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#1 CoryMathews

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 01:38 PM

i have seen around on some of ur desktops that you modified your start menu and your icons. how do you go about doing that?

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:15 AM

Prolly u musta seen a window blinds theme or longhorn transformation pack theme.

windows XP has a classic look and the XP look...apart from that nothin much can be done wid.

you hafta use a third party proggy like Window Blinds or LTP in order to change the look of ur start menu and icons.


window blinds (not freeware) can be downloaded from
www.windowblinds.net


Longhorn Transformation pack can be downloaded from here. this is freeware. but if u dont follow the instructions carefully, it can mess up ur system files.
http://www.soft32.com/download_3720.html


Hope this helps. :)

EDIT: hmm...Jus saw this in the desktop programming section. Maybe this isnt what u're lookin for ;) :P :P

Edited by Ckristian, 11 April 2005 - 04:20 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:32 AM

Skinning Tutorial Try this one! Not sure if this is whay you were looking for, and I haven't tried it myself, but... It for certain looks cool!

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:18 AM

You can modify these using Window Blinds or Style XP.

Stardock have a whole host of software you can use to completely transform your GUI and desktop. Icons are changed using Object Dock, toolbars using Windows Blinds etc etc. It is free to download the trial and also free to download unlimited skins at Win Customize I never used Style XP but apparently it's easy to use and also free.
hope this helps!!


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:26 AM

You can also use widgets on your desktop (not recommended if don't have much RAM).

For example, i've made this desktop with Style XP and Widgets.

http://www.ngpixel.c...ev15_07_05b.jpg

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:56 AM

A few questions:
1. What's widgets?
2. The method I suggested above - does it work?

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 11:10 AM

1) widgets are small objects you can place on your desktop like the clock, the weather, gmail checker, etc.

2) yes, but what you suggested is to create themes, not a desktop.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 11:14 AM

Ah, cool, thanks! Where can I get such Widgets, then?

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 11:50 AM

I used Desktop X for a while (I think it's made by stardock, but I got the link off of a Devart member's profile), but it crashed my PC every time....

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 12:37 PM

Desktop X is a bad idea actually, you better use Konfabulator which is only the widgets, not a whole desktop that takes all your memory.




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