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[Desktops] 2005

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is there a particular program people would recommend for creating themes etc or should i create a themes file from scratch according to the MS web site. I would like to post my desktop each month but as of yet I havent created any nice themes so it ends up just as a change in wallpaper.

Sorry if you dont think it appropriate to filed this question here.

You can use Stylebuilder from TGTsoft. :)

i think that phkninja means creating themes not styles, a theme is a collection of a style, icons, and a wallpaper.

you can apply a visual style after you had patched the utheme.dll file

then with icon packager apply an icon package

then apply a wallpaper...

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Lol you´re right, ah maybe he can now create he´s visual styles too :lol:

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here is mine: Vista+Mac OSX Mix :D

Clean:

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Dirty:

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Thanks, the problem i had was with creating the styles. Thought TGSoft created files like .theme and .style files that are software specific (that only their software understands).

I would like to create styles and theme file that can be read by windows once the uxtheme.dll is patched, but does not require third party software to be installed.

(Can change the icons in the dll's but would also find it handy to know which dll's i should modify rather than having to go each one individually.)

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Thanks, the problem i had was with creating the styles. Thought TGSoft created files like .theme and .style files that are software specific (that only their software understands).

I would like to create styles and theme file that can be read by windows once the uxtheme.dll is patched, but does not require third party software to be installed.

(Can change the icons in the dll's but would also find it handy to know which dll's i should modify rather than having to go each one individually.)

Nope - I use StyleBuilder myself (the theme from my laptop is rebuilt there), but I don't use StyleXP. Just a good ol' patched UXTheme.dll.

Also, shell32.dll is a good place to start looking, but be careful. If Windows doesn't reckognize the file after you've modified it, you won't be able to boot. I'd recommend getting a hold of a BartPE disk, or installing Recovery Console before messing with reshacking the system files. :)

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I am reshacking files, adding them to a virtual pc running xp. Then when they work ill add the lot to an unattended install. Thanks all for the help

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@Dagonet' - That's so pimp! Good job! :thumbup

@grafx1 - Nice! Very much my taste in style. ;)

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@Zxian: Thanks, i know you like Proffesional Black styles :)

@Wolf: i just use a Vista style + DesktopX or Konfabulator Widgets + a Mac wallpaper.... :)

Update: Mac Vista Mix

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@Black: Nice one hmmm... you have got new gadgets there, is the WMP working ? i have got a non working one :)

and how did you add shortcuts to the quick launch gadget ?

Thanks...

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@grafx1: nice desktop you have there, everything fits together nicely.

At the moment i'm using xp's default theme, hopefully i get time later to play around with my desktop.

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Thanks Black for the info

Thanks spenxa, hope i see your desktop soon :)

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I just want to show off my Curved sidebar!

Not only the sidebar is curved! (Warning nudity) [Click on image for screenshot]

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@Black - I don't know if that pic is allowed... :blushing:

You should at least put a not-work-safe warning on it. (There's more curved there than just the sidebar)

@spenxa - Nice setup. Simplistic. :)

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@Black - I don't know if that pic is allowed... :blushing:

You should at least put a not-work-safe warning on it. (There's more curved there than just the sidebar)

@spenxa - Nice setup. Simplistic. :)

Forgot all about that, I will change it right away :D

Its censored

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