Styler – Style The Windows Explorer Toolbar Your Way

2008-08-13_100748 Styler Version Tested : 1.401
Compatibility : Windows XP

Description : Change the style of the windows explorer by adding a new customisable toolbar. Many many designs on deviant art, all free to download. Even includes OS mimics like vista and mac leopard and tiger style toolbar. Also includes other graphical enhancements like drop shadow and icon placement and icon size.

So, you already skinned your OS to look a bit different using Uxtheme Patches. Surly its about time to do something about that blasted windows explorer? I think so!

I found this on a bit of an off chance a while ago, and have only got round to testing it today. I’m glad to say, I’m really impressed, and it IS going to be staying on my system. The very simply named Styler, works rather simply as well. Download, install, find a few different styles you like, try them, and your away. It took a me a little while to work out where to find the styles to download, but deviant art came up trumps again, as it often does with graphical things.

I was a tad skeptical about the ease of this app. The screen shot showed a simple windows with different styles which could be applied to windows explorer. The download comes with the vista style, but naturally there are many more to download.

You have to do a bit of fiddling with the toolbars to make it work and be where you want, but for the common geek, this is no problem. Well, I say that, I made the simple mistake of not unlocking the toolbars before trying to move them. I know, really silly and obvious, but moving toolbars in windows explorer, isn’t really something I had even thought about before.

Right clicking on the toolbars that you already have there means you can uncheck them. Of course, you can do this equally well by going, View > Toolbars. After finding my ideal theme style toolbar thing, I even removed the other toolbars. I find that this new theme is much more, compact, as you can see in the screen shot at the beginning of this post.

I went for the mac OS Tiger style toolbar. I prefer it to the new Leopard one. I guess it just fits better with the Panther theme I already have. It didn’t take me that long to find the exact style I was thinking of. Installing is easy. Download is normally in a zip, so open with 7zip. Extract the folder into the directory it was installed > TB > skins > Styler’s. reload the app, and you should find it there. It’s all in the readme anyway, just thought I’d point out how easy it is.

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