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Woah, a DD! :D Thanks for the suggestion ~sweatyfish and for agreeing ^mrrste! It's an awesome feeling to have your work recognized on a site as big as this! :)

I feel like I should write more but I'm not sure what to say. I'm a DA noob, lol. I'm just happy that my work is being recognized here and appreciated! I appreciate you all for trying it out and reporting bugs to bring it to its polished state!

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Hey all,

I've been working on these themes since last year. I redid 99% of the images in the .msstyles, support all the DPI's, and some optional extra's (navigation/shutdown buttons, userpicture, welcome center). Windows 7 is going to be released soon, and I have preordered it (Oct. 22) but will start working on it before the storewide release date.





INFO & DOWNLOAD


Clearscreen Sharp is the sharper and lighter version of Clearscreen Round.


This is the first of three themes.

* You can download all the versions in one easy link: *Uploading

* Or download the currently viewed theme by clicking "Download" to your top left.

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Installation: Check out this great guide at WinMatrix -> [link]

You can also apply the themes without messing with any of your files by downloading StyleSelector (32-bit OS only), AveStyler (Shareware), Tuneup Utilities 2009 (Shareware), or UXStyle (Free & Shareware).


*** READ THE README FILE IN THE .ZIP FILE for THEME INSTALLATION! ***




KNOWN ISSUES


  • Resource Monitor shares with the titlebar text color (white) -- becomes difficult to read on the gray gradient it sits on. This will have to be fixed outside the theme by hacking the Resource Monitor (maybe hexing the gradient or replacing the image)... wouldn't know where to look, though :(.






  • PERSONAL NOTE

    Thanks to: ~thepanda-x, Ave, ~ZEUSosX, ~Satukoro, ~sweatyfish, ~GrzegorzJZD, ~invaderjohn, and everyone who commented and reported bugs!

    /etc: I used Photoshop CS3 and Vista Style Builder to create these themes.



    CHANGELOG


    V4 (FINAL):

    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Added 24px Taskbar option, Max Transparency option, and Userpicture option
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Support for 120 / 144 / 192 dpi (completed the high dpi graphics set)
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Re-enabled context menu seperators to prevent Tablet PC Input Panel menu's from breaking ([link])
    [Sharp] Fixed shadow to appear under titlebar on maximized windows (for Max Transparency version)
    [Sharp] Fixed restore glyph clipping ([link])
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed clock to display fully in heightened taskbar mode
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed tray icon tooltips and menus from overlaying taskbar
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed alignment issues in Group menu
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed tooltip to appear correctly (You may have seen the double-shadow bug while hovering over a button in Firefox)
    [Round] Fixed styling of disabled menu entries to 'normal' instead of bold
    [Round] Fixed the taskbar stretching margins
    [Shellstyle.dll] Redirected dtb() method of the Control Panel Folderband BG image to pull image from CommandBar instead of the rebar BG as it was probably intended. Read about the goof-up here: [link]
    [Shellstyle.dll] Changed Folderband font styling to match other areas
    [Shellstyle.dll] Fixed text alignment of hotlink "Show more details..." in the details pane when more than 15 files are highlighted
    [explorer.exe] Added custom shutdown buttons and userpicture option
    [shell32.dll] Removed overlaying design on Control Panel navigation
    [browseui.dll] Added custom navigation buttons
    [oobefldr.dll] Modified Welcome Center to fit the theme



    V3.5 (MORE BUG FIXES & POLISHING):

    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Swapped solid bordering on buttons with transparent ones
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed text clipping in menu's for longer/wide-character languages (like Chinese)
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed text clipping in Windows Security Center
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed text clipping with Toolbar button text
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed CommandLink button to retain fidelity on its bottom edge when stretched vertically
    [Round/Basic] Fixed gradient banding on the gloss of the Start menu & Taskbar on clsRound and clsBasic, much thanks to ~sweatyfish
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed unreadable Help window and Alternate Toolbar area ([link]) to match the other toolbars for a consistent look
    [Round/Basic] Aligned group menu icons with the icon on the grouped taskbar button
    [Sharp/Basic] Added matching vertical progressbars
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed x64 graphical glitches (seperator, indeterminate progress bar, explorer navigation pane, disabled button, commandlink)!

    Hopefully these are the last of the major bugs. Perfection and compatability with everything is an impossible task with custom msstyles on Vista, but I want to get as close to it as possible! :) The reason why it is impossible: Some programs use their own code along with code pulled from the msstyles -- that can spawn problems as the programmer created the program to work with the default Vista Aero theme. Also, because Vista msstyles does a lot of sharing with global properties. I had to implement many properties in many different parts and states for custom styling! xD So let's hope this version goes smoothly so we can get some variations going for V4!



    V3 (BUG FIXES & POLISHING):

    [Sharp] Fixed Breadcrumb bar vertical seperators to match Round (how it was originally supposed to be)
    [Sharp] Changed TreeItem hot state to match the sharp corners of others
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Redid Scrollbars for better contrast, redid slider trackbars for a sharper look.
    [Sharp] Changed Padded Border Width to 1 from 0 to prevent dialog window frames from breaking.
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Placeslist images reworked (truesize value now set to stretched to fit other languages with more/wider characters)
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed taskbar 1px bottom row of inactivity
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed start menu program name clipping
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Made Folderband/Communications/Media/Toolbar buttons transparent -- Help menu now visible
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Recolored indeterminate progress bar to match normal progressbar and saved as 32-bit PNG
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Centered Scrollbar Gripper on bottom scrollbar
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Darkened disabled checkboxes and radio buttons a bit
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Made flashing taskbar window button's orange glow more vibrant
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Made transparent tab area solid -- no more black gaps in some apps in the filter sort
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Changed contentmargins to fit the icons within the addressbar and searchbar (seen in FireFox default skin), thanks to Sweatyfish



    V2:

    - No more third party theme changer needed (hopefully)!
    - Packed in "No Folderband Autohide" shellstyle






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    Hey all,

    I've been working on these themes since last year. I redid 99% of the images in the .msstyles, support all the DPI's, and some optional extra's (navigation/shutdown buttons, userpicture, welcome center). Windows 7 is going to be released soon, and I have preordered it (Oct. 22) but will start working on it before the storewide release date.





    INFO & DOWNLOAD


    Clearscreen Sharp is the sharper and lighter version of Clearscreen Round.


    This is the second of three themes.

    * You can download all the versions in one easy link: *Uploading

    * Or download the currently viewed theme by clicking "Download" to your top left.

    --

    Installation: Check out this great guide at WinMatrix -> [link]

    You can also apply the themes without messing with any of your files by downloading StyleSelector (32-bit OS only), AveStyler (Shareware), Tuneup Utilities 2009 (Shareware), or UXStyle (Free & Shareware).


    *** READ THE README FILE IN THE .ZIP FILE for THEME INSTALLATION! ***




    KNOWN ISSUES


  • Resource Monitor shares with the titlebar text color (white) -- becomes difficult to read on the gray gradient it sits on. This will have to be fixed outside the theme by hacking the Resource Monitor (maybe hexing the gradient or replacing the image)... wouldn't know where to look, though :(.






  • PERSONAL NOTE

    Thanks to: ~thepanda-x, Ave, ~ZEUSosX, =Satukoro, ~sweatyfish, ~GrzegorzJZD, ~invaderjohn, and everyone who commented and reported bugs!

    /etc: I used Photoshop CS3 and Vista Style Builder to create these themes.



    CHANGELOG


    V4 (FINAL):

    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Added 24px Taskbar option, Max Transparency option, and Userpicture option
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Support for 120 / 144 / 192 dpi (completed the high dpi graphics set)
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Re-enabled context menu seperators to prevent Tablet PC Input Panel menu's from breaking ([link])
    [Sharp] Fixed shadow to appear under titlebar on maximized windows (for Max Transparency version)
    [Sharp] Fixed restore glyph clipping ([link])
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed clock to display fully in heightened taskbar mode
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed tray icon tooltips and menus from overlaying taskbar
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed alignment issues in Group menu
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed tooltip to appear correctly (You may have seen the double-shadow bug while hovering over a button in Firefox)
    [Round] Fixed styling of disabled menu entries to 'normal' instead of bold
    [Round] Fixed the taskbar stretching margins
    [Shellstyle.dll] Redirected dtb() method of the Control Panel Folderband BG image to pull image from CommandBar instead of the rebar BG as it was probably intended. Read about the goof-up here: [link]
    [Shellstyle.dll] Changed Folderband font styling to match other areas
    [Shellstyle.dll] Fixed text alignment of hotlink "Show more details..." in the details pane when more than 15 files are highlighted
    [explorer.exe] Added custom shutdown buttons and userpicture option
    [shell32.dll] Removed overlaying design on Control Panel navigation
    [browseui.dll] Added custom navigation buttons
    [oobefldr.dll] Modified Welcome Center to fit the theme



    V3.5 (MORE BUG FIXES & POLISHING):

    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Swapped solid bordering on buttons with transparent ones
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed text clipping in menu's for longer/wide-character languages (like Chinese)
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed text clipping in Windows Security Center
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed text clipping with Toolbar button text
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed CommandLink button to retain fidelity on its bottom edge when stretched vertically
    [Round/Basic] Fixed gradient banding on the gloss of the Start menu & Taskbar on clsRound and clsBasic, much thanks to ~sweatyfish
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed unreadable Help window and Alternate Toolbar area ([link]) to match the other toolbars for a consistent look
    [Round/Basic] Aligned group menu icons with the icon on the grouped taskbar button
    [Sharp/Basic] Added matching vertical progressbars
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed x64 graphical glitches (seperator, indeterminate progress bar, explorer navigation pane, disabled button, commandlink)!

    Hopefully these are the last of the major bugs. Perfection and compatability with everything is an impossible task with custom msstyles on Vista, but I want to get as close to it as possible! :) The reason why it is impossible: Some programs use their own code along with code pulled from the msstyles -- that can spawn problems as the programmer created the program to work with the default Vista Aero theme. Also, because Vista msstyles does a lot of sharing with global properties. I had to implement many properties in many different parts and states for custom styling! xD So let's hope this version goes smoothly so we can get some variations going for V4!



    V3 (BUG FIXES & POLISHING):

    [Sharp] Fixed Breadcrumb bar vertical seperators to match Round (how it was originally supposed to be)
    [Sharp] Changed TreeItem hot state to match the sharp corners of others
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Redid Scrollbars for better contrast, redid slider trackbars for a sharper look.
    [Sharp] Changed Padded Border Width to 1 from 0 to prevent dialog window frames from breaking.
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Placeslist images reworked (truesize value now set to stretched to fit other languages with more/wider characters)
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed taskbar 1px bottom row of inactivity
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Fixed start menu program name clipping
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Made Folderband/Communications/Media/Toolbar buttons transparent -- Help menu now visible
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Recolored indeterminate progress bar to match normal progressbar and saved as 32-bit PNG
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Centered Scrollbar Gripper on bottom scrollbar
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Darkened disabled checkboxes and radio buttons a bit
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Made flashing taskbar window button's orange glow more vibrant
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Made transparent tab area solid -- no more black gaps in some apps in the filter sort
    [Sharp/Round/Basic] Changed contentmargins to fit the icons within the addressbar and searchbar (seen in FireFox default skin), thanks to Sweatyfish



    V2:

    - No more third party theme changer needed (hopefully)!
    - Packed in "No Folderband Autohide" shellstyle






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    Vista Port of Striped VS (blue scheme)

    - Visual Style
    - 32+64bit Vista

    Not designed for use with details pane (bottom shell). Turn off by opening an explorer window, select Organize in the upper left, from the drop down list select Layout, then click on Details Pane.

    Special thanks to Lassekongo83 for his generosity.
    If you like, also give a fave to the original.


    Wallpaper

    HELP: If the Start Button does not display correctly when you first apply the style, log off, then log back on. Also, make sure you use 96dpi. Basic mode only.

    I may do the other colors in a bit.

    For help using Visual Styles, click here.

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    update: added version without autohide

    this is a mod of sweatyfishs visual style Lumen VS
    the system32 files is for vista 32bits.
    folder icons: pry fente

    the browseui.dll 64bit can you find her [link]
    explorer.exe 64 bit [link]
    credits for the explorer goest to djabytown [link]

    thank you and please comment ;p
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    Vista Port of Muin VS

    -Visual Style (32 or 64bit)

    Updated June 3, '09:
    -Thinner window borders
    -New start menu shutdown (thanks to =jg-visuals for the find)
    -Went back to the more XP style
    -Changed fonts to Avant Garde
    -And more (honestly, I can't remember)

    Not designed for use with details pane (bottom shell). Turn off by opening an explorer window, select Organize in the upper left, from the drop down list select Layout, then click on Details Pane.

    Special thanks to Lassekongo83 for his generosity.
    If you like, also give a fave to the original.

    HELP: If the Start Button does not display correctly when you first apply the style, log off, then log back on. Also, make sure you use 96dpi.

    For help using Visual Styles, click here.

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    Curved for Vista "Aero only"
    Wall Included

    .: 01.07.09 > added Orb Style :.
    .: 01.11.09 > added Standard Size Task Bar :.
    .: 01.20.09 > added Desaturated Style :.
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    Vista Port of Alduin

    - Visual Style
    - 32+64bit Vista

    Updated June 3, '09:
    -Thinner window borders
    -New start menu shutdown (thanks to =jg-visuals for the find)
    -Went back to the more XP style
    -Changed fonts to Avant Garde
    -And more (honestly, I can't remember)

    Not designed for use with details pane (bottom shell). Turn off by opening an explorer window, select Organize in the upper left, from the drop down list select Layout, then click on Details Pane.

    Special thanks to Lassekongo83 for his generosity.
    If you like, also give a fave to the original.

    HELP: If the Start Button does not display correctly when you first apply the style, log off, then log back on. Also, make sure you use 96dpi.

    For help using Visual Styles, click here.

    fv.3
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    Vista Port of eno VS

    - Visual Style
    - 32+64bit Vista

    Updated June 3, '09:
    -Thinner window borders
    -New start menu shutdown (thanks to =jg-visuals for the find)
    -Went back to the more XP style
    -Changed fonts to Avant Garde
    -And more (honestly, I can't remember)

    Not designed for use with details pane (bottom shell). Turn off by opening an explorer window, select Organize in the upper left, from the drop down list select Layout, then click on Details Pane.

    Special thanks to Lassekongo83 for his generosity.
    If you like, also give a fave to the original.

    HELP: If the Start Button does not display correctly when you first apply the style, log off, then log back on. Also, make sure you use 96dpi.

    For help using Visual Styles, click here.

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    Finaly done.

    Include this pack;

    Aeroclear2.msstyle
    top shell32.dll for non sp1 vistas
    top shell32.dll for sp1 vistas

    thin/soft taskbar version soon..

    Hope you like it.
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    Yet. Another. Vista. Basic. Port

    Updated June 3, '09:
    -Thinner window borders
    -New start menu shutdown (thanks to =jg-visuals for the find)
    -Went back to the more XP style
    -Changed fonts to Avant Garde
    -And more (honestly, I can't remember)

    Not designed for use with details pane (bottom shell). Turn off by opening an explorer window, select Organize in the upper left, from the drop down list select Layout, then click on Details Pane.

    For drop shadows, use Y'z Shadow (latest version).

    Special thanks to Lassekongo83 for his generosity.
    If you like, also give a fave to the original.


    Wallpaper

    HELP: If the Start Button does not display correctly when you first apply the style, log off, then log back on. Also, make sure you use 96dpi. Basic mode only.

    For help using Visual Styles, click here.

    fv.3
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