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Tavaris by charleston2378 Tavaris by charleston2378
All Artwork is Copyright © Charleston2378 2009/2011

:bulletyellow:If u like my work some points are welcome [link]


:bulletyellow: Well This is "TAVARIS" 64bit and 32bit, Aero and Basic mode, I hope u Like and sorry for my English .

:bulletyellow: You have 2 themes options inside RAR.
:bulletyellow: Glass style
:bulletyellow: Basic mode .

:bulletyellow: BUGS: Some app like browsers(Firefox, Internet Explorer) use windows background color so you will get black text on black background, i know is not funtional every dark theme have this bug i cant't do nothing to fix it :( ..... My advice! use Google Chrome to avoid this bug .

:bulletyellow: Instructions:

:bulletyellow: User Account Control........Control Panel/System and Security must be turned off, after patch restart the computer to take effect.

:bulletyellow: Follow the instructions inside RAR file.

:bulletyellow: Star Orb: [link] .

:bulletyellow: Icons: [link]

:bulletyellow: Windows Media Player: [link]

:bulletyellow: Files inside RAR:


:bulletyellow: Notice — You can post a direct link to this page where you want, but you can't host the file because is property of the author.
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jacobmixs Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2018
Messed with some stuff, and i seem to actually have gotten it working again!
Well, now i just wish the small issues i have with the theme would be fixed.^
Like blinking stuff in the task-bar isn't as noticeable, and the clock doesn't show the date without clicking on it.
Those are only small problems tho, and i doubt we'll get any update. Thanks for the amazing theme still!
jacobmixs Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018
This theme used to work great. But now everything seems broke, and reinstalling everything doesn't fix it. Just can't open windows explore if i do. I have to use SFC /SCANNOW and restart to get windows explore back
Hope a Windows 7 update didn't break it. Been using this theme for a long time, but can't seem to fix it. If anyone knows or have an idea of to fix it. I'd be glad to hear it. Don't wanna stop using this theme.
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
hah, been using his BUUF icons for so long, but they never get old!
lugard1992 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
pls make this theme for windows 10 :-D 
zepps2000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Hey was wondering if your still around.

If you are can you please tell me how to edit the toolbar flash notification? Right now it is black and flashes a little lighter. But I want to change it to like a really bright color because I need to know when I get messaged. I used restorator 2009 and win7 style builder to try to find the resource but I couldn't get it to change.

Please help. 
spankysickk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the skin. 
MacGyver7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
great skin man! I found an ugly detail :Ρ the area exactly above the control panel is white (like the default windows) instead of black like your preview. Is it possible to fix it? please!
wetheenergy Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish the windows dimension buttons had no symbols :p
zNoisey Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Best Theme ever, Thank you so much!
WorldArtHunter Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
how i can get the icon on the taskbar???
Chitolocz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Does this theme work for anyone with DPI greater than 100%?
hepatox Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
seems clear and clean, lets try it, nice job
Froshizouille Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Does it works with Windows 8 ?
If not, can you mak a version for windows 8 ?
I don't really like theme, maybe because they aren't like I like, but this one is very nice, it looks amazing and is in deqution with my own style, that's why it's my favorite and the one I choose.
Sorry for bad engkish
P.S: If you know where i can find theme like this for windowws 8, just give me a link please ;) (Wink)
TorakTu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh forgot to mention..  I tried the restorator.. but it refuses to work with that windows update dll file. ( wucltux.dll )
TorakTu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OK I read everything. I watched the tutorial and got everything working. The only exception is now my windows update is showing a HASH sign and there is nothing there. It looks like this...…

I replaced the 64 Bit file into the system32 folder. And when I look into the 32 Bit.. there are two folders with pictures in it. No DLLs. And I looked to see if I missed something in the tutorial.. but nothing was mentioned. The readme file doesn't even mention those pictures being there. And there are TEXT files that has code in them that look like XML. I am guessing Windows Update needs these. But where do I put them ?

So now I can't update windows. lol

Ideas ?
TorakTu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for..  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!
DarKPhantoMZero Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Looks great =D
Frandegal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

Fantástico tema, buen trabajo, Gracias.

Great topic, good job, thanks.

iliasser Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Nice one
ichimitch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thank you!!

Your theme is exactly what I was looking for. No more white screens straining my eyes. Very well done.

I compile themes with CustoPack for easy use. Would you please consider submitting this theme to the CustoPack website?
jaydon007 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
its amazing work.
RedCo0on Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Looks Great ,gotta try it sometime !
Joniras Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Really Nice!!
the only problem i have is: the firefox doesnt use a scrollbar anymore (there where it should be is all black)..
any ideas ?
kidken23 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
after i download it what will i do next???
charleston2378 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
1-Turn off User Account Control.
2-Make a restore point before any modification.
3-Install Universal Theme Patcher [link]
4-Copy everything in themes folder into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.
5-Add take ownership to menu...[link]
6-Install fonts.
7-Replace all the "DLL FILES" you like to use ( you will find instructions inside each folder).
8-Be careful if you have a 64bit system: 64bit FILES GO INSIDE "SYSTEM 32" FOLDER AND 32bit FILES GO INSIDE "SysWOW64" FOLDER.

Before make any modification an complain to me, Google how a 64bit system works and you will understand, I am not responsible if ur system crash that's why you need to make a restore point as I said before.
9-Open "Personalize" and choose the theme.
Maniastern Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
>Copy everything in themes folder into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.

Everything from main folder? comdlg32, Exploreframe, Font, Gameux, Imageres, PerfCenterCPL, Shell32, Theme_Tavaris, Timedate, Tools, WinSATAPI.dll, wucltux — must it be in the location "
C:\Windows\Resources\Themes"? What is the "themes folder"? I guess, you mean "Tavaris (from archive)/Theme_Tavaris/", but there is a new problem with instructions in this folder:

>Copy the "Tavaris" theme file and folder to the directory : Themes\"

Oh God. I'm just poor windows' idiot and not only I am. How can I understand this short instruction? Which folder? To which directory? Where is the folder "Themes\"? *crying* Other readme.txt files are too short too. I can't understand anything.

Next. I have some folders from the archive and the "readme.txt" files to every of them. But! I have not any instruction about common things. For example, I know that some programs 
require right order to install. And I don't know which order must be to install your theme. Does the theme needs to some install order? I don't know, I'm noob. Please, tell me and other noobs how to install your theme with all the details. I'm fucking crying.
Absulus Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thanks for this pure dark theme.
My only question is:
-How can you change the skin of the tray clock?
( the original clock have a white square around the clock-face)
charleston2378 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
PNG clock skin are inside system32 "timedate.cpl"
Absulus Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thanks again!
Finally my eyes can have a rest from that annoying bright/pale-white windows colors.
leonardo7777 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
i love it
Z4sz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
My avira antivir stopped the download and says it contains BAT/killProc.E. I dont say it does, just letting you know.
charleston2378 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The upload page from "Deviantart" check each upload is made to this page, all you find here for download is virus free.
klaqx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Aleu223 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Love the theme, but as of right now i am having a problem with forward and back buttons as well as the minimizes and exit buttons not showing right. I have installed both the exploreframe.dll and the shell32.dll. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

example: [link]
charleston2378 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Check if you are using the right Screen resolution , lees resolution bigger buttons .
JieXian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
thanks a million! especially for including the tools! I wasted the entire day trying to get it to work but couldn't until I found yours. An I'll definitely be using this for some time too! a lot of attention to detail and good readmes

charleston2378 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you welcome
linx86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I love the theme, but I've got a problem with black text on very dark backgrounds. You've probably answered this a thousand times by now, but how can I manually edit the theme/style and change the text colour?

Example: [link]
charleston2378 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There is no workaround available for that sorry
linx86 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Ok then, not a problem. Thanks.
Tystuh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I definitely love this theme, just one thing, could you possible tell me how to get rid of the little text that says "s..." on the start menu shutdown button?

charleston2378 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
install a "blank font" you will see one inside font folder/rar file
Thelemiic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
YES! The first theme that worked:D! I've tried to apply custom themes to my computer for countless of hours:D The basic theme did it, thanks a lot. Very good looking aswell:D
WwGallery Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Rainmeter stuff and windows sidebar
in this style you can find here! [link]
youtiaokankan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
wow,i like it
isomeOnesz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
i have the pproblem undo and forward button on the window.
how can i make i look like yours???
charleston2378 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm sorry but I don't know what you mean, if you need the back and forward buttons they are inside RAR file "explorerframe.dll" but if you want a PDF file to make ur own I send one to you....
abdooo1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
soososososo nice
charleston2378 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks :)
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