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Old 06-08-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Visual styles and docks

I've been getting into the whole DeviantArt scene and two of my favorite aspects are visual styles and docks. Does anyone know what the most popular dock is, I'm gonna guess ObjectDock? Also, is there another site where I can get visual styles and dock themes besides DeviantArt?


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Old 06-08-2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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From what I know, ObjectDock is the most popular one, so there. And from experience, DeviantART has the best Visual Styles, but there is a place called Belchfire you might want to try out. Google it and try searching any other site as well. If you find something worthwhile, let me know.


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Old 06-09-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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RocketDock is better if you ask me

You might also like this site, it's a bit hard to navigate, but it's worth it it's got loads of icons for your dock, skins, visual styles for XP, etc...



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Old 06-09-2007, 12:43 PM   #4
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The only reason I'm finding it hard to find visual styles is because people seem to use WindowsBlinds more than just patching their system.


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Old 06-09-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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The only reason I'm finding it hard to find visual styles is because people seem to use WindowsBlinds more than just patching their system.
Because it's easier and less riskier. Try searching "Visual Styles" and not themes, skins and so on. But you probably know that by now.


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Old 06-09-2007, 02:29 PM   #6
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The only reason I'm finding it hard to find visual styles is because people seem to use WindowsBlinds more than just patching their system.
Try that site I posted it's got a few...I'm using a very good Vista style for XP atm



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Old 06-09-2007, 02:41 PM   #7
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I'm not a big fan of Vista visual styles. The closest I'll go is if it looks exactly like a black Royale with white title bars.


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Old 06-10-2007, 12:29 PM   #8
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lol ok...



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Old 06-10-2007, 12:58 PM   #9
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Actually, what Vista VS are you using? Right now, I have Luna Element, only because it came with a LogonUI. Looks real pretty.


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Old 06-10-2007, 01:59 PM   #10
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you always have the vista transformation pack, which is pretty customisable. Still, I dont see the big deal. For the few xp pcs ive built recently, I have put the black royale/aka zune theme on there, for something different.

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Old 06-10-2007, 06:57 PM   #11
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Actually, what Vista VS are you using? Right now, I have Luna Element, only because it came with a LogonUI. Looks real pretty.
I'm using this one

It's very light (1.3Mb) and very user-friendly, it does require a patch, but that's less drastic than what some of those packs do...I'm using it with RocketDock and IconTweaker (Need to know where any of this is? Just ask )

What LogonUI are you using and what's Luna Element?



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Old 06-10-2007, 09:05 PM   #12
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Alternatively, there's replacement window managers like bb4win (Blackbox for Windows).

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Old 06-10-2007, 11:20 PM   #13
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What LogonUI are you using and what's Luna Element?
Here it is. Luna Element v5.1 Blue.


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Old 06-10-2007, 11:54 PM   #14
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I've been getting into the whole DeviantArt scene and two of my favorite aspects are visual styles and docks. Does anyone know what the most popular dock is, I'm gonna guess ObjectDock? Also, is there another site where I can get visual styles and dock themes besides DeviantArt?
HERE is a window blinds scheme and HERE is an old republic themed Object dock.

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Old 06-11-2007, 03:27 AM   #15
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Those look nice, just a little too busy for me. I like simple, almost minimalistic themes.


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Old 06-11-2007, 07:14 AM   #16
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Those look nice, just a little too busy for me. I like simple, almost minimalistic themes.
did you click the blackbox link....thats as minimalistic as you can get

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Old 06-11-2007, 11:36 PM   #17
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I'm still not exactly sure what blackbox does.


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Old 06-12-2007, 04:14 PM   #18
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:53 PM   #19
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Meh, doesn't sound all that great.


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Old 06-12-2007, 09:08 PM   #20
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I used to use bblean for windows and it was pretty cool, eventually I got sick of it but I think it looks nice.


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Old 06-13-2007, 11:27 AM   #21
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Meh, doesn't sound all that great.
if you arent willing to try that, all youve really got are windows shells coloured in different

analogy:

If you have a plank of wood thats 2x4, you can paint it whatever colour you like, it'll still be 2x4. Blackbox is the equivalent of taking a fine saw to that plank of wood and making it look slender and pretty

lolz.. hope you get your plank the way you like it

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:09 PM   #22
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I like customization, but I still want to retain a "Windows" feeling. On another note, it seems I get these visual styles that are called black, but they end up being dark blue or dark purple. I can deal with dark purple, but why don't people call it dark purple? One of the great mysteries...


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That actually doesn't look half bad. What res is that?


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Old 06-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #27
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Well, I've finally found something I'm happy with. Gelosea over at dART made a mod of Lune Element v5.1 Blue. He calls it... Luna Element v5.1 Black.


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HERE is a window blinds scheme and HERE is an old republic themed Object dock.
Thanks for that, I'm using the Old Republic theme for ObjectDock as we speak

And while we're at it, here's what my Vista skin looks like with the Old Republic Dock skin for ObjectDock and a kickass Yoda wall:




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I've got my ObjectDock running and I can't seem to figure out how to add a folder shortcut. Any help?

EDIT: Scratch that, forgot I could just drag and drop a shortcut.


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Had to bump this. Does anyone know where I can get some Mac OS X Leopard cursors, icons, and possibly sound schemes?

EDIT: Oh, I mean Tiger.


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Had to bump this. Does anyone know where I can get some Mac OS X Leopard cursors, icons, and possibly sound schemes?

EDIT: Oh, I mean Tiger.
If you poke around in Wincustomize.com, you'll find what you're looking for.

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