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April 7th, 2006, 11:17 PM
Okay, once again, feeling brave I decided to install and try litestep today. Looking through about 500 skins to pick the perfect one. Except loading windows was painfullly slow. And the fact that I don't have winamp doesn't help much either. I don't think Litestep is for me.
I once had WindowsBlinds, and that worked great. Is there any freeware that would do the same thing? I guess all I am looking to do is change the ancient Windows XP bubbly thing.
April 8th, 2006, 12:14 AM
u can use the builtin MS visual styles.
first u need to patch the uxtheme.dll (u can either replace the file manually or use Uxtheme Multi-patcher 5.0 (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/UXTheme-MultiPatcher.shtml))
then go to deviantart or other site with visual styles and find one u like
after downloading teh visual style, extract the folder or files to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
if successful, ur new style should be accessible via teh display properties > appearance (tab)
April 8th, 2006, 02:38 PM
if you use the uxtheme patcher you can use these themes and many more
and here's a transformation pack, i haven't used it but it was posted at neowin (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showforum=36)
you can also change your icons and use a dock, like Mac's use.
April 9th, 2006, 12:56 AM
uxtheme patcher is t3h aw35om3.
Seriously. And Deviantart. 5 hours later, I finally decided on a Vista-like theme. future+now= good.
Thanks all. Though, Opus looks really intriguing... I have a few wallpapers that I might want to use that with in the future.
About 6 hours later, I even hacked myself a new winlogon. Windows is finally starting to look a whole lot prettier.
Much thanks all.
April 10th, 2006, 10:37 PM
I was wondering what you all use to change the appearance of your desktop icons. Is there a program that could change all of it into something prefabricated all at once?
April 11th, 2006, 01:11 AM
i use iconpackager. i dont know the exact differences between the free and paid versions tho.
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