APPOLON THEMES BY ZEUSosX
12 - November - 2010 latest upload adding + 3 NEW visual styles / Themes.
15 - October - 2010 , upload in which some minor things remade, as the background image of progress bar.
12 - July - 2010, upload in which some minor bugs eliminated, such as in the preview [pane] of a photo or of a game .
+ 1 extra transparent theme/visual style [named x] , which has No Bold Font style in most areas , special for people who want using clear type off methods.
APPOLON THEMES are mac osx style themes for windows 7.
They have 24 pixel height taskbar.
That means that everytime you log in to your system, taskbar not becomes bigger[like happened to 22pixels smaller in original osx style dimentions, themes i made on past]
Also i have added a folder with special made folders that can be pin to taskbar, also there are foldrers invisible which can give free space in taskbar and also other folders which are looking like vertical separators, so for using the big size taskbar at the bottom of desktop as a dock replacement, as many of u ask me those 2 things.
[24 pixel small taskbar at top of desktop + big size dock style when we set it at the bottom of desktop].
Names and styles of Themes:
Dion,- 4 versions ---> transparent
Alexander, - 4 --> brushed
Leopard - 4 --> gray
in each style that has number I (FOR EXAMPLE : 24 Dion I ) --> no visible folderband, and no addressbar image, and a designed button at the corner of titlebar.
in each style that has number II (FOR EXAMPLE : 24 Dion II ) --> no visible folderband, BUT with addressbar image,and NO designed button at the corner of titlebar.
in each style that has number III (FOR EXAMPLE : 24 Dion III) --> Visible folderband, and with addressbar image in eand NO designed button at the corner of titlebar.
each style that has number IIII (FOR EXAMPLE : 24 Dion IIII ) --> no visible folderband, and no addressbar image, BUT IT HAS some pseudo buttons in the place of addressbar so to look like MAC Finder, though its only design, without fuctionality as also the designed button at the corner of titlebar.
Themes Name story.
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.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo [link]
(in Greek, Ἀπόλλων—Apóllōn or Ἀπέλλων—Apellōn), is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine, healing and plague; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.
So the name of the THEME choosen from Hellenic = GREEK language and civilization.
This is a Work from Hellas = Greece.
Is dedicated to All people of Earth who support : the Hellenic = Greek History, Philoshophy, Civilization and the Greek people.
I N S T R U C T I O N S
There are on this download, Themes and visual styles that can be used on all versions of windows 7. (32 and 64bit)
These visual styles have made to be worked with my system files i have made and exist in my Macos X for Windows 7.
The navigation buttons exist to explorerframe.dll, the apple start orb to explorer.exe and the icons to imageres.dll and to shell32.dll.
also when forinstance we select a folder as 'icon',we have separate mouse over image for the folder and other image for the text and when we select a folder as 'details' we can have stripes, and mouse over images like mac os X , blue hover and white text, with additional code i have made and add to system files.
so if you have a Windows 7 32 bit system download my:
Macos X for Windows 7 - 32bit [link]
if you have a Windows 7 64 bit system download my:
Macos X for Windows 7 - 64bit [link]
and follow also very carefully the instructions of them , but use the wallpapers and Themes and visual styles from this pack.
so here : UNZIP the file.
first go to Control pane [view by category] -->so Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window Never Notify. restart. do all your changes in code that u want.
[install uxcore application which enables non microsoft themes to be working to your windows 7 system, or before changing any system files]
(when you finish everything is written in instructions, after the installation of system files or any application needed then again go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window to Default or to whatever u like, then restart.)
1. To use the visual styles ( mstyle) , you must install a small application, download from [link]
Credits goes to Rafael Rivera for this amazing work. Then restart your system.
2. Copy the folder 'OS X Cursors' , to C:\Windows\Cursors .
Copy the 'Mac os X Wallpapers' of this pack to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper.
Copy the 'Mac os X sounds' of this pack to C:\Windows\Media .
3. Copy all the folders included in the folder 'THEMES 24 PIXEL HEIGHT TASKBAR BY ZEUSosX' [after unzip all files, and copy them to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes , provided C is your Windows drive).
These new visual styles/themes have biger TASKBAR, 24 pixels height , so it works fine when we log in, though its 2 pixel bigger than original osx.
Also the shape of taskbar has changed in a mode that also taskbar can be used as a dock to the down side of the desktop.
Open there ["C:\Windows\Resources\Themes"] and choose the theme name you like, select it, double clik tand thats it.
4. Go to Desktop Personalize & apply the theme you preffer.
5. Copy the folder TASKBAR'S FOLDERS to C:\
Then drag with your mouse any of the folders exist to yoyr taskbar for 'PIN' each you choose.
There are some folders having shape of separator so you can divide your taskbar to sections. **********
Also you can remove from your taskbar if u want the clock and date from the right part of it doing this:
right clik to taskbar/properties/customize/Turn system icons on or off ---> set clock off , also set any other you want to off position.
Also the stack on taskbar, in screenshot is StandaloneStack 2 , download from [link]
-1. For having to the left side the min, max, close buttons, use please leftsider. [link]
-2. For having close the min,max,close buttons an Ave's application needed CloseButtonChanger needed, (login to [link]
) , transparent and brushed styles will use number : 1.3 , leopard styles will use number : 1.4 .
-3. ADDING SHadows effect around your Window.
For having shadows and have better of the theme looking, please use YzShadow [link]
For the Gray (leopard) styles when using Yz shadow its better to follow the values i give you. [link]
, for the rest themes [link] [link] [link]
also with YzShadow you can have transparent menus ,to any of my themes following my values : [link]
-4. The windows 7 system behaviour to 24 pixel (small icon) taskbar is applicable!
That means that everytime you log in to your system, taskbar not becomes bigger[like happened to 22pixels smaller in original osx s tyle dimentions, themes i made on past]
-5. I have visual styles with no looking Folderband [is the toolbar that it has Buttons Commands like 'Organise', 'System Properties' etc] and other with always appearing Folderband. For open the folderband to the styles that is not appeared, please have a look to my Auto-hide Folderband of win 7, [link]
where is written SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS EXPLORER , MY COMPUTER WINDOW STYLE. / SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS EXPLORER , WHEN YOU HAVE DETAILS PANE AT THE TOP. etc
Also included 3 styles with designed buttons in the area of addressbar for some users asks to me to make some versions like those i first made in vista in my ZEUS os X F OS for vista [ [link]
How to stop the music playing when you enter the Login Screen of window :
right clik to desktop/personalization/sounds select it , a small window appear, there is a small button and the text near by says : Play Window Start up Sound , deselect the button, thats it, restart.
MAKING SOME APPLICATION WHICH DOES NOT START WITH THE START OF WINDOWS, ENABLE TO START.
[ATTENTION, DO THIS ONLY IF YOU TRUST THOSE APPLICATION]
FOR leftsider, or Yz Shadow 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 or Yz Shadow
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".]
Conditions of using
1. do not change border padings.
2. do not change font size (leave it 96 dpi font size).
3. for close distance between close,min,max buttons Ave's application [still beta] , CloseButtonChanger needed. [link]
4. for adding shadows effect around your Windows, needed the freeware controlable application YzShadow. [link]
5. the stack on taskbar, in screenshot is StandaloneStack 2 , download from [link]
6. For having EXPOSE style effect !!! :
for aero style only : Download Switcher from [ [link]
for basic style only : Download WinExposé from [ [link]
these kind EXPOSE style programs are giving the sense of osx using style, you can see all windows you have added to your desktop at once and with a clik to choose any window of them as the active one !
if you use the smaller size taskbar at the top of the desktop then you can make the looking of the right side of windows 7 taskbar as possible as mac os x right side of taskbar, without changing any system files.
[also included : Adding your country's flag to your windows taskbar.] SEE [link]
also if you use the smaller size taskbar at the top of the desktop then you can use alternatively docks like RK Launcher [link]
or use RocketDock [link]
or any aternative u like.
This Visual Styles/Themes, are Copyright By : ZEUSosX (Pavlos Pitselas). [link]
You Use This Visual Styles/themes, For Personal Use Only & Don't Modify or
distribute For Commercial Perposes & you cannot use them for their distribution, neither to give credit for their creation.
By downloading this Visual Styles/themes, you agree to the following conditions:
- This Visual Styles/themes, are free for personal use only.
- It must not be used commercially.
- You can distribute it for free as long as the files are unmodified and this text file is included with the zip file.
- You may not sell them or use them for profit.
- Do not take credit for creating this Visual Styles/themes.
- I am not liable for any sort of damage to your computer from using this Visual Styles/themes.
This is a special work so please respect it.
Special thanks to Panda X , DM-moinmoin , Patrickgs , and and Yoni (Rafael Rodriguez) .
All features referenced in my work are subject to change.
I do not allow modifications of my work.
Thank you All of you, for your support.
Made in H E L L A S (= Greece ).
Inspired by Appolon.