I want extra large fonts in plum. How hard can that be?
March 20, 2007 10:39 AM   Subscribe

WinXP appearance question...

Here's what I want: Windows XP Style Windows and Buttons + Plum Color Scheme + Extra Large Fonts. My google-fu fails entirely. Can you help?
posted by Irontom to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
AFAIK, the WinXP theme comes in 3 color schemes, blue, silver, and green.

If you want a plum theme, you'll need to find someone who has created a .msstyle in plum. However if you want to use a 3rd party .msstyle, you'll need a hacked uxtheme.dll
posted by mphuie at 10:53 AM on March 20, 2007

DeviantArt.com has some awesome visual styles, using the method mentioned by mphuie. It's my customization of choice. See all styles here.

After a quick browse for a plum theme I come up with this, a version of this or even something like this.

I can't exactly visualize plum at the moment so I just zeroed in on purple. If you keep digging however, you will find what you want. Also, I think you can make your system font bigger in the control panel.

Have fun!
posted by bristolcat at 2:41 PM on March 20, 2007

Oh, this is quite nice! And it's very similar to the basic Windows theme.

Here is a better overview of their visual styles. Unfortunately there are like tons of Vista styles to wade through, but you'll find some gems in there.

Also, I think it's worthy to note that in that link that mphuie posted I used the UX Theme multipatcher listed toward the bottom and it works very well
posted by bristolcat at 2:46 PM on March 20, 2007

Oh, and Windows XP fonts:

Go to Start and click on Control Panel. Select Display. Go to the Appearance tab and go down to the font size dropdown menu. Select Extra Large.
posted by bristolcat at 2:48 PM on March 20, 2007

I would get the XP > Vista transformation pack.

makes windows XP look just like vista.

they probably have some tools to help you do what you wanted to do.. but sounded fairly boring to me.

posted by complience at 4:21 PM on March 20, 2007

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