7-Zip Theme Manager 2.1.1
The conveniences of a portable app
You are not required to go through a setup process, as this product is portable. This also means that, unlike its installer counterparts, it is not going to update the Windows registry and Start menu/screen with new entries and no leftovers will remain on the hard disk after its removal.
Another aspect that should be mentioned here is that you can easily take 7-Zip Theme Manager anywhere with you and run it on any PC, by simply copying the program files to a removable storage device.
Settings you can tweak
This tool enables you to access several themes, specifically tailored for the toolbar and icons used in 7-Zip. A list of these is displayed in the main window, while you can also preview them, along with information regarding them such as name, license, author and website.
It is possible to activate a theme with just a click of the button, as well as upload a SFX icon using an ICO format from your hard drive.
Conclusion and performance
It does not hamper the system’s performance as the amount of resources necessary is not that significant. All tasks are performed in quite a timely manner, the interface is suitable to both power and novice users. However, it has not been updated in a long time and therefore, it does not support the latest versions of 7-Zip.
Taking all of this into consideration, 7-Zip Theme Manager proves to be a pretty decent piece of software for people that have old versions of the aforementioned archiving tool.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc on June 3rd, 2014
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- In the latest version 9.23 alpha of 7-Zip the author changed the "location" of the toolbar icons. Please use the modified version 2.1.1 Hotfix of 7zTM for this 7-Zip version. Do not use it with previous 7-Zip versions! I will release a proper solution for this issue with the upcoming 7zTM 3.0 (*hinthint*).
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