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July 13, 2005
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XPM Classic RC2 by b0se XPM Classic RC2 by b0se
RC2 Updates, re-download if you downloaded before the specified dates below.

22:00 (GMT) on 14th July 2005

1. New tabs

18:30 (GMT) on 14th July 2005

1. Green flash buttons back

00:30 (GMT) on 14th July 2005

1. Centered startbutton
2. Fixed startmenu item font issue


From the readme:

* XPM CLassic *RC2*
* Ross 'b0se' Harvey

Developed for developers. Try it, use it, grow to love it :)

* I highly recommend installing the included font (Bit Stream). Use it by choosing 'Extra Large Fonts' when choosing the theme!

- Comments to
- Modifications will *not* be given release permission!
- All contents are original

Drop the fonts in the zip into your Windows/Fonts folder.

Enjoy :)


[+] Rc1 -> RC2

- Bug Fixes (Some not listed as section completey re-made)

* Toolbar margins
* IE button hovers
* Fixed small inactive caption bar colours
* Top taskbar sizing margins
* Desktop colour button

- Changes and Additions

* Thinner start panel
* Thinner taskbar
* Darker start panel text
* Smaller startbutton with new press
* Lightened toolbar and taskband hovers
* New systray button.
* New style flash
* Styled inactive maximised
* New caption buttons
* New glyphs
* New tabs
* Countless tweaks!

Copyright (c) 2005 Ross Harvey
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YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
armia3525 Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
What i must do with a "shellstyle.dll" file?? What does it??
extrem Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Probably one of the most usable VS I've ever sseen! ...and with a style :clap: :+fav:
tyfoo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
i like this theme
b0se Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
lol, yes; did get into a heated discussion over at Neowin.

RC3 is on the way, I'm now starting to add new colours. This will take some time as I am not using the recolour function in StyleBuilder.

Thanks for the feedback!
Priapus2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
Been using this for a while now. Love it! Check out my desk in Windows screenshots! I've also been watching the Neowin forum. Talk about shark infested waters.[link]
Dipso Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmm, tastey :D
xta Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
awesome, i finally found something to replace prolcd

j44xm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Looks great, but the sliders are waaay too tiny? Weren't they larger in RC1? They were perfect there.
frankpbrancato Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
Any chance of getting a version that will work with style XP. I know it is a bloated pile of crap, but I only use it so I can properly preview all of my themes. I use it along with UXTheme patcher so I don't have to keep it running.
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