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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.

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).

May 26, 2014:
    - Linux OS/boot icons changed to a tux variation
    - Shell tool icon added
    - Renamed backtrack icons to kali
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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.
danielx511 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014  New member
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.
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]).
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