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X-AeRo FINAL aka 'Vista R7' by downtheory X-AeRo FINAL aka 'Vista R7' by downtheory
UPDATED - 03/03/2008
~downtheory

I have recieved a lot of questions on how to change the start menu text
colors. So in this update I`ll tell you how to do it.

And that desktop background in the new preview screen, is not included in this
archive.

Before getting started, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have cause anyone.
I should have included instructions in the first place.


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How to use this theme:
First, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PATCHED YOUR UXTHEME FILES
^(not shouting, this is just so it will stand out) :)

After downloading X-Aero
Open the .rar archive (or right-mouse click and hit "extract here").
When this is done, select both "X-AeRo.theme" and the folder labeled "X-AeRo".
Drag both of these to: "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes"
Now for the final step, just apply the theme.
All done.


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How to change start menu colors:

Inside of the X-Aero archive I`ve included 6 start menu text colors.
Pick the one that you want to use.
After doing so just rename the file to "X-Aero" (without the apostrophe).
Drag and drop the newly renamed file into:
"C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\X-AeRo"
or whichever directory you use for themes.
And thats it, your done!
Now just re-apply the theme and voila, new start menu text colors.
Enjoy! :)

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CREDITS (re-copied):

Ralph1975 (again) for allowing me to use his shellstyles which can be found here:
[link]

And A BIG thank you to everyone who has helped me get familiar not only with dA, but with creating .msstyles themes, and also for making my stay here as cool as possible.

And thank you to everyone who has viewed / downloaded / and commented all of my work so far. :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-01-25
X-AeRo FINAL aka "Vista R7" "is An incredible, beautiful, unique transparent skin that is this users first one. ~downtheory took the time to include colors that other deviantart members requested, and it's a beautiful first try!" ( Suggested by AndrewDBarker and Featured by mauricioestrella )
:iconrexydallas:
rexydallas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
awesome theme
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:iconrexydallas:
rexydallas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I know why Microsoft didn't make the start menu very transparent... THEY HAVE NO SHADOWED TEXT!!!!
(they're stupid for not adding shadowed text to the taskbar/start menu)
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:icon209gloves:
209GLOVES Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I HAVE EVERYTHING DOWN EXCEPT FOR MY TASK BAR HOW DO I GET MINE 2 LOOK CLEAR LIKE YOURS?
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:icon209gloves:
209GLOVES Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
i have everything down except for the task bar how do i get it to come up clear like yours?
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:iconmimou90:
mimou90 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
le theme est très magnefique en+ il est très performant merci bien
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:iconstrjano:
Strjano Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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:iconstrjano:
Strjano Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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:iconsingerstar:
singerstar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
i downloaded this theme, how do i use it?
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:icondisease666:
disease666 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
coooll but y not back-ground picture.Thems is good but y not bg images displays
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:iconsonali23:
Sonali23 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Hey can u tell me where can i download UXTHEMES files plzzzzzzzzz
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:iconimnotsuredamnthename:
imnotsuredamnthename Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I'm loving the theme but the only thing i would like you to change is the start button because i like the idea of a win flag but it looks like crap after you made it glossy and plastic looking.
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:iconov3rk1ll3000:
Ov3rK1LL3000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
thank you
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:iconshukakao:
Shukakao Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
wow cool thx xD
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:iconcmfcrazyeyes:
CmfCrazyEyes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Very nice, if only I could find that Firefox theme. Whats the name?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Took me a while to find it searching [link] but I found it. :D

The theme is called NASA Night Launch. Great theme.

You can grab it here:
[link]

And thanks for the comment on the VS I appreciate it. :handshake:
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:iconigotsharingan:
igotsharingan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
I just encountered a problem:

There was a Service Pack update for all Vista Users.

It took 30 minutes to install. Now My theme files are all screwed up. My DLL files are messed up.

I can currently doing a system restore. I don't know if it will work. Vista Glazz can't patch my theme files. =(
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Do NOT run system restore, it won`t really help you.

Restore your original uxtheme.dll files.
They are found @ "C:\Windows\System32"
They will have a ".vgorg" file extension on them. For example "uxtheme.dll.vgorg"
Just rename the current set of uxtheme files to something like "themeui.dll.bad" or whatever.
Then rename the ones with the .vgorg extensions, back to their default names i.e. "uxtheme.dll".

After that, run a Google search for "VistaGlazzBeta3".
That is specifically the beta for Service Pack 1 users.
Download and then use it to patch your uxtheme.dll files again.

Then your themes should work properly.

Hope this helps. :)
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:iconlebreton:
lebreton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Student Interface Designer
nice job but where can I findthe desktop background ? :)
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I didn`t include it. If you want I will upload it somewhere so you can grab it. :)
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:iconlebreton:
lebreton Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I want lol ^^
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Here ya go.
[link]
Enjoy. If you need any more wallpapers like that I have quite a few. :)
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:iconlebreton:
lebreton Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student Interface Designer
thanks a lot
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
You`re welcome :).
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:iconkrazeekidd182:
krazeekidd182 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
hey im a little new to this so I don't get where C:\Windows\Resources\Themes is. please reply back! -krazeekidd182
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
just type that address into your search bar, either the one at the bottom of the start menu or open an explorer window and type that in and hit enter. it should take you straight to the directory you need to copy everything in to. if thats not what you meant i apologize. long night. comment back and i`ll help you out some more if you need it. :)
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:iconsulzzz:
Sulzzz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Interface Designer
Nice VS Man
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:icon7816:
7816 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
how do you people create visual styles
can you tell name of software
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
You have to have knowledge of Photoshop or some other image editing software first of all.
And you will also need the following tools:

Restorator 2007
Patched UXTheme.dll files
Notepad
Mirke`s Tiny Hexer

If you need any help just send me a private message and I will provide links to the software that you need. :)
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:iconralph1975:
ralph1975 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
nice update :thumbsup:

good work
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:icontrabzonsport:
TrabzonSport Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
My favorite Vista Style for now !

But god, change that green color in the preview... I'm pretty sure some people run away as soon as they see it ;)
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:D haha thanks for the tip. I think I will update the preview image. I can definitely do that today.
Thanks for the comment.
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:icontrabzonsport:
TrabzonSport Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
You're welcome.

Another thing: you should add a quick explanation on how to change the start menu color (rename - copy/replace - apply).
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Note taken. Haha I hadn`t thought of doing anything like that. Will do for sure in the update :).
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:icontrabzonsport:
TrabzonSport Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Good :)

(It took me half an hour to change that color ;))
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:iconigotsharingan:
igotsharingan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Thanks so much. Great theme. =]
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Anytime glad you enjoy it. :)
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:iconigotsharingan:
igotsharingan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I can't seem to change the start menu text colors. May you give me directions on how?

Thanks.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
All you do is rename one of the files that you want to use. Like for instance, if you want blue, rename that file to X-AeRo and overwrite the one thats already in the "Themes\X-AeRo" folder and thats it.

Just apply the theme again and it should show up. If not leave another comment or leave me a note and I`ll help you out in better detail :).
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:iconkai-ken:
Kai-Ken Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Your Vista reminds me a bit on my apple. Very differently than mine Vista xD And congrats that the pic was a daily deviation! :)
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, appreciate the comment. I know this might be a late response, sorry. :)
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:iconigotsharingan:
igotsharingan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
This is a great theme. I just don't know how to use this. I am new to these things. =X

Anyone mind teaching me?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.

First you need to patch your UXtheme files, in order to use the theme. Just run a quick google search for "VistaGlazz", and that should help you out. :).

If you need any more help don`t hesitate to leave me a comment or a note and I`ll help you out.
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:iconmoonground:
moonground Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First try? Ok... but there is too much transparency, the borders are too big and too soft (Start Menu). The worst thing on the screenshot is the launch bar though.

Keep up your work, with a lot of training you will maybe once receive a deserved DD, this one isn't. My opinion.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment.

Hey we all have to start somewhere right? :)
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:iconpatrickgs:
patrickgs Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Agree
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Agree...
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:iconaltermind:
altermind Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I feel as thu this needs alot more work... feels very primative. if your going to go the all clear way of doing things.. the elements need more defining.. perhaps sharper edges becasue they feel very blurred out :(

but good to see a more clear skin
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the tip. Think I need more brushes for Photoshop or something to get the effect I really wanted.

Will keep that your suggestion in mind for my next project tho.
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:iconkrishnachandranu:
krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
congrats!
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