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teancious_m

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#1 10 years ago

i saw when watching a video(which has escaped my thoughts) the the gentleman has a rather interesting skin on his task bar i was going to ask the fellow but as mentioned earlier i have forgotten the details for said video so i was hoping one of you fine chaps to give me a leg up on how to find and install task bar skins

kind regards master matther




*The.Doctor

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#2 10 years ago

Install the uxtheme.dll patch (google it, make sure the one you use matches your version of windows), and then go to a good place like Deviant Art and download some nice visual styles.




Junk angel

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#3 10 years ago

3 basic ways

a) it's an ms VS. - it can be third party - if it is thirdparty, then you will need to hack a few system files (if using vista just google vistaglazz)

b) windowsblinds - me personally isn't a fan of it. It's a paid program, but allows visual styles which are largely different from the basic ones. It works by bypassing the windows engine which creates windows and such and replacing it with it's own.

c) alternative shell This merely replaces the front end of explorer (i.e. not the filesystem, but what you see on the desktop) Can be vastly different, and generally a lower resource hog. I'm personally running litestep

Here's an example of a litestep theme http://forums.filefront.com/4779883-post6063.html




teancious_m

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#4 10 years ago

Thank you i will try this out thanks agains




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#5 10 years ago
Junk angel;4781424 b) windowsblinds - me personally isn't a fan of it. It's a paid program, but allows visual styles which are largely different from the basic ones. It works by bypassing the windows engine which creates windows and such and replacing it with it's own.

Ive been using it for years, and along the way trying other programs and methods as well. I never found one that had themes as intuitive and attractive as those found in the WindowsBlinds so I continue to use it. Downside, pay to use, but worth it.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#6 10 years ago

lol Junk Angel, that theme is OMG awesome. Which skin is it? Link? And which OS is it lol




Junk angel

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#7 10 years ago

windows vista

it's litestep recommend you google litestep LOSI - that's the basic installer. step2 download the newest version of litestep.

Step 3 just run it.

And for the record, the theme is Elysium 0.4.1: Litestep by ~Ashtefere on deviantART

Also for those interested, this might be releasing soonish.

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Sgt. D. Pilla

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#8 10 years ago

Very nice, Im installing that tomorrow! Thanks Angel :)




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#9 10 years ago

I tried litestep once, it was ok, but it never seemed to work properly.




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#10 10 years ago
Apollo75;4784786I tried litestep once, it was ok, but it never seemed to work properly.

Yeah...I tried Junk's theme...and the "start menus" had horribly misaligned text and icons

Other ones I tried had some sort of goof up with them...ranging from errors to litestep crashing completely.




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