Did anyone ever notice the Wireless and Battery meters have a funny looking dark line down the right side of their meters? Today, I found it so very annoying that I dug around with Resource Hacker to find the offending PNG.
And so, with a bit of pixel bending, the dark line is now gone!http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/20/roflm.png
Here are the instructions:
Grab the modified PNG from here
It looks like a blank page but just aim for the right place and right-click > Save Picture As.
Using Resource Hacker (grab the 64-bit beta for 64-bit files),
replace the following images in the following files:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Access Connections\AcDeskBand64.dll
Resource PNG > 126 > 1033
C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMTR64V.DLL
Resource RT_RCDATA > 200 > 1033
Restart for it to take effect. (Or kill and restart necessary processes in Taskmanager, if you really don't want to restart.)
Your filenames and paths will vary. Other languages probably will see a different number in lieu of 1033. Some Reshacking experience required
Updated with detailed instructions for 64-bit systems:
1. Grab Resource Hacker (64-bit compatible) installer from here
2. Install and run it. =P
3. Open up the AcDeskBand64.dll somehow.
(I personally open the C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Access Connections folder in Windows Explorer and drag-drop the DLL into the Resource Hacker window.)
4. Click Action > Replace other Resource...
5. Open file with new resource... and open up the new 126v.png
6. Three textboxes should appear below. In those, enter:
7. Hit Replace. Do not attempt to save now; it'll fail because the AcDeskBandHlpr.exe is still running.
8. End the AcDeskBandHlpr.exe task through Task Manager.
9. In Resource Hacker, do a File > Save. This should work, but if it doesn't, just kill more relevant processes until it does
This works the same for PWMTR64V.DLL although the three textboxes take on RT_RCDATA, 200, 1033 instead.
Also, the process to kill is one of the rundll32's for the battery meter.
As an addition, there's one more PNG to replace for the battery meter for when the ThinkPad is actually unplugged; it is
RT_RCDATA > 202 > 1033
The second 202 PNG can be found here
Restart for all of the changes to take effect.