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    Default How to disable Alienware theme?

    I'm not a big fan of the Alienware theme that comes preinstalled, so I went to "personalize" like usual and changed it back to the Windows Basic theme. It changed the icons to the regular Windows icons but the taskbar and the windows still show with the Alienware theme. How do you change it?

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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    i don't remember alienware having a theme installed, only wallpaper and avatars. do you have a screen shot?
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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by InappropriateName_3 View Post
    i don't remember alienware having a theme installed, only wallpaper and avatars. do you have a screen shot?
    The M18x-3 with a 1080p WLED does not have an alienware theme installed?
    Hmm... I wonder why?

    Seriously though, I would like to get my hands on an alienware theme that works properly (& looks appropriate) for an M17x running a 64 bit version of Windows 7. I tried that mycolors/stardock one for vista (AlienGUIse) & it looked like something made for Windows 95... not to mention it did not revert everything back to default when uninstalled. Took me way too long to get (almost) everything set back to normal. I still have a couple library icons that do not look right.
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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by InappropriateName_3 View Post
    i don't remember alienware having a theme installed, only wallpaper and avatars. do you have a screen shot?
    now you can choose a theme called " breed " in the customization section while personalizing the laptop
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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Is there a theme specifically for windows 7 as per what Tazalanche said?

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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by a!!!!1 View Post
    I'm not a big fan of the Alienware theme that comes preinstalled, so I went to "personalize" like usual and changed it back to the Windows Basic theme. It changed the icons to the regular Windows icons but the taskbar and the windows still show with the Alienware theme. How do you change it?
    If you didn't enable the MyColors theme (which you will have to uninstall in Programs and Features, in the Control Panel), you can revert the window/taskbar color by going to Window Color and Appearance, in the Customize area (right-click on Desktop or go from Control Panel).

    Does Alienware change the login screen? I hope not...as that will be a pain to restore to default...

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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikoyan_UK View Post
    Is there a theme specifically for windows 7 as per what Tazalanche said?
    No, although the free Alienware MyColors (AlienGUIse) theme works, albeit flawed, as Tazalanche said. There are some third-party Alienware themes running around, though...search DeviantArt. You may have to purchase Stardock's WindowBlinds for some to work, though.

    (Sorry for double post, moderators, please merge if desired. I could not access the MultiQuote feature on my iPod touch here...)

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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by iUberGeek View Post
    If you didn't enable the MyColors theme (which you will have to uninstall in Programs and Features, in the Control Panel), you can revert the window/taskbar color by going to Window Color and Appearance, in the Customize area (right-click on Desktop or go from Control Panel).
    That doesn't work. My theme and window color are actually set to "Windows 7 Basic" but it looks like the Alienware theme is somehow overriding everything. The only things that were changed to the Windows 7 Basic are the My Computer and Recycle Bin icons:

    http://i48.tinypic.com/35240sw.jpg
    Last edited by BatBoy; 3rd June 2010 at 12:48 PM. Reason: image resize please - see forum rules - thanks

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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    do you guy have a screen shot of the "breed theme" also alienguise is way outdated and would cause your system to lagg.
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    Default Re: How to disable Alienware theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by InappropriateName_3 View Post
    do you guy have a screen shot of the "breed theme" also alienguise is way outdated and would cause your system to lagg.
    The screenshot I posted above is of the theme that comes with the computer, that might be "breed" I'm not sure.

 

 
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