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Folder Background

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Once there was a autoit tool to change the background of a folder in windows explorer

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When this feature disappeared in vista there were 3rd party tools to do it in windows 7

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-folder-background-changer-released

http://aveapps.com/folderbg.html

 

But I cannot get them to work in Windows 8. ( is this maybe because the syslistview32 disappeared? )

Does anyone know how they could have worked or what to do to achieve this in w8? Any proposals are welcome.

 

regards

Blues

 


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

btw I tried some background changers for Windows 7.  I found them to be unstable.  Bongo created a theme from a basic Aero theme with "antique white" background color for the Explorer folder background.. which is all I wanted(to avoid "glare" of white background when using fractal flame wallpapers.)

He may be willing to do something for you.. if it's possible with W8.  I just got W8 in October.  I'm still playing catch up.  :)

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Thanks for your response. The thread you led me to ended up with no solution. As the OP and me need:

Custom Background PER FOLDER for storing metadata in those pictures ( its about productivity not styling )

I could not get the trial of "Stardocks Blinds" to run but anyway:

1. I guess it just works for all folders at once

2. Stardock is to heavyweigth ( not the costs but all the fancy stuff )

I am asking this in an autoit forum because I want to achieve the same effect with autoit of course. "Stardocks Blinds" and the others I mentioned demonstrate that it is possible to

change the background in a windows explorer. Even in Windows 8. The questions are:

1. How do they do it ( as the syslistview32 disapeared, obviously i  cannot as stardock to tell me their know how ^^ )?  

2. How to do with autoit?

Any other suggestions?

 

PS: MilesAhead can you ask your friend "Bongo" if he has a tip for us?


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

He does customization posts on here:  http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/

and here:  http://www.eightforums.com/customization/

He's very helpful to everyone.  You could put Attn: Bongo in subject line I suppose.  But I think he'd answer anyway.  No appointment needed.  He's very friendly and enjoys solving the issues.

Edit: Myself, I don't understand why Explorer is so hard coded.  There's a registry setting for app backgrounds, for example I put antique white for chromium browser.  But no comparable one I know of for Explorer.  It's really hard wired style hex bytes.  Crazy.

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Thank you, i will try and write back later


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