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This taskbar is my mod from original Bilbobrian's (Brian's) one.
I opened this thread in this section because some people told me to do it because it was a little hard to find, but the taskbar style is the same than the one posted in Blackstone section.

I made from scratch these last 2 versions (WM 6.5 and WM 6.5.X) because the "old" one was a little "dusty" and there were big issues especially in WM 6.5 version, because in the hurry to post it, I cabbed the same *.dlls of WM 6.5.X version , and the funny thing is that I noticed it only 2 weeks ago
Of course this is the main reason of all these problems.


This time I followed the steps of DarkNinja and I thought to make it "modular", so that there will be more chances to get it working.
Thanks to DarkNinja and his staff.


The taskbar is fully compatible CDMA and GSM.
I don't own a Leo, so I couldn't test it directly, but I have positive feedbacks from many devices: Blackstone, Leo, TP, TP2 and others.





The image above is from the Blackstone thread, but apart some little modification to some icons, there is nothing really new, except the new custom wait cursor.
Here is the animation...hope you like it





I will refine this opening post in the next days, just a matter of time, so at the moment I can only post 1 version of WM 6.5. This version has the white windows flag start icon skinned. The other versions with different start icons will be added when ready. I will also post the no_start patch.


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TO ALL OF YOU THAT WANT ONLY THE CUSTOM WAIT CURSOR:

No guys, there is no way to make a cab for only the custom wait cursor.
This is because the custom wait cursor graphics are into the file shellres.192.dll. Into this file reside also many of the taskbar icons and other miscellaneous graphics. If I make a cab with only the file shellres.192.dll and you install it, you will have my wait cursor, but you will have many of my taskbar icons as well. It's good if you use my taskbar (but if you use my taskbar you already have my cursor ), but if you use another taskbar....you can easily understand what can happen.
So this is why there's no way to make a cab that installs only the cursor.

I'm thinking about to make some colors variations of the cursor, but I think that I will make them for cookers (and who knows how to edit dlls) and I will post the 32bit bitmaps in the Windows Mobile Themes section.

I'm sorry.....but I'm explaining why this is impossible

Anyway, many thanks for the great interest for my custom wait cursor


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HOW TO INSTALL THE TASKBAR

1) - The taskbar has the certification inside, anyway the safest way to start the installation is to install sdkcert.cab first.

2)- Install the version matching with your OS. If you have the start button in the top left you are on WM 6.5. If you have the start button in the bottom left you are on WM 6.5.X.

3) -If you install the WM 6.5.X version, your volume icons will not be skinned.
You have to download the file dafunk HTCVolumeControl.dll Fixes.zip where inside you will find 4 different versions of HTCVolumeControl.dll:

dafunk HTCVolumeControl.dll 1920.1327.cab
dafunk HTCVolumeControl.dll 1920.3625.cab
dafunk HTCVolumeControl.dll 1921.3629.cab
dafunk HTCVolumeControl.dll 2011.3221.cab

You have to find which works good for you....you can still unistall it and install another fix if the one installed is not good.

4) - If you install the WM 6.5 version your volume icons will be skinned, but if you are experiencing strange issues with volume or similar, try to install the volume fixes how explained above.

5) - Perform a soft reset.

---- If in the place of the volume icons you have a black square, try to install: dafunk BlackBox Volume Fix.cab. ----


PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS POST WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE NEXT DAYS,
SO PLEASE BE PATIENT IF FILES AND INFO ARE CHANGING TOO OFTEN



EDIT: 16 April 2010 18:20
Created a *.zip file containing all the HTCVolumeControl.dll fixes because I added two more different.
I'm becoming a collector


Hope you like it....

Have fun(k)

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Please don't consider this my mod like "Dafunk's Taskbar".....the credits go entirely to Bilbobrian for his input....I only changed/added a few (a lot ) of icons.
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Many thanks to my friend Santod040 for his help to fix the CDMA.

 
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Glad you posted this Dafunk!
My favorite taskbar!
Thanks Santo
Now that I posted the taskbar I feel lighter.....it was tiring to write such a post LOL
I wonder how Co0kie does to write that kilometric posts like the CHT one.
I guess that if he doesn't have a very strong breakfast he risks to die during the post editing

Anyway...it's done.

Thanks again bud for your kind words

 
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May I ask how you unsign, sign and edit your dll's? I have had a problem since like a month back where some dll's just isn't working after I edit them.
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May I ask how you unsign, sign and edit your dll's? I have had a problem since like a month back where some dll's just isn't working after I edit them.
Sure you can ask!
To unsign I use Unsigner, to sign them I use msigner the last version I don't remember where I got it from. The previous version has the certificates expired. If you need it I can attach it.
For editing I use Restorator 2007, but sometimes misteriously it fails to open a *.dll. Then I try to open it with ResHack. Sometimes ResHack open it, sometimes don't....

I don't use PE explorer, because the way I need to use this resources editors, I found Restorator 2007 wonderful.

Feel free to ask artieq

Anyway, awesome taskbar....great work mate

 
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That's really strange, I do exact the same. When I try to edit heavy files such as shellres.192.dll they just break the whole taskbar, some icons don't show up so I have to put back the old one. I can edit MessagingRes.dll and stuff like that, which is strange.. But please upload your msigner folder because it must be something with the signing process.

EDIT: And thanks btw Same to you!
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Wow!!! can't wait to try your new NGTV Taskbar!!!
Your's is always the best man! I'm a big fan of your Funk'd b&w taskbar!!!
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