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b0se here, an old school themer with a couple of Qs :¬)

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b0se    3

Hey there,

 

Crazy looking at this forum and seeing some familiar names from nearly 20 years ago. Hope everyone is well.

I've been on OSX for years, but have had enough of Apple slowly turning it into iOS and nerfing Catalina for audio production. Two questions:

1) How does one theme Windows 10? It is the same method from XP?

 

2) Do themes work with Windows 10 LTSC? That'll be the chosen OS as to avoid bloatware and whatnot.

I've recently created a theme for Reaper (music DAW), which you can see in full detail here. I'm tempted to create a W10 theme that matches it, or at least, make W10 more bearable to look at.

Happy 2020 :¬)

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RottGutt    85

Hey b0se!  Cool to see your name pop up on here again.

 

This is a little OT, but I went to check out your Smooth v6 theme for Reaper, and all the image links are broken. I resorted to checking Google, but got the same results on all forum links that point to them.

 

Cya around!

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shockz    6,598
Posted (edited)

I still have an old XP VM with the whistler watercolors theme running on it. Memories. 

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Brandon H    3,355

Hey, always good to see some old faces resurface :)

 

I'm not familiar with what goes into building a theme in of itself but I do know that outside of WindowBlinds you still need to patch your UXtheme files; I can't imagine building themes has changed too much after that though.

 

https://www.neowin.net/news/ultrauxthemepatcher-371

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Circaflex    3,580

b0se! Man, seeing you pop-up here has brought some memories back that's for sure.

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goretsky    1,103

Hello,


I am not particularly familiar with skinning the operating system, but here are three programs/companies which provide such software for Windows 10:

Perhaps one of those will meet your needs.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

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allan.nyholm    43

What a great surprise.

I'm, as you might have suspected from my listing below my avatar, also a macOS user. Essentially, just wanted to say Hi! Hopefully my friend @niivu says Hi too. He has an enourmous talent for themes for Windows 10.

 

Also, did you know that the theme you made for Reaper would look great as a macOS theme too. Just sayin. :)  Although there are some hoops with theming on Mojave and Catalina - there is a way. And I think I can help.
I've made some themes for macOS using ThemeEngine and for Flavours 1.2 using OS X Mavericks at the time. Also, I need a project to work on.

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Keegan Lee    3

Thanks for the heads up on this @allan.nyholm ...really cool to see that name here.  Really huge fan of your XP stuff.  I'm currently on Windows 10 and have been making themes for a couple years now.  Non near on par with your stuff but I try within the confines of Windows 10 as far as theme capabilities.  I'd be honored if you had the chance to check my user Gallery and let me know your thoughts.  Perhaps a collab on something would interest you?

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allan.nyholm    43

I can't edit my post to take out the line that I can help with a theme for macOS - ThemeEngine doesn't open the files required to edit - especially the SystemAppearance.car is crashing ThemeEngine and there doesn't appear to be a word from the author on Github or private. 

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+Human.Online    8,708

b0se, your name rings a bell.  Were you involved in Watercolour or Gantt or such?

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Wannes    38
On 1/28/2020 at 9:51 AM, Human.Online said:

b0se, your name rings a bell.  Were you involved in Watercolour or Gantt or such?

I think you're confusing b0se with Bant. b0se is more known, if memory serves me right, in the classic theme styling.

However, and that's the reason I'm replying, it's great to see you back mate! Holy crap, that's been ages. :o 

 

CouchPotato™

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+fusi0n    2,096
7 minutes ago, Wannes said:

I think you're confusing b0se with Bant. b0se is more known, if memory serves me right, in the classic theme styling.

However, and that's the reason I'm replying, it's great to see you back mate! Holy crap, that's been ages. :o 

 

CouchPotato™

holy crap, i didn't even know you were on these forums.. I remember you from the xbetas days. 

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Wannes    38
3 minutes ago, fusi0n said:

holy crap, i didn't even know you were on these forums.. I remember you from the xbetas days. 

Even on the interwebs I can remain anonymous for a long time. :laugh:

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Matthew S.    1,100

hmm that name reminds me of someone from winbeta?

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