Sentinel XP Theme Beta 1

A cool Windows XP visual style inspired by the Windows Media Player skin called The Sentinel
Sentinel XP Theme is a must have for those of you who enjoyed the Sentinel Winamp skin. You probably remember the metallic smooth look of the skin. Sentinel XP Theme is even better. It provides you with a futuristic visual interface so you get more fun out of your time spent on the computer.

The Start menu of Sentinel XP Theme resembles the menu layout of a SC-Fi game, giving you the impression of a complex “Transformer-like” mechanism. You can almost hear the metallic grinding sound while popping up.

The active windows have a certain glow about them and depending on the color scheme you use, they provide you with a different feel. For example, the green color scheme is more alien-like while the blue one is more plasma-like. The scrolling bars also feature a glowing effect that adds to the 3D perception of the visual theme.

Sentinel XP Theme highlights active buttons with a colored halo making it even easier to spot the currently selected action, thus better assisting you in using the keyboard to quickly navigate through pop-up windows.

The default wallpaper for the theme features a sphere on an aluminum like background, with a light pulsing band in the middle, differently colored, depending on the color scheme you use. The sphere resembles an intelligent autonomous robot: the Sentinel.

The new icons, the visual appearance of the taskbar, windows, menus or the wallpaper makes Sentinel XP Theme the perfect companion for Winamp Sentinel or MMD3 so use them to complete the new look of your operating system.

The XP theme is easy to install and requires StyleXP or uxtheme.dll patch in order to run. Honestly, all it lacks in order to be really neat is a sound pack to accompany the high quality visuals.

Reviewed by on December 8th, 2011

last updated on:
November 16th, 2002, 21:32 GMT
file size:
4.3 MB
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license type:
operating system(s):
Windows XP
C: \ Desktop Enhancements \ Themes


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What's New in This Release:
  • Added Black & Black2 color schemes edited Deviant a tad
  • Shellstyles!
  • Minor changes to some other parts
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Sentinel is a Windows XP visual style inspired by the Windows Media Player skin called The Sentinel, made by The Skins...

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