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Maverick 8.1 light for Windows 8.1


Check out Maverick 10 - Windows 10 Theme Pack:

resources used in the preview

Aura wallpaper
numix iPack for the the system icons
Token icon pack used for some icons in the taskbar
iOS 7 Style - Metro UI Icons by i0m1k used in the Grey version.


Starting as a mod of my previous theme Maverick 8.1, it became in the end a stand alone theme with some unique GUI elements like the push buttons, tabs, checkboxes and many more. So I invite you to discover a new way of "painting" your desktop in orange using Maverick 8.1 light as your Windows theme!

how to

• create a Restore Point using System Restore (safety first!)
• patch Windows so you can use 3rd party themes using this tool:
• install the fonts in the Resources\Fonts folder
• install the theme by copying the content of the Theme folder in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\"
• apply the theme from the Personalize panel
• apply the registry settings by running the maverick_8_1_light_window_metrics.reg file in the Window Metrics folder
• remove the hover glow of the taskbar buttons: System>Advanced Settings>Performance Settings>uncheck Animations in the taskbar
• restart Windows and...
• enjoy using the theme!
OPTIONAL! narrow vertical taskbar: use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. Right click on the tray icon>advanced settings and set no_width_limit = 1
OPTIONAL! make windows explorer look cool: use OldNewExplorer. Check the option: Use command bar instead of Ribbon
CAUTION! the theme only works at default Windows dpi/scale level!

what you get

• one awesome Windows themes: folder Theme
• matching windows cursor scheme: folder Resources\Cursors
• matching PotPlayer skin: folder Resources\Skins
• unlimited support!


• added a new Extra version: Maverick 8.1 light grey.
• fixed some bugs.

• initial release.

check this out!

if you enjoyed this theme I bet you'll also like my other Windows 8 themes:
Maverick 8.1 for Windows 8.1
Minimal Taste 8 for Windows 8/8.1
Simplify 8 for Windows 8/8.1

Thanks to:
for the Aura wallpaper used in the preview!
neiio for the numix iPack (the system icons) used in the preview!
brsev for the Token icon pack used in the taskbar

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Amazing! Thank you so much!

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You're welcome my friend ;)

Maravilloso tema para windows 8 , gracias por compartir este arte.

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De nada, mi amigo ;)

can i get a link ?

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It's free... Just click the download button ;)
imhn7's avatar
Can I get a link? .. Thank you My friend <3

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I've sent you the link to Maverick 10. This is a theme for Windows 8.1 and doesn't work on Windows 10. What Windows do you have installed?
can i have a copy?
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Yep. Link sent to your notes. Enjoy :l
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Can I get a link?
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Click the green download button... I've added it to deviantArt just now. Enjoy!
River710's avatar
Many thanks, your stuff is awesome!
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You're welcome my friend! I'm really glad you like it!
ADAMPOKE111's avatar
There's a really odd black highlighting-effect when I mouse-over a window in the task-bar.
EDIT: Also great theme aside from that - worth the $1!
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thank you for your support my friend!
sorry but I don't see the problem in the screenshot... looks just the way it suppose to look.
ADAMPOKE111's avatar
Ah alright, no worries! Absolutely love this skin! <3 Is there anyway to change the notification flashing colour in the task bar?
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I think it takes the coloring from the Personalization Settings:…
give it a try.
ADAMPOKE111's avatar
Alright, thanks for the tip! Is there anyway to make the hard-drive icons like the ones you showed in the picture because the moment for me it's still the Windows default icons. 

EDIT: Nevermind, just found out you put it in the description!
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cool... also you can check out more iPacks icons from neiio:…
ADAMPOKE111's avatar
Is the file named "aero_default_window_metrics.reg" the default registry entries for 8.1?
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yes, that's right
sanjeet355311's avatar
Numix ipak not works on my pc . during the installation  the screen goes black and after finish it still black or blank  . then i reboot but still the icon cannot changed any solutions ?
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As you can see, I'm not the author of the Numix iPack. Please contact the author. He might be able to help you out.
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