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rEFInd Next Theme by sdbinwiiexe rEFInd Next Theme by sdbinwiiexe
As I plan on setting up a triple boot on my computer once the new versions of Windows, OS X, and Linux become released, I decided an update to my rEFIt/rEFInd boot screen was in order. This theme is inspired by both iOS 7 and Windows 8 interfaces.

rEFIt's development has been halted for a while now; a maintained for of it called rEFInd is available as a suggested replacement.

I created the theme using current themes/guides as a base, but have not thoroughly tested it. If there are any issues, please let me know and I'll see what I can do. Instructions for how to set up the theme are in the package, as well as instructions for how to set up OS-specific icon profiles (useful for linux distros).

The theme contains icons for the following operating systems:
FreeBSD, PC Linux OS, Puppy Linux, Legacy, Red Hat, Linux, Sabayon, OS X, Slackware, Arch, Mageia, Ubuntu, Chrome OS, Mandriva, Unknown, Debian, Manjaro, Windows, Elementary, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Steam OS
More may be added in the future.

February 10, 2015
    - Copied os_win.png to os_win8.png for compatibility with rEFInd 0.8.6

October 22, 2014:
    - Changed Kali icon to a thicker, more basic variation of the logo
    - Added alternate (traditional) Linux Mint logo

May 26, 2014:
    - Linux OS/boot icons changed to a tux variation
    - Shell tool icon added
    - Renamed backtrack icons to kali

December 25, 2013:
    - Windows and Linux Mint icons have been downscaled slightly to be more visually appealing.
    - Several boot icons have been included for graphical boot (notes have been added to the readme file for how to create additional boot icons).
    - Added resolution-scaled backgrounds.  Simply designate the background corresponding to your mac's native resolution (as discussed in the readme file).

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mr-booshers Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  New member
Hey dude, fabulous theme. Could you possibly add an Android logo for use with Android-x86?

I've tried to make my own but no matter how I save the file in Illustrator or Photoshop I'm getting jagged edges.
vozzurg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi! This theme is great, thank you:squee: , but I found an error in your theme design.

In the config file is written:

selection_big next-theme/selection_big.png
selection_small next-theme/selection_small.png

but the files are named:


:o (Eek) 

Change the file name, or change the path in the config file, please Meow :3 
Thanks again:happybounce: , and sorry for the bad english :)
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the catch.  I've updated the filenames to use underscores.
infffy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
For some reason the elementaryOS icon doesn't show up, and it just shows the os_linux.png. To fix this I have to rename the os_elementaryos.png to os_linux.png
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a common problem with most of the linux icons.  Either you have to rename your distro of choice to os_linux (easier, preferred method) or create a manual entry in the configuration file specifying the icon for a specific volume (useful if you have multiple linux distros).  I haven't gone too much into creating menu entries myself, but there's some documentation on the rEFInd project page.
Pufferaway Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Excellent work!!!  rEFInd is a blessing for any multiboot scenario and, thankfully, Roderick Smith picked up where rEFIt left off!!!  Best wishes!
QewBeats Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
wow this is actually very cool.....I just installed it,following the steps you replied to one guy and it works perfectly. I like ,i really like.
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear.  ^__^
danielx511 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014
I am confused how to use this. D:

I have the folder located in S:\EFI\refind\next-theme

Now how do I actually set it since I cant access that drive on Windows 8.1 Pro which is using C drive.
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To set rEFInd to use the theme, you'll have to boot an OS that can access that drive (usually installed on the OS X partition). Then open up the S:\EFI\refind\refind.conf file and add "include next-theme/theme.conf" to the end of it in a text editor.
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It shouldn't really matter if Windows can access that drive.  Basically the mac boots the Apple Bootloader, which then boots rEFInd (which is why rEFInd is on the OS X partition).
SgtPooki Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
For similar icons: The appbar.console.png looks like a good replacement for the default rEFInd terminal icon =)
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are actually really awesome.  I'll likely add the console icon and I might add the linux tux icon as well instead of the linux icon I have currently (based off of the linux foundation logo).  It was surprisingly hard to find a modern-looking generic linux icon.
briquet42 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
great work
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like :)
SgtPooki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
 This theme is beautiful.  I am going to try this now. I'm finally getting into the whole EFI scene after buying my first new HD in years; my first SSD.

just a fyi: I found this theme by searching for "random refind background images".. which I plan to implement if I can't actually find one... so if you catch the bug, feel free to keep building your beautiful things ;)
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with your new HD endeavours.
SMX87 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing theme, but I'm lost on how to add it. Do I need to add this to the end of the config file itself or within the file using textedit and what about the spacing and quotation marks?
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To add the theme, there are just 3 basic steps.
1. Copy the next-theme folder to your rEFInd folder (e.g. move it to "Macintosh HD/EFI/refind/next-theme")
2. Open your refind.conf file in your refind folder using TextEdit (e.g. "Macintosh HD/EFI/refind/refind.conf") and add the following line (without quotation marks) "include next-theme/theme.conf"
3. Open the theme's configuration file using TextEdit (e.g. "Macintosh HD/EFI/refind/next-theme/theme.conf") and set the background to use the appropriate resolution file by changing the banner flag.  (e.g. for a 1440x900 native resolution, you'd change it to "banner next-theme/background_900.png" [without quotation marks]).
revolverkiller Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok so im in the EFI mounted drive after installing and i want to put the theme where it should go, but there are 3 folders 'APPLE' 'BOOT' and 'tools'. so where do i go from there?
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When installing to the EFI partition, you'll have to make sure you've installed rEFInd to the EFI partition first (default installation as of v0.8.4).  Then, there should be a rEFInd folder alongside the apple,boot,and tools folder.  From there, put the "next-theme" folder into the refind folder and make the necessary changes to the  the refind.conf file.
TheTechnoToast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sdbinwiiexe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Meow :3 
TheTechnoToast Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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