i've tried everything i can think of, using tga, bmp, also change the top glass, delete the top glass etc, nothing works
Try this: Delete the code for the Address Field sections (all 3 parts: Normal, Green and Red if you've skinned them) and leave the Search field background. If left blank, the address field will use the same image as the search field.
i did as suggested, but it didn't work either.
it's okay, now i know i dont need to look for something that doesn't exist.
actually i'm just curious since i saw some themes with uxthemepatcher have no limit in customizing every parts of windows, wb used to be like that years ago.
I very rarely skin the address bar. I don't care much for a state change on mouseover......especially because it doesn't actually work like it's supposed too (there should be 4 states according to the help button: Normal, Mouseover, Disabled, and Focus) Disabled state doesn't work and what's the diff between focus and mouse? Is focus "active but not mouse"? Dunno. One more example of inconsistent terminology/mislabeling/legacy functions.
agree in terms of functionality, but the default bar is huge, just look at the comparison, not very fond of it.
i like that the bar is slightly narrow in normal state and widens when i hover my mouse over, but this huge white box ruined everything
anyway, thank you for answering my question, at least much clearer for me now about what can be done and what can't.