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Google Chrome VS for XP by kanttii Google Chrome VS for XP by kanttii
*** UPDATE ***

Beta 3 Published, download the new version!

Styler Toolbar added!

*** /UPDATE ***

As title says, this is (as far as I know) third Google Chrome-based visual style for Windows XP.

I based it on the first/second, by cgh30217 ([link]) and modified nearly everything. If you copy, distribute or modify this style, please link back to this.

Report bugs and suggestions, so it's developing can go further!

The pack contains:
- Theme files
- Cursors
- Fonts
- Iconized Taskbar Hack
- Vista Drive Icon
- RocketDock
- TransBar
- ÜberIcon
- VisualTooltip
- YzShadow
- UXTheme Multi-Patcher 6
- ReadMe.txt with instructions if you need some
..Size approximately 7MB.

Use [link] for Styler Toolbar to get real Chrome/Chromium look! Thanks Elektrified!
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OjamajoDoremi53 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Artist
Is there issues with downloading like viruses?
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kanttii Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Of course not :) It is checked with Virustotal.com and it is completely clean. If you want, send it there again and reanalyze just to be sure - but I assure you there are no viruses or dangerous stuff in this package. The only real danger is messing with wrong system files and accidentally deleting them.

I hope you enjoy the theme! :)
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BigTexas101417 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Hey...don't know if you check this forum anymore...but I can't figure out how to install it. The instructions say to run the patcher (which I did) and the "apply theme". But I can't figure out how to apply it. None of the files show up when I go into properties and browse for themes.
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kanttii Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi :)

Sorry for not replying in a long time!

Make sure that the theme is in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder, and when you have pasted them there just double-click the theme file and it should be applied!

1. Open the archive
2. Inside it is a folder named "Theme". Open the folder.
3. There you will find two items, folder "Google" and file "Google.msstyles"
4. Copy and paste these to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
5. The result locations should be like these:
"Google" folder: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Google
"Google.msstyles" file: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Google.msstyles
6. Now that they are copied, double-click Google.msstyles to apply the theme! :)

To install cursors, open the cursor folder you want to install and right-click the .inf file, for example Aero\install.inf and then go to Control Panel cursor settings and choose the cursor theme from the drop-down menu where you change to Windows Large etc.

I hope this helps!
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Ruchir7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Love it. Love it. LOVE IT!!!

Thank you for this amazing thing! :)
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kanttii Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :)

I've had updates to it in mind for a long time but sadly I don't have time to concentrate on this, because I am having my final exams right now.. luckily they will end in a month and continue in the Spring. I hope that I can continue working on this theme then!
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Ruchir7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
lol I'm having my half-yearly exams! :)
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kanttii Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Haha :D
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ArvinCastillo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Please make a Google Chrome theme for Windows 7.
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kanttii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Interface Designer
With or without Aero? It would be complicating to get out a suitable aero theme, but it would be cooler, though.
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MJ-lim Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish the "Start" orb was bigger
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kanttii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Interface Designer
It wouldn't fit - only Vista & 7 have support for a start button that exceeds taskbar's limits :(

You can get it with WindowBlinds, I think..
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CaptainZana Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Seriously, Combined with Crhome LS [link] This is Win
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kanttii Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Yup, thanks for info!
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carlosjj Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
would you like to make an chrome visual theme for windows 7?
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kanttii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, I deeply would if I only had enough money to buy WSB. I'm saving :)

If you could donate a few dollars, I'd be very grateful!
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carlosjj Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
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kanttii Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Heh, no piracy ;)
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JaiSpillman2010 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I have a problem with the taskbar icon. It show only have of the start button. otherwise look okay. is there a way to make start menu have the same color as the taskbar and also can you one day make taskbar bigger?
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kanttii Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Welcome to dA!

Could you please post a screenshot of the problem?

1. Press Print Screen
2. Open Paint and press CTRL + V
3. Save the image as jpg
4. Upload to Imageshack.us and post a link here :)

Thanks!

Start menu represents the look of Chromium for XP, so I don't think it'll change much unless Chromium changes. Yes, bigger taskbar and other improvements & fixes are on the way - though I'm in hurry in my job, so it'll take some time :/
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9ada Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
witch software do U use to do these themes?
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kanttii Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Interface Designer
An innovative piece of software - TGTSoft's StyleBuilder. I don't know where you could get it - their site is offline :(
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9ada Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
thanks allot
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bootnoo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   Writer
Hi. I really love your google themes for xp. I am using them right now. But I was wondering if you could make one for Evernote. Like an Evernote theme for xp. I was thinking of like instead of the google chrome logo it could be the Evernote Elephant. I would make a theme but currently I am in the dark about making themes. (I don't know how and can't find any tutorials) Could you make one please. I was thinking maybe the color scheme of evernote too. I don't get on deviantart much anymore so if you reply could you please email me at bootthanoo@gmail.com
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KillaStaff Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
GREAT !!!

the best Google chrome OS tranformation pack i've view for XP, good job =)

+ fav

greetings
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kanttii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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Supanut99 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Nice theme, but I want a version with a larger taskbar, cause the taskbar is too small, and can you please make the highlight when item is selected darker? Also, can you creat a Window Blind skin that have aero interface? It would be extremely cool!
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kanttii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Yup, I will try, but it's gonna take a long time!
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8ankH Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Okay I'm using it now. The font is too small for my netbook resolution. I tried to switch it to Tahoma, but that threw the caption buttons out of whack. I tried to make those bigger and my taskbar grew ginormous. Nice effort though
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kanttii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Oh.. What was your resolution again? 1024x800? I'll try to make it compatible after I've repaired my PC!
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8ankH Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
1024x600
don't over work your computer!
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kanttii Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Hehe, customer happines is rule number one ;P

In a week it'll be up, so then I could work again.. If you want to use the theme in the meantime, you have to use Droid Font Family :)
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8ankH Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
thanks for the feedback! I'll check it out later :)
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kanttii Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student Interface Designer
The best answer for this matter is working - you ca use tahoma and other font families, when you adjust font size, button size and bar size fitting each other. For example, when I change to tahoma, I need to use font size 12 and buttons size 22 for it to work.

Tell if you face any problems :)
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glen-bramlitt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Def going to check this out!!
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kanttii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :)

If you encounter any bugs or see things to be changed, tell me :p
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DavidTellez Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Bajando...
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markosky Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
I would also a smaller taskbar!
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WALLWAGER Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed
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kanttii Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Interface Designer
It's on the go, and will be like Android's one - kept on top of teh screen. Or do you have better idea?
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Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Nice job. Looks good. :)
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kanttii Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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kanttii Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student Interface Designer
It works, maybe you have problems with your security/download settings or something?
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SaintHan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Download link doesn't work.
Plz repair it again.
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kanttii Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Mark, I'll be working on it this spring or summer - whenever I have enough time!

Ankh, did you use other font size than normal? It causes the bug you described.. I recommend you to use normal until it's fixed. Woah, netbook? What's the max resolution, 1024x800? Can't test this on it, but I'll check if there's another reason.. I've not tested this on other resolutions than 1360x1024 - but there shouldn't be problems, as far as I know.

Sama, do you mean download bar? Or what? I didn't get it.. But yeah, substyles are on the go with!

Thank you all for downloading this, it has been very nice to work with this and to continue the project. I'd like to make it as good as possible :)

PS. I recommend you to test the extra cursors [link] [link] by Celldrifter!
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8ankH Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
1024x600 actually ;)
I figure it was just a matter of adjusting the caption box size in the properties. Can I choose through the installer what I want and do not want to install?
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kanttii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Oh yeah :)

So that was it..

No. Actually it's not an installer, but a self-extracting pack. It extracts everything, and then you as the end-user choose what parts you want to use. Fonts & theme files are most needed, but Y'z Shadow & the others are recommended :)

Idk. I'm gonna have more free time in summer than I first thought, so I may have enough time to develop this further. Suggestions, anyone?
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8ankH Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
yeah using it now and loving it. I'm not partial to the shadow on the title bar text, but don't know how it would look if unshadowed. The option of a small taskbar too would be nice. I'm not a fan of the huge taskbar on my netbook screen. Everything else I've been able to adjust through the properties panel. Thanks for the vs!
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kanttii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :)

You can get a glimpse of what it looks without shadow in inactive windows.

Yeah, smaller taskbar is on the go, I'm getting more free time to this (actually, I left some math & german & literature courses to concentrate on the theme and other stuff - now I've only history in school :D) so at least in summer you'll get one with substyles and explorer toolbar stuff..

Thanks everyone for feedback, suggestions and testing!
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