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Shiroi - A Light Theme for Windows 7 by vanessabanessa89 Shiroi - A Light Theme for Windows 7 by vanessabanessa89
UPDATES & FIXES (2.17.2012)

*THE PREVIEW DOES NOT YET REFLECT THE CHANGES MADE.

:bulletwhite: FIXED the Firefox TOOLBAR bug! I hope you all will be encouraged to check this out now.

UPDATES & FIXES (2.11.2012)

*THE PREVIEW DOES NOT YET REFLECT THE CHANGES MADE.

:bulletwhite: FIXED the Firefox menu bug! No longer super wide menu.
:bulletwhite: FIXED explorer frames!
:bulletwhite: CHANGED taskbar height and improved taskitem buttons.
:bulletwhite: IMPROVED start menu to reflect dark theme.
:bulletwhite: FIXED application menu bug (as in WSB)- menu bg now reflects the rest of the theme.

STILL NO WORD ON SYSTEM TRAY BUG. I'm still searching for a solution.

END UPDATES

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INTRODUCTION

It's finally done! And it only took me a matter of days. So allow me to present you....

"SHIROI" A LIGHT MINIMAL THEME FOR WINDOWS 7. :party:

NOTE: I know this is very long, so I took the liberty of dividing this up into sections- just keep an eye out for the BOLD CAPITALIZED text. Future themes won't be this long in the future.

Cheers!
:wave:


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INSTALLATION

1. Use uxthemepatcher x86 or x64 (depending on your system) to patch the files necessary to use 3rd party themes (themes not made by Microsoft). Pretty self-explanatory. Restart.

2. Extract the contents of Shiroi's "theme" folder to C:WindowsResourcesThemes.

3. Turn off the ugly blur behind the windows by using "Aeroblurtweaker." If it gives you an error message stating that you don't have permission, then you need to "Take Ownership" of the specified file. You can do this by using the other tool provided and install "TakeOwnership.reg." Once that's complete, right click the file that you need to gain access to, and select "Take Ownership."

4. Right click on your desktop to open the "Personalization" options, and select "Shiroi" from the menu. That's it! :dance:


INTRODUCTION

This is my first FINAL, and COMPLETE theme. The previous theme I released was only a BETA and its target audience was mainly testers and those who wanted to provide constructive for me so that I can improve the theme...

I was largely inspired by the Windows XP VS "Case" ([link] by ~maximhuz because I really wanted a light grayscale theme for Windows 7, but hadn't really seen any that'd peaked my interest. So, I decided to make one of my own. :dance:

Included in the zip file are a few resources to help you get the theme installed, and the theme itself ONLY. I haven't created the resources for it yet but will get on it soon. These include a shellstyle.dll, explorerframe.dll, and more. For now, I am using "Gnome Colors," which I am in LOVE with right now- the link to which will be posted below where I state the resources I used in the screenshot.

Anyway, I hope you all like what this theme has to offer! I worked really hard on it, and am very pleased with the results. There are a few bugs I've noticed that I'll also try and get worked out, but didn't feel like they disrupted the theme TOO much to prevent its release.

By the way... If you comment noting a bug that is already listed here, then will be obvious to me that you did NOT read the description, and I will not respond to you. I repeat. I am WORKING on these. I'm sorry, I don't like being too redundant.


CURRENT BUGS INCLUDE....

:bulletblue: rouge lists in Firefox
:bulletblue: a little work on the explorer frame borders
:bulletblue: some weird bug where if you move the taskbar, the system tray goes haywire. D:
:bulletblue: And lastly, I need to find the location of some fonts, or add the font property to various locations like the task manager, and properties window for the start menu.

Also worth mentioning...

THIS IS AN AERO THEME. This does NOT support Basic. Not yet, at least. Also, this does not support right or left taskbars. I overlooked this while making the theme, but will be adding this in my first update.


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Any questions or suggestions? Feel free to let me know! :pencil: Anything you like in particular, or something you would like to see changed? Feel free to let me know! I may provide additional .msstyles in future updates for this theme, so feedback is encouraged! :nod:

RESOURCES

:bulletgreen: "Gnome Colors Patcher" by ~heebijeebi [link] (Comes conveniently in an .exe file for easy installation)
:bulletgreen: "Punto" by ~kiko11 [link] (one of my favorite themers!)

Okay, so that's pretty much it. Hope you enjoy the theme, and keep an eye out for updates! :hug:


-V
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:iconvisutox:
Visutox Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist
This theme is awesome. Congrats!
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iluvbubz Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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:iconlztq:
LZTQ Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Artist
Very nice!I love it
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Huku9H1F Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
This looks really nice.
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AyuruMew Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Mm.. Unfortunately I cannot get this to work at all. I've tried everything you said, restarted SO many times you would not believe. I end up with a regular windows Aero theme when I try to select it. @__@; Thanks anyway I guess. ~
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's because you haven't patched your system to use third party themes.  You need to use tool I provided in the "Tools" folder called "UXthemepatcher.exe."  If you're running x86 system, you only need to use the x86 version, but if you're on x64, then you need to use both.  After that, the program will restart your system, and then you can use the theme.   
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WaffleDUH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Oh my glob, this is amazing

Because my internet is potato, I can't download all the stuff you need to install it though, so when I can, I'm pretty sure it'll be awesome :D

But how come somebody hasn't made one simple program that does ALL of it, in one program, so that you don't need to download all the stuff, or that it does it for you? Or just a simple drag, drop, program does the rest thing? Maybe somebody could make a sort of modloader styled thing
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I'm glad you like my theme. ^^ It's due for a major overhaul though, which is currently in the works.

And someone actually HAS made a single program where you can install everything all at once. It's like a theme packager program, or something. So you install if like any other program. ;) I, however, don't really like those, because I enjoy being able to control what to install and what not to install... if that makes any sense...

If you download the .zip file it comes with the theme that you then drag and drop into your c:/windows/resources/themes folder. That's how you install it.

Anyway, I hope I helped. I don't know if I answered all your questions, but hopefully it'll help get you started.

Happy theming!
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HunterDisco Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
What program used?
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean? How to use the theme? I didn't use a program to do so. Follow the instructions in the description under "Installation."
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HunterDisco Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
What is the program you used to create the theme?
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a combination of photoshop to create the images, and Windows Style Builder to import the images into a .theme file, found here: [link].
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jemjemanu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
is this work with service pack 1?
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it doesn't contain any system files, so it'll work with SP1.
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:iconarmaan123:
Armaan123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Nice

i making "Windows Blue" theme

work in progress
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:iconinflamas:
inFlamas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for some reason the folders don't change
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The folders don't change because you didn't use the utility I provided under the resources section of the description. If you go here [link], then you can download a small application that will do all of that for you. ;) Happy theming!
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:iconjessrobley:
jessrobley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This theme is awesome! :nod: I was wondering what font it uses? I really like it.
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Calibri. :) It was my favorite font for a while, haha. I'm glad you enjoy it. I want to make some updates to it soon.
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:iconjessrobley:
jessrobley Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah cool, thanks :-)
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marucru Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
thx
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Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
please your system icons
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you talking about the drive icons? I don't remember what I used. Sorry. :S If you're talking about all the other icons, you need to use "Gnome Colors Patcher" that I linked in the description.
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Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
driver & folder please !
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, I don't remember what icons I used for the drives. But the rest of the icons shown in the screenshot, including the ones in the navigation are from a program called "Gnome Colors Patcher," found here: [link]. Happy theming!
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squeekersthecat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Absolutely love this theme. I was wondering if you could possibly make a shiroi_top for it? When I put the taskbar on top it gets really dark and has a white line :\

Would appreciate it greatly!
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't worked on this theme for a while, but when I get back to it, I'll definitely do so. I must've made an error in the theme for it to mess up with the top taskbar. Thanks for letting me know!
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TheMrWorkz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
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lazerbrain Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
how comes my taskbar (startbutton) and explorer icons don't get changed?
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is because you have to use another utility to change them. If you check out the resources in the description, you'll be directed to links where you can achieve the look I have in the screenshot. ;)
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Lifevenom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Very good looking theme. Too bad the text in the task bar is white. It's pretty annoying considering everything else is so nice. :s
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean. I'll try and get it fixed! Thanks for the feedback!
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singh1987 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Works perfectly, but does not change the taskbar
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using a right or left taskbar? I think I only skinned the top and bottom ones. I'm planning on adding support for right and left later at some point.
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Uncled1023 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Hey, I was wondering if there was going to be any addition or changes for the taskbar so that when taskbar programs highlight, they flash or something in the taskbar.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah- I see. I've left the project alone for a while, but I'm thinking of jumping back in and doing some significant changes. So yes, I can implement something like that. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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Uncled1023 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
No problem! That is the only thing I have noticed so far.
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qqwwee123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
work on SP1 ?
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:iconvanessabanessa89:
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Because my theme doesn't include any system files at the moment, it's compatible with all versions of Windows 7. ;)
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warzaa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
hey this is a really sick theme im loving it simplicity, can i just ask how to change all the shortcut icons like your folders, i didnt bother replacing my explorerframes so im not sure
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not exactly sure what you mean? Are you talking about the icons next to "Favorites," "Libraries," "Homegroup," "Computer," etc.? Because if you are, they were changed with the "Gnome Colors Patcher" I provided in the resources. It changes not only the folder icons, but everything else as well! It looks great- trust me on this one. ;)
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Milie-Shou Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I just fall in love ♥
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 Awww, thank you! I'm glad you like it. I worked really hard on my first theme for you guys...
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:iconuncled1023:
Uncled1023 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Very nice work. How are the system files coming along?
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a bit conflicted on whether or not to release system files at this time. At first, I was all gung-ho about it, but I'm going to need some help to complete them if I do decide to go that way. For now, I'm using "Gnome Colors Patcher" to replace my navigation buttons, and additional resources from other themers to replace other things like the start button.

I'm sorry for taking so long to get back to you.
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Uncled1023 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Oh ok, yea I am using some system files from a previous theme that work pretty decently with yours, and also gnome color patcher for my system icons.
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Kama-el Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I like that one!
Did you add left-right taskbar functionality in update? 'Cause it's not on list but you wrote it will be in first update... So... I'm little confused
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And it's pretty self-explanatory. It just means that I intended to include it in the first update, but didn't- or forgot, or something. I'll have to add it when I perform another update. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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Kama-el Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
OK. Waiting for next update then. :-) But with this theme I think I could use to top taskbar for now ;-) Thanks!
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Andrrei1992 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hd icons? :D
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