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  1. https://aka.ms/AAkad6m (Insider users only) Why is this important? Microsoft does have a first-party solution for customizing the UI of Microsoft Windows: .msstyles (patent no. US7565611). Most of the .msstyles files found on the internet are created using third-party tools such as msstyleEditor by nptr. Unfortunately though, these themes are usually unsigned or not signed properly and require a third-party patcher to work. Microsoft's Theme Packager is the only software that can generate proper .msstyles files that are signed. It can even sign existing .msstyles files which is a nice relief for the .msstyles community. However, Microsoft kept this tool a secret for over 15 years, nowhere to be found on Microsoft's website. If Microsoft were to release this tool now, that would be a massive improvement for the .msstyles community.
  2. Hi, I'm trying to code a way to skin the Windows 10 taskbar (it's basically the only thing missing now). Right now the only thing I was able to do is use SetWindowCompositionAttribute on the MSTaskListWClass/Shell_TrayWnd to make the taskbar transparent and then place a borderless window under everything and painting the current theme with OpenThemeData and so on, but it's obviously far from an elegant solution. So I'm trying to hook into explorer and add a subclass so I can add my code to the WM_PAINT event. I was able to get my DLL loaded in explorer.exe but when I add my subclass it hangs because of a new security mechanism in 64 bit Windows 8.1+. Was anyone able to do this without significantly changing security settings?

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