New utility to silently apply any theme! tired of 'tehniques' to do this
Posted 18 May 2005 - 10:05 PM
but now ill try to make it up...
I had no way of applying various themes
on my windows instalations, and some themes
just got corrupted from winnt.sif to the real installation.
I suspect my regtweaks but...
So i made this utility to painlessly and easily
apply any installed themes....
U will need to copy it to ur $$\System32 and
then do something like this
Just put in your RunOnceEx or cleanup.cmd or whatever...
Off course u will need the themes installed prior to usage...
u know the $$\resources\themes dir....
hope u like this small util...
Posted 19 May 2005 - 12:49 PM
it doesnt look like it, it works by just applying the theme file with a command line
theme file must be in the Resources\Themes folder.
You can set the theme to use Metallic though by editing the .theme file. You could edit it and install it using the $OEM$ style copying.
In the theme file there is a section
[VisualStyles] Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\luna\luna.msstyles ColorStyle=NormalColor Size=NormalSize
If you change the
ColorStyle=NormalColor to ColorStyle=Metallic
then it will use the Metallic colour settings.
Hope this helps
Posted 04 June 2005 - 04:33 PM
Does this utility also work from RunOnceEx?
Because when I run it, it changes the theme of the RunOnceEx window, but after the restart, the theme is back to normal again...
Am I doing something wrong?
Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:01 PM
Does anyone know why this is?
If need be, I can post my winnt.sif and other files.
Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:17 PM
Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:24 PM
My post is only to ask whether I'm doing something wrong, because when I run it from RunOnceEx, it changes the theme, so the RunOnceEx window looks different, but then when it boots further into windows, the theme is back to Luna again, so I guess that @first logon there is some service not running yet, or something like it.
If you want to use a different theme for your RunOnceEx window, do the following:
1. set the theme
2. navigate to the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager key in your registry
3. export it.
4. add the code during cmdlines.txt, only using HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager instead of HKCU.
The reg-file will look like this:
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager] "WCreatedUser"="1" "LoadedBefore"="0" "ThemeActive"="1" "LastUserLangID"="1033" "DllName"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,6f,00,75,00,72,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,5c,\ 00,54,00,68,00,65,00,6d,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,52,00,6f,00,79,00,61,00,6c,00,\ 65,00,5c,00,52,00,6f,00,79,00,61,00,6c,00,65,00,2e,00,6d,00,73,00,73,00,74,\ 00,79,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,00,00 "ColorName"="NormalColor" "SizeName"="NormalSize"
This code sets the theme to royale.
Hope I've helped you.
(And I hope someone can help me ).
Posted 06 June 2005 - 03:44 AM
As I said, I thought that it was a service not started yet that caused the problem, and I was right .
If you're running RunOnceEx, just make sure that you put
net start Themesbefore you apply the theme.
That works perfectly (for me) .
THanks for this utility .
Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:17 PM
scankurban, on Jun 6 2005, 03:17 PM, said:
F_s_M my visual style and not default on pc.My current language turkish.
It displays a dialog if u dont have the theme file in your resource dir...
Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:06 PM
This post has been edited by coffee87: 18 August 2011 - 08:38 PM