Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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Yes. I have just succeded the Longhorn Interface in Vista. But similar to the one of PDC 2003 Concepts (Just not as in the Plex builds.) Look what i got:
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And yeah, here remained only to get an Longhorn winver, and an watermark in desktop. And i have one more image, but this time, similar to Beta 1:
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This can be used in RTM+ Versions of Windows Vista. So if you want to do it, just ask and i will leave here an tutorial :)
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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:53 pm
Yes. I have just succeded the Longhorn Interface in Vista. But similar to the one of PDC 2003 Concepts (Just not as in the Plex builds.) Look what i got:
Image
And yeah, here remained only to get an Longhorn winver, and an watermark in desktop. And i have one more image, but this time, similar to Beta 1:
Image
This can be used in RTM+ Versions of Windows Vista. So if you want to do it, just ask and i will leave here an tutorial :)
That's pretty awesome! I've been into Longhorn for a while as it's probably during one of the most interesting timelines of Microsoft (heck even found some build numbers myself)
I would love to see someone recreate all of the themes and versions from each time period of the Flash Demos as they were basically the peak of what Microsoft wanted and interest lots of people.
The only thing I would wish for would be a Working sidebar, that would be replicated off some of the Flash Demos (feature intensive) which you could also personalize the theme of (plex/slate)

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This looks super cool, I'd love a tutorial, especially for the first image! This would look great on one of my Vista laptops.
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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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anonymous74 wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:33 am
This looks super cool, I'd love a tutorial, especially for the first image! This would look great on one of my Vista laptops.
OK. So here se go!
For the first time, we need to get the theme.
The theme can be downloaded from this YT video:
https://youtu.be/WGaD8aVpN8s
Before downloading, be sure if your PC/Laptop is 32 or 64 bits, and you have patched UXTheme.
(BTW UXTheme link if you do not have installed it: https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS ... cher.shtml)
And yeah, the theme link is in video description.
Now to install the theme, just put it in Windows/Resources/Themes and you will need to put the theme here.
Ok, now you need to get “Karl Sidebar”. Link: https://www.deviantart.com/osmosisching ... -191202431
Just extract the files in a folder, and run the sidebar (Open Sidebar.exe.) See more in the “readme” files to add tiles and things what are there
I hope I helped you :) ! Enjoy it :P
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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:07 pm
For the first time, we need to get the theme.
The theme can be downloaded from this YT video:
https://youtu.be/WGaD8aVpN8s
A better and more final version of that same theme can be found here:
32-bit: https://www.deviantart.com/longhornfusi ... -101230315
64-bit: https://www.deviantart.com/longhornfusi ... -101227476
;)

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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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jwilins wrote:
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:30 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:07 pm
For the first time, we need to get the theme.
The theme can be downloaded from this YT video:
https://youtu.be/WGaD8aVpN8s
A better and more final version of that same theme can be found here:
32-bit: https://www.deviantart.com/longhornfusi ... -101230315
64-bit: https://www.deviantart.com/longhornfusi ... -101227476
;)
Oh, I don’t know that. The buttons are really PDC Aero style. It is very beautiful.
Thank you very much!
“No matter what Windows is better, but as Vista, Will NEVER EXIST! :D ” The BEST OS EVER! :P
Longhorn is the most Nostalgic and Beautyfull :beta: OS. I will never forget him! :P

My Main PC Specs:
Case: Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3GHZ
RAM: 6GB RAM
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
OS: Windows Vista Build 5472 (Beta 2)
Hard Drive: Seagate 250GB

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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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How did you get that maximize and minimize buttons on the first picture?

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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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Nathan0912 wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:05 am
How did you get that maximize and minimize buttons on the first picture?
The min/max/close buttons were embedded in the stream. This was I hack I did to try to replicate the appearance of the more transparent versions that existed prior to Vista Beta 2. It was ultimately removed from the final version of the theme because it caused issues like you see in the winver dialog which still shows the minimize and maximize buttons even though they don't exist along with the close button being 1px misaligned. You can also see how Pale Moon's min/max/close buttons are all misaligned as well.

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Re: Finally, a Longhorn Interface in Vista

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Wow! Really beautiful. I really like the whole Longhorn timeline and this is stunning. Keep up the great work!

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