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----------------- ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD ---------------

aero no side borders looking style

NEW 21 April 2008 reuploading, added new visual styles having different mouse over folder color, no text looking on active searchbar,etc

Previous 11 April 2008 reuploading change some images on visual styles.(changing mainly the arrow images of taskbar).

Previous 20 March 2008 reuploading change some code to be as posssible compatible with all windows vista 32 system editions.
For downloading only the visual styles please do it from my webpage [link]
(You can use also the visual styles to x 64bit vista system but not the other system files. only the visual styles.

system files like the 'Bacward and Forward butons' and 'welcome center' [ browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll ] worked only with 32 bit version sp0 of vista [ i have not tested on sp1 because on my country sp1 will come next month perchaps first as an update].

you can safely use my visual styles on any version of vista.)


Thank You for Downloading ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD FOR THE 32 BIT vista VERSION OF VISTA , which is a continuity of Win ZEUS os X THEME.

ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD is a Mac OSX port for WIndows (VISTA), on leopard style, made by IDAS = ZEUS osX. (Pavlos Pitselas)

This theme has 2 kind of visual styles: leopard style gray surfaces [they have the word leopard] and 1 brushed [ZEUS os X Uranos].
The visual styles with the x word at the end of their name [and the brushed one] include in their aero version an image button which exists onthe upper opposite corner of the min/max butons.
The visual styles with the word 'compact' have no autohiding folderband.[it is always opend]

The main characteristic of this kind of this visual styles is that they made having in mind to be at least the aero version like the leopard's mac os x having no side borders.


Attention: For having the right view of the ''SPIRIT OF LEOPARD'' Visual styles you must do first this:

Make the aero borders invisible as possible via changing color intensity and brightness:

right clik to your desktop, select Personalise.

then select first (1) choice 'Window Color and Appearance'. Select enable transparency.

then select on 'color intencity' slider button to the start (full to the left), so there will be with no color as possible.

then select 'SHOW COLOR MIXER' , select second (2) slider 'saturation' button ( full to the left), so there will be with no color as possible.

select the third (3) slider button 'Brightness' (near the middle, or between midle and right, depending from the color of the background wallpaper you use it) so there will be invisible as possible the borders of the windows of the current 'leopard no border style' visual styles of the theme.

[please also see picture [link] ]

ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD designing rules, follow the principles of abstractiveness and simplicity, under Zeus inspiration.
IN ancient and in nowdays Hellenic (=Greek) [ Active CODE ] language, every letter, and every word is a specific number , and it has a specific meaning.
ZEUS ( or DEUS or DIAS) is Master of immortal Gods in Hellenic (=Greek) Active CODE [arithmetic machine logic] language.
His Main weapon is lightning and lightnes. He could transformate his alive code MATERIAL BEING to whatever He likes.
APPLE is the given gift from ZEUS, in this Hellenic (=Greek) tradition.(so the using of apple logo i choose)
SO , i am trying to show the relations of the clasic hellenic=greek with modern times and eternity.
The light comes from apple's technology, interface also looking, and i Think that it is our choice to transforn it as a part of progress in our tradition style.

Dionisos and Leopard is a Leopard style os x visual style made by idas=ZEUS os X ,designed and made in Hellas(=Greece) inspired by god Zeus, and his son god Dionissos who riding a leopard [ thousands of years before Greek leader Alexander the great unified all Hellenes=Greeks (Peloponisian , Thessalian , Macedonian, Athenian, Cretan etc ], he [Dionissos ] with his Hellenes=Greeks had done a campaign and conquered all the known world[so Alexander followed his steps, but he stoped in west India since his Hellenes=Greek soldjers too tired from wars,specially his personal homeland Comrades decide to return to Macedonia in Hellas=Greece.]. Dionisos acording ancient Hellenic=Greek sources born to a city in Greece called Nissa and in his campaign had gone to far east and made many cities around the world with that name, = Nissa .

Ancient Hellenic Greek mosaic from Macedonia in Hellas (Greece) 4th century bc, show Zeus son Dionisos riding leopard. [ see picture [link] ]

+ Uranos which is a mac os x style experimenmtal brushed substyle of the theme.
Uranos(=sky) is the god of the sky in Greek history. He was the son of Gaia. With her his children were the Titans and the Cyclops.

[thats for the history of the names of the visual styles])

This is a publication of my personal version of aero msstyle i use, still not complete finished.
I am working to this from November 2006(with windows vista rc1 first, and vista rtm after) UP to now March 2008.

Unfortunately it takes alot of time to modify it, using mainly RESOURCE HACKER.

All features referenced in the ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD are subject to change.

ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD has no shadows because of the kind of modifications i did for not having on aero sides borders looking as possible[so it is normal not having shadows, not any problem in your system].
If you want mac osx style visual styles with borders and shadows then please download also my ZEUS os X - ELIXIS for vista theme [link]



1. To use the viual styles ( mstyle) , you must install a Patched uxtheme.dll ,
[ i.e. Go to website: [[link] ] please find the right version for your system.[for example vista 32bit sp0. ]

[OR WITH the vista os x PROJECT BY
Patrickgs[ [link] ]

OR [ Also If you want to see quiqly the visual style (without the other system files have to be replaced , forexample without ZEUS Back & Forward Buttons ) and the procces changing uxtheme is difficult, then use VistaGlazz, [ [link] ]

BECAUSE the vista shows all the visual styles as aero and aero basic please download DeskHack for Windows Vista, [ [link] ] and make enable to see the visual styles on vista with their real name.

2. Copy folder ZEUSosX cursors , to C: \ WINDOWS \ Cursors \ OS X Cursors

Copy THE WALLPAPERS INCLUDED from the folder of the theme Wallpaper to C: \ WINDOWS \ Web \ Wallpaper.

3. OPEN each of the folders having VISTA VISUAL STYLES [a. AGE OF TECHNOLOGY LEOPARD STYLE VISTA VISUAL STYLES, b. SPIRIT OF LEOPARD VISTA VISUAL STYLES], and copy the visual styles included, to "C:\ windows \ Resources / Themes /" (provided C is your Windows drive).

i please sp1 users to not use my 'Forward backward buttons' and 'welcome center' since i have not tested to my pc on sp1 version but soon i believe this will happen.
Also this files of browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll included here are not for a 64bit vista system.

a. Obtain Permisions and Ownership of Both browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll
Located in Windows\System32 [usually in C: drive]
b. Backup you original browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll by renaming them Browseui.old and oobefldr.old
c. Copy browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll from this pack to Windows\System32
d. Log off and back on to see changes.
(use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing)

The theme will have some limitations in use, as i have not enough time to complete, in the way i want, and the modification of the designing rules follow the principles of abstractiveness and simplicity under Zeus inspiration.


1. do not change border padings.[leave it to 0]

Also as i have written Make the aero borders invisible as possible via changing color intencity and brightnes (see to the top of text, also it is written in the Read me text included in the theme, also the picture [link] dont forget that the slider of brightnes could be in different position depending the brightness of the wallpaper background you use)

2. do not change font size (leave it 96 dpi font size)

3. on menu, the number of recent programs to display must be around 10 (= X),[or whatever value it makes the lines on menu, having equal positions] via right clik to your taskbar appears Taskbar and start menu propperties
and then select start menu/customize/ start menu size, number of recent programs to display change it to 10(OR 9, OR WHATEVER).

4. circle style image 515 does not looking well, to long shape elements that they use it, as i have not the answers i expect about this since now.

5. To appear the folderband you have to right clik over file 'Folders' on your navigation pane, when using autohide folderband shellstyle.dll. Also to appear the Status Bar that exist at the bottom of every window, see [link]

6. for better of the theme looking, ONLY for aero basic of visual styles of this theme please use YzShadow .(my oppinion for working correct is to use it on vista as compatible with windows xp, via right click on YzShadow properties/copatibilities/ run this program in compatibiity mode, select windows xp).
YzShadow [ [link] ]
For leopard style [= 1 pixel side border] see as an example how you can set your system, and your YzShadow's settings [link]
7. for left side min, max, close buttons( use please leftsider.[ [link] ]

8. Download RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard Inspired [ [link] (by Yoni)
[RK Launcher created by RaduKing.RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard Inspired project by Yoni] ÜberIcon [[link] with Blur Plugins

10. download iColorFolder [ [link] ]

For having expose style effect:
for aero style only : Download Switcher from [ [link] ]
for basic style only : Download WinExposé from [ [link] ] ,
for both aero and basic : DExposE2 .Expose for Vista [link]

.FOR HAVING A BACKGROUND CHOOSEN BY YOU, ON A FOLDER ON WINDOWS VISTA see AVE'S Vista Folder Background on [ [link] ] and read CHANGING FOLDER'S BACKGROUND IMAGES read file included on folder of this theme ''mac style folder's backgrounds'' and use the mac style images for windows vista i made.


Making the looking of the right side of windows (vista) taskbar as possible as mac os x right side of taskbar.
[also included : Adding your country's flag to your windows taskbar.] SEE [link]




FOR leftsider for example

For starting with windows start up , go to control panel/clasic view/folder options then go to view and select show hidden files and folders. then go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and add a shortcut of the leftsider

then go again go to control panel/clasic view/folder options then go to view and deselect show hidden files and folders.

(do the same for any other application, but only if you trust it, and does not automatically work with the start up of windows) [if you want also to uninstall an application , like leftsider and reinstall a new version of it, you have first go to "C:\Users\[enter your username here]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\" and delete the folder called "leftsider" = delete the folder with the name of the application , in this case current "leftsider".]

ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD is based in the spirit of Apple, not a kind of copy.

ZEUS OS X : SPIRIT OF LEOPARD is ONLY for private use, and in any copy of it, you must allways include THE Read me file.
DO NOT distribute any part of this work .
Also donot use it without a COPY of Instructions and Read me file AS IS.

Thank you All of you, for your support.

i have to thank for the given interest to kpk [ [link] ] , in-dolly [ [link] ] and Michel8170 [ [link] ] the given help psycob [ [link] ] for the msstyle researched code (transparency on basic frame bottom, text color in navigation pane,How to make Thin Taskbar, text color in folderband etc etc) and jemaho [ [link] ] for the shellstyle code (details pane adding image).

Special thanks to UK Intel (=Terry j Springham)[ Vista Hex-Editing Tutorial 0.7 ] [ [link] ] , Pcycob [ [link] ] , Patrickgs (Patrick Gharakhanian) [Vista OS X] [ [link] ] and Yoni (Rafael Rodriguez) [ [link] ] .

i have to reffer also people like iceman [ [link] ] and chrisKite(=flyaKite osX) [ [link] ] who show to all pc users the magic world of mac lookig on pc, and to Yoni for the support [ [link] ]

Also see my ZEUS OS X web page [ [link] ]

I do not allow any modifications of my work.

Made in H E L L A S (= Greece ).

Inspired by ZEUS.

© 2008 - 2023 ZEUSosX
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