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Old 01-01-2004, 06:08 AM   #1
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Question Shells!

So, does anyone on LF use alternative shells for Windows (ie LiteStep, ge0shell, Outsider)? I use LiteStep with the Austerity theme, with a few modifications that I put in. Here's a pic (for those forumers that don't know what it looks like):



What's nice about these other shells is that they are fully customizable - menus, graphics, text, everything. They replace the start menu, taskbar, desktop, and popups on the desktop.

A site on several shells - Shellfront


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Old 01-01-2004, 06:17 AM   #2
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I used to use LiteStep, but it slowed down my compie for some reason. I got a 3 Ghz processor. It shouldnt do that...Maybe a lil help, and maybe I'll start using it again.





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Old 01-01-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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I jkust use windows blinds


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Old 01-01-2004, 06:25 AM   #4
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I jkust use windows blinds
I use StyleXP but, thats Just a skin. Shells change the entire feel/look.

I wonder if there's one that can act like Mac OSX?





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Old 01-01-2004, 06:28 AM   #5
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I wonder if there's one that can act like Mac OSX?
I'm sure with a little work, you could get LiteStep to do a pretty convincing job.

EDIT: Eh? Does this look like it?


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Old 01-01-2004, 07:42 AM   #6
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Does anyone know where I can find different themes for XP?
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Old 01-01-2004, 08:55 AM   #7
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Does anyone know where I can find different themes for XP?
Depends on what types you want.

You could always try this: http://www.wincustomize.com/


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Old 01-01-2004, 09:22 AM   #8
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like, more color scemes, like they only have blue, an ugly green, and silver
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Old 01-01-2004, 02:24 PM   #9
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I just use StyleXP, but with it you can change the visual style, boot screen, logon etc, so it's as good as a shell change.


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Old 01-01-2004, 02:55 PM   #10
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I just use StyleXP, but with it you can change the visual style, boot screen, logon etc, so it's as good as a shell change.
me too
I use the Blade visual style included in themexp, but for some reason my comp won't let me change my boot screen




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Old 01-01-2004, 03:40 PM   #11
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Is there any theme mods for windows 2000? I hate windows 2000.. So dull.
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Old 01-01-2004, 06:48 PM   #12
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I know that LiteStep works with Win2K. I haven't heard of any good themes for Win2K other than a different shell though.


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Old 01-02-2004, 10:15 AM   #13
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Man, I a too afraid I'ld frick up my moms comp to do one of these



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Old 01-02-2004, 11:36 AM   #14
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WTF, my comp actually goes faster running this. Eep.
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Old 01-02-2004, 04:21 PM   #15
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WTF, my comp actually goes faster running this. Eep.

Heheh... that's cool

I wish I could put one of these on my dads comp, but I don't think he'll like it




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Old 01-02-2004, 07:22 PM   #16
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I would put one of these on my PC but I like my old fashion desktop. Does anyone no of one close to Windows XP but changes it just a tad bit.


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I just downloaded the Windows Blinds program for Win98, and was wondering if some people could help me find some skins for it.

PS, I am doing this on my comp, which is Win98.

to anyone that helps me find some


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Old 01-02-2004, 11:54 PM   #18
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Re: Shells!

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I wish I could put one of these on my dads comp, but I don't think he'll like it
Aren't you and Samuel Dravis brothers?

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Old 01-03-2004, 12:39 AM   #19
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Unfortunately.

The thing is that we get to do most anything we want to with the laptop, while the two good computer's UI's are not to be modified...


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Old 01-03-2004, 12:39 AM   #20
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Re: Re: Shells!

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Aren't you and Samuel Dravis brothers?
Yep, dumb bro.




naw, its that my dad has two comps, and we have a sisters laptop that we can do anything on

Edit: well well well.. we just had to post at the same time?




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Old 01-03-2004, 12:58 AM   #21
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Re: Re: Re: Shells!

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Yep, dumb bro.




naw, its that my dad has two comps, and we have a sisters laptop that we can do anything on

Edit: well well well.. we just had to post at the same time?
well, now isn't that reversed? My sister won't let us do anything on the comp i'm on but get on the internet... But that's one of the reasons why i'm getting my own
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Old 01-03-2004, 01:13 AM   #22
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But that's one of the reasons why i'm getting my own.
Yeah, I have about $300 right now. I have a job, so it's just a matter of time...


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Old 01-03-2004, 01:27 AM   #23
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...Or until you're out of the house, because dad will not let you get one while you are living here




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Old 01-03-2004, 01:32 AM   #24
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But you love your dad right?.................................Right?
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Old 01-03-2004, 01:48 AM   #25
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Wow has this gone off topic or what but oh well.

Anyway does any one use anyother programs besides ones mentioned above if so please tell me of them


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Old 01-03-2004, 11:58 AM   #26
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But you love your dad right?.................................Right?
Pfft, love him?!? Are you crazy? He barely let me get JA!







Hmm... its a weird kind of 'love'... ya...


BTW, dL60, no, don't know of anyother programs, sorry:/




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Old 01-03-2004, 07:18 PM   #27
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Thats no prob but if anyone knows PM me


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Old 01-03-2004, 09:49 PM   #28
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Anyone know why Litestep runs slow on my comp? Any ways it can run faster?





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Old 01-04-2004, 12:05 AM   #29
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Hehe, i just downloaded Windows Blinds, and Object bar, and now I have either a Win XP bar with a random skin, or A mac Bar and skin.

Very cool things.



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