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Toska W10

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Toska - Russian – Vladmir Nabokov - “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska, it is a dull ache of the soul, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, in particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia."

Version for Build 1607, Build 1703 and Build 1803.
Run "winver" from the start menu to check what build you're on.
Make a system restore point before installing.                  

This theme set is basically a throwback to Deshou and my W7 theme Mokocchi, it's not comfy and won't be for everyone, but I still hope you enjoy it as I enjoyed making it. uwu

A lot of the theme uses a bitmap font, which is included, but I wanted to keep menus and setting windows as Open Sans for convenience, as Haxrcorp isn't the easiest to read and takes some getting to use.

I'd highly recommend using Mactype if you don't already, it makes the font a lot smoother and nicer to read, and I set the font rendering for my Visual Styles to look best w/ Mactype, not w/o it.

Includes 📦

                 Toska Visual Style
                 Sublime Text 2 theme
                 Foobar skin
                 Steam skin
                 Firefox theme

    Required 🔮

                 Press Alt+Shift+P to hide the bottom status bar.
                 If you use Classic Shell, go into the Classic Explorer settings and disable "Show status bar" to remove the second status bar it makes.
                 Install all the fonts included .
                 Install WinAero to change all fonts universally, only change the Advanced Appearance > Fonts section.
                 Install Mactype for the font rendering to look much better.
                 Install OldNewExplorer - you only need to check use command bar and hide up button.
                 Install Classic Shell - to change the taskbar color (import the XML file included).
                 Install AutoHotKey then run the scripts included to remove all titlebars and taskbar icons.
                 Before applying the Steam skin go into Settings > Interface and uncheck Enable DirectWrite.

    How to use 🍙

                On Build 1607/1703/1709/1803:
                •  Make a system restore point!
                •  Install Blank.ttf, run Blank.reg.
                •  Copy the theme folder contents directly to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.
                •  Patch your system using UltraUXThemePatcher.
                •  Open Settings > Personalization > Themes > Select the theme.               

               Optional (just for the font):

               •  Install all the fonts included, may need to restart your PC for them to work.
               •  Install WinAero, only change the Advanced Appearance > Fonts section.
               •  Install Mactype for the font rendering to look much better.

May 18th 2018 - Updated for April Update!
28th April - Updated for Creators Update!
21st December - Updated VS's and removed refresh/dropdown in addressbar buttons.
Oct 3rd - Included version w/o Haxrcorp, fixed small titlebar height problem.
Oct 2nd - Initial release
© 2016 - 2021 chloechantelle
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reformant's avatar

any chance this could get updated for 1903?

Xhezichie's avatar
just awesome!  *_*
Does this work for current Windows 10 1709 because this theme looks awesome!!!
chloechantelle's avatar
Yup Creators Update version will work if you have the latest version of UltraUX, make sure you uninstall the previous version if you need to update it tho.
Please update to windows 10 fall creators update rs3, thank you.
I love it <3 Clap 
16 Pixel taskbar height?. How is that even possible :D. Can u teach me :D.
chloechantelle's avatar
I set the icons to small in Taskbar Settings first, but it's mainly the Visual Style, I moved the taskbar margins into the negative and increased the margins for the taskbar text. ^^
Can u tell me exact place to edit if possible :D. Im kinda noob to ricing :D
chloechantelle's avatar
If you're new to ricing I'd suggest not starting with making a Visual Style, try using Toska to start with. ^^
Its not that hard :P

Editing your Diurnal VS. for personal usage ofcourse.…

And check this out maybe you can port it to windows 10 later :)…
chloechantelle's avatar
If you have no experience w/ Vista Style Builder it can be.
But if you have VSB, these are the margins you change:

Taskbar > Taskband > Basic > Taskband > BackgroundBottom > Content: -3, 0, -7, -5
TaskItem > Content: 10, 10, 4, 4

They should work. ^^
Thanks it worked perfectly. But i have to ask 1 more question. How can i remove taskbar button icons just like in your Toska W10 theme. I dont want to see application icons on my taskbar. 
chloechantelle's avatar
You're welcome, you install AutoHotKey and run the TBarIconBlanker script, you need to reopen your programs for it to apply.
emmie-00's avatar
Haxrcorp font isn't there when I try and change the system font with WinAero.

What do???? :thinking:
chloechantelle's avatar
If you installed it I'm not too sure why it wouldn't be showing, but I don't think you really need to use WinAero anyway.
drunken-mice's avatar
How can I make the top bar look as small? i tried installing it many times but it doesn't look that well, i still got the icons and they look cropped :/
chloechantelle's avatar
Visual Style does the majority of the work, then right click the taskbar and go to settings, and check Use Small Taskbar Buttons, and set Combine Taskbar Buttons to never.
drunken-mice's avatar
Thank you it looks amazing!!!! one more question though!! it still has a bit of a leftover space like this how can i change that? sorry for asking so much i just really like this theme ;;

EDIT: I solved it, i had an option checked, i think its "links" in english... love how it looks!
chloechantelle's avatar
Yeah looks like you had a taskbar toolbar, or hadn't set it to have small taskbar buttons.
No problem yo, glad it's all working! ^^
omegasoul6's avatar
This skin is amazing! My only issue is that the font doesn't appear with the Steam skin even when I uncheck Enable DirectWrite
chloechantelle's avatar
You've installed Haxrcorp and restarted your PC? If you've also unchecked DirectWrite I'm not too sure what the problem is, let me know if you can't fix it and I'll make a version w/o the Haxrcorp font.
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