Are you people still here?

Any developers using "visual themes" in Windows?

Some people I know never leave the Windows 'classic' appearance, some even go back to the battleship gray Windows 2000 look, and the rest are sitting in Blue XP.

What about 'alternative' skins? I'm a visual person myself (ISPF as of yesterday's assessment) and appreciate sensory comfort, so I do cycle through themes a lot.
Permalink Alex (the other 99%) 
March 2nd, 2005
I use the one that ships with MCE 2005. Similar to, but more polished, than the XP blue theme.
Permalink Brad Wilson 
March 2nd, 2005
I use WindowsBlinds on Windows 2000. While I don't like the standard Windows look I tend to stick with a given visual style for a long time.

So, yes, I use a different visual style, but I don't change it often. Maybe once or twice a year. Also, I used to use a different icon set. nowadays, I'm back to the original Windows icons.

If you're into desktop customization, I really recommend Stardock's Object Desktop ( It has a lot of stuff.

Permalink Janek Schwarz 
March 2nd, 2005
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