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Theme Manager - Windows 7 by bickelk Theme Manager - Windows 7 by bickelk
Just a note that as of 8/05/2012 development of Theme Manager is no longer continuing. This includes both the 4.x and 5.x versions. With Windows 8 only a month away I figure it is time to move on. The 4.x versions of this program are considered stable and you may continue to use them as is. The 5.x versions never reached a final release however the most recent release candidate works well and is only missing the blur feature. Thanks for all your support and I hope that you have liked this program.

A new version (v5) of Theme Manager is in the works. It contains a completely new UI.
For information go to this [link]

Theme Manager allows you to install, apply, and remove themes all from one location as well as changing the Windows logon background. Support for screenshots is also included so you can view themes before applying them.


Current Verison = 4.0.4

A full change log can be found at this [link]

All versions support 64-bit Windows.
Version 1.1.2 and higher support 32-bit Windows.

Do not use on Non-English systems.

I recommend "UxStyle Core" for that. Here is the [link]

I've gotten some reports that after installing Windows 7 SP1 and then using this program the Aero Basic theme will be enabled.
This is almost always fixed by reinstalling UxStyle Core or whatever patcher you happen to be using. After that it should function just fine.


How to use Theme Manager:

Installing themes:
In the tab for each included theme file, check the box and browse to the file (drag 'n' drop is also supported). When all components are selected click "Install Theme". The theme will be added to the list on the right

Applying a theme:
Select the desired theme in the theme list and click "Apply Theme". The screen may flash a few times while loading the theme.

Removing a theme:
Select the desired theme in the theme list and click "Remove Theme". You cannot remove the currently applied theme.

Restoring Windows Defaults:
Select the "Aero" theme in the theme list and click "Apply Theme".

Reseting Theme Manager:
Note: This removes all installed themes and applys the Windows Defaults.
While in Theme Manager press the "Ctrl+R" keys on your keyboard. Select "Yes" on the pop-up warning.

Export a theme as a tmzip file:
Select the desired theme in the theme list. Press the "Ctrl+E" keys on your keyboard. The tmzip file will be created on your Desktop.

Import a theme:
Press the "Ctrl+I" keys on your keyboard. In the file selection window, find and select the .tmzip file to import.

View or Take screenshot:
Press the Expend key (the long button on the very right side) to open the screenshot pane. If a theme is selected its screenshot will show.
To take a screenshot, Apply the theme and with its name selected press the button below the screenshot viewing area.
Double clicking on a screenshot will expand it to see more detail.


The first theme you apply will automatically require a system restart. After that only themes that change the current shell32.dll or OobeFldr.dll in place will require a system restart to fully apply. Anything else is applied immediately with no restart required.
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Theme Manager - Windows 7 by ~bickelk is the ultimate and most useful application in order to easily browse, manage, install and apply Visual Styles in windows7. definitely a musthave for those who are frequently switching their system's appearance.
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How do you download Theme Manager? 
sal69martinez Apr 2, 2014  New member
The right side of this page brings a lot of different types of downloads except for Theme Manager.
On the right side of this page is a Download button
When I select a file .dll, .theme, ... I have the same message : All checked items must have files selected. 

But I do not know what this message means turns.

Can you help me ?
If you got through and open the tabs along the top (Theme, Explorer, OobeFldr, etc...) one of them must have the checkbox checked without any file selected next to it.

If you don't have a file for that option then just uncheck it, otherwise select the file by clicking browse.
is there gonna be have a 86bit winndow 7?
If Microsoft ever makes an 86-bit version of Windows 7 then I will get back to you.

As for 32-bit and 64-bit, both are supported.
non english only.. CLAP CLAP CLAP
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