Install FruitNinja Theme for All Users
This post and the demonstration comes from a Windows 10 computer, just to show you that the common themes work in Windows 10 as well.
Download Fruit Ninja Theme from Microsoft Themes, and save it to desktop. Rename the downloaded theme pack’s file extension to .cab, that is FruitNinja.themepack to FruitNinja.themepack.cab.
Create a folder named FruitNinja on your desktop.
Double-click FruitNinja.themepack.cab to open it. This theme pack comes with 5 desktop wallpapers and 14 .wav files for Sound Events. Select all files in the cab file.
Right-click on the selection…you’ll get the following warning..
.. click OK, and click Extract… in the right-click menu.
Extract the files to the FruitNinja folder that you created earlier.
In the FruitNinja folder, create a subfolder named DesktopBackground, and move all the .JPG images into the DesktopBackground folder.
Next, open the file Fruit Nin.theme file using Notepad. We need to change the image and sound file paths mentioned in the file, to absolute paths.
Change the BrandImage line in the .theme file from:
Note: You’ll need to update the Paths for each and every file that comes with the .theme pack. However, do not update the lines that already contain the full or absolute path format.
Likewise, update the Wallpaper path accordingly.
This themepack comes with many .wav files. Scroll down to to the .theme file until you see the lines containing text "AppEvents" that reference the .wav files.
Note that there is a lot of whitespace before the AppEvents part, and you need to scroll down a page or so.
Update the paths as shown below, to full paths. I’ve marked the modified lines using the orange arrow symbol.
Under [Slideshow] section, Select the ImagesRootPIDL (the 3 lines) and delete it.
Update the ImagesRootPath value to full path, from…
Save the .theme file, and close Notepad.
Now copy the FruitNinja folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes folder.
Open C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\FruitNinja, and move the .theme file alone (Fruit Nin.theme) to it’s parent folder, that is C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.
It’s all set now. This lists Fruit Ninja Theme under Installed Themes, for all user accounts. I’ve tested it and every aspect of the theme — slideshow, sounds and colors work correctly!
(I hope you found this article useful. If you need to know more about creating/editing .theme files, read the MSDN documentation on Creating and Installing Theme Files.)
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