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List of good styles

Post by andrewweb » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:10 am

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)
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Re: List of good styles

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:14 am

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".

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Re: List of good styles

Post by andrewweb » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:24 am

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".

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

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Re: List of good styles

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:19 am

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.

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Re: List of good styles

Post by Zc456 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:57 am

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).
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Re: List of good styles

Post by EmuandCo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:32 am

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".

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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.
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Re: List of good styles

Post by andrewweb » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:23 am

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.

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Re: List of good styles

Post by vicmarcal » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:39 pm

We could add them to rapps :)
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Re: List of good styles

Post by The123king » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:17 pm

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

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Re: List of good styles

Post by EmuandCo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:38 pm

Ok, send me a list of themes working fine on ros and I will add em.
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Re: List of good styles

Post by andrewweb » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:08 pm

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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)

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Re: List of good styles

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

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Re: List of good styles

Post by vicmarcal » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:15 am

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! :)
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Re: List of good styles

Post by andrewweb » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:19 am

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

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Re: List of good styles

Post by **M** » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:48 am

I have tested in ROS sucessfully, just didn't have a screenshot to post.
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