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Nice job xXiNightXx! like the use of square and nav buttons, just not a big fan of the aero taskbar streak in your png resource, now if we could only bring back the blue magnify glass to match the blue text that would be a nice touch..



For those who want the windows 7 Aero style. I designed this theme to have 2 flavor styles (Square and rounded) That works well with the aero tool available from this site.
Aero 8 for Windows 8

Welcome to the world of Aero for windows 8! This theme has been redesigned to fit in with the style of windows 8 with squared off borders, buttons, and controls (Also Rounded). It works well with the Aero blur tool and startisback Start menu re-implementation. This theme includes all Windows 7 Themes; Architecture, Characters, Lanscapes, Nature, Scenes, & United states. (Includes Wallpapers, SoundSchemes, & Cursors).

Download (also check out my Deviantart for more theme styles I have been working on :D )


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Themes are not static! You can change them how you like! You can always customize how you want your start menu (with startisback ) or wallpapers (within windows 8 personalization dialog).

I am using StartIsBack. This theme doesn't show the user picture on Start Menu although I have this option checked in SIB settings. But I really like the way the Automatic of this theme picks the color when the wallpaper changes. It looks nicer than that of the default theme, especially if the color is red or pink.

I'll try to apply the theme by xXiNightXx to see if I like it!

xXiNightXx,
Thanks for sharing your work. Hope it will change the color of the theme when I change the wallpaper. Blue theme is somewhat blue to me!

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Themes are not static! You can change them how you like! You can always customize how you want your start menu (with startisback ) or wallpapers (within windows 8 personalization dialog).

I am using StartIsBack. This theme doesn't show the user picture on Start Menu although I have this option checked in SIB settings. But I really like the way the Automatic of this theme picks the color when the wallpaper changes. It looks nicer than that of the default theme, especially if the color is red or pink.

I'll try to apply the theme by xXiNightXx to see if I like it!

xXiNightXx,
Thanks for sharing your work. Hope it will change the color of the theme when I change the wallpaper. Blue theme is somewhat blue to me!



It does for the theme. The other wallpaper choices you will have to enable that option in the personalization window :D

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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!

Edited by Aloha, 03 May 2013 - 09:59 AM.


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Themes are not static! You can change them how you like! You can always customize how you want your start menu (with startisback ) or wallpapers (within windows 8 personalization dialog).

I am using StartIsBack. This theme doesn't show the user picture on Start Menu although I have this option checked in SIB settings. But I really like the way the Automatic of this theme picks the color when the wallpaper changes. It looks nicer than that of the default theme, especially if the color is red or pink.

I'll try to apply the theme by xXiNightXx to see if I like it!

xXiNightXx,
Thanks for sharing your work. Hope it will change the color of the theme when I change the wallpaper. Blue theme is somewhat blue to me!


Maybe its a bug. But yes picture does work with StartIsBack for me. :yes:
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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.

Edited by Aloha, 04 May 2013 - 01:12 AM.


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Just posted a new theme today for any of the Vista lovers out there, the theme combines some of the old with some of the new. http://mrgrim01.devi...a8Mix-369583696

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Edited by MrGRiM, 04 May 2013 - 08:39 AM.

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Good LQQking Theme MrGrim!...keep 'em comingPosted Image

Just posted a new theme today for any of the Vista lovers out there, the theme combines some of the old with some of the new. http://mrgrim01.devi...a8Mix-369583696

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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!
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Edited by DosProbie, 05 May 2013 - 11:42 AM.

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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. http://www.msfn.org/...-for-win8-v121/

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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

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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!
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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

Edited by adacom, 05 May 2013 - 04:40 AM.


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

Download Link

Posted Image
[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!
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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..Posted Image


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

Download Link

Posted Image
[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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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...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)

Edited by MrGRiM, 09 May 2013 - 05:31 PM.

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Welcome to the world of Aero for windows 8! This theme has been redesigned to fit in with the style of windows 8 with squared off borders, buttons, and controls (Also Rounded). It works well with the Aero blur tool and startisback Start menu re-implementation. This theme includes all Windows 7 Themes; Architecture, Characters, Lanscapes, Nature, Scenes, & United states. (Includes Wallpapers, SoundSchemes, & Cursors).

Download (also check out my Deviantart for more theme styles I have been working on :D )

Night,
Like your update theme so much! It's beautiful. The inactive window does look brighter. Many thanks for doing it.

Edit: removing picture.

Edited by Aloha, 06 May 2013 - 09:32 AM.


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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?

I think yellow will be best for any colorization.

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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. http://www.msfn.org/...-for-win8-v121/

Thanks for update the theme. Version 2.4 looks very nice! Saturation now is very good. But spikes (espeсially at taskbar) seems to be more visible then in Windows 7. It's real to make they less visible? They needed but they must be a less visible.

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For those of us that want our custom theme color adjust as we change the theme papers, Windows 8 came out with a feature called Auto Colorization and here is how to activate it.


• Change dominant color of theme wallpaper as you change background or slideshow •
• Open your custom aero.theme in Notepad (make sure the theme is not you current active theme first)
• Go down to the [VisualStyles] section
• Look for the line AutoColorization=0 and change to 1
• Save the file and reload theme in Personalization

Now your Windows colors will auto adjust depending on the dominant background color!Posted Image



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I've made a few themes for Windows 8:
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More information + download: http://link6155.devi...ows-8-358462823
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More information + download: http://link6155.devi.../13613522&qo=11
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