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    Windows XP themes, addons...whats best?

    Hello,

    I'm looking to spice up my desktop a little bit. I'm a minimalist at heart, so the first thing I did when I installed XP was switch the desktop and window style back to the original win98 style.

    I'm not looking for something graphically intensive, per se. I'm looking for somthing that might improve accessibility or efficiency. Can I ask what all of you are using?
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    i use blueCurve for windows xp which uses a theming agent called UXTheme patcher

    screenshot below:


    it's not overly fancy but it does look neat

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    Style XP for me, I like to think that the panther theme is the best thing to come from Mac!

    (Follow the lin from Mark's post)
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    First of all, go get the uxtheme multi-pather found here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=140707

    After running the patcher you are now able to use third-party visual stlyes. I recommend anything from http://studiotwentyeight.com , KoL is awsome. Also check out gfxoasis.com for visualstlye releases.

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    I am using the Sustenance Visual Style from Studio Twenty Eight right now. Nice and sleek with eye candy and still noticably a Windows computer.

    Customize.org also has Visual Styles as well WindowBlinds themes.

    Just wish that someone would update the Orbitz Blue Firefox theme to work with 1.0.
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