• Windows Plus Themes?

    From SoDa7@21:2/150 to All on Fri May 3 05:37:21 2024
    Does anyone remember something called the possibility to customize your Windows experience with Windows Plus! themes?

    They were these things that allowed you to customize wallpapers, cursors, Windows sounds, and even screen savers.

    I remember some of my favourite ones, which I'm going to list here, at least 3 of them:

    - Coca-Cola Theme
    - The Simpsons Theme
    - Bruce Lee Theme

    What were some of your favourites?

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  • From Roon@21:4/148 to SoDa7 on Fri May 3 16:48:24 2024
    Hello SoDa7,

    03 May 24 05:37, you wrote to All:

    Does anyone remember something called the possibility to customize
    your Windows experience with Windows Plus! themes?

    They were these things that allowed you to customize wallpapers,
    cursors, Windows sounds, and even screen savers.

    I remember some of my favourite ones, which I'm going to list here, at least 3 of them:

    - Coca-Cola Theme
    - The Simpsons Theme
    - Bruce Lee Theme

    What were some of your favourites?

    neither, the plus package slowed down the shitty windows more :)

    Regards,
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to SoDa7 on Fri May 3 07:01:00 2024
    SoDa7 wrote to All <=-

    Does anyone remember something called the possibility to customize your Windows experience with Windows Plus! themes?

    They were these things that allowed you to customize wallpapers,
    cursors, Windows sounds, and even screen savers.

    It wasn't a Windows Plus! theme, but I remember kitting out my Windows
    98 systems with a NiN wallpaper, changing colors of windows and changing
    the system font to OCR B, and thinking I was *so* cool.

    Then, I went down the LiteStep rabbit hole, and found dozens if not
    hundreds of themes that radically changed the look and feel of Windows.



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  • From ogg@21:2/147 to SoDa7 on Fri May 3 11:19:51 2024
    On 03 May 2024, SoDa7 said the following...

    Does anyone remember something called the possibility to customize your Windows experience with Windows Plus! themes?

    They were these things that allowed you to customize wallpapers, cursors, Windows sounds, and even screen savers.
    ......
    I didn't care for it due to performance issues. However, I just checked and still have the box with all the content.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to SoDa7 on Fri May 3 09:36:24 2024
    Re: Windows Plus Themes?
    By: SoDa7 to All on Fri May 03 2024 05:37 am

    Does anyone remember something called the possibility to customize your Windows experience with Windows Plus! themes?

    I remember those.. I didn't use them a whole lot though, as I tended to make my own choices for my Windows appearance, background, screen saver, pointers, etc..

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  • From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to SODA7 on Fri May 3 16:04:00 2024
    I remember some of my favourite ones, which I'm going to list here, at least 3
    of them:

    - Coca-Cola Theme
    - The Simpsons Theme
    - Bruce Lee Theme

    What were some of your favourites?
    [S=>All]

    Some of these might have been built in so pardon me if they are, but two of
    my favorites were a travel theme and what I remember as an old time radio theme.

    The former included a wallpaper of a passenger RR station/terminal that I
    saved and am using on linux machines to this day. The radio one had a neat screensaver that, if you had speakers, included some old radio sounds.

    IIRC, I would not think the radio one would have taken that much memory to
    run but I guess back then it did as, while I enjoyed it, I never kept it
    around for long because it was a hog.

    The version I had would have been for Win95 and didn't include a Simpsons Theme. Being a big fan of the show, especially back when it was still
    "newish" I would remember that!

    Mike

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  • From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Fri May 3 16:05:00 2024
    It wasn't a Windows Plus! theme, but I remember kitting out my Windows
    98 systems with a NiN wallpaper, changing colors of windows and changing
    the system font to OCR B, and thinking I was *so* cool.
    [PF=>S]

    That does sound pretty cool. ;)

    Mike

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