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Universal shellstyle.dll by Satukoro Universal shellstyle.dll by Satukoro
A completely universal shellstyle that I made for Vista themers. Every element that you have previously had to open the shellstyle in order to modify has been altered to run off of global attributes. In short, the shell uses values from the msstyle, such as Window/Text color and more.

There is no need to credit me for dA submittions, but it would show courtesy.
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Chozo4 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2015
I would like to give a huge thank you for creating this universal shellstyle. It has saved a fair bit of effort and headache as part of converting a theme from Server 2003 SP2 (XP) to Server 2008 SP2 (Vista) while still maintaining links to the 'advanced' appearances settings. All it needs now is for the organize bar to be hidden away with a quick edit and it's a complete fix for the purpose.
swyrl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So how does one use this to skin/where can I get skins for it?
More info would be appreciated.
Satukoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
All the information is there for people who need it. If you need more info, you probably don't need it.
xilee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thank you for this! It saves a lot of time and work.
allanrockwell Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
This looks like it's going to be GREAT but i'm not sure how to proceed, could you give more detailed instructions, please. For now i just backed up shellstyle.dll and shellstyle.dll.mui and replaced them with yours in my current theme, and... nothing, or worst, my win explorer is mad.
kingblue12 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
How do i install this? it looks amazing!
pailong Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
can it worked on win 7? anyway awesome!!!
Satukoro Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
No, I have yet to make one for windows 7, sorry. This one's only for Vista.
Saarineames Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
The term "whoa" comes to mind. Good thinking! :thumbsup:
Satukoro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Thanks =D
killermole23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
:+fav: and run!!
Oh, wait...

Nice, this should save a lot of vista themers a lot of time. Much nicer to do it in Ave's, rather than hacking files. :]
Satukoro Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I made it mostly for themers who can't settle for the standard colors, and myself of course. I'm glad you like it.
nisto91 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Great idea man. It will come in handy.
Satukoro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
I hope it will. The only thing that might need to be added is a contrasting folder pane text color, for themes like Aero where the text color is based on the Window background color. Otherwise, I'm happy with it.
sunBeam2000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
sounds very interesting!!

will test it later at home!
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