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February 21, 2005
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Albook Guikit Update : 3 by kool4 Albook Guikit Update : 3 by kool4
Readme.txt :

(+) Scrollbars redone
(+) Userpane redone
(+) Trackbars redone
(+) Objectbar english version desktop context menu updated


(+) Truelaunchbar/Quicklaunch bug removed [bubbabyte ([link])]
(+) Command buttons updated to be more stylish (bubbabyte)
(+) Winamp Skin updated
(+) Logoff Buttons updated (bubbabyte)
(+) Some small graphics redone
(+) Updated yztoolbar


(+) Variants 2 & 3
(+) Firefox Skin by Foueddy-F
(-) Removed Yz background
(-) Objectbar Spanish Version


Albook Visual Style for Windows by kool4 :

Albook VS is a port from mac [originally made by Xiap (] to windows by kool4 ( [link])

There are three variants and the third one is a little bit different from the original for mac.
I think it looks more kool.


I want to thank Xiap ( for this awesome theme and letting me create this port .
And i also want to thank castroman for helping me out with the various skin components .

Thanks also goes to my favourite winamp skinner ijaxx for letting us use iTunes mini skin as a base for the winamp .

newavecr for the winamp and objectbar skin.

crni for the base of the objectbar .

Bubbabyte for all the tweaks he has done ..Thanks a lot man !

How to install/Use :

If you are a new at using visual styles please read this :

You need to download neowin uxtheme multi-patcher :


You can download a shareware called Stylexp (

For the finderexplorer mod search for spybeaks thread over at [link]

***You should arrange for HandelGotD font(for the visual style) and OBHandel font for Objectbar from somewhere.***

Other stuff :

Unfortunately there won`t be any shellstyle for this Visual style but i might try to make one after my exams.

There are four substyles in this Visual style.
Two with windows flags , two with apple logos.
There are two different kind of startmenu`s.


Albook Visual style made by kool4

Albook Objectbar theme made by newavecr ([link]) (english version made by kool4 )

Albook Winamp skin made by newavecr (modded a by kool4 )

Albook Internet dialog replacement BMP made by kool4

Albook Wallpapers made by Chris Cifonie, Dave-o, Laurent Baumann, Makki, Ultraman and XiAP are also packed .

Albook Yztoolbar - finderexplorer made by kool4

Albook Firefox Skin made by Foueddy-F

Albook Bezels can be downloaded from [link] or from [link]

Albook for Miranda [link]

Albook (Bezels) Iconset for IconPackager [link]

Albook for Rainlendar [link]

Albook for Y'z Toolbar [link]

Albook Toolbar for WindowBlinds [link]

Albook Windowblinds & Looca Skin by duyvan82 [link]

Tweaks & stuff you may need to do :

1.Turn clear type on (you may also wanna try cleartype powertoy by microsoft )

2.One can also use MMX yztoolbar with this theme it matches well (also use MMX iconpackager theme compiled by digitaljames over at [link] )

3.Use of yzshadow is highly recommended if one wants to add shadows on menus and windows

4.If your using foobar u may want to try this config
It would perfectly match lutetium and albook

Original Mac theme info :

XiDG-Albook is a complete GUI package inspired by the current powerbook line and produced by the XiAP Developer Group.


Theme design and assembly by XiAP (
Icon sets by Laurent Baumann ([link])
Desktops by Chris Cifonie, Dave-o, Laurent Baumann, Makki, Ultraman and XiAP
Cursor set by Dave-o
Adium contact list styles by XiAP (
Adium dock icon by Ultraman (
Konfabulator widget by Dodgy77 and Komisar
Packaging by DigitalJames ([link])

Copyright 2004 kool4

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Slid3reg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008   Digital Artist
thank you for sharing!
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
kool4 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
thx !!
consonanT Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I blogged this! [link]
Delta909 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Hello i applied the visual style trough WB but as default went straight to the apple icon on the start menu how do i change it to the windows icon start menu.... will appreciate a response thank you very much and very nice work :)
kool4 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
did you check out the substyles ??
Delta909 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
no man i didnt give them a go... im fairly new here man can you point them to me i downloaded the vs but havent unzipped great work.
kool4 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
well dude note me ..
i'll help u with the installing !
ejl3142 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
Very Nice!!
I'll use it usefully!!
shadystyle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
is there a compatable albook theme for ff1.5?
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