate Windows 7 start orb changer available on the net
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Critique by Bongaboi Nov 17, 2010, 5:35:32 PM
"I'm a PC, and Windows 7 was my idea." Such is the nature of the current incarnation of Microsoft Windows, the incarnation we know as Windows 7. For a time, I was content with using the previous incarnation of the OS, known far and wide as Windows Vista. But later on, in comes this new version that has become accepted far and wide as a relevant OS, just like the predecessor before that and the predecessor before that and the predecessor before that. There is something about Microsoft Windows that makes you say: this is what computing is all about.

That being said, I like the tool that you brought out here on deviantART. Now users will get to customize their own start orbs and have fun with it. I can't wait to use this baby. Five stars across. This was badly due.
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this is a brilliant tool. Microsoft will do all they can to make the UI better, and yet it is the ability to customize the interface with tools like these that make it the best.

This tool is also extremely easy to use, and so it needs almost no input from a developer for users to be able to work it, which is more than can be said for some tools.

The program itself has an intuitive UI , and the wide vareity of options included lets individual users change the start orb in whatever way they want. Keep up the good work, Kishan Bagaria!
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:iconzerrado:
i got this , because after installing netframework 3.5 and 4,
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
You don't need to install both the frameworks. Only the latest version is sufficient, the latest version replaces all the previous versions.
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:iconstefixsrb:
It works for me but after reboot icon changes back to default... Solution?
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Rondey84 Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I am using Windows 7 64-bit. When I try to install/click on Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5.exe it says "Windows 7 Start Orb Changer Has Stopped Working". I don't know if u will reply my comment or not cause some people r also having the same problem and they have already commented abt it before me and u haven't replied to them yet. So if u don't reply then we shall assume that Windows 7 start Orb dose not works in a 64-bit windows 7. I don't know the reason why u r not Replying and if it really doesn’t works in 64-bit windows then u should not mention it in the description. We get our hopes up that we have something new, a new look to the old and boring windows. Pls help us or change the description. ThankYou.

 

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:iconjynx474:
Hmmm... I've a small problem that I think you might be able to help me with.

I run the program, click the change orb option, and Pick my Image file... Then instead of changing the start orb it opens a new window.
other than that nothing happens (I've also taken ownership of Explorer.exe if you need to know)
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:iconflo06:
Works perfectly on Win7 x64 SP1 (just need to verify files permissions)

Amazing work !! Thanks dude !!
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theTacolord Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic. Thanks a lot!
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ChiisanaENVY Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I use this, the start orbs in other user accounts gets changed too. And when they change it with a different one, the one in my user account gets changed as well. Help?
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:iconsuicidalturtle:
When I try to start the program it immediately stops working no what I do. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate if that helps.
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:iconsuicidalturtle:
Whenever I start the program it immediately tells me it stopped working, no matter what I do. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit if that helps.
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