November 17, 2008 at 11:39 am #159381ashesfallMember
For anyone who uses a hacked uxtheme.dll file to install custom themes through Windows. I am looking for a suggestion for a nice clean theme to use on my netbook. I would like a thin taskbar and windows if possible and I tend to prefer elegant dark themes as opposed to flashy colorful ones.
If anyone has any suggestions or, even better, can post a picture of their desktop along with the name of the theme they are using then I would be very grateful!
ashesfallNovember 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm #169620jezMember
This thought crossed my mind after seeing a slick theme on the lifehacker website. It was a while ago but you mind find
something of useNovember 19, 2008 at 1:16 pm #169625ramdianeMember
How about this one??
It’s gorgeous! I have installed it on my work pc already!November 19, 2008 at 1:23 pm #169621jezMember
Nice spot, I think that will match the black NC10s very nicely lol! I ditched the standard XP theme straight away for the “classic” style but I am tempted to try out that suggestion.
The classic look makes it look a bit old fashioned – like im running Windows 98 – eek!November 19, 2008 at 1:52 pm #169623ashesfallMember
Excellent suggestions thank you, keep them coming 🙂November 22, 2008 at 3:42 am #169624plasmapuffMember
XP Zune also looks pretty good.
Orange & Black 🙂November 22, 2008 at 10:46 am #169622jonbadMember
Thanks for the Zune & Royale Noir themes – they’re really nice and I’d not found them before.
The Royale Noir theme is actually a development of the Royale theme which is basically the Windows Media Centre 2005 default theme. You can also install that, it’s just a nicer version of the standard XP home and Pro themes – a lot nicer version!
There’s also a really nice dark blue alternative to it which is available near the bottom of Jez’s link at lifehacker.November 22, 2008 at 5:55 pm #169628burndtjambMember
Check out this guy’s visual styles gallery on deviantART:
I personally use this one in dark blue, looks great:
Don’t forget to run this if you haven’t patched your XP SP3 uxtheme.dll to run custom visual styles:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/SP3_UxTheme_Patcher/1209580756/1November 22, 2008 at 9:41 pm #169626FreddyMember
Check out Chrystal Clear Theme on http://www.crystalxp.net
(click on Brico Packs). When installed, change properties and use Crystal Clear (Thin Win Flag) and there you go!November 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm #169627NcssryEvlMember
Really wish I could tell you guys where to get it, but if you’re looking for a plain black theme, “allblack” is what I use on my XP boxes. It’s just a dark Luna, no special styles needed (other than the hacked UXTHEME.DLL)November 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm #169629BlackWhizzMember
I have a theme of LasseKongo. Really nice and thin theme.November 28, 2008 at 10:09 pm #169630jayjechMember
Here’s a link to the deviantart community for Windows XP Visual Styles:
It’s might not be black enough for you, but I really like this one:
http://b0se.deviantart.com/art/XPMC-RC3-20901820December 3, 2008 at 10:50 am #169631
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