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Win8 orb 'black edition' by ap-graphik Win8 orb 'black edition' by ap-graphik
Win8 orb (black edition), a start orb for Windows 7, based on Internet Explorer 9

explorer.exe for Windows 7 64bits & 32bits (build 7600.16450) and SP1 (7601.17514) included !
Do not use with another version of Windows !

BMP and PNG included


Preview made with :

Windows theme not included : Soft7 2.0 by me and Clearscreen Sharp by ~K-Johnson

Icons not included : Token by ~brsev and kARÉ by me

Wallpaper not included : Groove by =kiko11

Taskbar Drop Shadow by ~sweatyfish


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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR START ORB :
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Method 1 :
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Use this tool to change the exe : Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria


Method 2 :
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add a "take ownership" shortcut to your right-click :)
[link]
and use the task manager, end explorer.exe, then browse and replace :)



Or you can use a resources hacker like ResHacker or Restorator in order to change the picture inside the explorer.exe (safest method !)

(C:Windowsexplorer.exe)






HOW TO CHANGE ICONS ON THE SUPERBAR :

First, place your shortcut on the desktop, change icon by : right-click > Properties > Change icons > browse..... > OK > OK
only then place this shortcut on the superbar,
and now it works. :)






I hope you like it !


Check my other start orbs
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:iconsheepilu:
Sheepilu Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could u make a white small arrow for windows 8? ;~;
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:iconiiramsa03ii:
IiRamsa03iI Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
i like ;3;
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:iconyosshi12341:
yosshi12341 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
so cute
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:iconalexanderheilmann:
alexanderheilmann Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
How do I change all my icons to fit eachother?
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:icondanielquan:
DanielQuan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow! I REALLY LOVE IT!
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:icondanielquan:
DanielQuan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow.... I love it! :)
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:iconrealfluxer:
RealFluxer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im new to this. I installed it, by using method 2. It works great by the icon is blue, how do I make it dark(black)?
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:iconrealfluxer:
RealFluxer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nevermind, fixed it.
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:iconopsforce:
OpsForce Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
oh i love this fine work mate
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:iconsaadpagal:
SaadPaGaL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
hi how u got those all black icons in the taskbar please reply :)) by the way nice start orbs ..
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thanks, everything is explained in the description :)
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:iconlepettit:
LePettit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
pink edition please
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
[link]

Not made by me but maybe it could suits you :)
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:iconcompbomb:
CompBomb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular!
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:icondme12:
dme12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thanks this is great! :D
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:iconmongrel:
mongrel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Any chance you could add a "small square" version that would fit inside a narrow taskbar?
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:iconryanthecardmaster:
ryanthecardmaster Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Hey, are this start orbs can be used with "Windows 7 Start Orb Changer"?
Sorry if my question is a little dumb, i'm still newbie a this object...

Thank you in advance man :D
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:icontommroper5:
TommRoper5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Good job! :D
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:iconechoes88:
Echoes88 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Hi!

those orbs are awesome, but seems im doing sdomething wrong here, cause the big size orb is blue on my desktop, and i guess it should be black, because the rest of the package are black.
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:iconjoergermeister:
Joergermeister Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Nice one! Thanks!
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:iconcollapsedmind:
CollapsedMind Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Nice. Fits my wallpaper perfectly.
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:iconmoonebam552:
moonebam552 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconigeneral:
iGeneral Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Just one word... awesome!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
:) thanks !
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:iconbigcyco1:
bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: nice work!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconbigcyco1:
bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :D
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:iconleandro1995:
Leandro1995 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks. I like the arrows :P
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:iconyellowragz:
yellowragz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Awesome Good, I like it very much, Thank you for your work ^_^
What is the theme that you use in Win8 Orb Big ? I think is not soft 7 is it ?
and what you use with speaker volume icon ? (at win8 orb (small arrow)) (i mean the program not the icon)

Thank You

GOD BLESS US
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:icontwistplok:
twistplok Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I like it very much.
Thanks for your work.
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:iconyayme:
yayme Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
You should make a white version of these. They would look REALLY great with Soft7, just a thought :)

Yayme aka TCA
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:iconsdkyron:
sdkyron Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
What he said !
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:iconneiio:
neiio Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This works great! Much thanks.
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:iconstalast1ck:
Stalast1ck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I just got a Windows update for SP1 and now my explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll or whatever has gone back to default so I need to change it back again, but I checked my version of SP1, it is (7601.17592) but in the read me it says only use the explorer.exe file with the exact same version of windows... will it still work or will you be doing an update?

Thanks
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I don't have that update yet... but I'll update the files if I get it.

For having done that once without knowing, I know you can use an old version without creating much problem, at least none appear during the short time this happened to me.

For the start orb at least there are some tools on dA to change it without changing the explorer.exe, and there is still restorator for example to change the pictures manually inside your own files.
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:iconstalast1ck:
Stalast1ck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thanks for the quick reply! I just used the older version explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll and it seems to be working fine (So far!)
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:iconcdmoris:
cdmoris Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
nice :+fav:
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:iconhmcide:
Hmcide Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
thanks, looks great
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:iconrock0:
Rock0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Top quality my friend! Great work!
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:iconpalmeiraant:
palmeiraant Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome work :)
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:iconducky108:
ducky108 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
lol could i have the png images please, its easier for me to use Start Orbz bc i can change from orb to orb profile
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
It's included :)
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:iconducky108:
ducky108 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
in a way yes but actually i wasnt just looking for single-image png files. Start Orbs didnt like the multiple icons it looked very odd
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:iconzurbaua:
zurbaua Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
beautiful work, Alex!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thank you very much :)

By the way, maybe I've been too negative ^^, I should submit it to Customizers, no ?
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:iconzurbaua:
zurbaua Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
you don' t check your messages, do you? Have you seen your position in #Customizers lately ?
well, if you are some kinda boss there.. don't! If you are just a member..maybe you act like one and submit it! :rofl:
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I do :D But I need time to answer to all my messages ^^
I'm not fast I know :D But I do 3 things at the same time (that sounds like an advertisement now... ok I stop that ^^)

I'll work on the rules :)
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:iconbtje:
Btje Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great man, ty
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:iconrizle:
Rizle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
THX - i used 6805
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