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Well Betamax, ure the Shell guy here, so plz tell me (or anyone else ;) )
if i wanna use a shell like litestep i can just download the zip, uncompresst it to a dir in the HD and edit sistem.ini right? i mean, in system.ini in front of shell put ex. C:\litestep\litestep.exe eh?
to get back to normal, its explorer.exe istn it?
and when i reboot it should be w/ the new shell...
am i right?

oh, and is there a good site to Dload Shells in zip files?
 

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I prefer DesktopX, I don't trust many things that replace my Windows files (considering that almost everything I ever do that involves screwes with windows makes me have to reformat my HD, :p )
 

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Since when was I the shell guy? I though I was the resident movie critic:D

I use DesktopX like Asz. It's a LOT simplier to configure and as powerful (if not more) than litestep.

For litestep you are correct. Install it then edit the system.ini file to use it as you default shell. You may also have to edit the step.rc file in order to get a few modules etc running.

For desktopX check the load on startup option. As it is an shell extension more than a total replacement you can also keep the taskbar if you want.

The best site that I know of for shells is www.wincustomize.com. It carries skins for most popular mp3 players and shells.
 

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Hold it there Neojag... :D after u installed Litestep u can't install the other themes just by unziping them... u have to config the Step.rc file and replace it by the original one!
 

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Originally posted by Neojag
uh, ok, thkx, but is there any place to Dload .zip shells?
U must be talking about the Themes, the shell it self is just litestep.exe the rest are themes. :D
 

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nop m8, im talking about shells in general, not just litestep (Darkstep, Claud:9: and so on) and the place to Dload those shells ;)
gonna try that desktopX thingy, thkx :)
 

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istn there a place where u can download only the files e/ no installation prog? id like to use shellON to change between shells and config it as the default shell, it'd be nicer...
 

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If I remember correctly Talisman brings this option to you. I've used talisman and frankly speaking its way better of than litestep regarding the fact thats its easier to use and is a whole user friendly then litestep. If u have a problem registering it PM me and i'll help ;)
 

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yet about desktopX, is there a way to let u choose if u want to use it or the windows default shell when u boot?
 

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Why don't u make a boot urself... i made one for liltestep. Just creat a BAT file and put autoexec running it. U know DOS commands don't u?
 

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If you want it to just use explorer by default switch off the load on startup option. If the hide explorer is not checked it will use both shells
If both are checked then windows just uses desktopX.

The config menu is accessible by right clickingon the tray icon.
 

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Originally posted by Metalmurphy
Why don't u make a boot urself... i made one for liltestep. Just creat a BAT file and put autoexec running it. U know DOS commands don't u?
yup, i do, im still from the glorious DOS days ya know ;) :p

Beta, that thing looks damn good!!!!!! but those windows really look like a window blinds theme that comes w/ the prog ;)

uh oh, DX is 10MB :eek: :eek: :eek:
ah, no prob :)
 

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erm that because they are a window blinds theme.;)

DesktopX and WindowBlinds are to components of Object desktop. The full pack has about 20 components. Each component does a different job. eg DesktopX is the shell, WindowsBlinds does the skinning, iconpackager changes the system icons etc...
 

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oh... lol

COOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!

can u tell me where do Dload the full pack? i really wanted to tweak my desktop, and that seams relly ideal :)

on, and if u deactive the stuff u said back, no of the components loads right? just plain-old-ugly-windows eh?
 

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sorry this is the commerical version.:(

The shareware version only has desktopX, Window Blinds, icon packager, skin studio, windowfx, control center, tweak shell. Weblinds should be added to that list by next week. (currently there's a new version every day)

Come to think of it that is most of the important ones:D

The only 2 missing there are convergence and object bar. Convergence being the important bit as it is a "super skin manager" which can skin all mp3 players, all object desktop components, mozilla, NS6.1 and litestep using 1 single theme!
 
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