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Remember when custom cursors, sounds, colors, etc were in?

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
I was just thinking, I haven't had custom cursors or sounds or anything custom really that is built into Windows for years now. In fact I think I let all that go back in the 90's.

I used to download custom sound effects for all of the windows events. Right now I think I have most sounds turned off, even IM because I hate hearing sounds in the middle of listening to music. (I have music playing 90% of the time I am on the pc)

Does anybody here still do much to customize their Windows experience? XP is the worst for customization anyway. I simply select the "silver" theme and that's it. The olive green is ugly and the blue doesn't match any of my wallpapers.

I have more important (and even less important but more fun) things do be doing than worrying about what colors my title bar is.
 

dDave

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I remember back when windows 95 was still big, I think that I have a whole bunch of custom cursors and backgrounds saved somewhere on a floppy disk I remember some screen savers that I had, A 15" monitor that used a ton of power was also really popular, it was all back in the times before the USB port existed,

Right now I do nothing with customizing my computer, I guess taht all I do is change the menu bars to silver, move the start bar to the top of the screen, and then I change my background every once in a while. I'm really not a big download guy because there are too many viruses out there that I don't know if they are in the files or not, I had a mac style for a while but it made my computer run extra slow and my spyware program removed it from my computer.

There really isn't any reason to customize your PC it's a big waste of time.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
V.I.P.
To be honest, I've always personally customized my Windows down to the text of the start button. I make everything that I can myself, and then I use the registry and editors to add the stuff I make into the Windows shell to make it exactly as I want it to be. I've had some pretty damn nice setups that have been ruined forever by formats and virii.
 

Psyco

Food Whore
I disagree with you dave, there are plenty of reasons to customize your pc. For the money i've put into this thing, i'd better be able to make it do whatever i want.

I went as far as manually hacking myself a new boot screen. I would have done my login by hand too, but thats freaking crazy. (boot screen = new bmp, screw around with backwards color pallet. login = 9 or so bmps, god only knows how many BACKWARDS pallets.)

The instant i got my new computer, i hacked uxtheme.dll and downloaded a ton of new themes. One of them came with a new set of cursors, which I'm using now. I do want to find other ones though.
 
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MikeMakesCash

New Member
I just select the Windows Classic theme for my XP install! I don't like the "cartoonish" look of the XP themes.....

And with my iMac...........I just leave everything default....it's a beauty just the way it comes.
 

Eilt_Druin

Registered Member
I do a fair bit of customization. Mainly wallpaper, cursors, and sounds. I don't have my speakers on all that much so that sounds are kind of lost, but I like the other stuff the way I have it.

I do wish that XP allowed more detailed changing outside of the Windows Classic theme. I'd like to change the task bar to something other than blue or silver for a while.
 

Psyco

Food Whore
I do a fair bit of customization. Mainly wallpaper, cursors, and sounds. I don't have my speakers on all that much so that sounds are kind of lost, but I like the other stuff the way I have it.

I do wish that XP allowed more detailed changing outside of the Windows Classic theme. I'd like to change the task bar to something other than blue or silver for a while.
Go to neowin.net and download the UXtheme.dll patcher. That will allow you to change the visual style/theme to anything you want. They also have a rather extensive skinning area, full of all sorts of themes and such.
 

oxyMORON

A Darker Knight
I would, but there isn't one I like. I was looking around for a Batman Begins one, and they had it, but my computer doesn't seem to download it.

or I'm not familiar with the file type/lacking proper software.
 
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