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Duel
By krissirk   |   Watch
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Published: March 21, 2009
duel visual style for WindowsXP.

wallpaper: eOla wallpaper pack by manicho: [link]

- The zip include:
*visual style with 2 colours: Soft and Dark
*Shellstyle & alternatives shell
*fonts

- Installation:
You have to copy the zipped visual style into the windows system folder "c:\windows\ressources\themes".
You have to copy the fonts into fonts folder.
For alternatives shell, Unzip the file that corrisponds with the font you choose,Place the unzipped folder named "Shell" in the folder with the visual style.
The default font for this theme is Corbel. It requires cleartype to be activate to be displayed correctly. To activate cleartype, go to display properties, appearance, then click on effects. Choose cleartype under "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts"

- Note:
This theme is for Windows XP.
You need also a patched "uxtheme.dll" system file.

**** 27/03/09 update : change the color of taskband flash button from blue to orange for more visibility ****

Copyright /Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Kris.
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WalTer-91's avatar
I love this visual style!
Thanks a lot!!!
rem90's avatar
rem90Student General Artist
can it be used in win 7?
krissirk's avatar
no this is for xp
ATDE's avatar
Very cool. I like this one a lot.
ATDE's avatar
you're welcome :)
girlnamedmel's avatar
thank you for your fast help.
keep up the good work!
girlnamedmel's avatar
absolutely beautiful theme, very elegant.
i have a question, maybe a stupid one: when i installed this theme the window application icon is still on its regular position: in the upper left corner and when the window is minimized then directly beneath the application name. how can i make them disappear just like in your preview (no icon, only the text)?
hope you can help me with this, thank you.
krissirk's avatar
look here: [link]
thanks for kind words ;)
nomadicrm's avatar
You're talented at making these vs's. keep up the good work!
d3kFoX's avatar
d3kFoXHobbyist Interface Designer
gorgeous theme, works fine in Mac and minimalistic style. really nice VS! thank you. ^^
TheKnThrak's avatar
I love this VS, but I found one specific issue with it. I observed this with Pidgin, but it should be reproduceable with more than that:
When this VS is applied, the text-input box will always be at minimum size until something is typed into it, and then return to that right after. Noticing the cursor, it seems it is set to really really small fontsize, hence 3 lines of input box are only 10 pixels or something.

This only happens with this specific VS, I tried a few just now, and normally using Auriel 2.
krissirk's avatar
hey dude, thanks for you comment, i don't use pidgin, but i install it and everything work well with duel vs. the font text is small but easy to read :nod:
TheKnThrak's avatar
Weird, because for me it only happens with that specific VS. I'll investigate some more. Thanks for the reply. :)
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