Windows XP UI mods...

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Saem, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Saem

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    Recently, I've started to mess around with my Windows XP UI. Previously, I was a total minimalist, no themes, no effects no nothing. Just a black background and my quick launch icons. Then I got sick of it so I went nuts.

    I started using objectdock, even though it crashes, it hasn't really taken down my system so I just reload it and it's good enough for me. I used styleXP to load up an OSX brushed metal look and have a blue curve default background image.

    I've seen other pay for desktop mod stuff, but personally, I have no interest in paying for it. This stuff should be done right with the OS in the first place.

    So I'm wondering what other free desktop mods out there that are worth checking out?
     
  2. ANova

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    You can patch your system's uxtheme.dll to allow for non-official visual styles, which will eliminate the need for styleXP. Just do a google search to learn how.

    I would also suggest yzdock instead of objectdock as it's much better imo. You'll have to PM me for that since Apple forced them to remove it from their site. There's also yz toolbar and yz shadow which allows you to customize your toolbar icons and set window shadows and transparency. http://www.designtechnika.com/

    Glass2k - allows you to set transparency for pretty much anything. http://www.chime.tv/products/glass2k.shtml
     
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  4. Saem

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    Thanks for the info. I heard of yz, but I couldn't find it, for obvious reasons. I found out the reason that objectdock is buggy and leaks memory like a mofo is because of the system tray docklet, kinda retarded. >=|
     
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    Certainly one of the best places around to get visual styles. I was going to link to it for him yesterday but the forum was down for maintenance.
     
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