Apple of Eris for windows 7 by ZeusOSX is currently the best Mac Snow Leopard look theme for Windows 7.
Theme creator: ZeusOSX
Here is what ZeusOSX says about the theme:
Apple of Eris Themes are mac osx style themes for windows 7.
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WHAT IS NEW :
MAC OS X STYLE SHADOWS around the borders, a work with alot of difficulties, specially for the no borders (safari NAMED) style themes, alot of styles have open folderband in a new style designed for first time, with shorter in height distances and with to some of them new code addded so we can have white text when mouse over or when mouse pressed,
new progressbars are remade and many many others.
Themes Name story.
IN ancient and in nowdays Hellenic (=Greek) [Active CODE] language, every letter, and every word is a specific number, and it has a specific meaning.
Apple of Eris is a reference to the Golden Apple of Discord (Greek: ????? ??? ??????) which, according to Greek mythology, the goddess Eris (Gr. ????, “Strife”) said that she would give “to the fairest” at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, sparking a vanity-fueled dispute between Hera, Athena and Aphrodite.. Thus, “apple of discord” became a euphemism for the core, kernel, or crux of an argument, or for a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute. The Ancient Greek word “?????” also means sheep or goat.. Homer in his Odyssey describes how Odysseus sacrificed two goats (????) when he reaches the underworld.
So the name of the THEME choosen from Hellenic = GREEK language and civilization.
This is a Work from Hellas = Greece.
Is dedicated to All people of Earth who support : the Hellenic = Greek History, Philoshophy, Civilization and the Greek people.
I N S T R U C T I O N S
There are on this download, Themes and visual styles that can be used on all versions of windows 7. (32 and 64bit)
These visual styles have made to be worked with my system files i have made and exist in my Macos X for Windows 7.
The navigation buttons exist to explorerframe.dll, the apple start orb to explorer.exe and the icons to imageres.dll and to shell32.dll.
also when we select a folder as ‘icon’,we have separate mouse over image for the folder and other image for the text and when we select a folder as ‘details’ we can have stripes, and mouse over images like mac os X , blue hover and white text, with additional code i have made and add to system files.
UNZIP the file.
first go to Control pane [view by category] –>so Go to Control PanelUser Accounts and Family SafetyUser Accounts and press the folder ‘Change User Account Control Settings’ set the slider to the next window Never Notify. restart. do all your changes in code that u want.
[install uxcore application which enables non microsoft themes to be working to your windows 7 system, or before changing any system files]
(when you finish everything is written in instructions, after the installation of system files or any application needed then again go to Control PanelUser Accounts and Family SafetyUser Accounts and press the folder ‘Change User Account Control Settings’ set the slider to the next window to Default or to whatever u like, then restart.)
1. To use the visual styles ( mstyle) , you must install a small application, download from [Here] .
Credits goes to Rafael Rivera for this amazing work. Then restart your system.
2. Copy the folder ‘OS X Cursors’ , to C:WindowsCursors .
Copy the ‘Mac os X Wallpapers’ of this pack to C:WindowsWebWallpaper.
Copy the ‘Mac os X sounds’ of this pack to C:WindowsMedia .
3. Copy all the folders included in the folder ‘APPLE OF ERIS THEMES BY ZEUSosX’ [after unzip all files, and copy them to C:WindowsResourcesThemes , provided C is your Windows drive).
These new visual styles/themes have biger TASKBAR, 24 pixels height , so it works fine when we log in, though its 2 pixel bigger than original osx.
Also the shape of taskbar has changed in a mode that also taskbar can be used as a dock to the down side of the desktop.
Open there [“C:WindowsResourcesThemes”] and choose the theme name you like, select it, double clik tand thats it.
4. Go to Desktop Personalize & apply the theme you preffer.
5. Copy the folder TASKBAR’S FOLDERS to C:
Then drag with your mouse any of the folders exist to yoyr taskbar for ‘PIN’ each you choose.
There are some folders having shape of separator so you can divide your taskbar to sections.
Also you can remove from your taskbar if u want the clock and date from the right part of it doing this:
right clik to taskbar/properties/customize/Turn system icons on or off —> set clock off , also set any other you want to off position.
Also the stack on taskbar, in screenshot is StandaloneStack 2 , download from [Here]
-1. For having to the left side the min, max, close buttons, use please leftsider. [Here]
-2. For having close the min,max,close buttons an Ave’s application needed CloseButtonChanger needed, (login to [Here] ) , transparent and brushed styles will use number : 1.3 , leopard styles will use number : 1.4 .
-3. I have visual styles with no looking Folderband [is the toolbar that it has Buttons Commands like ‘Organise’, ‘System Properties’ etc] and other with always appearing Folderband. For open the folderband to the styles that is not appeared, please have a look to my Auto-hide Folderband of win 7, [Here] where is written SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS EXPLORER , MY COMPUTER WINDOW STYLE. / SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS EXPLORER , WHEN YOU HAVE DETAILS PANE AT THE TOP. etc
How to stop the music playing when you enter the Login Screen of window :
right clik to desktop/personalization/sounds select it , a small window appear, there is a small button and the text near by says : Play Window Start up Sound , deselect the button, thats it, restart.
MAKING SOME APPLICATION WHICH DOES NOT START WITH THE START OF WINDOWS, ENABLE TO START.
[ATTENTION, DO THIS ONLY IF YOU TRUST THOSE APPLICATION]
FOR leftsider, for example
For starting with windows start up , go to control panel/clasic view/folder options then go to view and select show hidden files and folders. then go to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup and add a shortcut of the leftsider
then go again go to control panel/clasic view/folder options then go to view and deselect show hidden files and folders.
(do the same for any other application, but only if you trust it, and does not automatically work with the start up of windows) [if you want also to uninstall an application , like leftsider and reinstall a new version of it, you have first go to “C:Users[enter your username here]AppDataLocalVirtualStoreProgram Files” and delete the folder called “leftsider” = delete the folder with the name of the application , in this case current “leftsider”.]
Conditions of using
1. do not change border padings.
2. do not change font size (leave it 96 dpi font size).
3. for close distance between close,min,max buttons Ave’s application [still beta] , CloseButtonChanger needed. [Here]
4. the stack on taskbar, in screenshot is StandaloneStack 2 , download from [Here]
5. For having EXPOSE style effect !!! :
for aero style only : Download Switcher from [ [Here] ]
for basic style only : Download WinExposÃ© from [ [Here] ] ,
these kind EXPOSE style programs are giving the sense of osx using style, you can see all windows you have added to your desktop at once and with a clik to choose any window of them as the active one !
if you use the smaller size taskbar at the top of the desktop then you can make the looking of the right side of windows 7 taskbar as possible as mac os x right side of taskbar, without changing any system files.
[also included : Adding your country’s flag to your windows taskbar.] SEE [Here]
This Visual Style/Theme, is Copyright protected By : ZEUSosX (Pavlos Pitselas).