View Full Version : How to change your desktop
12-03-2006, 05:13 PM
Hello dudes and dudettes
I just finished moding my desktop, and after it i decided i would share how i did it with a nice tutorial for you to follow.
The tutorial is here.
dont know if this is anyusefull, but anyways. here you have it. /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
12-03-2006, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the quick writeup. My friends are always asking me "Woah, is that Windows?" Now I can just point them to your guide. /images/graemlins/grin.gif
Your replacer seems nice, but I've always found the Neowin Patcher (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=140707) to be the easiest fix for uxtheme.dll. Less clicking means that you're less likely to screw something up. You can also use something like Icon Tweaker (http://joost.endoria.net/home) to further customize your icons.
12-03-2006, 07:27 PM
i used this replacer because im using home editon of xp, and somehow everythime i used the neowin patcher it never worked. :\
yeah. icon tweaker could be cool to change some icons that are software related like .rar one.
here's a shot of the entire desk.
12-03-2006, 09:49 PM
Looks cool man, I used to use a prog called Aston Shell (i think) a long while ago. Until I realized it was hogging about half of my system resources. /images/graemlins/tongue.gif
12-04-2006, 02:40 AM
Desktop? I thought that's called a window manager.
12-04-2006, 05:10 AM
you say tomato i say tomato. :P
12-04-2006, 06:36 AM
lol, funny... people try to make Linux look like Windows and now Windows users are trying to make their desktops look like Linux /images/graemlins/wink.gif
12-04-2006, 01:10 PM
lol. at looks better than your regular windows of the box
12-04-2006, 03:28 PM
hah!! i make my windows look like my Mac /images/graemlins/tongue.gif
12-11-2006, 01:08 PM
huzzah, windows rebooted gave an error message that uxtheme.dll wasn't a windows image and refused to load the shell, luckily I could reboot into safe mode with command prompt and restore the backup that way. I'm using WinXP Pro
12-12-2006, 08:44 AM
If it's the neowin patcher, that happened to me a few times as well. I've never had any such issues with just replacing the .dll though, so if you're allready doing that, i can't help.
12-12-2006, 11:46 AM
I used bitmap's method, afterwords I used the neowin patcher and it worked fine. I freaked because I was waiting on an important email!
12-12-2006, 02:35 PM
one question. do you have SP2?
12-13-2006, 12:25 PM
Yep, no hard feelings though, I'm a computer tech by trade so as long as I can still access the data on my harddrive I'm fine. Luckily your technique made a backup of uxtheme.dll so it was a simple to fix.
The moral of this story, make a backup of uxtheme.dll if you're going to do any patches or anything and then try any method that works for you /images/graemlins/smile.gif
12-13-2006, 02:45 PM
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