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Your Favorite Themes for Windows 8


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Cant believe I missed that details view section XD  All of these that you typed have been fixed along with other improvements to the theme. Thanks for letting me know. The files are now available to download from my page.  (I have included zip for people who prefer not to use exe as well.)
 
 
As for the screen recording, what application are you using? It may be related to your graphics card/diver software.

 

 

 

New updates to Windows Aero theme for windows 8.1 Update 1.
 
Dowload: http://xxinightxx.de...-Aero-478224917

 

When a window's view setting is Details why is it that the column it is sorted by is always coloured? It's not like that in Windows 7. And why when I have the details pane enabled with OldNewExplorer do they wipe in like PowerPoint transition? Why couldn't you leave them static like they are in Windows 7?

 

Edit: I've now discovered that Program & Features now wipes in as well.

 

Edit 2: The theme absolutely does not like being recorded. Screen tearing galore.

 

 


Edited by xXiNightXx, 29 August 2014 - 02:09 AM.



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I was using Camtasia Studio and HyperCam 3. They both had lots screen tearing when setting up an area to record. Camtasia results in a black screen and HyperCam 3 was much slower than real time.

 

The way I found out about the screen tearing was because I was trying record the screen and make an animated gif to show you in case you didn't quite understand what I meant by "wiping".

 

I would test more screen recorders for you, but I unfortunately I only know of those two.

 

Also if this was fixed in your "other improvements" ignore this. With SIB+ installed and using the Windows 7 orb, it's "mouse-over" and "clicked" colours aren't seamless like in the actual Windows 7 Aero theme. I'm not sure if that's the theme or the orb causing that.


Edited by ptd163, 30 August 2014 - 06:59 PM.


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That definitely an aero glass or diver issue... I am able to use camtasia on my system fine. see :P  

 

 

for the start menu. GO into sib and make sure you turn transparency off for taskbar/menu.

I was using Camtasia Studio and HyperCam 3. They both had lots screen tearing when setting up an area to record. Camtasia results in a black screen and HyperCam 3 was much slower than real time.

 

The way I found out about the screen tearing was because I was trying record the screen and make an animated gif to show you in case you didn't quite understand what I meant by "wiping".

 

I would test more screen recorders for you, but I unfortunately I only know of those two.

 

Also if this was fixed in your "other improvements" ignore this. With SIB+ installed and using the Windows 7 orb, it's "mouse-over" and "clicked" colours aren't seamless like in the actual Windows 7 Aero theme. I'm not sure if that's the theme or the orb causing that.


Edited by xXiNightXx, 30 August 2014 - 11:02 PM.


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New updates to Windows Aero theme for windows 8.1 Update 1.

 

Dowload: http://xxinightxx.de...-Aero-478224917

 

windows_aero_by_xxinightxx-d7wq0ph.png

Could you please point me to the pic number that display desktop (the one at the bottom-right corner)

I want to change it for C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero\aero.msstyles using Resource Hacker, to be much visible.



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I actually don't know where in resource hacker since I use Windows Style Builder. The showdesktop button is located on the taskabar image due to it not being visible on windows 8. Because of this, the showdesktop graphic cannot be enlarged any further than what its size is. Doing so will cause the clock section to mess up.

 

 

Could you please point me to the pic number that display desktop (the one at the bottom-right corner)

I want to change it for C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero\aero.msstyles using Resource Hacker, to be much visible.



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Windows RP for Windows 10 Technical Preview

 

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windows_rp__windows_10_technical_preview


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longhorn_evolution_8_1_s_much_needed_upd

 

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Longhorn Evolution theme for Windows 8.1 finally gets updated. With a new Details Pane Image, and a new Control Panel Navigation Image to match and maybe still more to come. Progress bars haven't been imported just yet.


Edited by DoubleSAnimations, 21 October 2014 - 11:01 PM.


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xXiNightXx, on 07 Oct 2014 - 10:02 AM, said:

Windows RP for Windows 10 Technical Preview

 

Download

 

windows_rp__windows_10_technical_preview

Thanks for your effort xXiNightXx, although windows 10 or maybe MS going to name 11 at release, is still underground.

 

I have Windows Style Builder 1.5.4.6 beta and OldNewExplorer 1.1 , I'd like to know how to make this picture like in your Windows Aero theme for windows 8.1 Update 1:

yXUCrJs.png



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longhorn_evolution_8_1_s_much_needed_upd

 

(Click Image to see in full view)

 

Longhorn Evolution theme for Windows 8.1 finally gets updated. With a new Details Pane Image, and a new Control Panel Navigation Image to match and maybe still more to come. Progress bars haven't been imported just yet.

That looks really great, looking forward to it! :thumbup



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Windows Aero (Vista) for windows 8.1.1

 

http://xxinightxx.de...Vista-478365871

 

windows_aero__vista__by_xxinightxx-d7wt1

Fantastic work, for the Moment this is my favourite Alltime Theme, thanks a lot for it! :thumbup



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That looks really great, looking forward to it! :thumbup

 

 

Thanks, and I'll have it up soon. ^^



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xXiNightXx, on 07 Oct 2014 - 10:02 AM, said:

Windows RP for Windows 10 Technical Preview

 

Download

 

windows_rp__windows_10_technical_preview

Thanks for your effort xXiNightXx, although windows 10 or maybe MS going to name 11 at release, is still underground.

 

I have Windows Style Builder 1.5.4.6 beta and OldNewExplorer 1.1 , I'd like to know how to make this picture like in your Windows Aero theme for windows 8.1 Update 1:

yXUCrJs.png

 

 

You can just patch the shellbrd.dll file with resource hacker to change the logo.

~DP



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DosProbie, on 04 Nov 2014 - 04:10 AM, said:

 

moataz, on 23 Oct 2014 - 2:20 PM, said:

 

xXiNightXx, on 07 Oct 2014 - 10:02 AM, said:xXiNightXx, on 07 Oct 2014 - 10:02 AM, said:

Windows RP for Windows 10 Technical Preview

 

Download

 

windows_rp__windows_10_technical_preview

Thanks for your effort xXiNightXx, although windows 10 or maybe MS going to name 11 at release, is still underground.

 

I have Windows Style Builder 1.5.4.6 beta and OldNewExplorer 1.1 , I'd like to know how to make this picture like in your Windows Aero theme for windows 8.1 Update 1:

yXUCrJs.png

 

 

You can just patch the shellbrd.dll file with resource hacker to change the logo.

~DP

 

Thanks DosProbie, but I found that editing this file and basebrd.dll breaks Windows activation.

plus Microsoft could update Windows files and remove it.


Edited by moataz, 04 November 2014 - 04:34 AM.


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@Moataz, I have never Had A Issue with "Breaking" the activation when changing the unprotected shellbrd file, but since this is a across the board system change I could see Windows updates reverting it back to the default bmp file.

 

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@Moataz, I have never Had A Issue with "Breaking" the activation when changing the unprotected shellbrd file, but since this is a across the board system change I could see Windows updates reverting it back to the default bmp file.

 

~DP

Sorry, I wasn't accurate, the activation breaks only when editing basebrd.dll not shellbrd.dll.

Seems I'm going to stay with it, since I don't know how to modify theme files correctly to do it.

 

Thanks.



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Some fixes for Windows Aero 8.1 Theme :D

http://xxinightxxcre...ndows-aero.html

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Custom version of Snowy8 with less color, more transparency and blur

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can you share the theme? It looks nice :)


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can you share the theme? It looks nice :)

 

Sure np, I tried PMing you but it didnt work. Send me one and I will shoot you the link. I'd have to get author's permission to release more widely I think


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