Zune Desktop Theme (black, gray with orange start button)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by GT, Nov 2, 2006.

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    GT Guest

    Zune Desktop Theme (black, gray with orange start button).

    What do you guys think about this new black theme? is it better than Energy
    Blue theme?
    GT, Nov 2, 2006
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    GT Guest

    GT, Nov 2, 2006
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    Gary Tsang Guest

    Gary Tsang, Nov 3, 2006
  4. The Zune folder under C:/Windows/Resources/Themes/Zune has ShellStyle.dll
    misplaced. It needs to be installed under
    C:/Windows/Resources/Themes/Zune/Shell/NormalColor in order to display

    I hope Microsoft fixes it before more people try the theme out.
    Jonathan Adkins, Nov 3, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    Jason Tsang, Nov 3, 2006
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    Dean-Dean Guest


    Jonathan Adkins is right. There's a rather glaring error in the
    installation of the Zune theme that causes such things as Windows Explorer's
    Places Bar, as well as Control Panel's Places Bar and Category View (right
    and left sides), to have white backgrounds (rather than correctly displaying
    the theme's gray, light gray, and orange colours), among other anomalies seen

    Unless the sub-directories are correctly placed, you will only get part of
    the theme. (As in the Aero theme in Vista, even though only one colour
    scheme is defined, the Theme Management Service still needs its
    sub-directories, and its resources, in the right places).

    To correct this, on your desktop, create a new folder called Shell, and,
    within this new Shell folder, create another new folder called NormalColor.
    Go to C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Zune and drag the new Shell folder into
    the Zune folder. Then Cut shellstyle.dll in the Zune folder, and Paste it
    the NormalColor folder, so that you end up with
    C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Zune\Shell\NormalColor\shellstyle.dll, and NOT
    C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Zune\shellstyle.dll. To re-apply the theme, you
    can double click on C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Zune\zune.msstyles.

    And yes, I have to much time on my hands, but it does make a world of
    difference! Oh, and gas the Zune wallpaper. Try something from


    if you'd like some sort of wallpaper to go with the Zune theme.

    Dean-Dean, Nov 4, 2006
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