Posts Tagged ‘Themes’

Beautiful Windows Vista Themes

Here are some great visual customizations for Windows Vista, themes, wallpapers, visual styles, logons, deskscapes and sidebar gadgets. Most of these come from the great site and it’s users, deviantART.

NEXTlevel vista visual style

NEXTlevel vista visual style


NEXTLevel Windows Vista Visual Style

Here is a logon graphic for Windows Vista

Here is a logon graphic for Windows Vista


Spectrumofthesky Vista Logon

Make Windows Vista look like a mac

Make Windows Vista look like a mac


Leopard Transformation Pack Make Windows Vista resemble a mac.

Vienna 3 Rapture for Windows Vista

Vienna 3 Rapture for Windows Vista


Vienna 3 – Rapture Windowsblinds for Windows Vista

Sidebar gadgets for Windows Vista

Sidebar gadgets for Windows Vista


Q’s Vista Sidebar Crystal glass and blue glass. For Windows Vista Sidebar 32/64 bit only

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Windows 7 Themes for Windows XP

If you want the look and feel of Windows 7 without the hassle of playing with the beta that is currently out, although, from the feedback I have read, it’s not really a hassle, but an improvement so far, there are a bunch of Windows 7 themes for Windows XP you can try out now. You can also add some of the features to your XP machine, such as Aero shake, Aero snap, you can change your dialog boxes and much more. Links await you below.


Windows 7 M1 VS


Windows 7 M1 Original Theme


Windows 7 M1 Reloaded


Windows 7 Inspirat


Windows 7 M1 Theme for Windows XP


Windows 7 System Properties for Windows XP

Now this site, Tweaking with Vishal, has some really good tutorials on how to make themes and the other customizations work in Windows, I have linked to some of the more interesting tutorials below.

Transform Windows XP into Windows 7 without using Customization Pack This one shows you how to do the Windows Theme or Visual Style, the Icons, the Boot Screen, the Login or Welcome Screen, Taskbar, Wallpapers, Progress Dialog Box, Shutdown / Log off Dialog Box, the About Windows Box, System Properties Dialog Box and add extras like “Aero Shake”, “Aero Snap”, “Aero Peek”, “Calculator” and “WordPad”.

[AIO] Ultimate Tutorial to Customize Desktop Context Menu in Windows Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7 This one shows you how to add your desired application shortcuts in Desktop context menu e.g. Windows Media Player, Firefox, Winamp, Opera, Chrome, etc, you can add new useful options like Change Wallpaper, Change Theme, Change Cursor, Task Manager, Folder Options, Device Manager, Run, Search, Aero On/Off, etc in Desktop context menu, you can add any website link in Desktop context menu, you can remove unwanted options like your Graphics card settings from Desktop context menu.

Transform Windows Vista in Windows 7 without Customization pack

Transform Windows XP in Windows Vista without Customization pack

Many, many great tutorials and how to’s are listed, definitely a site worth checking out.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 22, 2009 at 12:09 am

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Using Windows XP Visual Styles

Using Microsoft Windows XP, you can now define the visual style or appearance of controls and windows from simple colors to textures and shapes, sometimes called themes. You can control each defined part of a control as well as each part of the non-client (frame and caption) area of a window. The user can then use the Appearance tab in the Windows Control Panel to switch between the classic visual style and other available styles.

A visual style is included with the Windows XP release. Using helper libraries and application programming interfaces (APIs), you can incorporate the Windows XP visual style into your application with few code changes. For more information, see the Platform SDK documentation in the MSDN Library.

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