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Possible to remove title bar and frame?

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Possible to remove title bar and frame?

Post by wrybread » Mon May 28, 2007 10:44 pm

I'd like to remove the title bar of an application, and the frame, so the contents of the main window have no frame at all. I've removed the menu bar easily with Restorator, but can't figure out how to remove the other two components.

Is this posisble with Restorator? If not, can anyone think of another way to do it?

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Post by florian » Wed May 30, 2007 2:39 pm

Hi,

most applications will create the main window "on the fly", and not from a resource. You would have to have the source code of such programs, or hack their machine code, to change the visible appearance. The last way to change the look of programs is by programming a program that will modify other program's look.

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Post by wrybread » Wed May 30, 2007 3:31 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'm pretty good with the Python programming language, I don't imagine you can see a way to do this with Python?

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Post by florian » Wed May 30, 2007 3:47 pm

depends, you need a way to access the Windows API, and then a function like "GetWindowLong" or so to subclass the window. Also you need to first enumerate the windows to find the window handle of the window you want to modify.

I don't know if Python gives access to the Windows API.

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