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I wish to change the design of my operating system.


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:20 PM

I know it is very possible to create and use your own skins on an operating system.
WindowBlinds makes it possible, although I dont know if you actually design it yourself. However, WindowBlinds refuses to install, no matter what I do.
Which brings me to my questions:

Example given in picture: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=ev2vdd&s=5

IN ANY WAY AT ALL, how can I design a new skin for my operating system. Im talking changing window designs, Pop up menu designs, scroll bar designs, you name it.
and if and when I make said skin design, how could I patch it to my system to make it so it uses my skin instead of original windows.

I know it is possible, but I need you guys to tell me how.
The easiest way possible is 100% okay, however, if you feel that a more complex approach is needed, Don't hesitate, I'm prepared for a long day of work to get my own skins designed and working.

Please and thank you.

- JayMoney (aka Jayson201)

p.s. If this is not in the right thread, I would gladly move. I am also willing to be patient this time.

Edited by Jayson201, 03 July 2010 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:28 AM

is bumping allowed?

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:06 AM

How do I create or install themes on Windows 7

Google is awesome.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

How do I create or install themes on Windows 7

Google is awesome.



No no no no, you have it mistaken dude.
I want to reskin windows, not change the theme. I want to do more than change colors and change the Start button....
By reskin, I mean, Change the way it looks. Like, My friend has this program that made his Win XP look like Win7. He uses a program that my computer refuses to accept, so I need to find alternative ways.

I do not want to recolour my taskbar and windows. I do not want to change my background, I want to actually CHANGE the way it looks. Like, create a Mac (This is just an example, I hate Mac) a Mac-type interface, while still using windows.

Know what I'm saying?

Edited by Jayson201, 04 July 2010 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:57 AM

Reskinning windows is called creating a theme. Those "skins" you see are called Themes.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:42 PM

>_< Sorry for sounding like an A-Hole, I figured that you meant the themes Microsoft put into their "Appearance and Personalization" section. My bad.

Thanks though, like how you gave me a difficult way. At least its free :D

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

How do I create or install themes on Windows 7

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That guide is confusing me >_< What program do I use to make the .theme file?
and what codes do I use to make my taskbar look like a Win XP taskbar, along with the windows looking like XP windows.... >_<
Help puhlz?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:41 PM

I would think you would use notepad.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

I would think you would use notepad.


K thanks :D

Psh, I dont even have time to do that though, with all the maintenance Im doing on my moms old HP Desktop.
Its Effed up, and Im pretty sure it has more viruses than it says it does.
But thanks for your help :D
and my apologiez for my A Hole attitude ;)

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

Its all good your not being an A Hole you are just a person who is frustrated with things right now. We all have those days. You are perfectly fine so no need to apologize.

Edited by cryptodan, 07 July 2010 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for understanding ;)
I wish WindowBlinds would work on my computer like its supposed to, but Ah, Guess I do hafta go the hard way.
Once I get bored enough, I'll start on it.




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