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Snowy8 for Windows 8/8.1
By Carborunda   |   Watch
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Published: October 27, 2013

Supports ALL COLORS!

Supports Windows 8 & 8.1 x86/x64.


In action:
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Attention! In Windows 8.1 Microsoft has added an underlay behind the text on windows. You can try Aero Glass glass8.eu to avoid this, another way - hide titles.


Update #11 12.08.2014: Fixed modern apps minimize/maximize bug. Fixed tiles cut off bug when moving on the Start Screen.

Update #10 10.07.2014: Added version with glass borders.
Update #9 24.06.2014: Fixed graphical issue.
Update #8 30.04.2014: Changes for better usability.
Update #7 05.04.2014: Added Windows 8.1 Update 1 compatible.
Update #6 23.03.2014: Removed versions with black titles and flat windows. Added shadows to windows.
Update #5 17.12.2013: Removed Glass borders version. Added versions with black titles.
Update #4 23.11.2013: Small graphical improvements and usability changes.
Update #3 07.11.2013: Minor changes in Glass borders version. Returned back separator in menu.
Update #2 29.10.2013: Replaced background of address bar with transparent image to smooth IE bug. Changed highlight color.
Update #1 27.10.2013: Fixed jumplist bug.


Installation: See ReadMe.txt.
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Comments (254)
WolfenSG's avatar
WolfenSG|Hobbyist Photographer
One superb theme!!!
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Nikku1732's avatar
plan to port this theme to win 10?
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jomi21's avatar
how to download sir?
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parazutul's avatar
make this for windows 10 v1607?
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2Pinka's avatar
Ради этой темы пришлось удалить каталист и накатить кримсон, а то каталист вылетал с ошибкой. То ли из за темы, то ли из-за рег.файла, разбираться не стал, уж больно темка хороша. Спасибо!
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Ckopn1oH's avatar
Привет, спасибо за такую красоту. Не подскажешь как сместить заголовки окон влево?
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Fibster's avatar
Суперская тема! Нужно еще что-то подобное в темных тонах.
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tony-44's avatar
even with the limitations you point out - as the best theme on win8 it has to be worth porting to win10 - most of it works - the only problem i have is a bit of graphics corruption on the right click menu - the highlighting is wrong and text stays bold - if that could be fixed and maybe the windows border reduced to a minimum it would be up there with the best again

i have tried to fix the menu corruption but dont know where to look - also cannot find the border setting - a few hints and tips would be great if you finally decide not to port it 
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CarborundaEdited |Hobbyist Interface Designer
Important information for everyone!

In Windows 10 Microsoft has deleted all taskbar resources from .msstyles file including jumplists, clock & audio mixer area. Other elements of the system: Start menu, Notification panel, Universal apps windows - are not customizable too.

So, I see no reason to port Snowy8 on Windows 10. 
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ferenCEO's avatar
StartIsBack ++ fixes the taskbar bug itself whilst using a Custom Theme so you can still customize it if you have StartIsBack ++ installed...
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Carborunda's avatar
Carborunda|Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know about this. Taskbar is a customizable now, but not fully, only background is available, and it is enough. But the new problem is that Microsoft updates .msstyles file on every major update, so I will need to completely rebuild my style two times per year. That's not good and will take a lot of time.
But here is another way - WindowBlinds 10. It is now in closed beta and it allows to fully customize taskbar, has build-in window tranparency and once created style will work on every new Win10 build.
If I will start to port my VS on Win10, I will notify people here. But now, I am waiting when software and win10 will be not so raw.
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phly95's avatar
You could still make custom Msstyles for Startisback. Longhorn Revealed 10 takes advantage of this and it works really well.
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drakulaboy's avatar
i just tried the theme on Windows 10, looking nice)
i.imgur.com/N1L4x27.png
i.imgur.com/wdF3Qa7.png
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XPN1's avatar
What program do you use to disable Ribbon bar?
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drakulaboy's avatar
OldNewExplorer
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Carborunda's avatar
CarborundaEdited |Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks terrible. And as I said, and as you can see, a lot of elements are not customizable.
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XPN1's avatar
Here is my win10 desktop with Snowy.

i.imgur.com/1rSOSfR.png?1
i.imgur.com/GoQi1RH.png?1

Edit: It's a VM only for test your theme, but looks amazing
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XPN1's avatar
WOW! That's incredible
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XPN1's avatar
Too sad :(
I think i stay longer on Win 8.1 for this reason.
Man, your theme is AWESOME.
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VitalityV's avatar
No chance for a barebones version, just the gradient taskbar, start button maybe. I'm willing to donate for it makes a huge difference for me and many other.
Thanks in advance for a reply.
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Gorko209's avatar
¿COMO MIERDA LO DESCARGO?
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codenmber's avatar
I need help ... when I apply the theme, the X in the upper bar does not appear even when i put the cursor on it
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Carborunda's avatar
Carborunda|Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't have this bug. It's a problem with your system.
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