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XPBlack2

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October 28, 2009

I decided to scrap the last version of XPBlack2 and this is the replacement. Much more similar to XPBlack 1 only with improvements to the start button, taskbar button, log off/shutdown buttons, arrow in front of all programs and other changes.



Included in the download:

> Preview for VisualStyle

> Wallpaper: 2008 Obsidian SGOne Ford Mustang

> viGlance OneStep v1 by Lee-Soft

> XPBlack2 Visual Style & Shell



BEFORE YOU CAN USE ANY THIRD PARTY THEME YOU NEED TO USE UXTHEME PATCH:

FOR SP1 OR SP2 DOWNLOAD HERE: [link]

FOR SP3 DOWNLOAD HERE: [link]
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I cant install theme from this site help me
Rhys-Holdernesse's avatar
I don't understand how to install this... I've installed the patch, but then what?
huge12's avatar
how do u upload themes here
Drudger's avatar
See the help section.
CherryAlacrity's avatar
Is that a mustang!? OR aM I just trippin! IF it is I F******* LOVE MUSTANGS :love: :iconglompplz:
Drudger's avatar
Yes its a mustang :D
CherryAlacrity's avatar
oooooo my gah! I love mustangs.. All years! WOW!

:iconawedanceplz:
karmat111's avatar
Did you just upload this to Customize.org under the name of salma3444?
I'm a moderator there and am just trying to check whether it's legit or malware. Could you let me know and if it's not you or you didn't give permission, I will delete it.
Drudger's avatar
No I did not upload it, I would appreciate deleting it, thank you. :)
xPivotX's avatar
kick ass theme dude!
Drudger's avatar
Thanks, and for the :+fav:!
mklamarie's avatar
dude, pretty sick
Drudger's avatar
Thanks! Also for the :+fav: :)
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slowdog294's avatar
I am going to download and try this one.
Drudger's avatar
Well its my favorite, hope you like it. Thanks for the :+fav: on it!
slowdog294's avatar
You are most welcome, my friend. I am looking for a black skin that plays nice with the OS. So far, no go. Elements might get skinned and others might not, and still other elements in the skin mess with apps like LiveMessenger, etc. I will install this skin and see what it does. Then I will give you feedback. I really do want XP to be black, like DOS.
Drudger's avatar
Well the shell in this VS isn't all black, maybe I should make a "truly" all black theme. :D
slowdog294's avatar
The problem I am having with black skins is that not everything is black and also apps malfunction because of the shell elements in the skin.

This is what I want:

All 3D objects need to be black and shiney but still discernable from other objects when layered one above another.

The tabs in IE8 need to be black.

Toolbars need to be black.

The app window background needs to be either charcoal or black.

Text in 3D objects cannot be black. I prefer 50% gray or grayish cyan.

The skin must adhere to the same stringent quality as the standard Luna and Royale skins.

Everything that is skinned such as title bars, buttons and window borders needs to be shiney like glass.

The text and icons in the start thingy and the task thingy needs to remain as the OS draws them, but with the colours of the new skin in place.

Tall order, I know. So far, I have not found such a skin, but I am looking. When I find that skin or when it is made, it will become my default skin, not only for my local machines, but the ones I build for clients.
hackstermatrix's avatar
Don't have xp anymore nevertheless this is awesome. Gone through your gallery and I must say, your awesome
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