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List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:10 am
by andrewweb
Not sure where to put this. Moderators, feel free to move as you see fit.
This is just a list of "good" themes people can install, not suggestions for a default theme.
Please add good themes yourself!

One theme I'd recommend is Royale - a freeware Windows XP theme BY MICROSOFT that is like a glossier version of Luna, and has its own desktop background a bit like Bliss.

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A screenshot of how it looks in ReactOS (I had to use Firefox to set the Royale desktop background since it was a JPEG)

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:14 am
by FlyingIsFun1217
I believe the problem with most of these themes that people find online are that they are made in a way that just edits the Microsoft ones, so essentially, they still contain Microsoft "stuff".

FlyingIsFun1217

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:24 am
by andrewweb
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:I believe the problem with most of these themes that people find online are that they are made in a way that just edits the Microsoft ones, so essentially, they still contain Microsoft "stuff".

FlyingIsFun1217
Yeah. Well, I like Royale because it's actually a free theme, by Microsoft, so it's legal.

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:19 am
by FlyingIsFun1217
andrewweb wrote: Yeah. Well, I like Royale because it's actually a free theme, by Microsoft, so it's legal.
Not necessarily legal to include in the ReactOS distribution.

FlyingIsFun1217

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:57 am
by Zc456
Themes still needs some work on themes from my experience. So far it's been able to recolor the classic UI without much overhaul, except the widgets on the Appearance app itself (and that's just temporary).

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:32 am
by EmuandCo
andrewweb wrote:
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:I believe the problem with most of these themes that people find online are that they are made in a way that just edits the Microsoft ones, so essentially, they still contain Microsoft "stuff".

FlyingIsFun1217
Yeah. Well, I like Royale because it's actually a free theme, by Microsoft, so it's legal.
Check the license of the theme. It's no redistributable.

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:23 am
by andrewweb
EmuandCo wrote:
andrewweb wrote:
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:I believe the problem with most of these themes that people find online are that they are made in a way that just edits the Microsoft ones, so essentially, they still contain Microsoft "stuff".

FlyingIsFun1217
Yeah. Well, I like Royale because it's actually a free theme, by Microsoft, so it's legal.
Check the license of the theme. It's no redistributable.
Oh I think you misunderstand the intent of this thread. It's not to suggest a default theme, just a collection of "good" themes people can install themselves.

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:39 pm
by vicmarcal
We could add them to rapps :)

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:17 pm
by The123king
vicmarcal wrote:We could add them to rapps :)
This.

Also, you could streamline the download into the installation a bit like the mshtml.dll file

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:38 pm
by EmuandCo
Ok, send me a list of themes working fine on ros and I will add em.

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:08 pm
by andrewweb
Image

A screenshot of how it looks in ReactOS (I had to use Firefox to set the Royale desktop background since it was a JPEG)

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:10 am
by **M**

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:15 am
by vicmarcal
Nice, but please check if it works in ReactOS too. There are nice themes out there, but since Themes is a new feature and since ReactOS explorer is somekind hackish, not all the Themes work correctly in Ros.

Thanks! :)

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:19 am
by andrewweb
vicmarcal wrote:
Nice, but please check if it works in ReactOS too. There are nice themes out there, but since Themes is a new feature and since ReactOS explorer is somekind hackish, not all the Themes work correctly in Ros.

Thanks! :)
ReactOS isn't a hack, it's just not really a clone of Windows Explorer :P

Re: List of good styles

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:48 am
by **M**
I have tested in ROS sucessfully, just didn't have a screenshot to post.