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    HI Poddzapp, OK I had a look at your startisback theme style with WSB and found it was missing some images in the taskband for the left, right and center uncombined task item buttons also the was none for the small task item button. also a couple of panels in the start menu. I dont really have any experience with making startisback styles and just figured out you must place it in the startisback styles to use it with other themes, am i right? anyway add the rest of the missing buttons and see if that makes a difference. If your unsure open a theme with WSB that has all the buttons and Start and use it as a reference.
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    I very much appreciate you taking a look at it! Regarding the missing panels in the start menu - I'm fairly certain I removed them myself as I use a very scaled back start menu, it's basically just a black left panel with a list of all my applications. I'm going to take a look at the missing taskband buttons and see if I can figure something out regarding that!

    You're absolutely correct about Startisback themes. They go in the program folder\Styles while the Windows one goes into Windows\Resources (which of course you know). The Startisback theme seems to take precedent which means it overrides the Windows theme, which, in my case, means that the start menu and taskbar are skinned even though there no such resources in my Windows theme file. I've found it to work very smoothly like that, even though it's a bit tougher to maintain, but still, no major drawbacks.
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    No Worry's Mate, Im always interested in new/old things to learn about. It's a great idea if you want to use your own Start menu on all your themes. I didn't understand at first, but now I get it. Yeah If you add the rest of the buttons it should work, also it might help if you add some more buttons to the task item buttons so you have 10 Solid Buttons instead of just 7 solid buttons for the glow problem. ps: I wouldn't mind another look at it when you get it sorted, just out of Curiosity .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poddzapp View Post
    I very much appreciate you taking a look at it! Regarding the missing panels in the start menu - I'm fairly certain I removed them myself as I use a very scaled back start menu, it's basically just a black left panel with a list of all my applications. I'm going to take a look at the missing taskband buttons and see if I can figure something out regarding that!

    You're absolutely correct about Startisback themes. They go in the program folder\Styles while the Windows one goes into Windows\Resources (which of course you know). The Startisback theme seems to take precedent which means it overrides the Windows theme, which, in my case, means that the start menu and taskbar are skinned even though there no such resources in my Windows theme file. I've found it to work very smoothly like that, even though it's a bit tougher to maintain, but still, no major drawbacks.
    HI Podzzapp, OK here you are I added the missing buttons for you and tried it out and it seems to be working alright, but looking at the start menu it looks a bit Jacked up you might want to add those other panels that you left out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkuz View Post
    HI Podzzapp, OK here you are I added the missing buttons for you and tried it out and it seems to be working alright, but looking at the start menu it looks a bit Jacked up you might want to add those other panels that you left out.
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    Appreciate it! The buttons are looking the way I want them to now, but I still can't seem to get rid of the glowing application icons. I couldn't help but noticing that your "Pictures" tab in the screenshot has the same type of yellow glow to it compared to the other tabs.

    I did try removing my taskband buttons completely and the glow was still there. It's also visible using other themes which leads me to believe that this is not a theme issue but rather a Windows one. The Accent color seem to affect the taskband applications when using the standard Windows theme. I've set mine to the darkest possible but there's still some glow to the buttons.

    What bothers me the most is that it's not consistent but seem to depend on the icon of the app itself. A red app icon produces a red glow for example. The Accent color among others can be changed via the registry so I'm gonna take a closer look at that and see if there's anything in there that can explain this phenomena.
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    No Worry's Poddzapp, Yeah If you can disable the Default colors in the Reg Editor it might go away. Its defiantly a windows thing, The only other thing I could Suggest is Make the Task item buttons Solid and see what happens and or try changing the highlight colors for them.
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