After the recent release of UIX fell short of what I'd hoped for (hype), I went about customizing the M$ Dash to my liking. I'm a firm believer in original's soundtrack menu style, so after plenty of reading and some meddling I finally got it working to my liking in Lite. The four tabs now work like original (Emulators, Games, Applications, Settings in my case), and are fully customizable through the config.xbx. Additionally, I applied the freeze fix, got music/memory under settings, changed the DVD launching to be cleaner (no more dongle nagging message), and assigned the Y key to boot to an FTP application from the main menu.
The patch is for the lite_g_v1_withgamefixes archive, and has simple directions. Use thcpatch.exe to browse and patch tHcData\default.xip. Then replace the default config.xbx with the included file, and edit it to your liking.
To get the dash to look even more like stock, change the setting:
Use Thc Orb=No
and follow this tutorial to recover the removed ring:
This was made possible by all of the code found round the board, as very little of it is my own. Take it easy.