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October 17, 2013
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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).
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SMX87 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 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]).
TheTechnoToast Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sdbinwiiexe Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Meow :3 
TheTechnoToast Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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