To be able to use a graphic theme in Vista — as in XP, it is necessary to appropriate a whole bunch of system files. However, this long and time-consuming process now belongs to the past thanks to Vista Glazz, a very simple utility that automates the mission of appropriation of the files needed to activate visual styles.
Vista Glazz has the following advantages:
- Allow the use of visual styles (themes) in Windows Vista;
- Keep transparency when a window is maximised;
You can download it at the following address:
Then proceed to the installation and launch it.
System file ownership process
The interface is simple and allows you to complete 2 steps of file patches.
Click on the first icon to patch system files:
Click on the second icon to patch the style files:
Restart the computer.
To activate the new graphic themes, place them in the following folder:
Then double-click a file whose extension ends .msstyles
A window opens, validate by clicking on OK then wait a few moments. Your new graphic theme is now enabled.
The Web is full of visual styles but DeviantArt is really THE reference in this matter! Enjoy!