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'Holographic' Honeycomb theme for Google Chrome now available

Roman Nurik has done it again. Nurik created the Android theme for Google Chrome, which has long been one of the most popular entries in the Chrome Extensions Gallery. Now he's released the next logical progression, a 'holographic' Honeycomb theme. With inspiration taken from Android 3.0, Nurik's latest dumps the PCB pattern for diagonal stripes and blue-on-blue geometrics on the new tab page....

Google adds more official themes for Chrome -- to the Extensions Gallery?

I've asked about this before, and I'll pose the question one more time: if you're not going to put Chrome themes where the other Chrome themes go, shouldn't you at least create a category, Google? Google has introduced half a dozen new official Chrome themes, but you won't find them if you click the get themes link on your Personal Stuff menu. No, like the scores of user-created themes out...

Snow Transformation Pack makes your Windows 7 PC look like it's running OS X

I'm pretty happy with the way Windows 7 looks out of the box. The vast majority of our readers seem to like the new look, too -- especially the fact that it's highly customizable. But suppose you want to do more than play with sliders to adjust the hue and opacity? Suppose you want to drape a Mac's gray-and-purple cloak over your desktop? Take a look at Snow Transformation Pack. It's one of...

10+ cool Google Chrome themes you might not have seen

So, you want to change the look of Google Chrome, but you're not happy with the options available in the official Themes Gallery? Well, I've got good news for you: there are plenty of good themes available elsewhere. In fact, there are loads of themes in the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery. Wait, what? Yes, I know -- a theme is not an extension. Sure, they're the same file type (.CRX), but...

The best Google Reader mod becomes a Safari extension

My favorite userstyle for Google Reader is Snow Leopard. It uses space much more efficiently and looks much prettier than Reader's default UI. In fact, I like it so much that it's become weird to see the default skin. Now there's good news for anyone else who likes Snow Leopard as much as I do: the Snow Leopard userstyle is now available as a Safari extension for Safari 5! Of course, you...

Make your Windows desktop look like the Windows Phone 7 home screen

Like what you've seen of the Windows Phone 7 Metro interface? Wish you could make your desktop look like it? Wish granted! A group of DeviantArt users has created the Omnimo theme for Rainmeter, the highly-customizable desktop information app for Windows. As you can see, Omnimo is a very faithful port of Metro's angular, widgety good looks. Like most good Rainmeter themes, Omnimo is packed...

Android-inspired theme for Google Chrome is pure robo-fun!

Once the official extension gallery opened, it didn't take long for unofficial themes for Google Chrome to start appearing. The problem -- as with Firefox's Personas -- is that many of them are just plain awful. Every now and then, however, a nicely done theme appears. If you're an Android fan using Google Chrome for your desktop web browsing, the Robot Theme has been crafted just for you!...

Mozilla finally ships new theme elements in Firefox 3.7 nightly build

It's been known for quite some time that Mozilla was planning to re-skin Firefox 3.7. At long last, the old default toolbar icons have finally been replaced in recent nightly Minefield builds. The new icons are nearly identical to the ones we first saw last year in the mockups. Support for Aero transparency hasn't been integrated yet, though it remains part of the 3.7/4.0 Windows Theme...

Operetta Advance theme makes Firefox look like Opera 10

Up until today I've been using a dark Firefox theme. It looked quite pretty, but eventually I got tired of not being able to read the black text on some of the dialogs (yes, I've tried tweaking userchrome.css -- multiple times). So I've set out in search of a lighter theme which would still be nice and minimalistic. Operetta Advance seems to fit the bill perfectly. It's called "Advance"...

If you only download one Growl style this year, make it Mono

I love Growl, the highly-customizable systemwide notification app for OS X. In fact, I love it so much that I rounded up the 10 coolest Growl styles on Download Squad a while back. Well, my post might be totally invalid now, because there's a new Growl style in town, and it's the best I've seen yet. Meet Mono. Mono is a slick, dark style featuring subtle animation, and it was created by...

Skin your Windows 7 taskbar without patching with AeroWorks

Everyone loves a little skin - for their apps, that is. Want a simple way to tweak your Windows 7 superbar? Try AeroWorks, a simple theming program created by DeviantArt user Solo-Dev. It ships with seven skins which can be previewed with one click and applied with another. They're only active while AeroWorks is running, so be sure to click the green minimize arrow and not the red x after...

Make Twitter's web interface sexier with Helvetwitter

Twitter is a lot of things to a lot of people, but "pretty" isn't really the first one that comes to mind. It doesn't have to be that way, though, because you can give Twitter a clean, minimal new look with Helvetwitter. It's a script that lets you view the Twitter website in black and red, with all the type in Helvetica, and plenty of white space for all the words to breathe. This may sound...

Google Chrome adds better theme support, gallery in the works

Extensions in the wild may be a little slow in appearing, but themes for Google Chrome? They've just gotten a lot easier to install and there may be a flood of them available very shortly. Right now, there are only two demo themes available -- Snowflake (screenshot) and Camo. Based on the thumbnail in Chrome's new tab, Google has a whole lot more that are nearly ready for public consumption....

Mac4Lin brings OS X eye candy to Linux

There are plenty of people out there who would be willing to give Linux a try if Linux UI designs looked more like Mac OS X. Mac4Lin brings Apple's UI design to a Linux install near you, including great details like app icons and even the Dock. It looks like the Mac4Lin project had been stagnating for a while, but it's finally at v1.0, and looking good. Mac4Lin works on a variety of Linux...

Magnifique: Free OS X theme customizer

There are quite a few apps out there for OS customization junkies, but Magnifique for OS X stands out from the crowd for a few reasons. First and foremost, it's free. Second, it doesn't require a full restart once you apply a theme, just a restart of the Finder and the dock. Third, there seems to be a pretty good community of theme designers and users around it, which means help with designing and...