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Gallery: Erez's current Foobar2000 theme, MonoLite Plus by Junior-Spirit

A few of the gazillion people who commented on the Snagit Giveaway post seemed more interested in my Foobar2000 theme than in the giveaway. Far be it from me to disappoint. I hereby present MonoLite Plus by Junior-Spirit! This post is not a tutorial. If you don't know what Foobar2000 is, you might not find it very interesting (it does have pretty pictures, though). I also will not be covering the...

10 awesome Personas themes for Firefox 3.6

Happy Firefox 3.6 release day! In honor of the official release of the latest and greatest version of Mozilla's browser, I thought I'd highlight one new feature in particular: Personas. Firefox 3.6's Personas support allows you to change the look of Firefox with a single click, no restart required. If you've used themes in Google Chrome, you're already familiar with the idea. The Personas gall...

10 hot Growl styles to make your pop-up alerts really pop

Growl provides customizable pop-up alerts for hundreds of Mac apps, making sure you never miss an important chat message or completed download. You can use Growl to set an alert for just about anything, and you can also make Growl notifications look practically any way you want. The built-in themes and the list on the official Growl Styles page don't even begin to cover all the options for gorgeou...

Google adds tons of new designs to Chrome theme gallery

If you weren't totally enthused with the themes Google themselves produced for Chrome, I've got some good news for you. Just added to the Chrome themes directory is a whole new tab featuring designs created by artists and designers - like Mark Ecko (pictured), Anita Kunz, and Todd Oldham. There are several really slick themes, and you're at least more likely to find one you like now due to th...

Give Ubuntu a facelift with new community themes and icon sets

A lot of new Ubuntu users are put off by the default color scheme. "Brown and orange? Those are colors a non-winning football franchise would pick." (you know I love you, Browns!) Well, it's really not all that hard to tweak your interface to something more "you" in Ubuntu -- and soon there will be some more default options available. Four new community-developed themes are now available, and th...

Fast forward to 4.0 with a new Firefox theme

Not long ago a DeviantArt user put together a Firefox 3/3.5 theme based on Mozilla's concept for Firefox 3.7. Want to go the extra .3 and jump ahead to version 4? Take a look at Strata40. By using the them in conjunction with a few Firefox addons - All Glass, Personal Menu, Fission, Omnibar, and Stylish - and following some lengthy but simple instructions you'll have yet another slick, futuri...

Customize your Windows desktop using Rainmeter 1.0

Rainmeter, a Windows desktop modification app, has entered version 1.0, and now comes with the popular Enigma theme as its default skin. Setting up all of Enigma's various widgets on Rainmeter is extremely simple. In fact, Rainmeter is basically code-free. You can enter all of your settings once using the GUI Configuration tool, and they'll be applied to any theme you want to use. It's also now p...

Google Chrome theme gallery opens with 29 themes, several blindingly ugly

Just a few days after being spotted in Chrome's new tab page, the official Google Theme Gallery is now open for business. Am I really going to stick with the grass theme? Probably not, but I was in the mood after finishing up my yardwork this evening. There are currently 29 different skins available. As with other theme galleries, not all of the options are going to win a GUI beauty contest. Som...

Make Windows XP look like Google Chrome

No, I'm not kidding. I wish I was, but the truth is that a DeviantArt user has cobbled together a skin for Windows that gives it a Google Chrome-y look. And think Chrome on XP - without the sex appeal you get with Aero Glass. Thick, powder blue borders? Check. The Chrome logo replacing the start orb? Check. The comments on DevArt are all very positive, though I'm personally going to pass on this...

10 iGoogle themes that actually look good

Hell is other people's iGoogle themes. I love the custom Google homepage as much as the next person, but the selection of user-submitted themes is, frankly, atrocious. The list ranges from photos of Angelina Jolie to photos of some guy's dog, with very few options that actually hold up over weeks and months of being in your face whenever you open a new browser window. Instead of subjecting you t...

Fugly Friday - skins and themes can make anything ugly

We love customization around here. Computers would be a sad, sterile place without being able to alter, to any degree, your workspace. Applications often provide "skins" for various reasons (usually just for fun). But the skins that provide a cool theme can also turn a workspace ugly in a hurry. In this case beauty is often in the eye of the beholder. Just as with clothes, there are plenty of sk...

8 can't-miss Adium Xtras

I absolutely love the popular Mac multi-chat app Adium. Not only does it support a large number of messaging protocols -- including Facebook Chat in the latest version -- it's insanely customizable. In Adium, you can change the look of everything from your contact list to your message style to your dock icon. There's an extensive library of user-created styles at AdiumXtras.com, but they're not...

Opera 9.5 web browser gets a new look

It's been a few years since the Opera web browser's interface got a major overhaul. But now the Opera Desktop Team has posted an updated version of Opera 9.5 beta which features a shiny new theme. The new theme is a bit closer to what you'll find on Opera's non-desktop browsers, including Opera 9.5 for Windows Mobile and Opera for the Nintendo Wii. Aside from a darker look, there are a few nice...

Change the look of your chat client with Digsby skins

After checking out 10 slick new themes for NetNewsWire yesterday, we started going on a themes kick. Many of our favorite applications, from VLC to Firefox are skinnable. Today, let's take a look at chat and social networking application Digsby. Digsby already ships with a decent looking set of skins. But if you'd prefer Digsby to look like Windows Live Messenger, or a native OS X application (...

inThemes: Unofficial iGoogle theme directory

A few months ago Google launched an iGoogle themes gallery, making it a little easier to find themes for your personalized Google homepage. But just a little. While you can search for themes in the directory, there's no way to browse by category. So if you want to see celebrity, nature, or artsy themes, you have to either search through the whole pile or keep entering search terms until you find...