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ADOBULATED by Aaron-A-Arts ADOBULATED by Aaron-A-Arts


Update Fixes:

  • control panel sidebar colors

  • various text colors for light backgrounds

  • run dialog

  • shadowless and fading frames

  • flashing tasks and other task contrasts

  • tray switches

  • various tweaks here and there

New features:

  • logon screen

  • new command bar via shell32 + additional themes to match

  • explorerframe.dll's for those who need them

the shell32 files are set up to go well with the faenza icon patcher i highly recommend using this patch with this theme. run the patch, then manually replace shell32 with the one from my download, then reboot

site includes download links for the theme and the PSD used in development. it's all open source, non-commercial.

don't worry, there is no mandatory trojan, this page is a portfolio.

i'm accepting donations for the first time in my career. look for the link if you want to buy me a drink.

ADOBULATED Pot Player! if you don't use pot player, you should
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nadpr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
I've asked the author for reup but no answer.

Could someone repost the original 7z theme and the psd file?

Thank you very much
lau88 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
all links are dead. plz reupload.
pashisbey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
All links appear dead.
Definitionist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
is there any explanation how to install this? the readme file in it is not gonna bring me further
vicsar4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Download from:…

since the author's website is no more.
craneo242 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Link dead :(
vicsar4 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
OK. Luckily I had not deleted it yet from my computer, it took quite a while to locate it online. I uploaded the file to my Dropbox account, here is the link:…

*Notice that if the author (Aaron-A-Arts) wants me to delete it I will have to do it. All he has to do is send me a private message with the request.
craneo242 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
vicsar4 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Any time
stealzy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015 - Theme for Chrome and Clover
stealzy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
The best dark theme!
By the way, it work great even without changing system files like explorerframe, shell32, etc.
milicko97 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Can you please reupload the theme? Or can someone link me theme in inbox?
vicsar4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Download from:…

since the author's website is no more.
Deliphin11 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
The site is down.
Aabhi021290 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Please make it for windows 10
donovan1975 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
I second that emotion! It's my current theme in Windows 7! I love it because it is easy on the eyes! I hate staring at white all day long at work. When i get home, its nice to use a mid-tone grey that doesn't give you a headache! There are themes like mix max, but nothing like this theme for win 10. PLEASE make it for 10!!!!!
witepawn5 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I can't download it too. Can U do reupload?
ivanhulk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Hi Aaron,

Can I download this theme please? your site is down. :(
versedi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Link's dead
BradMonster Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Finally I found it! I had this theme a while ago just found! Also great job one it this theme is excellent!
RedCatx Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014
Great theme, exactly what I was looking for! My only issue is with the control panel and computer properties at the moment, they still have a bright color but that's probably cause I had to download an old version from the comments cause your download link is down :(
Zeth-09 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This theme is AMAZING! I had to get the download link from the comments though, you should fix that.

Also the control panel and Windows PC properties still have some default colors which needs fixing.
adlowe07 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
i found this video it may help others like it finally helped me. -->…
adlowe07 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
im really confused as to how im supposed to install this theme. i double click each theme file and i keep getting the plain generic theme that windows 7 comes with.
this is the ADOBULATED that i downloaded -->…
DedraTV Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
silver9990 isn't working though.
Loading like forever :-\
silver9990 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
For those who haven't read the comments here's a link to download this great VS:…
DedraTV Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Sad, the download link isn't working.
I just get a readmet.txt with an url. But the URL doesn't exist anymore.
I wanted to install this theme :(
DedraTV Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Are other programs affected by this theme?
Like "Eclipse" for example? I try to find a "dark grey" theme which makes all other programms dark grey too.
If not I have to find a dark grey theme for eclipse (editor program for programming) too, which match this theme.
After hours of searching this theme looks best. Match what I want to have I guess. Something more dark, better for long PC sessions :-)

Is this for windows 7 or 8 ?
Right now I'm using 7, but in some month I'll switch to 8.1 so I hope this is working for both.
THX for your answers :)
beowafle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I finally managed to install this awesome theme, but there is one thing that annoys me - the MS Office background, that turned the same dark color as the rest of the theme: Is there a way to revert the background to original white color without changing anything else? BTW, I have the 2010 version, if it somehow matters. If not, I would have to change the theme every time I want to work with Word, which is pretty often.
Kirien-Nakiami Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
link download is dead! :(....
SelcukOZMUMCU Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A fantastic work Aaron! The Best I have ever seen as a dark theme and exactly, what I am looking for, with adobe color! I wish you had it as theme pack for Custopack, or something else. Couldn't manage to install it.

Even so, it is perfect! Congratulations!
Rikushimi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
 Download link here ~~>>…
Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man.
If only Aaron would update the dl link.
Rikushimi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
clalow12 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
what will happen if u use a windows7 theme to windows 8 sir?
F8Fabe Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
download is dead .... :/
bta489 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Amazingly simple and yet so elegant. Great work!
5ub5ev3nWiuV Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

Just reinstalled Win7 and wanted to install your theme again, but your site seems to not have been renewed.

Would you be so kind to upload it at a 3rd party or here at deviantart again for me to download?

Thanks in advance.
hamili Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
no download link!!!
silver9990 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Read the comments, specifically the one from ~downloadsp
silver9990 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Working download link below, look for the comment by ~downloadsp
edwardelric456 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
this is broken :C FIX IT
SpeciMen29 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your site is down!
abelcustoms Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Probably as close as we will get to recovering your Photoshop theme
i take no credit for link 
downloading it atm.
hamedsp Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
silver9990 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
silver9990 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Figures the link is still broken...
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Come on man, fix the download-link please!
Frandegal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

The best job of all I've tried, and there have been many. The finish, the forms, the integration of colors and of course I have not detected a fault. Excellent, my favorite 100%. Thank you.

El mejor tema de todos los que he probado, y han sido muchos. El acabado, las formas, la integración de los colores y por supuesto no he detectado fallo alguno. Excelente, mi favorito 100%. Gracias.

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