This is my first attempt in theming our beloved browser. It took me some time and it is not yet finnished, but since there was a request to upload it - here it goes.
The pack includes:
It also includes .ico files for the folder icon and two .reg files - one for the default folder icons and one for some color changes in Windows7 default GUI.
Now for starters, the whole setup is highly customized - it uses different scripts, third-party programs and other small changes so there might be some buttons or scripts that will not work properly on your systems. Some of the settings I made directly in Windows Registry, so if you want EXACTLY the same look, you will have to do some under-the-hood work. There is an included "Manual" that is disguised as Install Notes.txt, copy/pasted below.
The setup is WIP so some menues are a bit messy.
Unzip the files in a new folder
Copy the four folders in /dopusdata
!!! Back Up your Registry before the next steps !!!
The folder icons are changed in the Registry.
3. Add Folders.reg to your Registry
To install them, copy the two .ico files in C:\Icons (you can change this path in the Registry editor - after adding Folders.reg search for key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons
(optional) Adding Colors.reg will make your Classic Windows theme in the same Greyish-Blueish style.
This sets the colors for default background, text color, scrollbars and windows.
To make the setup fully functional you will need to install NIRSoft FolderChangesView, SearchEverything, as well as the included Apocalypse's SearchEverything.exe integration binnary. That one should be copied in SE instalation folder.
It might make sense to link to the icon sets, scripts and tools used, so people can find the latest versions of them and other details. Otherwise you'll have to keep updating your zip when any of the dependencies change.
Pardon my ignorance but where does one create the /dopusdata directory? Do you mean C:\dopusdata i.e. at root level? Because this is the location, I assumed \dopusdata = C:\dopusdata i.e. at the same place as the icons files which according to the installation instructions are at C:\Icons. I am usingWindows 10 do you think it will work with that OS also because at this point in time I am not seeing what you show in the screen capture. Would it be possible to make a bat install file for the less educated like me?
Hi Exidus, I put the .ico files in A:/icons and set the path in each of the reg keys.
But I couldn't get anything to change at all; the only result of following the instructions given was that the folder icons broke- other than that Dopus just looked as per the default installation..? Guess I must be missing something obvious.
Thanks, only thing is I'm a little scared to touch this again because as I mentioned I was unable to restore the backup from the .reg file ("unable to read the file"..?). I fixed it just by manually deleting the two new keys that were added for the .ico files, which seemed to work. I'm hoping there's no other unforeseen problems going to arise from doing that.
To answer your question, I put the folders into the /dopusdata directory, replacing the ones of the same name that were already there.
I know its a bit complicated but the theme was never ment to be released. I did this because I was asked to by some members here. I have specified that it is not complete nor bundled fully to be a one-click install.
This is not only a DO-theme, it also modifies the Windows Theme, which is always risky and can lead to unwanted behaviour!
So all people crying here, just only use the theme. But if you want to change the Windows-icons to have individual ones and don't know what your're doing, leave it or do it on your own risk and stop crying. Thanks.