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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by CHUNKYLAD, Dec 30, 2001.

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  1. CHUNKYLAD

    CHUNKYLAD Thread Starter

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    i changed all the icons on my desktop to the ones of my choice but outlook express i cannot i get the message access denied
    please help
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    Have a look to see if that's read only. Right click on the icon and choose properties. If the read only box is checked, uncheck it.
     
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    thanx for the reply

    i deleteted the shortcut from desk top then went into programs and changed it there then made shortcut to desktop sorted

    is there any way i can change the icons in internet explorer or put some colour on i know i can change the skins but i had problems in the past doing that like to keep things simple now

    IF IT`S NOT BROKE DON`T MESS WITH IT


    thanx
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    What operating system are you using?

    Which icons did you want to change?
     
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    back/forward/stop/refresh/home/favorites/history/mail/print
     
  6. Mosaic1

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    Toolbar icons. I don't think so. Those are a part of the File Browseui.dll
     
  7. CHUNKYLAD

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    hey anything to make it look better?


    thanx
     
  8. Mosaic1

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    Such as making them all colored all the time? Yes. but be very careful. You can download and install a utility called Resource Hacker. Then go into Browseui.dll and remove the grey toolbar bitmap and replace it with the same one, only in color. I will give you a link to a site called Virtual Plastic. It has the information you are looking for. Be sure to make a backup of this file and know the DOS command to put it back in case you hose the project and cannot get back into windows. I changed my toolbar to colored buttons. I changed it back because I found it was hard on my eyes.

    http://www.virtualplastic.org/html/art_hack.html

    If you are not comfortabel, don't do it.
    Also, if you want to have IE toolbar Wallpaper, download this utility and use it.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/default.asp

    Look for Toolbar Wallpaper. This works for IE 6 too.

    If you want toolbar Wallpaper for Your regular windows folders that's possible too.
    Here's how:
    Open the registry and go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

    Click on toolbar. In the right pane create a new string value. Name it BackBitmap EDIT: Sorry. I typo'd in the registry file.
    Double click on it to modify.
    Modify it to the path of the bitmap you would like to use.

    For instance C:\windows\clouds.bmp
     
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