vista basic visual styles?

  simmo08 15:34 20 Feb 2008

how can i use custom visual styles in vista basic?

I have succesfully took ownership of shsvcs.dll/themeui.dll/uxtheme.dll and replaced them with patched libraries.

One theme worked, but if i open any others it doesnt update in the theme preview window. The generic vista theme in my opinion is hideous.

Please advise.

Also where may i get some new vista visual styles? I have searched the likes of google, deviantArt etc with not much joy.


  simmo08 15:37 20 Feb 2008

Perhaps some themes only work on Vista Ultimate (aero) and not basic is what im thinking. Although some of the themes, such as Royale Vista dont work neither

  simmo08 18:44 20 Feb 2008


  simmo08 22:01 21 Feb 2008

i tried Window blinds, not what im looking for.

anybody know any good visual styles?

  simmo08 14:37 22 Feb 2008


  simmo08 18:29 22 Feb 2008


  mrwoowoo 19:08 22 Feb 2008

Not sure if these are any use.
click here

  simmo08 19:32 22 Feb 2008

ive tried them thanks, its mainly the title bar i want to change and generally the menus. The menus are too light blue and hard to see and i dont like the titlebar full stop.

Thanks for the reply though ;)

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