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<----* About *------------------------>

gfxOasis visual style for WindowsXP

This theme is based on
Package contains Normal and Compact StartMenus, three different font sizes (Tahoma 7, Tahoma 8 and Arial 8), Yz Dock backgrounds and additional Start buttons.

Visual Style made by KoL
Icons in the shellstyle made by Marvilla (
Shellstyle made by KaosAD (
Yz Dock backgrounds made by KoL
Startbuttons by KoL

<----* Installation *----------------->

To use the Visual Style you need StyleXP ( or Neowin UXTheme Multi-Patcher v2.5.1([link])
Extract the zip to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

<----* Updates *---------------------->

UPDATE 1 (v1.1)
- Compact startmenu separator fixed
- Changed the colors of Users Accounts in Control Panel

UPDATE 2 (v1.2)
- Added additional Startbuttons
- Fonts on the msstyle and shellstyle changed
- Some little graphics changes


gfxOasis WindowBlinds - [link]
gfxOasis Winamp - [link]

The images and icons used in the shellstyle are property of Distributing these images and icons commercially or with any intent for monetary gains is prohibited.

StudioTwentyEight - [link]
gfxOasis - [link]

Copyright 2002 - 2004, StudioTwentyEight
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x-missworld-x Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
this looks awesome.. too bad I have vista :(
psycolicious Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
This doesn't work for vista, right?
javierocasio Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
nop, its for XP
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
amazing skin..

using it together with the matching winamp skin and the GANT 3 icons.. lovely.
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
Moonlight23 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Great!!! I loved it!
soggybomb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
this skin looks great combined with the blue ice firefox theme. very slick
PunciQa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
How Did You Get Your Windows To Look Like Mac? Which Program Do You Use?
kheng Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet theme man, my only quandry is the minimise, maximise close button (seems abit small to me) and the text colour of the windows in the start bar is a little pale in comparison. I would also like to see a bluish verison of this if you have one.
great job.
wesslen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Simply the best VS there is.
OVEN1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Writer
top notch!
ltGuillaume Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Really love this one, however I'm experiencing some troubles with text on buttons: often the last letter is just 'dropped'. Anything you can do about that?
xillentz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Student
how do i get that os-x thing at the bottom?
StephenRobinson Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Professional Photographer
Love it. So clean.
WhatShortyDid Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Fantastic :) as usual
Flaze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
a very very nice theme!!
photoshopsamurai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
How do you get those additional start buttons and compact start menus?! and that yz dock thing?!
x-gOd Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
great work, why dont u creat a dark one?

dark blue, dark grey, black would be great...

keep up the good work!
CarolinaCantore Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004  Professional Photographer
excellent job:!:

thank you so much for this theme... my desktop looks lovely now :heart:


great work!
Lokheed Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous as always. Though I find the min, max, and close buttons to cut into the fluidity of the rest of the theme. While the rest of it is smooth, those buttons are sunken into the box which doesnt bind the elements well. I also think it would bring everything together if the dark line was removed from the slider. Aside from that, the theme is phenominal. I wish you would port your themes over to QT so those of us that run Linux, KDE to be more specific would benefit. There is nothing like this on Linux, not even close.

Excellent job kol
m4ra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
amazing work, as usually :)
1o9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Nice update KoL :)
iamcyber Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004   Photographer
very cool work! nice
forgiver-03 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
Is this for when you are forced to use a PC but miss your Mac?
Sludgert Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004
By FAR the BEST visual style EVER made.

Thank you so much.
hanux Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
How to get the docks bar??
Chikitin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2004
Great visual style
ekko Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very clean
CarrieTheStrange Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
very nice
neorage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a pretty fine ass skin. props man.
celeb8 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2004
excellent, excellent work. usin this one now
ost2life Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer

ok, this theme is sweet, finally a contender to the throne of the Bluecurve theme I've been using
yinako Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
great, not just another osx ripp off.
altermind Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
please make a trillian skin :)
incyte Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
Beautiful VS, I love the simple colors. Another great VS to add to my collection!
theambientone Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
your best theme yet kol. simple yet innovative and without any flaws (at least that I can find)
makkao Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
awsome! thanx, im using it. great work!
bratchny Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
downloaded, and am using now. :)
very sleek design, minimal, uncluttered, well done.
Myangelofmusic Featured By Owner May 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!!
noix Featured By Owner May 25, 2004   Photographer
I use alluminim alloy.. and I vey much like it.. but I like the fact that the tabs here looks blended.. (bar) it's better this way..
mizxecio Featured By Owner May 24, 2004
very nice vs, any chance of telling me how you faded that compact start menu screenshot into the background?, i have been trying to work out how to do that in photoshop for ages.
Fatboy72 Featured By Owner May 24, 2004  Hobbyist
Use a big soft round brush in photoshop with the eraser tool adjust the strength down to around 8 or 10 make several passes as always play with the settings for your own taste

hold down shift while erasing to get a straight line.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
mizxecio Featured By Owner May 25, 2004
thanx, i thought it had somting to do with erasing.
xcilir8 Featured By Owner May 24, 2004
hi !!
nice stuff!

bug report tho...

i'm runnning at 1600.1200, and the top right window err...min/max/close buttons lose their scale... and shape...

bug fix needed?

javierocasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks everyone
The icons are by miloszwl - [link]
mrnono Featured By Owner May 23, 2004
where dya get the icons from? (soz if some1 already asked this but i cant b bothered to read em all).
degauss Featured By Owner May 23, 2004
oh so sexy!....great work..I think I'll replace my Pro LCD with this one I can barely keep up with you!
shiny Featured By Owner May 23, 2004
You are on my desktop my dear!! :+fav:!!
yoyo Featured By Owner May 23, 2004
very nice, this is great :D
pavian Featured By Owner May 23, 2004
is there a way to use this with win2k pro?
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