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Author Topic: XPlorerSkin  (Read 5552 times)

bft_chromeguy

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XPlorerSkin
« on: October 10, 2008, 01:36:13 AM »
Hi,

Check out my little program: XPlorerSkin
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It skins a bitmap to your Explorer window toolbar, as seen in the screenshot.
This can be ANY bitmap or icon file.
NO malware of any kind, it simply changes one single line in your registry.

Try it!

Edit:- No uninstaller included sorry, simply remove the /XPlorerSkin folder and shortcuts
http://www.bugfreetech.com - come visit my site
« Last Edit: October 10, 2008, 02:39:34 AM by bft_chromeguy »

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Re: XPlorerSkin
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 10:09:16 AM »
Interesting little program. Can you make your own skins right? do you have any documents that show how?

Also why did you make the XPlorerSkin download in two parts? it doesn't make sense.
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« Last Edit: October 10, 2008, 10:23:29 AM by gexecuter »

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Re: XPlorerSkin
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 11:09:50 AM »
It is in 2 parts on my website coz i use a free host with 500kb filesize limit. The full file is attached to the main post.
Making a skin is as easy as operating MSPaint - take a look at the current skins for an idea on what you should aim for.
Different explorer settings require slightly different skin sizes.
One day - and if enuff people like it - I will make that all automagic. And include a skinmaker. :D
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Re: XPlorerSkin
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 09:21:27 PM »
It is in 2 parts on my website coz i use a free host with 500kb filesize limit. The full file is attached to the main post.
Making a skin is as easy as operating MSPaint - take a look at the current skins for an idea on what you should aim for.
Different explorer settings require slightly different skin sizes.
One day - and if enuff people like it - I will make that all automagic. And include a skinmaker. :D

Oh i see, the 500KB limit sucks a lot. Have you though of trying out a free hosting service like skydrive?

Oh and i blogged about your program, i hope you don't mind.
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Re: XPlorerSkin
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 09:38:17 PM »
2bft_chromeguy
Isn't it just using some registry hack? Or did you make it working different?

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
Value Name: BackBitmapShell
Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Data: "c:\Windows\skinfile.bmp"

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Re: XPlorerSkin
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 09:47:15 AM »
gexecuter: Thanks for the tip, have update my page with the new (single and fast) link! Feel free to blog all you want!! Cheers!
fenixproductions: Yes, it basically is. It changes one value in the registry. TweakUI and a plethora of other tweak programs can do it too. My program is the first (I think) that shows a preview etc, and I might make a skin editor one day...
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