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ChromeLS by yboris ChromeLS by yboris
ChromeLS is a Chrome OS for LiteStep by YBoris (that's me!)

To look good, you should download this VS (Visual Style): [link]
It is edited slightly from this: [link] to fit better with the LS
(I removing an ugly 3px gray bar and moved the window title to the left)

The wallpaper that goes very well with this is [link]

For a full screen preview (of a slightly different version of this LS) [link]

Everything is easy to customize (I have made the code very neat)

Remix, enjoy, share :)
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CaptainZana Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
yboris, kill me if you want... it is the ¿third? time i tell you, but i am keeping having the mousehook dll problem with a fresh install of LOSI on :windows: Se7en...

It keeps telling me its not a litestep dll, and it loads, but the mouseover/hook freatures dont work...

Can you find an alternative dll for your theme, or, give me yours? because i downloaded THAT dll from my old PC and it's still not working...

I wonder how i made work it out on the :windows: XP machine...

Anyway, it looks great and i am using it on my old PC, waiting to see if i can us e it on my other machine :)
yboris Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Thanks :)
Unfortunately I don't know what the problem is with Windows 7, perhaps there are issues that can't be fixed without some update to the .dll (which should be done by the author of the .dll) - but I am hypothesizing.
I haven't used any alternative .dll - and I don't know how it happens to work on my XP machine - it just does from the start. I haven't tried other XP machines, but it seems to work for many other users. Perhaps it just works with XP by default.
jamzkie143 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
i love this theme! works great on my pc.

i just have one question...
i'm not really unto the "always on top" feature, and i'd like to remove that option for the bar at the bottom....

can you please tell me what code should i edit to remove that "always on top" feature for bar and the slider? thanks!

sowee im such a noobie. ;P
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Normally the code would be in the theme.rc but I compartmentalized all the code into files inside the "config" folder. Open up the "themevars.rc" and type in "false" after "currenttrack". I've set it up so that people don't have to mess with the code (otherwise it's in the "theme.rc" file)

Let me know if that helps or if I've misunderstood your question.
mirshafie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
I just for the first time installed Litestep and it seems to work fine, however your theme which seems to be installed correctly does not appear after !Refresh or restart. Could be because I'm using Windows 7 RC, build 7100.
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
I am not sure - have you tried other themes? Do other themes work? Perhaps what is needed is the new version of jdesk. Go to modules.rc (in the config folder) and change the number in the NetLoadModule to jdesk-0.74 - LiteStep should automatically download the new version which might work. Perhaps - I am only hoping and guessing.
phlet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
I really liked the bar at the bottom of your theme. However, I have made a small modification: the width is now automatically set to fit its content.

Here's how I did in case someone would be interested by it:

*label Now

NowX "-$100$c"
NowY -20
NowAutoWidthMode .center
NowHeight 20
NowImage now.png
NowImageLeftEdge 11
NowImageRightEdge 11

NowAlwaysOnTop True

NowTopBorder 4
NowLeftBorder 15
NowRightBorder 15
NowFontLeftBorder 10
NowFontRightBorder 10

NowFontColor 62a2f0
NowFontHeight 12
NowFontAlign "center"

NowText "[if(winampPlaying)][winampArtist] - [before(winampTitle,' (';)][else][winampStatus][endIf]"
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Excellent idea! Thanks - I didn't know I could do that! Though on my PC it shouldn't have the "." here:

NowAutoWidthMode center

Also the NowX could be set to "c" I think - so it's in the center, and perhaps we should add:

NowAutoMinWidth 180

So that the volume control doesn't go beyond the frame. But then I would want to disable the text for the time that the volume control is up ... ehh - I'll quit here :)

Thanks again :)
ArstanP Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009

I now realize I had chromex :) but your modifications are good....
but I feel something is wrong with the start menu..

Also..are these context menus (as shown)possible in a VS? I mean the spacing and the colors
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
What you see in the preview picture above are 2 popups - one that occurs when you click on the "Home" button and the other when you right-click on the desktop. You don't get to see then when right-clicking in a folder. I don't think visual styles give you enough flexibility. Though you might be able to tinker with it (will take at least an hour) to get it to look kind-of OK. I don't know if it's worth the hassle. Also I'm not sure I answered your question :)
ArstanP Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
yes you answered it..pretty much :)

looking at the screenshot I was under the impression that you can have such beautiful context menus even when right-clicking inside folders etc.
ArstanP Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Can someone make a visual style with this tle and colors (context menus and stuff)?
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
As I said - there is one but it has to be altered. Here is the link to the altered version - but keep in mind it's all the work of BlueMountain16 (on and I just changed it in 2 places.
This VS will work perfectly with the LS :)
deathgod1223 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
love your work, but the ls is going to need some work as its looking pixalated :(.but over all really nice
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Thanks for the kind words. I rather like pixelated (sharp) things ... but I see how one could like the anti-aliased graphics.

Feel free to edit anything and share :)
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Is that some kind of PDA?
yboris Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
No, this is a LiteStep theme. LiteStep replaces your explorer.exe (no more taskbar or desktop), but LiteStep provides both and more in a low footprint and highly customizable package. This is a screenshot of what it will look like, but for clarity of presentation I condensed it to 500 by 500px using Photoshop.
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I know what Litestep is, just thought it was used on some small device :P
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