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    System tray arrow


    Anyone have any idea how to make sys tray arrow transparent? I don't want to remove system tray i just want to hide it so i still have access to icons in it.Thx in advance.
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    System Tray Arrow ??
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by korant View Post
    Anyone have any idea how to make sys tray arrow transparent? I don't want to remove system tray i just want to hide it so i still have access to icons in it.Thx in advance.
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    Either you're showing the arrow or all the icons, I have not found a way to hide it.
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  4. #4


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    Welcome to the Eight Forums

    If you feel up to it you can edit the .msstyle with a resource hacker and edit the image making it transparent.
    I would suggest that you would start a new custom theme so you do not corrupt the original look at Post #38 Here it will show you how(that is Windows 7 but it would be the same way in Windows 8)

    This would be creating a custom theme then and you would have to do the following:

    Download UxStyle_Core For Windows 8 and later operating systems
    UxStyle
    Turn off UAC User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8 reboot, install UxStyle reboot.


    To give you the correct image numbers I will need you to go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero folder and get a copy of the aero.msstyles and put it in a zip folder and post it here.

    If it seems too hard I could do it for you and post it here.

    Let me know.
    Jerry
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    Posts : 7
    win8


    Quote Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
    Welcome to the Eight Forums

    If you feel up to it you can edit the .msstyle with a resource hacker and edit the image making it transparent.
    I would suggest that you would start a new custom theme so you do not corrupt the original look at Post #38 Here it will show you how(that is Windows 7 but it would be the same way in Windows 8)

    This would be creating a custom theme then and you would have to do the following:

    Download UxStyle_Core For Windows 8 and later operating systems
    UxStyle
    Turn off UAC User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8 reboot, install UxStyle reboot.


    To give you the correct image numbers I will need you to go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero folder and get a copy of the aero.msstyles and put it in a zip folder and post it here.

    If it seems too hard I could do it for you and post it here.

    Let me know.
    Jerry
    Oh wow that would be great!Thank You so much.
    I have downloaded and installed UxStyle and turned off UAC.
    The .msstyles file is in attachment.
    Waiting for further instruction.
    Thank You again and happy new year
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  6. #6


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    I went ahead in edited it for you and put it in a zip folder at the bottom of this post, extract the zip folder and put both the korant theme folder and korant.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes it will show up in Personalization under Installed Themes as korant Enjoy.

    Jerry
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    win8


    Thank You for Your hard work i really appreciate it;however it doesn't work for me.
    This is how it looks when i press tray arrow:
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    And this is how it looks when i bring some window to front(for example Presonilization):
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    As You can see arrow itself is still white and the window border has changed to black.
    Is there any chance to correct it?Or did i do something wrong?
    Thanks yet again.
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  8. #8


    If you're talking about hiding your taskbar, all it's icons and arrow to customize the active icons, it's easy.
    Is this what you want at the bottom of your screen? Nothing. Until you move your mouse down there.
    Just right click your taskbar & select Properties
    Check Auto-hide my taskbar
    Click OK
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  9. #9


    You can hide it.

    Open the notification area from the arrow and click customise, or go through the Control Panel - notification area.
    Click the item at the bottom "Always show all icons..etc." and then OK.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    win8


    @pcRat
    @davehc
    Thank You guys,but that is not what i want.I already know about those options,they are there since like Windows 2000
    Bongo understood what i want.
    Thanks for the effort though.
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