Cool / New Stuff

For those who customize everything

Monday, August 2, 2010 by G3mpi3 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Hey Everyone,

I keep having the want to tell the community about new software or customization tricks so I'll just keep updating this post rather than starting new ones all the time.

1. New Logon Animation for Windows 7

I came across this tweak the other day and I figured it needed to be shared with the wincustomize community. ~alexandru-r-ghinea made a new version of the windows 7 logon UI. It's pretty cool, and easy to install. 

Download the file in the info section (it's safe, I did it.) Then just back up the old authui.dll file in windows/system32, rename it, and replace it with the downloaded one. You can also install to C:/temp and then run the batch file, but I've heard of people having problems with this approach. There is a embedded windows flag version, and a version without a flag too. There is an animation when you log in, it's kind of interesting. 

Here's the link:

New Logon Animation

You can still tweak the background with logonstudio, this just changes the logon UI. I'm using it now, and it's refreshing to see something a little different when I log on.

 

2Trillian 5 beta released

Trillian 5 beta is now available for windows download. It's a multi protocol social client that is very powerful. The GUI is much improved and there are many new features. Anyone who's used trillian knows it's a great program. Try it out:

 

Trillian 5 download

 

3Senary Iconpackage by 'Arrioch

I came across this iconpackage today and it's one of the most impressive one's I've seen. 'Arrioch is a very talented artist over at DA, specializing in icon development. I got permission to give a link to the iconpackage. I strongly suggest downloading this one, it's definitely worth it.

Link to download page:          Senary IP by 'Arrioch

 

Here's a link to the screenshot: SCREENSHOT

 

4. You gotta try this!!! The Web Genius

So I found this "game" on gizmodo this morning and I've been trying to beat it all day! It's almost like playing against someone who's REALLY good at 20 questions. So far it's guessed Nikola Tesla, Timmy's dad from The Fairly Oddparents,  Shaun white, max weinberg, steve jobs, toucan sam, Sebastian (The Little Mermaid), Myself, and Secret Squirrel!!! 

Maybe I'm just not creative enough, but this is really fun. Worth a try.

The Web Genius

Anyone else found anything cool lately? I always love finding new tweaks/tricks. 

 

Read on for more!!!! (Updated throughout)

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G3mpi3
Reply #1 Monday, August 2, 2010 2:59 PM

c'mon.......try it 

Philly0381
Reply #2 Monday, August 2, 2010 3:15 PM

Once I moved on from XP to Vista and now Win 7 I stopped using skins for logons and boot screens.  They are not on the monitor that long and at the end of day I now put the computer into sleep mode. 

RedneckDude
Reply #3 Monday, August 2, 2010 3:26 PM

That link is incorrect.

G3mpi3
Reply #4 Monday, August 2, 2010 3:33 PM

That link is incorrect.

Weird! You're right. It works fine for me on Firefox and Chrome, but internet explorer takes it elsewhere. Hmm. Let's try again just for fun:

 

http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/?order=14#/d2vajau

RedneckDude
Reply #5 Monday, August 2, 2010 7:04 PM

That worked!!

G3mpi3
Reply #6 Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:18 PM

Updated. (a lot)

Onklifiziert
Reply #7 Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:27 PM

The Senary Icons are pretty cool.

G3mpi3
Reply #8 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 11:10 AM

I added a very addictive game........The web genius

RedneckDude
Reply #9 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:30 PM

G3mpi3

That link is incorrect.


Weird! You're right. It works fine for me on Firefox and Chrome, but internet explorer takes it elsewhere. Hmm. Let's try again just for fun:

 

LINK

Now this link don't work

 

G3mpi3
Reply #10 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:35 PM

Thanks Jim - and I'm sorry. I replaced the link above.

RedneckDude
Reply #11 Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:35 AM

Thanks G3mpi3. I can't get the logon to work. I must be stoopid...lol.

G3mpi3
Reply #12 Friday, August 6, 2010 8:36 AM

Nature Illusion Studio is on Giveaway of the day today. It's a handy program to create screensavers and animated pictures. It's very easy to use,

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

Onklifiziert
Reply #13 Friday, August 6, 2010 9:01 AM

I'm using the Trillian 5 beta since the first day and i must say it's pretty cool. i love this Win 7 support.

Uvah
Reply #14 Friday, August 6, 2010 9:53 AM

Cannot replace Authui.dll in system32. It says I need permission from trusted installer. Who the hell is trusted installer. I thought admins could do everything. Apparently not. Boogers.

G3mpi3
Reply #15 Friday, August 6, 2010 9:59 AM

Add "take ownership" to the right click menu so you can quickly take ownership of those files and show the "trusted installer" who's boss!!  

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

Uvah
Reply #16 Friday, August 6, 2010 10:22 AM

Comment #2...NatureIllusionStudio did not install. Instead all I got was an app that looks for updates to your software. Nothing in add/remove programs and I even checked it with the Revo uninstaller which lists everything. It is not there. Funny thing is Giveawayoftheday automatically activated it. Go figure. When I unzipped it all I got was an orange square with a key on it that says setup.exe. Did a search and all that was found was the zip package and the readme.

Uvah
Reply #17 Friday, August 6, 2010 10:30 AM

Comment #3...

Ignore comment #2. Sometimes I don't know about me. Stupid...it unzipped the exe to C:\

 

I beat the trusted installer over the head with the dll. He went crying home to mommy. I never knew about that one, taking ownership. Where did that come from?

 

Uvah
Reply #18 Friday, August 6, 2010 3:09 PM

Here's a good one. What is the name of an app that can open a dll? And I'd like to contribute.

 

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Sorry it took so long. I'm just learnin' how to do this stuff. This is Context Enhancer 4.0. Very similar to Right-Click but adds a couple more goodies.

G3mpi3
Reply #19 Friday, August 6, 2010 3:30 PM

Ever wonder what the human eye looks like really close up?? I did, and then I regretted it a little......creepy...

Uvah
Reply #20 Friday, August 6, 2010 4:03 PM

Sorry.........I was going to put an image in here but I'm not sure if I should being that it isn't mine. I don't want to offend anyone by using something without their permission. It's an image of an eyeball somewhat elongated to fit my screen.

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