Archive for September 2008
Theme Management allows users to manage and install new themes at the click of a button.
Theme Distribution allows theme makers to pack their themes into a “Self-installing” EXE(users do not require Xchrome to install the theme)
XChrome Theme Wizard – Allows skin makers to take their existing skins and easily turn them into self extracting exe’s.
Since the last release I have added some error handling, added an icon to the EXE’s (although if your using vista you may not be able to see them untill the icon cache refresh’s/clears. changed the theme builder into a much easier to use Theme Wizard.
the Xchrome theme installer no longer requires the user to have Xchrome installed.
so check it out and let me know if you find any breaks in it!
With this tool, to build the themes\default.dll file is far from a click.
Since the previous GChromeRES is slow and image names not well described, I made an alternative way, so this is it.
First and foremost -> Requirements:
GoRC.exe by Jeremy Gordon
ResHacker.exe by Angus Johnson
These files must be in the same directory where you’re going to extract this tool.
How to use:
– The zip file has PNG files in separate directories, you just edit them, and build with this tool.
– Test button to automatically replace the default.dll with the built one, so theme’s path must be correct.
– With Build+Test, is a shortcut for those actions, without the need to answer any questions.
Added Drag&Drop feature for dragging “default.dll” and dropping it in order to replace default.dll in Chrome’s path and after that Launch it.
Note: images or icons must not be moved from their directories, so once completed a theme design, backup those files to start another one…
However, if you want to modify the folder tree, just arrange them and modifiy default.rc file according to that.
I tested in WinXP and Vista, with Chromium and Google Chrome respectively, since this is a beta release, some bugs might be found.
A demonstrative video:
.exe for XChrome
.DLL install instructions:
**If something goes wrong i am in no way shape of form responsible**
i will be updating it and adding more so keep watch!
┌ Color: Gray
└ Time Spend: 2 hours (Approximately)
How to install (just download dll file)
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application.2.149.27\Themes
Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Web search. Web history. Address bar. Suggestions as you type. One unified box serves all your browsing needs.