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Win8 orb 'big arrow' by ap-graphik Win8 orb 'big arrow' by ap-graphik
Win8 orb (big arrow), 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 : Token by ~brsev

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 (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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:iconbtnh108464:
BTNH108464 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
totally awesome design, love the color.
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:iconbensow:
BenSow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Featured! [link] Awesome work!
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:iconreincairnation:
Reincairnation Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Very nice, thanks!
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:iconmuffink1ng:
MUffink1ng Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
i cant download anything :( why not?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
This deviation is a start orb and you can absolutely download it, what would you want more ? :)

(beside everything that is written in the description...)
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:iconeyesofaraven:
EyesOfARaven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Looks particularly brilliant with ClearScreen Sharp.
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:icontestsubject1342:
TestSubject1342 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Good work though, I wish I could make start orbs.
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:icontestsubject1342:
TestSubject1342 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I have one that looks like this, but it's not an arrow, it's a square. I'll stick with that one. It goes along well with my theme. :D (it's a windows 8 theme)
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:iconario94:
ario94 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks ^^
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:iconsh3bang:
sh3bang Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Great1
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:icondaweirdguy:
DaWeirdGuy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
hey, i am new at this; but its a really nice orbr! and i wanted to know if i could use it for some tutorials maybe? i will give you rights a the end of the video, and the link in the description to your orb :D really amazing orb
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thanks !
Yes, you can definitely use it for a tutorial :)
Don't hesitate to send me the link to it once it will be ready.
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:iconjxyvxx:
Jxyvxx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I love it. Cheers mate.
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:iconvin1094:
vin1094 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   Writer
This is THE shit. xD Amazing efforts. :D Could you please be more specific on how to change the icons? Thanks a lot
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:iconvin1094:
vin1094 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   Writer
Meaning, where do I get those cool icons? thanks
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Updated :)
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:iconducky108:
ducky108 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
heyy wait is this from mine? [link]
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
:) I made mine a year ago : [link] so I could ask the question to you :D

Also, I'm not sure how could I use your work for mine, there not the same you know...
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:iconducky108:
ducky108 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
lol the look similar:D
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:iconrodriguezadam11:
rodriguezadam11 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i need help with the icons. i changed the start button but what about the toolbar? how do you change the toolbar? plz answer... also please be specific
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I really think everything is in the description, the Windows theme, and even an explanation on how to change the icons in the superbar, ... I don't know what I could add... But if you've got a suggestion I'll think about it.
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:iconbunny-inside:
bunny-inside Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect!
Minimal and cool!
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:iconscrewed01:
Screwed01 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
would be nice to have the arrow pointing down for those who have their taskbar on the right or left side
other than that it looks fantastic
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Sure ! But it's impossible I think. For this start orb for example, the orb is at maximum on the left inside the bmp but ti's still far from the left border of the screen. So I'm not sure how to fix that...

Thanks :)
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RebusBebus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
man it look realy nice! but i cant change it. Can u explain me how to do it pls! Cause ive used Win Theme Instaler, but it doesnt work, i place new explorer.exe and nothing changes=((( i tried to use ur 2nd method, but i cant understand whats that "old trick"? and the link in 3rd method seems to be broken!
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ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
You certainly use a zoomed font, 125% or something.
It's not something default, you've changed it yourself in the first place, find the way to change it back. And if ,you like the size of your zoom, I'm sorry but my orbs are not available for that size :/
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Phendrome Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Actually, if you install Windows 7 on a laptop with 1680x1050 resolution or higher, it is usually default with 125%. That happened to me anyway, and my laptop is a 17" 1680x1050.
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Ow ok ! Thanks for noticing :)
Even if that won't make me do the 125% for every start orbs, but at list now I know !
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:iconrebusbebus:
RebusBebus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
hey man thats ok ive downloaded Reshack and made it!anyway tnx
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:icontomhedd:
tomhedd Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Awesome! Just waiting for the Small Arrow! ;)
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:iconryanzstar:
RYANZSTAR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Yeah, it worked! Thanks.
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:icontbenmcp:
tbenmcp Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
oh yes, this what I am talking about! you ROCK! :handshake:

Thank you very very much much much.....! you are da BEST!
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:icontbenmcp:
tbenmcp Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
oh by the way, it's much better than win7 big arrow (grey/silver) one...
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:icondaniel-yan:
Daniel-yan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! ^^
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:iconallucard9:
Allucard9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
superb! great orb buddy :)

:peace:
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Thanks ! :)
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:iconpziig:
pziig Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
in use.. very good
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:iconstalast1ck:
Stalast1ck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I just jizzed in my pants. This is so insanely good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111
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:iconstalast1ck:
Stalast1ck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Will you be doing a small icon version?
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:iconstalast1ck:
Stalast1ck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
How about small black?!!?!? 1 1 1 1 11 ?!?!
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:iconampangel:
ampangel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sexy. Doesn't fit the VS I am using right now (Wave), but it has potential on many others I will be using. :)
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:iconfalanga:
falanga Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Nice ! Me likes =P
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:iconphlooo:
Phlooo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Using it right now, looks beautiful with Shine 2.0 VS ! Thanks !
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:iconlamedoo100:
lamedoo100 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
sorry i meant YOU, could you make the black version?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Oh ^^ Well, that's a really nice idea :) It could go very well with Clearscreen sharp by the way.
I'll work on that at the same time as doing the small version. That will do a bunch of start orbs in the end :D
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:iconphendrome:
Phendrome Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
... and we like that! :D
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