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Yes you read that right finally we have a theme for Gmail. This theme is designed by

Google Redesigned is a Mozilla Firefox extension designed by Globex Designs that aims to fully redesign the look and feel of popular Google services. They achieved this with Cascading StyleSheet (CSS) files which are loaded on the client’s browser. The extension simplifies the use of these styles by providing auto-updates, easy management and notifications of changes.

A little Introduction

About Google Redesigned

Google Redesigned originally started as a single CSS file which tried to redesign Google’s Gmail service. It has since grown to incorporate other various Google services and pages. Previously users of these styles would have to rely on other extensions such as Stylish, Greasemonkey or Web Developer to load these styles onto their browser which caused problems with updates, bug submission and version tracking. The Google Redesigned extension aims to solve all those problems by offering the popular Globex Designs styles in a single, self-updating extension.

Below are the screenshots

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Yes, it is possible to craete invisible drives that remain there only but nobody can see it.

The idea of creating this invisible drive struk my mind when I came to knew how to create a invisible folder. So i must first tell you how to create an invisible folder. To create an invisible folder first create a folder say “Ritesh”. Now right click on the folder and select Rename. Now while pressing ALT click 0160 (ALT+0+1+6+0) and hit enter. You will get a folder with no name. so our half process is done now you need to hide the folder to hide it right click the folder and click on

properties > customize > change icon

Now look for an empty space in the change icon dialog box and click on it and then click ok. Now you are done you will have an invivsible folder.


So you have created an invisible folder. Now, after creating invisible folder the idea of making invisible hard drive is quite simple

The only 2 problem are that

  • How to change drive icons.
  • How to remove drive letters.

First, Rename the drive that you want to hide by the method given above for folders.then follow these steps

  1. To change drive icons navigate to

HKLM > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer

Create a new key DriveIcons

In this key again create a key named C (Drive letter of the drive which you wnt to hide)

In this key again create a key name it  DefaultIcon

Now the path will be

HKLM > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer> DriveIcons > C > DefaultIcon

On the right pane you will find a string named Default double click the string and enter the full path of the balnk icon in it which is

%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll\50

which is the path of blank icon.

2. Now we have hided the drive icon now to hide drive letter from appearing navigate to

HKLM > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer

Now on the right pane craete a  DWORD name it ShowDriveLettersFirst and give it the value 2 in DECIMAL

Now Logoff/Logon your system to see the changes.

Whenever you create a new folder by usng contextmeu New>New Folder or by using cmd (or by any means) the default name of thet folder is “New Folder“. You can chnage it to anything else i have change it to “Welcome Ritesh“. Now every time i create a folder the default name is “Welcome Ritesh”. To do this just open Resource Hacker (click here to download) and open Shell32.dll now go to

Strings>1896>1030

here change the word “New Folder” to “yourdesiredname”

and click compile script. Now save this as shell32.dll in any folder except c:\windows\system32

Now open Replacer (click here to donload it) go to c:\windows\system32 click on shell32.dll drag and drop it on replacer now click enter. Now go to your folder where you have saved your modified shell32.sll file drag and drop it on replacer and click enter it will prompt you that do you want to replace type y and press enter. Now every time you craete a filder the defaut name of the newly generated folder will be “yourdesiredname”.

first have a look at the following screenshots so that you get an idea what i am talking about

Idea is taken from Vishal’s previous post

open shell32.dll using resource hacker and go to menu 215>1033

here you will find some thing similar to this

215 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP “”, 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
POPUP “&View”, 28674, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM “Filmstri&p”, 28719, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “T&humbnails”, 28717, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Tile&s”, 28718, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Ico&ns”, 28713, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&List”, 28715, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Details”, 28716, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
POPUP “Arrange &Icons By”, 28673, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM “”, 30208, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Show in &Groups”, 30209, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Auto Arrange”, 28753, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “A&lign to Grid”, 28756, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
MENUITEM “R&efresh”, 28931, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Customize This &Folder…”, 28722, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Paste”, 28698, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Paste &Shortcut”, 28700, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Undo”, 28699, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
}

Now to change the refersh name to yours

edit the above code like below

215 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP “”, 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
POPUP “&View”, 28674, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM “Filmstri&p”, 28719, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “T&humbnails”, 28717, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Tile&s”, 28718, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Ico&ns”, 28713, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&List”, 28715, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Details”, 28716, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
POPUP “Arrange &Icons By”, 28673, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM “”, 30208, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Show in &Groups”, 30209, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Auto Arrange”, 28753, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “A&lign to Grid”, 28756, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
MENUITEM “~! RITESH !~”, 28931, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Customize This &Folder…”, 28722, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Paste”, 28698, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Paste &Shortcut”, 28700, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Undo”, 28699, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
}

and to change like below

edit the code to

215 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP “”, 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
POPUP “&View”, 28674, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM “Filmstri&p”, 28719, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “T&humbnails”, 28717, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Tile&s”, 28718, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Ico&ns”, 28713, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&List”, 28715, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Details”, 28716, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}


MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED

MENUITEM “~! RITESH !~”, 28931, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
POPUP “Arrange &Icons By”, 28673, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM “”, 30208, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Show in &Groups”, 30209, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Auto Arrange”, 28753, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “A&lign to Grid”, 28756, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}

MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Customize This &Folder…”, 28722, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “”, 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Paste”, 28698, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “Paste &Shortcut”, 28700, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM “&Undo”, 28699, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
}
}

now save the file as shell32_new.dll and use replacer to replace it with original shell32.dll file in system32 folder


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