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Win8 orb 'square for Windows 7 by ap-graphik Win8 orb 'square for Windows 7 by ap-graphik
Win8 orb (square), a start orb for Windows 7, made in the style of Internet Explorer 9

last version of explorer

explorer.exe for Windows 7 64bits & 32bits (build 7600.16450) included !
Now with the last SP1 versions !
DO NOT USE WITH ANOTHER VERSION of Windows !!

BMP and PNG included


Preview made with :

Windows theme not included : Soft7 2.0 by me

Icons not included : kARÉ by me

Wallpaper not included : bebequ3 by art-styles

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 old trick by using the task manager, end explorer.exe, then browse and replace :)


Method 3 : (thanks to yayme)
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[link]



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

(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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:iconcaohungs3i:
caohungs3i Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
nice
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
thanks :)
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:iconanujjangra:
anujjangra Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
how to download it
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
There's a download button on the right of this page, the green arrow ;)

I know deviantArt should change it to make it more visible, you're not the first to ask, but I can't do anything about it myself..
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:iconanujjangra:
anujjangra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
how i change/modify my windows 7 as i know only 2 things orb and rainmeter tell me more features like these
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:iconopsforce:
OpsForce Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
awesome
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:iconazerpin:
Azerpin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How To Modify My Icons On The Taskbar Please ! The Method That You Posted i didn't get it :p
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:iconadhyjayadii:
adhyjayadii Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
WOW GOOD!!!!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thanks ! :D
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:iconliangweiweiwei:
liangweiweiwei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
AMAZING!
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:iconcondedooku:
condedooku Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
nice nice!!!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Updated :)
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:iconplayforreal:
playforreal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I cant install the theme with any of the options that you said :S
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:iconxsilverxdark:
xsilverxdark Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
You have to right-click the Theme Installer and press 'Run as Administrator'
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
The first method work for 64 bits, I'm using it myself :)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Well, first it's not a theme, it's only the start orb.
And the first method has to work...
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:iconrose-76:
Rose-76 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Need Update on SP1 :heart:
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:iconl-0688:
L-0688 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
-AMAZING!
-Do you have it in small size?
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:iconfrancisforward:
FrancisForward Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Great, like it ;-)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Thanks ^^
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:iconmishkigammi:
mishkigammi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I really like Soft7 2.0 beta 1. I hope Soft7 2.0 and orbs will be for Windows 7 SP1 (7601)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
As soon as the SP1 will officially be released I'll update them for the x64 version, and I'll try to grab an x86 version to update it as well.

Thanks :)
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:iconultrav0ice:
ultrav0ice Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
keep up the good work!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
:) thanks !
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:icongiorgiopan:
GiorgioPan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
cool
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconmankeluvsit:
Mankeluvsit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
can you make a smaller verion? [:

[link]
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:icontrad3marx:
Trad3marX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Nice, waitin for Soft 2.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks

Soft7 2.0 is in a good way, I've just finished the superbar on bottom and the start menu, and they are 100% finished ^^ (all the states of buttons, combined or not, they're now white and not light gray, etc...) And the start menu, as wanted, is darker and now readable whatever you could got as background :)).
The caption buttons are also 100% complete ^^
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maxxdogg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
good:P but i doesnt match to Your Kare icons;p orb is too glassy and your icons are mat:)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
The main difference is the shadow ;)

I only did it by request :) and it's not made in the kARÉ style
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:iconmaxxdogg:
maxxdogg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
i know:) but if U made a Kare style square and round blue orb (without glass effect) it would be better than Your grey orbs:)
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:iconalexander-gg:
Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Square looks very nice! :)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks, I think it's the most popular ^^
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, cause it's looks just great! :)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Hehe, thanks :)
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:icon1md-tastless:
1mD-TasTLeSs Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Nice start orb i love it :D
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconfatezoom:
FateZoom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Interface Designer
very nice, Alex.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks ^^
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:iconlukeedee:
Lukeedee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Very nice :) like this one better than the round one. fits with your icons better.
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:iconfg123:
fg123 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
Woo! Epic. Too bad I can't request kare icons. :P My taskbar will be complete if I can. -.0 Ah well. I might look into using the small one. The big orb just doesn't fit...
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:iconisgie:
isgie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Awesome! Looks really uniform now.
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:iconkroonberg:
KroonBerg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking good! Can't wait for Soft7 2.0 :)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks Simon ^^
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:iconvoyager9600:
voyager9600 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Nice ! :D
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks ! ^^
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:iconbesq:
BesQ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice =)
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