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November 11, 2011
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+1 by Aaron-A-Arts +1 by Aaron-A-Arts
i always wanted a DD in this category. Thanks guys! now go listen to my dubstep. custo is dead.

the dll's in the download are x86. if you use x64 just use the images with nav button customizer

Updated 12/26: This has the light version toolbar fix for chrome/firefox, it also contains many minor updates but i can't remember them all. the file also includes a darkened transparent taskbar version that is VERY incomplete. with the holidays, finals, and some commissioned web design i've been far too busy to make a proper final version of this package but this should address most of the issues that have been brought to my attention. no monochrome versions yet. sorry. happy holidays custo fans!

Updated 11/18: added substyle dark explorer bar (works with Chrome and Firefox ;) ) + lots of minor fixes. thanks to everyone reporting bugs and helping make this theme badass

+1 extras

Updated 11/17: shadowless frames, left/right taskbars, rounded bottoms ;)


Updated 11/12: i remade the taskbar buttons to accommodate pinned apps and changed/skinned some things. keep the screenshots comming =)

Color scheme based on Google+
Design is inspired by the results of sorting the Windows XP category by Most Popular of all time.

+1 for Windows 7
This theme is a heavily modified Aero. You must get confirmation from me prior to releasing any themes built from or based on my design. Go crazy =p


How to Install & Use Custom 3rd Party Themes
Shell32.dll from bAero

Win 7 Nav Buttons Customizer

Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v4

(this isn't necessary, but if you want that super clean look use it)

PS: There are some elements that i intentionally ignored because i never actually see them in daily use, however there are probably a few little bugs, and some completely ignored sections that will need attention. Please bring to my attention any major issues via screenshot and i'll get it fixed.
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Given 2013-10-13
+1 by ~Aaron-A-Arts ( Suggested by charush and Featured by fediaFedia )
If you have Windows x64bit and problems with changing the navigation buttons, do the following:
Download the Windows Navigation Buttons Customizer and run it as administrator->Open the taskmanager and close all "explorer.exe" processes (most important step; your dektop should be clear now except for the navchanger program)->click on the symbol you want to change and select "Change selectet Bitmap"->search for the folder it's in->click on the bitmap you want to change it with and it's done.

I changed the hover-"back/forth" symbol-skin so that it doesn't look the same when you hover over these buttons in a matching green color wich you can download here: [link]
I really enjoy this theme, even though I fuc*ed my windows system up by trying to change the explorer.exe and ExplorerFrame.dll, but that's my and not Aaron's fault. :stupidme:

Little side note: If you have to repair your system with commands like sfc /scannow, it will also reset the files you've had to patch with the Universal Theme Patcher, so you have to open the UTP-Program as admin again, restore and repatch those 3 files otherwise this theme won't work and your explorer will look like from win98.
this is awesome.tnx!!!
SoNiC4000 Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
btw. the theme is amazing <3
OK I cant find those taskbar icons. Where can I find them? Thanks and awesome skin.
bitthegeek Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+1 Theme for VLC and GTK+2 and 3 please :D
i have a problem with the ribbon for my MS Office 2010 programs being enlargened, where the icons even become a bit pixelated. i did some research, and it seems it may have something to do with the changes this theme makes to the size of the top bar?

hopefully you can fix this theme! i just started using it and it is definitely one of the greatest windows visual styles i have ever used. keep it up, man!
ScreenDsk Jun 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
nice, icons??
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