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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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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-10-13
+1 by ~Aaron-A-Arts ( Suggested by charush and Featured by fediaFedia )
analyst143 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
this is so damn great ! :D

Great Job ! :D Thank You Very Much for the people LIKE YOU ! :)
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Amazing job!
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dmarbury Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Was just looking through all my favorite Win7 skins, getting a massive dose of nostalgia when I see this skin. This was the first visual style I ever installed (correctly, lol) and wow. Windows 7 will always be the king of custo for me, and this a theme I won't forget.
fiberbyte Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Nastavi da čitaš ili ćeš umreti za 7 dana.Jednog dana mala Corine vudela ja na fejsu ovaj tekst,pročitala je,ali nije obraćala pažnju.Kad je bio 6.dan noću legla je.Sutradan je njena mama došla da je probudi jer je morala u školu samo je vrisnula Corine je bila mrtva.Pošalji ovo na 15 komentara i živećeš.

VixenFinder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is fantasic! I've finally solved the issues with borking my Explorer part, so I was wondering what type of skin was used for that media player? I'm guessing that Windows Media player?
EBR-KII Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;) (Wink) 
after years using ubuntu theme, finally I found a suitable theme
DinToughBoy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
i love it thank
Petercheese Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Four years later, still using this theme.  Thanks mang
acecepeda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this theme, Great Work :D
mega-SLK Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2015  Professional Artist
Excellent theme and I'm a big critic regarding many things! Awesome.

Would love to see this ported to Windows 8/8.1 even 10.

Visible colors especially when using a HDPI LCD Display, I can actually see the work that I'm doing and reading... well within a virtualized Windows 7 machine using this theme, my Windows 8 theme cannot see a thing and colors are so washed out! I'd just wish I had this theme for Windows 8.1... hint hint wink wink poke poke. :)
Space0ctopus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
A DD? Seriously? You have got to be kidding me....this style is horrible & overused & quite honestly, something that's just super easy for the uncreative to do so they can make things. Frankly, it sucks that this is now what is popular & considered "good" design.... as far as I'm concerned, to be a good graphic designer means actually being a good graphic designer, someone who is an actual artist & makes something that can't be so easily replicated by anyone in the world with a computer....this is the reason why I often am miserable sitting at a computer which was once my haven, my one place to enjoy & go to all my life, the misery is caused by the fact these designs have become the "standard" & everyone goes far beyond "minimalism" & "simplicity" to just make everything boring, flat & ugly. There comes a point where it's just too far & everyone has reached far beyond it. I don't blame you personally for originally creating this style, but you are certainly part of the problem. Because of people like you, I am FORCED to use software I can't even stand looking at, which in order for them to make the software have the style,  they use some software that makes the UI so that it doesn't conform to MY Windows 7 theme choices, making it often beyond miserable because unlike every other idiot, I do NOT enjoy staring at burning bright windows on a burning bright screen all day. I spend most of my time on the computer, I prefer not to have my eyes assaulted. I'm just saying, a little more creativity & thought goes a long way & I find it rather lazy that everyone would rather have things like this, nothing but flat, boring, bland boxes with contrasting colors, often of the most boring variety. I like things to look unique or beautiful, not boring and flat. I know this is not how everyone feels, but I also feel like I shouldn't have to be the one to suffer just because the majority likes something, especially when the majority never even used computers until they started making them ultra-over-easily used by everyone (a mistake) & they still mostly only use them as an internet machine.... I'm not saying 100%, mind you, just the majority. The truth is most of the people who prefer this style just don't spend the amount of time on their computers, or love their computers as much as people like me & yet we are always cast aside as if we don't matter & making us miserable is almost a joy for them.  If you wanna design things like this, by all means, do it, but if you ever make a UI for a software group or something, please keep in mind that there are still a TON of people who don't want the UI forced on them in such an accosting way & we prefer things to work WITH our Windows 7 custom themes & colors, rather than against them......
mega-SLK Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2015  Professional Artist
Ummm stuff your hole!

It's a better design than you could ever make, and "when the majority never even used computers until they started making them ultra-over-easily" sooo you're claiming that you'd never use a computer unless it were super-duper easy like TOUCH? Oh nooo... go away! A UI that has absolutely no abnormal effects such as glows and shadows is the perfect UI, adding a bunch of fancy junk to eat up system resources like your current firefox is pathetic. Slim, unique, and straight-forward is the way to go... no hogwash bloated unessential bs.

I'd like to see this for Windows 8/8.1 even 10. :smile
SoulxMystique Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
"I am miserable because other people like things I don't like."
Fixed it
SurendarR10 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
i took ownership of explorerframe.dll
i have windows 7 ultimate SPI 
after installation the the aero is disabled what to do now? please help i desperately want this theme Theme error
Target3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
use the universal theme installer
GintamaCountry Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
What font did you use for this?
michael7paul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
nice  ,  ty
KanDek1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
The icon set is the same as the one used in the tutorial on HowToGeek linked in the "How to Install Custom Themes" page (…

Kaze95 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Any chance on the Chrome skin?
Molverine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
thx for this amesome theme^^
there's a problem with resource monitor, text is not showing
Thelemiic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
ArgonByte Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Would be awesome if this made a reappearance for Windows 8.  This was my favorite them while I had Windows 7.
arturjoymango Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what about the icons???
TheGreatRuski Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Very nice theme, Bravo
But the icons?
What is the theme of your icon?
There's no icon package in your theme file.
Oseviel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
How is the performance of this theme? Does it require a lot of CPU usage?
Darkhood132 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Hello I really love your theme but I am upgrading to windows 8 and I was wondering if +1 is compatible with windows 8. However if it is not could you make it compatible or tell me of a windows 8 theme that is similar to yours. Thank you
Girllovescutestuff Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excuse me but is there anyway to change your theme basic color? I absolutely love your theme but Im not a fan of orange so I want to customize the color a bit :)
Hannibalector Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I have a Problem with this VS; status bars (e.g. VLC's or Foobar2000's Status bar) are all black and unreadable. Could you fix this? Would really love to use this theme, but this minor flaw makes it unusable for me.
breerothman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :pumpkin:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awe SHIT!
RotRubin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! How do you get the +1 players for the extra goodies? It doesn't seem to be included in the download :c

Great theme however, I really love it.
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
=D <3
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist

Congrats on the DD!

Have a great day! :love:

Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nittiyh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulations mate. That was well deserved!
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Th3Frgt10Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! Really stunning! 
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :heart:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Th3Frgt10Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure nwn
BortVerde Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! have a good day!
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome~
Milegu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seems like a port of a Linux theme.
zidaria Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :D
weekendhunters Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I don't really download Windows 7 themes like I do for my Linux install, but I think I wanna try this out.
mizzmint Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on having your piece featured as today's Daily Deviation!! :glomp:
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