desktop enhancement ! ! !

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  1. ax3

    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    which desktop enhancement software do u use ???

    Aston

    Windows blind

    or

    Talisman


    which 1`s the best ???
     
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    windowblinds is different than the other 2... WB only skins windows... aston and talisman are shells..

    i use WB and yahoo! widgets engine with it...
     
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    Windowblinds+YWE+ObjectDock
     
  4. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    I don't use ne...
    Just edited uxtheme.dll and use d/l ed msstyles :wink:
     
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    StyleXP 3.16
     
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    Go for Style XP . It is great .
     
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    prankie D PrankMaster

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    Once used WindowsBlinds.. was not impressed.
    then tried FlyakiteOSX, it made my system tad slow...
    Now using StyleXP,
    Its the BEST!!!!
     
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    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    tried talisman ... its good ...

    bt regarding shell switching ... its pretty boring ... have 2 restart ur pc 2 switch back 2 default XP skin ...


    will try style xp ...
     
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    Try Vista Transformation pack 3.0 . It looks great with the transparent effects and also includes a skin for WB 5 to make it look like the 2nd beta of vista. U need 512 mb ram to make things smooth alothough things work with a 256mb ram.
     
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    The more sophisticated go for Flyakite OSX...
     
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    errr.. what is that? i know it contains theme data and its variables.
    But could you explain that more clearly?

    thanks;)
     
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    It means directly patching the files using the Patcher given by neowin.net or manually too, so no running software/service is reqd. for themes.
     
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    planetcall Indian by heart

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    I use WindowBlinds 5. Windowblinds undoubtedly is the best windows Skinning app. The reason is that it doesnt need to patch the dll and employs the similar mechanism used by Windows to theme itself (Luna). So it is much faster. It also supports HardwareAcceleration along with a lot of other features viz. custom events on windowframes etc. There are more than 3000 WB themes available out there.

    Lately I found an archive of vista msstyles which requied patching the dll and after this I found those styles to be cool. Though not all but a few match the beauty of WB. Overall, WB Rocks !!
     
  14. ShekharPalash

    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    uxtheme.dll patch here..with visual styles (.msstyles)

    ...i don't like UEx (touch 'n feel) of WB... so I removed it, whenever a rockin skin comes in WB area... I'll think!
     
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    same here...

    anyhow what is the place for good msstyles files.....
     
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    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    @shekhar - 1st Link gives a F-N-Found error :-s
     
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    iNFiNiTE The cake is a lie!!!

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    OK i patched the system files with uxthemepatcher. but now what i am supposed to do. should i directly apply the mssyles. I am confused. :?

    Can nebody explain clearly.
     
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    If you people have slow comps then use style XP
    There is an option to install the skin but unload the process itself...it will save ram and not hog resources
     
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