Themes for xp?

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  1. argus tuft

    argus tuft Registered Member

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    Hi all, I've just patched my uxtheme.dll, using this, and am looking for some cool themes to play with.

    So, what themes do various peoples use, and where can I get them?

    If anyone can suggest a vista-like theme, that doesn't mangle the minimize / maximize / close buttons on comodo fw I'd really appreciate it.

    this is what I've got atm, Aquinox.

    theme.JPG

    Thanks
     
  2. eniqmah

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  3. glentrino2duo

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    checkout deviantart.com
     
  4. WSFuser

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  5. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    WSF, that's very Ubuntuesque, I like it.
    Thanks,
    Mrk

    P.S. How do you install it? There's no .theme in the downloaded package?
     
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  6. WSFuser

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    Thanks Mrk. I also have the Super Turbo Tango Patcher to match.

    As for the theme just extract the folder to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes. And then you can select the msstyles as in the screenshot above.
     
  7. mistycat

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    Here is another thread to look over: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15881045 Belchfire has some very good themes, Nightshades 5 posts down is good as is Brilliant. Anyway, there are many more and uxtheme.dll patcher won't be needed; just save and extract them to windows>resources>themes.
     
  8. danieleb

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    This is the graphite one. Looks great with my Tango native Opera skin.
    Thanks for the tip :)
     

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  9. iceni60

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    i always get themes from here -
    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showforum=36
    http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/windows/visualstyle/?order=9&alltime=yes

    here's a dock - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2790.html

    bb4win is good too, but you have to do a bit of configuring to get it working - http://www.bb4win.org/news.php
    here's some screenshots - http://www.boxshots.org/style/ i'm not sure if all the screenshots are bb4win, but some are i think. it's like fluxbox and openbox for linux.
    http://wiki.bb4win.org/wiki/Main_Page
    these are both windows with BBLC\BBLean -
    http://www.boxshots.org/screenies/4370.png
    http://www.boxshots.org/screenies/4366.jpg
     
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  10. argus tuft

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    I'd really like a freeware dock that can handle the taskbar icons, and keep everything in the order;

    start menu -> quick launch -> thumbnails (optional, not that important) -> taskbar

    Visual tooltip does all of this, but it won't let me "fix" the position of any of the objects.

    Thanks for all your responses :)
     
  11. King FN Kong

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    everything you need should be at deviantart and wincustomize.
     
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    I like to have different themes but one annoyance for me is, many themes I try to use do not show 24 point font well in titlebars when apps are running in less than full screen, text spills out of them. I know the font is a large size but with poor sight that is what I use. Also, except for the old classic style themes, the recent documents menu and taskbar button fonts are quite small. Other than that, I like a lot of the color schemes but wish I could get the large fonts having the same behavior as they do in the classic style themes.

    Gary
     
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