How do I get windows 7 exit buttons in windows 10

May 23, 2017 at 18:36:10
Specs: Windows 10, 8 GB 4 CPU cores
I REALLY like the windows 7 home exit, minimize, and maximize buttons. I have windows 10. I think windows 10 is better, but I think windows 7 home exit buttons are awesome. How would I get these in windows 10?

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#1
May 23, 2017 at 20:37:52
Please? Someone? I need help with this

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#2
May 23, 2017 at 22:00:03
Since you are referring to Home button then you are referring to your browser, not Windows 10. Windows 7 default browser is Internet Explorer but Windows 10 default is Microsoft Edge. You can also use Internet Explorer but you give up many advantages that Edge has over IE. You can also try Firefox to see if you like it better. It uses all of those buttons and you can even activate the full menu bar (File, Edit, View, etc.) on top if you like that.

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#3
May 24, 2017 at 07:38:48
if you're so used to windows 7 build windows 9.5 from your windows 10 :D

https://linustechtips.com/main/topi...

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#4
May 24, 2017 at 08:42:38
What browser are you using then - it sounds like you are using "Edge"? In Internet Explorer and Firefox you can get many options by right clicking near the top just below the address bar. You can invoke Internet Explorer if you like or any alternative browser can be downloaded. As Fingers says Edge does have advantages but like you I rather miss the tools. There seems to be a push for dumbing down things - presumably because options confuse some folk. Glitz rules.

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#5
May 24, 2017 at 11:02:11
I am not talking about browsers. I want ALL my applications to have the windows 7 home exit buttons. Is there any software that will do this

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#6
May 24, 2017 at 11:53:57
Then I'm having a job to properly understand what you mean by "windows 7 home exit buttons". Google didn't help when using that phrase (not even images). Have you a working Win 7 machine you can get a screenshot from or a link to a website which shows them? Perhaps there is some closer terminology.

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#7
May 24, 2017 at 17:14:08
If you are referring to the '- [] X' in the top right corner of all windows, Windows 10 also has these. I use Windows 7 at home but Windows 10 at work and even Edge browser and all windows have these items to minimize, maximize, and close so I do not know what you are referring to either. Please explain better.

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#8
May 24, 2017 at 17:28:13
If you're asking about these buttons (upper right corner), then you're asking about IE11 which is included in Win10. Here's what the default EDGE browser looks like. Unless you're asking about Windows Explorer?

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#9
May 25, 2017 at 06:47:55
I have all windows 10 exit buttons in the top right of ALL my applications. Is there any way I can change these out for theses exit buttons(top right corner):

https://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/e...


I know I can't get the aero theme, but just the "- [] X" look cool

I hope this helps :D


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#10
May 25, 2017 at 06:52:10
"Then I'm having a job to properly understand what you mean by "windows 7 home exit buttons". Google didn't help when using that phrase (not even images). Have you a working Win 7 machine you can get a screenshot from or a link to a website which shows them? Perhaps there is some closer terminology."


I don't think many of you understand this: "Windows 7 Home" is a version of windows and I want the exit buttons in the top right corner (-[]X). I know all browsers have different home buttons.

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#11
May 25, 2017 at 07:20:30
"I don't think many of you understand this: "Windows 7 Home" is a version of windows"
What a nonsensical thing to suggest, especially to long term regulars.

When several people don't understand something the common factor is the person describing it. I see now it is because you didn't put a comma after the word "home" or "Windows 7 home" in quotes. People were therefore trying to work out what you meant by a "Home button" or maybe a "Home Exit button". It just shows the importance of punctuation.

Where is this lack of a corner X or Max/Min button? They have been on almost every Window of every version of Windows since at least Win 95 and still are. Maybe the top of your Window is off screen.

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#12
May 25, 2017 at 07:35:33
What do you mean?

Is there any system file that contains the icons for the exit buttons, and if so, could I change these to windows 7 exit buttons?

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#13
May 25, 2017 at 07:36:51
I've just re-written my post so try again.

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#14
May 25, 2017 at 07:39:18
Ummmm.... I currently have exit buttons, I just want to change them.

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#15
May 25, 2017 at 07:41:35
"I just want to change them"
Into what?

Have they suddenly arrived?

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#16
May 25, 2017 at 07:43:44
I want to change default windows 10 exit buttons to windows 7 exit buttons, and the same with all the other icons (minimize and maximize). These buttons always were there

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#17
May 25, 2017 at 08:48:59
So lets make sure we've got this. You do have all of the buttons but you want to change the style of them to that of Windows 7 - is that right?

If that's what you want I don't think anyone has produced a program that changes MS Windows 10 appearance to that degree. I doubt there would be much demand for it.

I'm sure if anyone else of knows of something they will pipe up.

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#18
May 25, 2017 at 09:24:16
OK. If there is no program doing this, then I could probably do it manually. One more question. What is the name of the file that contains the icon of the exit button? If you know it, then I could change the icon by downloading the windows 7 icons.

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#19
May 25, 2017 at 09:43:46
I don't know of any such file. This is likely to be something written deep into the heart of Windows operating system and MS don't disseminate that sort of detail. You won't just find some ico file or exe file that you can replace like you would in a program.

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#20
May 25, 2017 at 12:07:03
I actually found a program that makes windows 10 look like windows 7 WITH AERO GLASS. I am in the very latest version of windows 10 and I now have aero glass + windows 7 exit buttons. The software is called Stardock WindowBlinds. There is a free trial and then it costs money, but it is awesome. here is a screenshot of how it looks:
<img src="http://imgh.us/Screenshot_(17)_4.png" />

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#21
May 25, 2017 at 13:08:11
These GUI elements are not icons but in Windows 10 are characters defined in the Segoe MDL2 Assets font. The name is different in older versions of Windows and I expect the contents are quite different, and not just in appearance. Replacing these characters is not simple and something I have never attempted. I would not consider this a practical option unless you have considerable knowledge and skill in such matters. Also understand that the font doesn't fully define it's appearance. The program using it has quite a bit of flexibility with this.

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#22
May 25, 2017 at 14:31:38
Re #20

Good for you then.

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#23
May 25, 2017 at 15:30:38
This is open source therefore free:
https://www.rainmeter.net/

Not so sure it does want you want but you might care to check it out.
More info here:
http://lifehacker.com/5828789/how-t...

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#24
May 29, 2017 at 14:18:20
Sorry for taking so long to respond, but @Derek, even though it does not change exit buttons it does look cool, so thanks :)

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#25
May 29, 2017 at 16:45:08
"even though it does not change exit buttons"

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