xp gui mode and xp gui in general questions

Discussion in 'Windows XP Customization' started by RobBoBorg, Sep 5, 2022.

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    RobBoBorg

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    Hello XP Forum members,
    i am interested customizing the look of XPs GUI mode (i know a little bit about replacing XP GUI mode system files...but i am no NT Coder!!) but would like to know more about customizing the GUI of XP pro;moreover i am interested in knowing where the XP "Create a Shortcut dialogue box background "BMP" is located (in what XP system file exactly...shell32 dll??) for creating a desktop shortcut.

    any helpful replies greatly appreciated!
     
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    tekkaman

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    I donĀ“t know how much customizing are you looking for, but there was a uxtheme patch that would let you use custom visual styles that you could download from sites like deviantart. And there was also older versions of window blinds
     
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    I never got around to trying it but you can get UXTheme Multi-Patcher 15.0 for Windows here:
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/UXTheme-MultiPatcher.shtml
    I'm not much of a GUI customization guy. I slim down XP GUI as much as possible. One trick I like is to use the old WinME recycle bins on my (blank blue Classic ) desktop. I also use ThrobOff (attached here).

    I also customize sounds. Here's a nice win 7 sounds for XP pack:
    https://www.deviantart.com/graywz/art/Windows-7-Sounds-for-XP-182261546

    Clippybeer found the link for the rare 3DwindowsXP.exe Screen Saver
    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/3d-windows-xp-logo-screensaver.934554/#post-3267974
    I find it won't "Stick" on my systems but that could be due to my particular tweaks.

    I use bootskin_free v.1.05 by stardock
    https://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/

    Here's an interesting site as well:
    https://www.wincustomize.com/
    I use a customized logon screen by the late boss019
    https://www.deviantart.com/boss019
     

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