Is there a skin out there that would make my XP and Vista machines look identical? If so, what is it? If not, can someone make one?
I have 2 PCs, one with XP and one with Vista. I've been trying to find a skin that would make the interfaces on both machines look identical. I'd prefer an Aero-ish theme, but at this point I'd be willing to try almost anything. I've tried a variety of skins, and so far none of them have quite worked. The biggest problems seem to be with the logon/logoff button area and with the user pic area.
In every skin I've looked at, if they've tried to reproduce the look of the search bar and logon/off buttons of the Vista start menu, they always size the search bar and the buttons wrong, making them bigger than they actually are in Vista. If they sized them to match Vista, then you could use the skin with XP or Vista. As it is, if you try to use one of those skins with Vista, the oversized search bar and buttons are visible under the proper ones, which looks terrible.
The other problem is the user pic area. If the skin includes a fram for the user pic, it's always in the wrong place in Vista, so that the Vista user pic is out of wack. It's even worse any of the other icons appear in that spot while mousing over the task list.
What I think would work best would be if the skin had 2 substyles, one for each OS, with the only difference being that the Vista one had a blank search bar/logon button area, and no user pic fram at the top. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a skin like that.