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[Feature/Mod.] Transparent bars for WM6.1 and WM6.5! [builds >= 20757]

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By Ham3r, Senior Member on 16th March 2010, 10:33 PM
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Transparent Sotfkeys and Task Bars for WM builds higher than 20757 or equal (6.1, 6.5..)
tested on 20757, 20764, 21014, 21015, 21042, 21502, 28544 and 19588!
  • Method

    I show that on screenshot:


    Althought is not always the same place in code.

    sooo..

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    Open .data sector (S001) in shell32.exe module, search a same hex code:

    Quote:

    FF 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF

    Selected fragment is a value of taskbar transparency.
    In below screenshot is at the 0x9A0 offset

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    Similarly for aygshell.dll
    Open .data sector (S001) in aygshell.dll module, search a hex code:

    Quote:

    FF 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF

    Selected fragment is a value of softkeys transparency.
    In below screenshot is at the 0x750 offset.

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  • Transparency Value

    We can adjust transparency from 0x00 to 0xFF, where 0x00 is a maximum transparency (shell don't show bars),
    0xFF is a no transparency (normal);
    0x80 is a medial level of transparency, when bars looks exactly as those in Cotulla Magican ROMs.


  • Results


WM 6.1:





WM 6.5.5:



That method is mainly for ROMMakers and advanced users.
Requires ROM dump.



This feature is used in my beta ROM called "H3r4":
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=646217


Please don't copy text and screenshot's without my permission.
by Ham3r

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17th March 2010, 12:43 AM |#2  
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That's genius, nice work!
17th March 2010, 01:17 AM |#3  
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pretty cool, but i cannot seem to be able to copy shell32.exe from my device, tried to open it from current location, and again i get an access denied message
any instructions?
17th March 2010, 04:29 AM |#4  
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where are the exact location of these 2 files?
17th March 2010, 04:41 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by camper

where are the exact location of these 2 files?

\Windows folder

but as i said, i havent been able to copy or access these files
17th March 2010, 05:16 AM |#6  
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it looks like you have to hex edit the modules....can't just pull them out of your windows folder.
17th March 2010, 05:26 AM |#7  
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yeah, i know, but the hex editor wont open the file, thats where i got the access denied..
17th March 2010, 09:00 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cchr

yeah, i know, but the hex editor wont open the file, thats where i got the access denied..

That mod require dumping ROM.. and flash it. Without flashing it's doesn't work.. (shell doesn't start).
17th March 2010, 02:26 PM |#9  
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..so you decided to tell them method, ham3r...
(jak widzisz, panowie nawet nie wiedz─ů, ze to info dla kucharzy...)

btw, it's not applicable for testing with samWMEmuKitchen v0.2b and dumped emu rom's, interesting, there are 00's there.

upd: do not use vistahidebatterygauge with that mod, it will make glitched pixels around icons on taskbar.
17th March 2010, 03:13 PM |#10  
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Are the taskbars still transparent when running manila?
17th March 2010, 04:28 PM |#11  
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Are the taskbars still transparent when running manila?

Yes, without chome too
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