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Your Favorite Themes for Windows 8

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Thorax,

I found out the reason! If I choose the first visual style (default start menu style) of SIB, then the user picture won't display. If I choose one of the rest three styles, it shows the user picture normally. Thanks for posting the picture to let me know.

PS. I was a little confused and wrong when talking about having the option in SIB checked! Actually it wasn't checked!

Edit: remove picture.

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Just posted a new theme today for any of the Vista lovers out there

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I use this as StartMenu Theme with StartIsBack. Looks nice :):thumbup

Only the red highlight of shutdown looks a bit ugly.

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Is it possible to make drop shadows more 'square'? In W8 window style it looks strange with sqare windows edges and rounded shadows ;)

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+ Nature Scapes (Round+Square) Aero Theme for Windows 8 +

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[info]

This is another of my Scapes theme files for Windows 8 called "Nature Scapes".

Has a Eco friendly (soft green) nature look and adds nature sounds to your desktop.

No system files were modded in the making of this theme!

[Features]

- Square and Rounded Frames.

- Large RTM rounded style Nav buttons with larger size fixed blue text font.

- Desktop icons modded (Computer, User Files, Network and Recycle Bin).

- Windows 7 glow and rounded off caption buttons.

- Aero toolbar and borders (via aero glass).

- Recycle bin and Scheme logon notification (nature sound scheme).

- Nature aero cursor schemes with animate cursor and mouse pointer.

- Includes a Nature screen saver.

- Over 20 Hi-Res Wallpapers.

- Includes a auto theme installer!

[Pre Installation]

- Install UxStyle or UltraUXThemePatcher - http://winaero.com/b...e-in-windows-8/

- RibbonDisablerx64.exe - http://winaero.com/c...comment.news.20

- Aero Glass with Blur in Windows 8 - http://www.msfn.org/...v08-aka-beta-2/

- AGTweaker GUI for Aero Glass - http://www.msfn.org/...-for-win8-v122/

[install]

- Use the INSTALL.THEME batch file (right-click as admin) or Manually copy contents to "Theme" Folder to C:Windows\Resources\Themes

- Apply the Color intensity slider from Personalize to fine tune opacity for your personal preference.

- To Change Cursors >> Control Panel >> Mouse >> Pointers >> Scheme >> Choose Nature Scheme.

[Comments or Questions?]

- Feel free to use this style or any of it's resources for your own project/s

- This Visual Style may be buggy and I may or may not fix.

- Tested and Working on Windows 8 X64 (don't know about 32-bit since I don't use it) but as always use at your own discretion.

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Dos_Probie ö¿ö

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xXiNightXx,

Even though the inactive title bar is a little too dark, I think your theme is very good-looking! It does change the color automatically with the wallpapers. But why the window corners still look round even when I choose Aero 8 Square default? Is it because I don't have Aero Glass?

PS. Everytime I change the theme I hate W8 like hell! It always disables the screen saver whenever a new theme is applied!

Edit: Never mind! I've just enabled windows shadows and they look square now!

I managed to lighten the inactive border and also de-saturated the borders a bit. They were a little too saturated. I should have an update for it out later. To use the round border theme, you will need to use this tool to make the blur go rounded.

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xXiNightXx,

Thank you in advance. I'll wait for the update version. About AGTweaker, I'm afraid I can't use it because I don't use Aeroglass. Thanks anyway for suggesting.

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+ Download Nature Scapes (Round+Square) Aero Theme for Windows 8 +

Download Link

Preview.jpg

[info]

This is another of my Scapes theme files for Windows 8 called "Nature Scapes".

Has a Eco friendly (soft green) nature look and adds nature sounds to your desktop.

No system files were modded in the making of this theme!

[Features]

- Square and Rounded Frames.

- Large RTM rounded style Nav buttons with larger size fixed blue text font.

- Desktop icons modded (Computer, User Files, Network and Recycle Bin).

- Windows 7 glow and rounded off caption buttons.

- Aero toolbar and borders (via aero glass).

- Recycle bin and Scheme logon notification (nature sound scheme).

- Nature aero cursor schemes with animate cursor and mouse pointer.

- Includes a Nature screen saver.

- Over 20 Hi-Res Wallpapers.

- Includes a auto theme installer!

[Pre Installation]

- Install UxStyle or UltraUXThemePatcher - http://winaero.com/b...e-in-windows-8/

- RibbonDisablerx64.exe - http://winaero.com/c...comment.news.20

- Aero Glass with Blur in Windows 8 - http://www.msfn.org/...v08-aka-beta-2/

- AGTweaker GUI for Aero Glass - http://www.msfn.org/...-for-win8-v122/

[install]

- Use the INSTALL.THEME batch file (right-click as admin) or Manually copy contents to "Theme" Folder to C:Windows\Resources\Themes

- Apply the Color intensity slider from Personalize to fine tune opacity for your personal preference.

- To Change Cursors >> Control Panel >> Mouse >> Pointers >> Scheme >> Choose Nature Scheme.

[Comments or Questions?]

- Feel free to use this style or any of it's resources for your own project/s

- This Visual Style may be buggy and I may or may not fix.

- Tested and Working on Windows 8 X64 (don't know about 32-bit since I don't use it) but as always use at your own discretion.

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Dos_Probie ö¿ö

i think your themes are great and the inclusion of the square one just about does it for me - would it be a big job to also include them with Win8 caption buttonn - close - minimise etc - one of those silly things that from not liking them at first i think they keep a cleaner look

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+ Download Nature Scapes (Round+Square) Aero Theme for Windows 8 +

Download Link

Preview.jpg

[info]

This is another of my Scapes theme files for Windows 8 called "Nature Scapes".

Has a Eco friendly (soft green) nature look and adds nature sounds to your desktop.

No system files were modded in the making of this theme!

[Features]

- Square and Rounded Frames.

- Large RTM rounded style Nav buttons with larger size fixed blue text font.

- Desktop icons modded (Computer, User Files, Network and Recycle Bin).

- Windows 7 glow and rounded off caption buttons.

- Aero toolbar and borders (via aero glass).

- Recycle bin and Scheme logon notification (nature sound scheme).

- Nature aero cursor schemes with animate cursor and mouse pointer.

- Includes a Nature screen saver.

- Over 20 Hi-Res Wallpapers.

- Includes a auto theme installer!

[Pre Installation]

- Install UxStyle or UltraUXThemePatcher - http://winaero.com/b...e-in-windows-8/

- RibbonDisablerx64.exe - http://winaero.com/c...comment.news.20

- Aero Glass with Blur in Windows 8 - http://www.msfn.org/...v08-aka-beta-2/

- AGTweaker GUI for Aero Glass - http://www.msfn.org/...-for-win8-v122/

[install]

- Use the INSTALL.THEME batch file (right-click as admin) or Manually copy contents to "Theme" Folder to C:Windows\Resources\Themes

- Apply the Color intensity slider from Personalize to fine tune opacity for your personal preference.

- To Change Cursors >> Control Panel >> Mouse >> Pointers >> Scheme >> Choose Nature Scheme.

[Comments or Questions?]

- Feel free to use this style or any of it's resources for your own project/s

- This Visual Style may be buggy and I may or may not fix.

- Tested and Working on Windows 8 X64 (don't know about 32-bit since I don't use it) but as always use at your own discretion.

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Dos_Probie ö¿ö

It is possible to make caption buttons (close, minimize) not rounded but square?

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I probably won't revise or change the nature theme at this time as I am currently working on some new Scapes themes perhaps I will add the Win8 style caption buttons then..yes.gif

+ Download Nature Scapes (Round+Square) Aero Theme for Windows 8 +

Download Link

Preview.jpg

[info]

This is another of my Scapes theme files for Windows 8 called "Nature Scapes".

Has a Eco friendly (soft green) nature look and adds nature sounds to your desktop.

No system files were modded in the making of this theme!

[Features]

- Square and Rounded Frames.

- Large RTM rounded style Nav buttons with larger size fixed blue text font.

- Desktop icons modded (Computer, User Files, Network and Recycle Bin).

- Windows 7 glow and rounded off caption buttons.

- Aero toolbar and borders (via aero glass).

- Recycle bin and Scheme logon notification (nature sound scheme).

- Nature aero cursor schemes with animate cursor and mouse pointer.

- Includes a Nature screen saver.

- Over 20 Hi-Res Wallpapers.

- Includes a auto theme installer!

[Pre Installation]

- Install UxStyle or UltraUXThemePatcher - http://winaero.com/b...e-in-windows-8/

- RibbonDisablerx64.exe - http://winaero.com/c...comment.news.20

- Aero Glass with Blur in Windows 8 - http://www.msfn.org/...v08-aka-beta-2/

- AGTweaker GUI for Aero Glass - http://www.msfn.org/...-for-win8-v122/

[install]

- Use the INSTALL.THEME batch file (right-click as admin) or Manually copy contents to "Theme" Folder to C:Windows\Resources\Themes

- Apply the Color intensity slider from Personalize to fine tune opacity for your personal preference.

- To Change Cursors >> Control Panel >> Mouse >> Pointers >> Scheme >> Choose Nature Scheme.

[Comments or Questions?]

- Feel free to use this style or any of it's resources for your own project/s

- This Visual Style may be buggy and I may or may not fix.

- Tested and Working on Windows 8 X64 (don't know about 32-bit since I don't use it) but as always use at your own discretion.

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Dos_Probie ö¿ö

It is possible to make caption buttons (close, minimize) not rounded but square?

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I probably won't revise or change the nature theme at this time as I am currently working on some new Scapes themes perhaps I will add the Win8 style caption buttons then..

Thanks! Please don't forget glow effect on buttons.

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And Caption frames in white or black like win8?

I probably won't revise or change the nature theme at this time as I am currently working on some new Scapes themes perhaps I will add the Win8 style caption buttons then..

Thanks! Please don't forget glow effect on buttons.

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And Caption frames in white or black like win8?

I probably won't revise or change the nature theme at this time as I am currently working on some new Scapes themes perhaps I will add the Win8 style caption buttons then..

Thanks! Please don't forget glow effect on buttons.

Maybe try white?

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bottom_details_pane_for_windows_8_by_mrgrim01-d647pv9.jpg

Hi guys just thought I would share with you a new installer I made to have the details pane back on the bottom.

This is just a simple installer, it contains 4 Respatcher files that will patch your shell32.dll UI files to bring back the Windows 7 style Details pane at the bottom, it also has options to have the details pane at the top, also know as Topshell and it can put the Folderband at the bottom.

Note: To have the folderband at all you will need to disable the ribbon first or you will not see any effect from using that option.

The installer has 4 settings, the first 2 settings will display the Details pane at the Bottom and the Folderband at the top, the default way seen in Windows 7, the bottom 2 options will place the Details Pane at the top and Folderband at the Bottom, after the install completes you have a couple of post instal options to either run sfc /scannow and restore any modified system files or to use sfc /scanfile to restore onle the shell32.dll, this will allow you to reverse any changes the installer makes, you can also access those options at any time just by running the installer and not selecting from the first 4 options.

I also Added a new option to have themeable Control Panel Navigation Panes with supporting themes but as yet there are only my themes :P

Update 10/05/2013: Updated installer with Multi Language support (Stable) http://www.mediafire.com/?l9ewhxo90iz7ec1

Very Important!! Always Create a Backup or System Restore before making changes to System Files.

I have tested these mods pretty good on the VM and it doesn't break any other functionality but that doesn't mean it wont for you, I know that the unsigned shell32.dll caused problems with Creative sound cards on Windows 7.

Known problems:

Does not restore Ownership to TrustedInstaller (Restoring TrustedInstaller caused Boot Failure)

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