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I have gotten rather bored with the default look of windows 7, and I want to seriously change it. what would be the best way for me to go about doing this without having to purchase a program like windowblinds? I want to go for a really futuristic/sci-fi type look. I have already tried using rainmeter on multiple occasions, and found it to be maddening to work with.
thanks for the help.
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Rainmeter..
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have you tried rocket dock? i picked it up about a month ago and absolutely love it. It completely cleaned up my desktop.

http://rocketdock.com/

*for a cleaner look move the windows taskbar to the top and set it to auto hide*

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Quote:
Originally Posted by racer86;13146402 
have you tried rocket dock?
*for a cleaner look move the windows taskbar to the top and set it to auto hide*

That's pretty cool. I've always just made the taskbar using small icons, and have autohide on the bottom, with a bunch of quicklaunch items and using Fences software to clean up my desktop.

Personally I hate docks. I'm not sure why. In theory it sounds great. Here's a bar with the icon of all these programs you use. But in reality, I've never liked them or how they look.
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hmm have you tried rocket dock?

i was kinda skeptical at first too but i loved it its easy to set up and all the icons are drag and drop. However the interface has quite a bit of depth should you chose to implement it.
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Kinda hated "Rocket Dock"

I used "Rocket Dock" only when i was in XP, but not now, with 7
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I want to go a bit beyond adding a new dock.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost55;13150360 
I want to go a bit beyond adding a new dock.

First get Universal Theme Patcher (V1.5.0.22, Build 20090409 - deepxw) and patch your system. Includes instructions also.

Then, head over to Deviantart for a huge selection of available 3rd party visual styles. There are tons of other apps/tools like objectdock, startorb changer, etc., that you can get as add-ons. door2windows for Win7 customization is another site you will want to bookmark.

My current Desktop...

Visual Style - Maverick by dpcdpc11

Objectdock Skin - Clear dockbar by beckitach

Windows Iconpack - Faenza2 by Mr-Ragnarok

Wallpaper - Chiana by C-Sub

Cursors - Edge11 by eFOX-hun

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Edited by gymenii - 4/16/11 at 5:13pm
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If your into sci-fi check out VirtualCustoms one you've got the theme patching done.
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