Desktop enhancements s/w u use?

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  1. casanova

    casanova The Frozen Nova

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    Lets dedicate this thread to post which enhancement s/w we use.
    As for me, I am currently using
    1. WindowBlinds 5
    2. DesktopX 3.1
    3. ObjectDock Plus
     
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  2. gxsaurav

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    Windowblinds, Objectbar, iconpackager & Yahoo widgets engine
     
  3. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    MSStyles direct after UxTheme patcher, IconReplacer, RK Launcher and Yahoo Widgets occasionally.

    On Linux. Just the default but superb GDM Theme Manager.
     
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    Rollercoaster -The BlacKCoaT Operative-

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    all above +curserxp
     
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    Windowblinds .......and some transformation packs..thats it..
     
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    Use the most stable softwares for your desktop enhancements. Never use BootXp as its definite to corrupt if some mistakes happen from your side and it will go down along with your OS.
    The most stable Desktop Enhancements are:
    *Style XP or WindowBlinds
    *IconPackager
    *Logon XP
    *ObjectDock
    *Yahoo Widgets Engine

    Regards,
    Shovik.
     
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    Which version of bootskin are u using. I faced problems with bootskin, hence i use tuneup utilities to change my boot-screen, but it is not crispy as it should be.
     
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    RK Launcher + Reshacker to edit sys files
     
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    objectdock windowblinds Rklauncher

    but I want to know how which version of windowblinds u people use? and it is a shareware ok ? so do u registered it ?
     
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    casanova The Frozen Nova

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    Nopes, Indyan u had mentioned it correctly as bootskin.

    RKlauncher- wud be giving it a try.

    WindowBlinds comes in two flavours public and enhanced.
    Public is freeware and it has limitations like there are no animations for copying,moving,deleting etc.
     
  11. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Vista BETA 2 theme with patched uxtheme.dll
    RK Launcher ( Can't live without it, I hv tried many docks, like Mobi Dock, Object Dock, Rocket Dock, etc. But didnt find ne of them better than RK Launcher).

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Desmond David

    Desmond David Destroy Erase Improve

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    No Desktop Enchancements for me,

    They are just resource hogs (leeches mostly).

    I have not changed my Wallpaper for 5 months.
     
  13. ShekharPalash

    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    These days, None!!

    Living without a computer now!! But using too many computers these days that I don't have time/stop-by/mood to call one a PC and customize the stuff...

    I used to, UxTheme.DLL Patcher [For Visual Styles, Mostly ported from Mac OS X or my personal mods] + TuneUp Styler2 [To Change Icons] + Styler 1.4 [For Toolbars] + RK Launcher [As Dock] + AveDesk & AveTunes [For Desktop Gadgets]... Wallpapers, mostly Vectored from PixelGirl & DeviantART... :)
     
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    Dude can u explain me wat is patched uxtheme.dll ?

    Thankx
     
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    uxtheme.dll is what controls the application of themes,it checks whether the themes are signed by microsoft or not,if not then it refuses to apply them.
    By patching the DLL,non-microsoft themes can be applied as well.
     
  16. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    By default windows doesnt allow to use 3rd party themes (Visual Styles) in XP.
    But we can patch the "uxtheme.dll" file so that we can easily use those gr8 3rd party themes.
    We can do it manually, but there r many s/w available to do it automatically!
    U can use Neowin UXTheme Multi-Patcher v4.0 to patch the file and then can use any theme w/o ne problem! :)

    EDIT: Oops! dIgItaL_BrAt has already answered the question. :D
     
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  17. gxsaurav

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    vishal, which vista beta 2 theme is that, i like the startbar, can u upload that msstyle somewhere so that i can port to objectbar
     
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    I made one desktop environment see at June's desktop env thread .^_^
     
  19. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Its Vista CG. Really gr8 Visual Style. :)
    U can d/l it from here.
     
  20. ax3

    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    hey thanks VISHAL ... will try out uxtheme.dll ... screenshot was really COOL ...
     
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