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iPack Windows 8

OS X Minimalism iPack

OS X Minimalism is an icon pack with a touch of OS X icons & Minimal icons. Most of the icons are available in .png format(see credits). I just converted these .png icons into Icon pack Installer.

Changelog v1.1:

[+] Changed icons in imagres.dll
[+] Windows Media Player icon
[+] Calculator Icon
[+] Regedit Icon
[+] Zipfldr Icon


os_x_minimalismSupported OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Version: 1.1


 

Credits:
http://xenatt.deviantart.com/art/MINIMALISM-MAC-OS-X-ICONS-V4-369736137
http://7themes.su/stuff/ikons_for_windows_7/7tsp_iconpacks/os_x_flat/4-1-0-562
http://appicns.com/

Most of the icon are not made by me. I’ve made  icons from png files & then made an iPack ( Icon Pack Installer )


Files that will be patched:OS_X_snap

  • Chrome.exe
  • Firefox.exe
  • calc.exe
  • cmd.exe
  • imageres.dll
  • regedit.exe
  • imagesp1.dll
  • wmplayer.exe (windows media player)
  • zipfldr.dll

 

-You are using this on your own risk!
-After install/uninstall if you can’t see all icons changed then use “Refresh Icons.exe”

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iPack

Nox iPack : Windows 7

FOR WINDOWS 7 ONLY—

windows 8/8.1 version is here

*Note: Since Windows 7 is more customizable than Win8, this iPack patches quite a few more system-files than the Win8 version does. Please report any bugs.

Included in the .zip you’ll find a text-file with instructions about re-naming both the included Nox Win7 iPack and the Reload Icons Cache tool. Due to deviantART’s policy concerning executable files, I’ve had to give this installer and the icon-reload tool the temporary “.ee” file extension. You’ll need to change that extension for both files to an “.exe”…so that the files will then become ‘Nox Win7 iPack.exe’ and ‘Reload Icons Cache.exe’…

Note: Please take the time to read through the License Information during setup, as there are some important tips along with other useful info.

 

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iPack Windows 8

Minium2mix iPack for Windows 8.1

This icon-patcher was created using iPack Builder v2: Tool for icon customization created & developed by Mr-Blade.

Bullet; Green Included in the .zip you’ll find a text-file with instructions about re-naming both the included minium2mix iPack and the Reload Icons Cache tool.

Due to deviantART’s policy concerning executable files, I’ve had to give this installer and the icon-reload tool the temporary “.ee” file extension. You’ll need to change that extension for both files to an “.exe”…so that the files will then become ‘minium2mix.exe’ and ‘Reload Icons Cache.exe’…

The iPack setup is simple. Simply double-click the patcher (You can skip through the ad that opens after the License Info). Unlike other icon-patchers, such as 7tsp, iPacks only need a single computer-restart after the patcher does its magic. Much faster than 7tsp.

MIX INCLUDES:

Icons – 

Sidebar – Mac OS X Lion Style Sidebar Icons
by Susumu Yoshida dribbble.com/shots/147868-Mac-…

Windows – Mix of Mac OS X & MINIUM2 for Windows
by RADE8 browse.deviantart.com/art/MINI…

Credits: Neiio


 

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iPack Windows 8

Nox iPack Icon Patcher

I am just posting these icons on the behalf of YN1F, these icons are not done by me and I do not take credits for this!

This icon-patcher was created using iPack Builder v2.0, a rather new but very cool software created/developed by theming-master Mr.Blade (aka Mr-Blade here at deviantART). To find out more about iPack Builder, please see this post.

:bulletgreen: Included in the .zip you’ll find a text-file with instructions about re-naming both the included Nox iPack Icon Patcher and the Reload Icons Cache tool. Due to deviantART’s policy concerning executable files, I’ve had to give this installer and the icon-reload tool the temporary “.ee” file extension. You’ll need to change that extension for both files to an “.exe”…so that the files will then become ‘Nox iPack Icon Patcher.exe’ and ‘Reload Icons Cache.exe’…


The iPack setup is simple. Simply double-click the patcher (You can skip through the ad that opens after the License Info). Unlike other icon-patchers, such as 7tsp, iPacks only need a single computer-restart after the patcher does its magic. Much faster than 7tsp.

 

 

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Tutorials

Change files on reboot

You might have came across the situation that you want to delete a file but it’s in use so you can’t! I have a solution to that which I would like to tell you, it’s useful and pretty simple though.

All you gonna need is regedit.exe

Let’s say you want to delete a file say shell32.dll which is located at C:\Windows\System32

-Just open regedit.exe from Run. Navigate to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

-Create a new value PendingFileRenameOperations of type REG_MULTI_SZ  (Multi string value)
Write:

\??\C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll

Just this! What this will do is delete shell32.dll from C:\Windows\System32 the next time you restart your windows.

If you want to add one more schedule then just enter 2 blank lines and type a new command just like above.

Just like you delete the files you can also change the files on restart.

Consider you want to change shell32.dll in C:\Windows\System32 on next reboot with Shell32.dll located at D:\Somefolder

Type this:

 \??\D:\Somefolder\shell32.dll !\??\C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll

In case you don’t like typing the whole thing in regedit then you can also use a software Movefile by sysinternals.
Download link for movefile.

 

Have a look at my PendingFileRenameOperations:

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Uncategorized

Generate direct download link from googledrive, onedrive & copy.com

This post will be really helpful for those who are struggling to find a filehost that provide direct download links or hotlinks.

I will be telling you the secret on how to generate direct download links from

1. Google Drive

2. Microsoft OneDrive

3. Copy.com

I myself use the trick to serve links on my website and I prefer copy.com the most as it’s the best for hotlinks.

So lets get started, all you need is some free time and internet 😛

1.Google Drive

Google drive is the best personal storage service as it comes from a big name “Google” nothing more is required to explain about it!

It provides 15 GB for free.

– Upload your file and after uploading is complete, right click on it -> Share

 

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– After you have copied the url, the main work start’s.

– Notice the url in the image, after https://drive.google.com/file/d/ and before /edit?usp=sharing there is a unique file id mine is:

0B4pXonK4DQR5cFI0N3lHa2pSNEU

We need this File ID only.

Now replace the FILE_ID in this url:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=FILE_ID

the final url looks like this:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B4pXonK4DQR5cFI0N3lHa2pSNEU

So you have succefully created a direct download link from google drive! 😀


2.Microsoft OneDrive

Another great personal storage service which is by Microsoft and offers 7GB free storage.

-Upload your file to onedrive and after uploading is complete right click on file-> Share

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Make sure you set it public!

After that, click Create Link you will get link look like this:

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E61579C74A54100D%21166

Replace redir? with download? Here’s what final link will look like:

https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=E61579C74A54100D%21166

3.Copy.com

The reason why I use Copy.com instead of above 2 services is that the final links created with my trick will make a redirect. The download will start after a little time of redirecting so it’s not instantaneous.

To start download form link immediately as we click on the link I use copy.com links.They are the best!

Copy.com provides free 15GB of storage space and that is enough!

-Upload your file, after uploading is done, right click on file-> Share

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Now copy the URL mine looks like :

https://copy.com/TOQYaOLGfQqY

-We are not done yet, now paste this url in new browser tab and click enter.

-After the page loads completely, copy the url, forget about the previous URL we copied , we don’t need it now.

So the URL now is:

https://www.copy.com/s/TOQYaOLGfQqY/Alienware%20Eclipse%20Icons.zip

Now remove everythging in red from the URL.
So the final URL becomes:

http://copy.com/TOQYaOLGfQqY/Alienware%20Eclipse%20Icons.zip
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Reviews Windows 8

Run windows 8 apps(Metro) in windowed mode: Modern Mix

We all know that the Metro apps on windows 8 and 8.1 runs in full screen mode, so ever wanted to run those apps in windowed mode?windowsapps
Here’s the solution:
Use a software called ModernMix by Stardock.Well starrdock isn’t a new name in the field of customization and now they have this software which will help you to run windows metro apps.

Feature:

•Run Windows 8 Modern apps in a window on the desktop
•Display and pin Modern apps on the taskbar
•Explicitly close Modern apps by clicking its close button

 

 Watch it in action:

 

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Tutorials Windows 8

Import windows 7 themes to windows 8 & 8.1: Mega Tutorial

Hello everyone, have you ever wondered or wished that some of of your coolest windows 7 theme should have been built for 8 & 8.1? Don’t you worry, in this tutorial I will teach how to successfully port a windows 7 theme to 8 & 8.1

Hassle free, easy steps with pictures.

Special thanks to Mr Grim

Step1.

First of all you need WSB(Windows style builder) here it is Link

Then you need some modified files for this WSB (Download all attachments included at the end of the post).

Now after downloading and installing WSB, open the programs files of WSB then open folder->Data.

Then replace the files with newly downloaded attachments.

Step2.

Start the application then goto to Open -> Import a Windows 7 style.

Navigate and open a windows 7 .msstyles file

After successfully opening, don’t do anything just click on save.

Step3.

Restart WSB and open the saved .msstyles (the new .msstyles which you saved in step 2) and test it and see if it’s working.If it isn’t repeat step 2.

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Congratulations! You have successfully imported the theme now we just need some modifications to make the theme work properly!

Step4.

Goto Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ProperTree > Navigation Text

Add a textcolor property to above location.

Step5.

Now save your .msstyle and test it!

You will find some problems in your new theme.import2

General problems and their fixes:

1.) In my computer, you will noice the right side part is white,

you can change that color at:

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > ProperTree > Background > FILLCOLOR:COLOR

and change the colors of the properties inside this:

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ItemsView > Details

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2.)import3Most of the times I noticed in My computer that this area in the image is white( almost every time)

To change this color/image, navigate to below mentioned 4 places and change the color or image:

Toolbars, Headers, & Rebar > Rebar > NavBar > Aero > Normal > Active > Background

Toolbars, Headers, & Rebar > Rebar > NavBar > Aero > Normal > Inactive > Background

Toolbars, Headers, & Rebar > Rebar > NavBar > Aero > Max > Active > Background

Toolbars, Headers, & Rebar > Rebar > NavBar > Aero > Max > Inactive > Background

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3.)After import your theme will have default navigation buttonsimport5

You can change them at:

Buttons, Boxes, & Controls > Buttons > Navigation

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4.)

import6The text color in windows explorer is black as you can see in the image attached.

It’s almost unreadable in dark themes.

To change the color navigate to:

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ItemsView > FILLCOLOR:COLOR

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5.) The Jumplist Bug and it’s FIX is HERE

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6.)Windows Title background colorimport7

Go to Fonts, Colors, & System Metrics > Colors (Globals) and change the COLORIZATIONCOLOR:INT

Go into your theme file. Change AutoColorization to equal zero and then add a ColorizationColor that is exactly the same as the one you added in the above step.

 

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How to add themeable control panel images and side panel images

In order to have those images which we had in windows 7 themes using Theme Resource Changer, we need to have OldNewExplorer installed and we need modified Shellstyle.dll file.

After installing OldNewExplorer , navigate to your theme folder like  C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Alienware Eclipse Biohazard Edition

Now open the folder shell then open NormalColor folder and replace the shellstyle.dll file with the one I provide.

Download link is at the bottom.

After that open your theme in wsb and navigate to:import00

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Control Panel > ControlPanel > NavigationPane

-The image 1 in wsb under navigationPane is the Image 632 from shell32.dll i.e the side image which appear in control panel, personalization etc.

-The second one is the image that appears over the above image in control panel. (see the corresponding image)

-The 3rd one is the image in control panel, see this is the image:
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-To change Windows orb that appears when you open system properties, change the image at this place:

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Control Panel > ControlPanel > ContentPane > <1>

-To change Genuine orb that appears in system properties at the bottom, change the image at this place:

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Control Panel > ControlPanel > ContentPane > <2>

 

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Tutorials Windows 8

OldNewExplorer: A must have utility for Win8/8.1

snapdpaneI know most of the customizer’s, developers will be aware of this small utility but those how don’t know about this will get to know after reading this post!

So what it is?

OldNewExplorer is the Windows 8.1 and Windows 8shell extension / tweaker which can undo “improvements” to file browsing made in newer Windows version.

This small utility will help you to enable Preview pane, help to disable ribbon,Hide Up arrow and much more..

Simply, this will help you to make your windows 8/8.1 look more like windows 7.

Also unlike other patch’s this will not break the boot, this is a guarantee that this will work flawlessly.

Some more developer’s note:

– Restore devices / drives grouping

Everything is ‘Devices and drives’. That’s stupid! O-N-E can restore grouping which made sense in Win7/8.

– Restore libraries / remove folders

Remove all those folders which were unoptionally added into Windows 8.1 This PC folder and put the libraries back to their place, without registry hacking / breaking oldnewapps.

– Restore command bar / remove Ribbon

Because some people consider it an abomination.

– Restore details pane at bottom

Same reason; reclaim useful horizontal space.

– Improve styling

Get rid of some Win7 stuff here and there; improve styling with some built-in visual styles.

For themers / skinners, O-N-E can help to override a lot of hardcoded styling in Windows 8, maybe even Start screen!

This utility will also help windows theme developers to add themeable control panel images and side panel images, geniune image and shellbrd orb in their .msstyles!

Original Thread : Link

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Windows 8

Refresh / Reset Windows 8 / 8.1 without DVD

In this simple tutorial, I will teach you how you can refresh or reset your PC without the installation media.

Requirements:

1. ISO or Disc image for windows 8 / 8.1

2. Any archive opener like Winrar to open ISO.

 

Steps:

1.Open the ISO file or disc image file with Winrar

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2.Navigate to Sources folder.

3.Search for install.wim

4.Copy and paste it on your desktop.It would be better if you paste it in some folder (more managed)

5. Lets say we have made a folder RefreshFiles in C: and had pasted the install.wim file in that folder.

6.After performing above steps Launch Command Prompt with admin privilege.(right click on Cmd -> run as admin)

7. Type this:

reagentc.exe /setosimage /path C:\RefreshFiles /target C:\Windows /Index 1

where C:\Windows is your working windows directory.
and C:\RefreshFiles is the folder where install.wim is present.

8.Now go to PC Settings  -> General and from there refresh or reset your PC without installation media!