Who is into skinning apps, and using style xp for there pc?

Hey all…

As the thread title says, anyone into that sort of thing?

I always like to update the look of my computer with VS (visual styles) with style xp… its refreshing… until recently i didnt know how to change the icons on your system (changing .dll file and exe) so ive got a cool overall VS and icons new look with xp, its awesome… :beam:

For those interested, you can go to http://www.themexp.org to pick up some nice visual style, but my favourite skinning artist would have to be “Krezno” who can be found making some of the popular Visual styles at themexp.

For a while now ive been going to his site and his forums , and i can honestly say that i think he is up there with the best at skinning. :!:

he releases beta versions VS’s as well as complete version and some complete ones with variations…

Right now . iam runing the new one he has there. “Skyline” its a awesome OSX looking VS with a nice twist.

Here is my current desktop
:: file size … 160kb @1600X1200 ::
Ive droped the jpg quality to 50 percent

Soulty’s Current Desktop!

you can find Krezno’s site here… http://www.d-u-m-b-a-s-sjones.com

:: get rid of the “-” so the link works, Kirupa AI is not letting me say d.u.m.b.a.s.s. lol


yeah i ve seen that link before , but i couldnt figure out how to get the icons working for the pc…:-\ also here is another one, with what i must say is a very nice flash site ! :slight_smile:


  • the creater of snow-e icons.



lol. why not… :slight_smile:

also check out www.aqua-soft.org for skinning questions (they specialize in OSX skins drool)

also Kol’s website (an awesome skinner)

Kol’s current desktop is pretty slick.

I want it! :smiley:

yeah ive seen Kol at themexp but never been to his site, awesome stuff… !!

alright, so I gave up windowblinds (its still not doing it for me) and I instead patched my uxtheme.dll so I can get custom visual styles… hmm now lets see if I cant conjure something up like Kol’s :smiley:

post your results… :slight_smile:

lol right now Im on this funky realOne theme. Its kindof cool but hideous at the same time :stuck_out_tongue:

realone is so outdated :stuck_out_tongue: like come on… lol

check out the themes for kol or the site i listed above.

yeah I went through those. themexp just had a lot more, I was just breezing through them now.

I think Im going to stick with prolix for a while :wink:

*Originally posted by BadMagick *
**That’s pretty sweet man…

I really like the way your desktop looks. And I love the icons, even if they are … puffy :slight_smile:

Do you know off hand if those styles will work with WindowBlinds? **


i had prolix for a while about 1-2 year ago, awesome VS, only thing i hated was the highlighted programs in the taskbar (weird oval shape), just looks wrong to me…