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will themes always slow down yer pc?


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beautron

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just wonderin. i have my laptop as barebones as i can get it, for audio use,
but oh how i long for a slick dark skin n edited windows boot screens (ie [bleep] microsoft r somethin like tha')
so, will they always slow ye down?
and apart from uxtheme.dll patch r there any free tools?
thanks, micky b
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themes will use more resources just because they take up more space.

I would be hesitant about using any other patch beyond the uxtheme patch.

Another alternative might be to use an alternate shell--some are very resource friendly

For example, litestep
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does xpiz take up more resources or does it just replace [bleep]?
also is it versatile?
cheers ger
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so whats the craic with litestep?
do u use it?
is it better worse in anyway?
nice one ger, micky b
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xpize is built on top of themes so no resource saving there

litestep on alternative shells like it replace explorer.exe as your shell and tend to use less

There are several popular ones

litestep
darkstep
talisman
ashton....
blakcbox
bluebox

I used to use litestep, but I grew tired of it and reverted to windows classic

I use my computer to do stuff...pretty doesn't interest me as much
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