Windows 10: Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members Solved


  1. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Jan 2016 #921

    It's almost finished, just some touching up, stuff that is probably not even noticeable to most.
    So this is what I have now:

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  2.    01 Jan 2016 #922

    Looking good Cliff...

    Regarding WDT ( this one should provide better rendering Windows_Diagnostic_Tool.zip)

    I'm thinking of including a .themepack creator - something like this:
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    It's quite easy to implement ( .theme is just a standard .ini file and the .themepack file is a .cab)
    I have most of the individual components coded just need to tie it all up.

    It's just that .theme contains a lot of (what's seems to me unncessary stuff) - which are the relevant parts and which can be defaulted?
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  3. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Jan 2016 #923

    Superfly said: View Post
    Looking good Cliff...

    Regarding WDT ( this one should provide better rendering Windows_Diagnostic_Tool.zip)

    I'm thinking of including a .themepack creator - something like this:
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    It's quite easy to implement ( .theme is just a standard .ini file and the .themepack file is a .cab)
    I have most of the individual components coded just need to tie it all up.

    It's just that .theme contains a lot of (what's seems to me unncessary stuff) - which are the relevant parts and which can be defaulted?
    A window-shot of the new WDT
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    For theming stuff and sharing, Windows has what one needs.
    That said, for sharing, irrelevant is, for example sounds & cursors because unless the one wanting to install the theme doesn't already have those two thing on his or her PC they'll just default to the Windows default. It's happened that I created a theme, and no one could install it because I forgot to change those to things to one that Windows already has.

    That's why you will see @Edwin and myself uploading and "extras" to OneDrive(or like me OneNote) for people to download.
    Example: Blood Red Theme

    You might want to wait until @Hopachi and @Edwin pipe in on this question, though, as they have quite a bit more experience than I do.
    I'm still learning, for example I use 7Zip to view the .dll files of the 3rd party UXStyle themers(the real pro's) and see what might be applied without using a patcher, the problem is I can't really understand code(that's your world)

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  4. Posts : 843
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Jan 2016 #924

    Cliff S said: View Post

    @Hopachi
    Horace HA! HA! I found which keys control it.
    Attachment 56393

    The graph uses Highlight as you can see in the window shot.
    Attachment 56392

    But then I had to change the Highlight Text to a much lighter color, as black would have been too hard to read:
    Attachment 56394

    I find these settings much better anyhow, as when compared to previous window/screenshots, when highlighting it is better defined.
    Attachment 56398
    NICE!!
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  5. Posts : 843
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Jan 2016 #925

    Superfly said: View Post
    I have most of the individual components coded just need to tie it all up.

    It's just that .theme contains a lot of (what's seems to me unncessary stuff) - which are the relevant parts and which can be defaulted?
    That would be awesome!

    Regarding the .theme I guess it's possible to gamble something up.

    Looking at some examples may help:
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    Each theme has an ID: you would need to generate one; if two or more themes have the same ID, the last ones won't be allowed to install/run.

    Computer / recycle bin / network stuff is indeed irrelevant since most themes uses the same dll resources as you can see.

    [Control Panel\Desktop] holds the wallpaper path.

    Most important after [Theme] which has the the ThemeId is [Control Panel\Colors] that the ColorChooser changes.

    Cursors are not needed since a user can have their own installed packs, otherwise pick default Aero one or simply none, excluding the whole [Control Panel\Cursors] section.

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    [Control Panel\Desktop] and [VisualStyles] are important.
    You can have:
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\AeroLite.msstyles
    or
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\Aero.msstyles

    optional:
    If you don't use screenssaver:
    [boot]
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=
    is empty.

    No sounds in a theme means:
    [Sounds]
    ; IDS_SCHEME_DEFAULT
    SchemeName=No Sounds
    That is for English; For instance Dutch would say:
    SchemeName=Geen Geluiden
    a slight diference but meaning that's a different theme in theory

    This can be excluded as well.

    I still don't see any differences at
    [MasterThemeSelector]
    MTSM=RJSPBS
    But this part seems important.


    [Slideshow1]
    [Slideshow2]
    Hmm.. I don't always see this part; and I don't use a desktop slideshow in the example... Not relevant to the core of the theme file.

    All irrelevant parts can be defaulted; you can exclude whole parts altogether but you must include icon stuff and basics like:

    Code:
    ; Computer - SHIDI_SERVER
    [CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-109
    
    
    ; UsersFiles - SHIDI_USERFILES
    [CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-123
    
    
    ; Network - SHIDI_MYNETWORK
    [CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-25
    
    
    ; Recycle Bin - SHIDI_RECYCLERFULL SHIDI_RECYCLER
    [CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
    Full=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-54
    Empty=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-55
    
    [MasterThemeSelector]
    MTSM=RJSPBS
    
    
    [Control Panel\Cursors]
    DefaultValue=
    Link=
    Path to wallpaper begins usually with a folder in your themepack besides the theme file:
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    I've included a sample .theme file below.

    Cheers!
    Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members Attached Files
    Last edited by Hopachi; 01 Jan 2016 at 08:33.
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  6.    01 Jan 2016 #926

    Thanx guys.
    @Cliff S
    Cliff, I'm glad to see WDT's dark green "Genuine" text fit's in nicely with your Minty theme.
    However the Red theme link is no longer available (signed in with my MSA)
    @Hopachi
    Very good info, Horace - let's see how we go.
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  7. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Jan 2016 #927

    Superfly said: View Post
    Thanx guys.
    @Cliff S
    Cliff, I'm glad to see WDT's dark green "Genuine" text fit's in nicely with your Minty theme.
    However the Red theme link is no longer available (signed in with my MSA)
    @Hopachi
    Very good info, Horace - let's see how we go.
    You need to choose the tab on the left.
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  8. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Jan 2016 #928

    Hopachi said: View Post
    I agree with Wynona, Cliff.
    Great work* on the Mint theme; or I might call it Grass theme after the latest changes.

    *because you use standard Aero, this makes it unique.
    Ok Horace, I think I'll call it "Lawn". I browsed & browsed Bing Images for something that fit most of the shades of green(looked for a dragon too, but it didn't quite fit) but... a picture of grass did fit best.
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    In any case it looks nicer than the 100$ bills.
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  9. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Jan 2016 #929

    Finally it's finished!


    You will need to download both the Theme and the Green Inactive Title bar registry file, open up properties and unblock them. and extract them to where you wish(Desktop, Documents or like me to themes library folder). After that just click or double click BOTH to apply. You can then delete the zip files and reg & .theme files if you need the space as they are already applied and saved.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 04 Jan 2016 at 12:48.
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  10. Posts : 843
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Jan 2016 #930

    Fantastic Cliff!

    It was worth waiting for the lawn.

    Got both zips here.

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