Tag Archives: vista

Get More Battery Life

Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Aerofoil is a small tool that detects whether or not your laptop is plugged in. If you unplug your laptop, it can automatically change your power plan (e.g. from “High Performance” to “Power Saver”), mute your sound, and also disable Aero (the nice effects) and the Sidebar. Once plugged in again, it will automatically unmute […]

Using Custom Visual Styles for Windows

Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:31 am

To use the visual style mentioned in my previous post (and others that you find interesting), you’ll need to patch your uxtheme.dll file. There’s a manual process, but there are some tools out there that automate this. For Vista, I recommend vUXTender. For XP, I recommend UXTheme Multipatcher. If this doesn’t work, try UXTender. For […]

Recommended Visual Style: Clearscreen Sharp (Vista)

Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:17 am

Clearscreen Sharp is one of the most thorough and sleek styles I’ve ever come across. If I was still on Vista I’d be using this style. Click on the link to see a preview! Note that you’ll need to patch your uxtheme.dll and two other DLL files to use this unsigned theme. I’ll be posting […]