Uninstalled StyleXP, successfully patched UXTHEME.DLL, so how do I use visual styles?

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by jww13, May 6, 2002.

  1. jww13

    jww13 Guest

    I uninstalled StyleXP.

    Then I went to http://www.picxel.org/patche.html and followed the instructions (replaced UXTHEME.DLL so now I have UXTHEME.DLL and UXTHEME.PAT in System32 and they are the same size and same date). Then I did a full reboot.

    Now after all that, how do I use visual styles or other themes? I downloaded EclipseOSX and extracted it to c:\Windows\Resources\Themes but how do I activate it?

    In Desktop Properties, if I go to Appearance, I only have the "Windows XP Style" and "Windows Classic Style" for buttons and such.

    If I select the Theme (EclipseOSX) in desktop properties, the preview doesn't look right at all, so I'm afraid to apply it.

    thanks a lot!
  2. andy_rose

    andy_rose Moderator

    hmm..sounds like ur patching went wrong..the theme should be there in display properties..and be showed correctly..
  3. jww13

    jww13 Guest

    Well, I just downloaded another theme and installed it, then when the installer was done it opened up the Appearance tab, and voila, all the appearances were listed for all the themes!

    I don't know why this fixed it or IF it did (I did a windows update and rebooted so maybe that had something to do with it).

    Anyways it works fine now so I'm happy.

    Thanks for the info on UXTHEME.DLL though!