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Hi all,

I have recently changed the height of my windows tool bar so it is now 2 bands high instead of the default one, the only thing is that the start button does not change size to match.  I would like to be able to change the size of the start button any ideas on how to do this.  I don't want to resort to using window blinds or any other program in the background.  I have seen that with windows API calls you can change the size but that is not permenant.  From what I have read the button text is stored in the explorer.exe so I guess also that button size is stored there to.  Any ideas on how to find these values or is it near impossible?

Thanks Grant
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BACKUP SYSTEM FIRST !!

you have to hack the explorer.exe file in the WINNT directory

download
resource hacker
http://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/
or
res builder
http://www.tgtsoft.com/prod_rb.php

and open explorer.exe and you will find the string inside , simply edit the logo by replacing the source with your new picture.

If you need more help ... please ask
wtrmk74
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Or you could learn to live with a windows start button that's a wee small.

Size isnae everything tha knows?
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Hi guys just got back from work and reading your suggestions, will try them in a minute
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Right I have had chance to have look.  Unfortunatley your suggestions only seem to cover changing the text and size (please correct me if I have this wrong) which is not really what I want.  I have seen some of the links that you guys have posted and some that I haven't so I was going to decrease the points if possible and give HippyWarlock 100 and wtrmk74 75 if that is ok with you guys?

Thanks
Grant
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NP - Points are the shine on the pearl, the essence is helping the questioner (Spanish Inquisition would love ppl like me).
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