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System 5 by andymorum System 5 by andymorum
Well, it's that time again :)

Almost every image in the theme has been tweaked since v4, particularly the widgets. Hopefully everything looks that little bit better now...

Includes shellstyle, thin taskbar, wallpaper, 3 extra start buttons and probably much more that I can't remember ;)

Please read the included readme.html file, run install.bat to copy everything to the correct place and activate the shellstyles for the alternative start buttons.

Winamp Skin: ~bigl523 has made an excellent Winamp skin to match this theme. Get it here: [link]
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TheRadiationMaster Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Epic,dude!By far your best system creation!Another favorite from me! :D
detezvezda Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
This is the best theme ever. I have bin loocking for better and more funkcional one, but this is only that i can work in. Is there any posebility that you port it to Win 7. If any one can do this, mi soul will be at peas forever... :)
Zarggg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I've recently switched to Windows 7, so I can no longer use this style. However, I did want to say that it served me very well for a number of years.
Anatol84 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
This is hands down my favourite theme for Windows XP, and I've tried a lot of them. It's clean and very well thought out. I wish there was a System5 theme for Windows 7.
aspirin111 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had some terouble getting to work at the begining becaus ei couldnt get the uxtheme thing to work, but then i read the tutorail and got it, and this theme rocks! i love it!

Side note to everyone, it looks amazing with Objectdock!


works with XP service pack 3 :P
macaddiict Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008

I can't tell you how much nicer it is to use my PC at work now. Its like a pillow for my eyes =)

I wish I could figure out how to thicken the taskbar up a bit. Here's hoping Windows 7 will license some of your style...
qizemli Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Love it. Keep up the awesome work
wickedsp1d3r Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
You'll release black version of this sometime...? I'd really appreciate it.. thanks if you can.
kawasabi Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Loving it from day1!

System 6 in the works?
anonymous-bot Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
No black version? :(
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
davidm147 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
this is not fancy but is bloody good coz its usable. best theme on here i looked at nearly all of them. most are terrible, over the top, bright, and more difficult to use. yours make it better, not worse.
WarZard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Okay.. First off; This theme is not without flaws. There are some font-related bugs in some apps, and the buttons -- like in oh so many other styles -- are not stretchable, which hurts applications which use this feature -- such as eMule.

That being said, it's a very awesome theme, I've yet to find any other theme this nice. It's extremely clean, usable, and it just generally makes you think 'High quality'.

For reference, andymorum / Hornett, the bugs I've found, and how I solved them:

* Changing the font from Tahoma 7 to Tahoma 8 solves the bugs in Firefox (windows too small for their content)

* Making the buttons (Close, Maximize, Minimize, etc) stretchable (going from TrueSize to Stretch) does not change them visually but simply adds adaptability to them. I highly encourage for you to change this in an update, andymorum, since it does not hurt or alter the theme visually in any way but simply makes it more flexible!

Thank you for this.
BetaBomber Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Best VS ever, thank u so much!
shadowelven Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Your theme was the motivation for me to turn on theme management and upgrage from the Windows 98 look. Thank you so much! Really looking forward to some new color schemes though, none of my desktops match a blue gui. ;)
andr3i003 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Man what a great theme!!!Good work!
dschaeffer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Just found this, LOVE IT.

Best theme ive seen so far. It's not as show-off-ish as some others but that's just the brilliant part of it. its a very relaxed gui to work with. Thanks a bundle for this!

+watch :)
shepp86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Very nice glassy theme...excellent work !!! :)
khaosspawn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Hi Andy, been using this theme since System 4 - just superb. I love the high contract orange for the taskbar, the clean lines and just overall how great it looks.

I've been using the Windows Plastic for a while, but was wondering if you plan to release a black version. That would simply blow every other theme I've tried out of the water.
JoeRockEHF Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Awesome visual style, great job!!
JoeRockEHF Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Awesome visual style, great job!!
ThreatDown Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Wow, this is simply the best theme I have ever used, Great work!
Coronas Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Awesome, too bad theres no more colours :(
falanga Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
Great VS :thumbsup:
jayosh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
got it.....:O
jayosh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
I can NOT get this theme to work!!!

heres what I did...I downloaded the uxtheme.dll file and put it in my system32 folder (replaced the old one) then I used the install.bat file to copy all the files over and it automatically launched the Dispaly control panel for me to set my settings. Under the Themes tab I choose System and apply it.....only the desktop background image changes. I also tried going to the Appearance tab and try to select a scheme (lets say Windows 3D: Plastic), hit apply and nothing happens at all.

I don't know what else to try....any help appreciated.
andymorum Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006   Interface Designer
I've reuploaded everything in my gallery, please try downloading again! :)
sheryar690 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
AlanOrozco Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Where are the hover effects?
AlanOrozco Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Nice... It should have hover effects, though.
vithos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
Wonderful, wonderful theme. I'm not sure if this is fixable, it seems to occur with a lot of themes, but when you Alt+PrintScreen, you get a few extra rows of pixels at the top of the window. That's the only bug I've come across in weeks of using it. :+fav:
xsub Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006   Digital Artist
It's good that some people actually have taste and originality, i appluad you for that.

You know, i'm looking for a visual style, and it's such a blatent fact staring me in the face that about 99% of the people on here have no actual talent nor effort to create something orignal, because god forbid, they might create something new.
MiseryQ Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
I'm browsing through the "older" styles and just found this.
Nice & Clean. Good Work.
apocalyptica-apo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
First of I have to say I love your art.
I was using System4 Blue Plastic now S5 Win3D Plastic but you forgot to put in TaskbarSizingBarTop and Right and I liked TaskbarSizingBar (It followed the theme) in System4 a lot better. I know you can lock the taskbar, but I dont like that.
else it cant be much better. But prove me wrong :)

I hope you will consider using the old S4 TaskbarSizingBar again.

andymorum Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006   Interface Designer
Hi there! Thanks for your constructive criticism, I really appreciate that!

There will be an update soon, I promise!
Jonner4now Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
how do i install it?
Jonner4now Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
how do i install it?
spath Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
I like this a lot! Excellent work :D
pr0gramthepr0grammer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Very *very* nice, I'm using this as my visual style on all my systems now :D
gak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
still the best
gabraham Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
More color versions soonish? :P
rsmiff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
With regard to the Windowblinds there a way to stop windows from minimizing to the task tray? Have them minimize to the taskbar?

Great skin!!

rsmiff Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
I figured it out.
joshuass Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
I love this style!

Found a bug though.. if you set the startbar in a vertical position (i use it on the right hand side of my desktop), the first taskbar button is overlapped by the start button by like 5 or 10 pixels. This can only be seen when the window corresponding with the button is the window in focus, or when the window is flashing for attention. Just thought you should know.

Again, great work!
atriotic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
This has to be the greatest style/theme I've ever used.

Smooth, suave, and stylish... It's just great. I don't know if I could ever switch. :(
xoaqin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
one question? where can i download the logo on the Windows3D startbutton? I need it to create a visual style! thanks in advance...
ChaosBlade- Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Any plans for color variations on this, andy ?
xoaqin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
cool theme using it right know!!! What do you use to create your visual styles?
Stor-Anders Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
I think this is awesome! Do you know a matching skin for Trillian as well?
OniKilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
very good work, I love it and I'm using it :D
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