Hum. explorer shells.

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  1. sosaiso

    sosaiso Registered Member

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    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)

    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)
     
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    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.
     
  5. sosaiso

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    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?
     
  6. WSFuser

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    i use iconpackager. i dont know the exact differences between the free and paid versions tho.
     
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