----------------- ZEUS os X : F OS ---------------
UPDATED 10 JANUARY 2009.
ADDED ON VISUAL STYLES :
1. MAC OSX STYLE TITLEBAR TEXT EFFECT ON AERO BASIC MODE [link][link] 2. NEW FONT STYLE ON TAB ITEM [link]
thanks to PandaX [link] for help, suggestions and stylehacks.
ZEUS os X F OS
F OS = FOS = [LIGHT = ΦΩΣ]
ZEUS FOS = ZEUS LIGHT
Previews : [link] , aero version of leopard with buttons [link] , aero basic version of leopard with buttons [link] , brushed aero [with short titlebar, as i have a version with longer one] [link] , brushed basic version [there are more] [link] , aero with no buttons on adressbar [link]
ZEUS OS X : FOS designing rules, follow the principles of abstractiveness and simplicity, under Zeus inspiration.
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.
ZEUS ( or DEUS or DIAS) is Master of immortal Gods in Hellenic (=Greek) Active CODE [arithmetic machine logic] language.
His Main weapon is lightning and lightnes. He could transformate his alive code MATERIAL BEING to whatever He likes.
APPLE is the given gift from ZEUS, in this Hellenic (=Greek) tradition.(so the using of apple logo i choose, and ancient hellenic(=greek) symbols like maianders, tetraskelion of Zeus [=svasticas = gammadion],crosses and much more )
SO , i am trying to show the relations of the clasic hellenic=greek with modern times and eternity.
The light comes from apple's technology, interface also looking, and i Think that it is our choice to transforn it as a part of progress in our tradition style.
On screenshot there exist a golden chest of king Philip II , father of Alexander the Great, with the sixteenth Macedonian Sun, from Macedonia Hellas Greece (3rd century bC). [link]
My work is based on the spirit of os X, and not a copy of it.
With VistaStyleBuilder many things on the mstyle, can changed, and that is fantastic for any themer and user.
Though 2 main questions of mine, on windows vista mstyle had not answered :
1.not found how the mouse over text color on the main white right area of a window will become from normal black to mouse ovr/pressed white .
2. not found how the aero close,min,max buttons coul be in closer distance.
Attention: For having the right view of the 1 pixel side border of the leopard style Visual styles you must do first this:
Make the aero borders invisible as possible via changing color intensity and brightness:
right clik to your desktop, select Personalise.
then select first (1) choice 'Window Color and Appearance'. Select enable transparency.
then select on 'color intencity' slider button to the start (full to the left), so there will be with no color as possible.
then select 'SHOW COLOR MIXER' , select second (2) slider 'saturation' button ( full to the left), so there will be with no color as possible.
select the third (3) slider button 'Brightness' (near the middle, or between midle and right, depending from the color of the background wallpaper you use it) so there will be invisible as possible the borders of the windows of the current 'leopard no border style' visual styles of the theme.
[please also see picture [link] ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are 2 main categories of the visual styles i made. The first categorie is for using them on Aero mode, and the second is for using only on Aero Basic mode. The reason is because the windows system change the dimentions of an mstyle. Also there are some subcategories in each one of those 2 categories. In some of the visual styles i made [to those with letter X at the end of their title], i have added on the place of the adreessband, a kind of buttons that on native are only glyphs, only images with not any propertie on them.
The reason for made this kind of visual styles having designed buttons without functionality, is that if someone makes an application which could set windows vista commands to the place of the address bar, as i have described and asked for, because on normal microsoft visual style there is no space, what i did is ''realeased'' space, for enabling exist that application, by removing the adressbar ''ropertie'' to the right size of the window, then we will have a kind of fuctionality to them. See the specification i made and asked from anyone could make this kind of application [link] The idea of me was if with only 1 or 2 clik of the mouse the user could control a window's area, and not as now, who has to open several menus. This added designed buttons has problem onInternet explorer as they leave little space for the web adresses on adressbar. But on pack included visual styles also with not this added buttons.
description in general for the visual styles:
no horiziontal line on the down size of navigation pane [little up from where explorer ' Folders ' exist
internal borders on navigation pane and on the main right surface of the window
new redesigned style of butons (browseui.dll + image elements redesigned on mac style see forexample search
NEW menu bar on applications (= menu bar for notepad, photoshop etc), and new butons with white mouse over text. [link]
NEW menu bar on explorer window (= menu bar for my computer, my documents etc), and white mouse over text. [link]
New searchbar redesigned. Specific designed [searchbar]on start menu bar, new white arrow on All Programs. [link]
New designed light blue tab item ,toolbar, and butons for browser, see on internet explorer [link]
New Comunications blue [mac spotlight style] toolbar and buttons [transparent style ones], see on Windows Fax and Scan. [link]
The transparent version based on the brushed style. Basic brushed version has closer the close,max,min buttons. Those with the L LETTER mean with long height of titlebar, and those with S letter mean with a shorter height of titlebar. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
I N S T R U C T I O N S
There are on this download, visual styles, there are forward and backwards buttons and Welcome Center for 1 : windows vista 32 bit version and 2:windows vista 64 bit version, so be carefull to take the files that will work with the system you are using so BE CaREFULL.
Visual styles are used on all versions of windows vista. Only the forward and backwards buttons and Welcome Center have to be choosen for the correct windows vista platform 32 or 64 bit of your system.
so : First do a restore poin to your system. Then :
1. To use the visual styles ( mstyle) , you must install a Patched uxtheme.dll , [ i.e. Go to website: [[link] ] please find the right version for your system.[for example vista 32bit sp0 etc ] Credit goes to Rafael Rivera for his amazing work on patch files or better do this : Rafael has made a similar solution/ small application, download from [link]
ALSO INSTEAD OF ALL THOSE an alternative solution is to buy AveStyler application [link] [about 3 euros] AND very ease you can change your visual styles .
[OR WITH the vista os x PROJECT BY Patrickgs[ [link] ]
OR [ Also If you want to see quiqly the visual style (without the other system files have to be replaced , forexample without ZEUS Back & Forward Buttons ) and the procces changing uxtheme is difficult, then use VistaGlazz, [ [link] ] BECAUSE the vista shows all the visual styles as aero and aero basic please download DeskHack for Windows Vista, [ [link] ] and make enable to see the visual styles on vista with their real name.
2. Copy folder ZEUSosX cursors , to C: \ WINDOWS \ Cursors \ OS X Cursors [this version i use is a little different than the old ones on past] right clik to your desktop, a small menu window appears select at the bottom personalization. now opened the personalization window, select the 5th choice clik to it, a smaller window appears [named mouse properties], select the first choice Normal select , then go to the bottom right where it is written Browse and then open the named ''osx cursors'' folder which you have setted inside the C:\Windows\Cursors and select the named 1.Normal select, cursor from there, do the same for all , and at the end when finished ''save as'' ,your choice name at the top of this little window.
Copy any WALLPAPERS you download to C: \ WINDOWS \ Web \ Wallpaper.
3. OPEN each of the folders having VISTA VISUAL STYLES [after unzip all files, and copy the visual styles included, to "C:\ windows \ Resources / Themes /" (provided C is your Windows drive).
Open there ["C:\ windows \ Resources / Themes /"] a visual style folder and inside there are 3 folders, to that with the name of the visual style make a double clik the a small window menu appears , where you can choose the visual style you want.
a. Obtain Permisions and Ownership of Both browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll Located in Windows\System32 [usually in C: drive] b. Backup you original browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll by renaming them Browseui.old and oobefldr.old c. Copy browseui.dll and oobefldr.dll from this pack to Windows\System32 d. Log off and back on to see changes. (use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing)
The theme will have some limitations in use, as i have not enough time to complete, in the way i want, and the modification of the designing rules follow the principles of abstractiveness and simplicity under Zeus inspiration.
LIMITATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF USING
1. do not change border padings.
Also as i have written Make the aero borders invisible as possible via changing color intencity and brightnes (see to the top of text, also it is written in the Read me text included in the theme, also the picture [link] dont forget that the slider of brightnes could be in different position depending the brightness of the wallpaper background you use)
2. do not change font size (leave it 96 dpi font size)
3. on menu, the number of recent programs to display must be around 6,[or whatever value it makes the lines on menu, having equal positions] via right clik to your taskbar appears Taskbar and start menu propperties and then select start menu/customize/ start menu size, number of recent programs to display change it to 6(OR 7, OR WHATEVER).
4. circle style image does not looking well, to long Height shape elements that they use it, as because some applications use it different than windows do.
5. To appear the folderband you have to right clik over file 'Folders' on your navigation pane, when using autohide folderband shellstyle.dll. Also to appear the Status Bar that exist at the bottom of every window, see [link]
Main limitation on visual styles having vertical separator only 1 pixel like leopard : because of only 1 pixel of vertical separator, for select it this 1 pixel for drag the separator right or left, must do this: setting the mouse on the 1 pixel vertical separator as the shape of the mouse pointer becomes like <--->, then movie it first steady and slowly a little to the vertical axis having always this shape <---> of the mouse pointer, and after u drag it to rirgt or left.
6. ADDING SHadows effect around your Window. For having shadows and have better of the theme looking, please use YzShadow .(my oppinion for working correct is to use it on vista as compatible with windows xp, via right click on YzShadow properties/copatibilities/ run this program in compatibiity mode, select windows xp). YzShadow [ [link] OR [link] ]
For leopard style [= 1 pixel side border] see as an example how you can set your system, and your YzShadow's settings [link]
7. for left side min, max, close buttons( use please leftsider.[ [link] ]
8. Download RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard Inspired [ [link] (by Yoni) [RK Launcher created by RaduKing.RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard Inspired project by Yoni]
Alternatively there is RocketDock great dock application Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins, download it from [link] .
10. a. 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 !
FOR HAVING A BACKGROUND CHOOSEN BY YOU, ON A FOLDER ON WINDOWS VISTA see AVE'S Vista Folder Background on [ [link] ] and read CHANGING FOLDER'S BACKGROUND IMAGES read file included on folder of this theme ''mac style folder's backgrounds'' and use the mac style images for windows vista i made.
ALSO ADDING A KIND OF HORIZONTAL SEPARATOR TO THE NAVIGATION PANE, (LEFT PART OF THE WINDOW), ON WINDOWS VISTA that i made see : [ [link] ]
Making the looking of the right side of windows (vista) taskbar as possible as mac os x right side of taskbar. [also included : Adding your country's flag to your windows taskbar.] SEE [link]
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 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
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".] -------------------------------------------------------------
W A L L P A P E R S
In this section wallpaper links added , so you can direct download from the links :
modifications i made, HYTHOR ZEUSosX (hythor =water in ancient hellenic=greek) [aqua style colorised on windows 7 style] [link] , SKY LIGHT [link] , ZEUS aura [link] , acropolis of Athens [link] and my best made on past : ZEUS AQUA HYDRO [link] and a latest version ZEUS os X Earth Space [link]
EXPERIMENTAL VISUAL STYLES (NOT INCLUDED ON THIS DEVIANT ART DOWNLOAD)
I. ZEUS FOS Visual styles in which in their aero and aero basic version NOT having the rollup button on the corner side of titlebar. i have uploaded and you can find them together with the ZEUS : old Remake web page download, in separate folder so download from : [link]
ZEUS os X : F OS is based in the spirit of Apple, not a kind of copy.
ZEUS os X : F OS is ONLY for private use.
DO NOT distribute any part of this work . Also donot use it without a COPY of Instructions and Read me file AS IS.
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