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Maverick for Win7
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Published: January 21, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 dpcdpc11

Get my latest Maverick 10 themes: gumroad.com/dpcdpc11 for Windows 10!


Firefox users!!!


Due to the poor coding in FF4 default theme, my visual style and other 1px window frame styles, makes the title bar in firefox to disappear sometimes without any logical explanation. I found a way to fix that... at least in my case this works. This used to work in FF4, but it doesn't in recent Firefox releases.
HOW TO:
- check out the fix I made (for FF4), available here

UPDATE 12:
- fixed the height of the All Programs section in Start Menu

UPDATE 11:
- another annoying bug that gave me 2 sleepless nights is finally fixed! I'm talking about the exaggerated height of menu and toolbar in Open and Libre Office. Users... enjoy!

UPDATE 10:
- the much awaited fix for the autoscroll mouse cursor in Firefox is here! It was the damn tooltip PNG in Explorer causing all the hassle. Glad I've finally fixed it! Still trying to fix the huge height of the button/toolbar of Open/Libre Office 3.3

UPDATE 9:
- finally fixed the More Options popup menu in Explorer. Thanks to solmiler

UPDATE 8:
- fixed the config icon in the bubble tooltip
- fixed the undetermined progress bar... try checking for windows updates and you'll see what I mean!

UPDATE 7:
- finally fixed the buggy display of fonts in microsoft office 2010 tabs. Thanks to jhanford for the suggestion!

UPDATE 6:
- added the ubuntu sounds for windows directly to the package cause people were complaining about some malware in the .exe of the sound scheme. Now you must install the sounds manually but at least there's no malware anymore!

UPDATE 5:
- VERTICAL LEFT SIDE TOOLBAR AVAILABLE: skinned the vertical superbar on the left. Enjoy!

UPDATE 4:
- fixed MDICloseButton, MDIRestoreButton, MDIMinimizeButton

UPDATE 3:
- added Windows Explorer Navigation Buttons to the package including: Back, Forward, Go, Stop, Refresh, Dropdown. Use this tool: kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/… by Kishan Bagaria to change them.

UPDATE 2:
- changed the scroll bar thumb to light orange

UPDATE 1:
- added a second version of the theme called Maverick W, which is the same as the original except for the wider start menu button. Made this following the request of people using Windows in other language than English where "All Programs" is spelled differently and longer. So this version has a full wide button for all to enjoy it!

Hey Linux Lovers... The waiting is over... I know... finally!!! Here's the first complete Ubuntu 10.10 Ambiance Theme ported to Windows 7.
I think this visual experience will not only appeal to Linux Lovers but also to MacOS and Windows fans alike.
Just give it a try and let me know if you like it... or if you don't like it as well... I just want to hear your feedback.

Side note:
- The the is only 96dpi compatible. Doesn't work for higher dpi resolutions!
- Fonts in the preview look great because I use gdipp, the little app which changes you font rendering engine to make the fonts look smooth just like, or almost like in Linux or MacOS.
- Some apps may not play nice with this theme
- Some elements of the original Ubuntu theme could not be implemented accurately due to Windows 7 limitations. For example the window caption buttons can't be aligned together as close as in Ubuntu.
- There are some other unfixable bugs which are not really bugs, in Windows Explorer (click the More Options buttons on the toolbar and you'll see what I mean), but there is nothing I can do about them unfortunately. Windows skinning engine sucks and even experienced themers will agree with me on this one.
- If you find any other bugs please report them and I'll do my best to fix them.

What's in the package:
Theme: Maverick by dpcdpc11: only Aero version for now!
Resources: Fonts | Start Orb (dpcdpc11.deviantart.com/art/ub…) | Wallpaper (the default Ubuntu Maverick wall)
Ubuntu Sounds Scheme for Windows
Windows Explorer Navigation Buttons. Use this tool: kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/… by Kishan Bagaria to change them.

What's not in the package:
Icons used in the screenshot: Token by brsev
miniBin by e-sushi: contrapaganda.deviantart.com/a…
1st clock, the small software which made possible the chance of the taskbar clock which now looks just like the Linux clock. Official website here: www.1stclock.com/
gdipp - the tinny app that makes your fonts clear and smooth like those in Linux Distros. It's available in 32 and 64 bit flavors. Download here: code.google.com/p/gdipp/downlo…
Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker by Kishan-Bagaria: kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/…
Windows 7 Start Button Changer by Kishan-Bagaria: kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/…
Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer by Kishan-Bagaria: www.softpedia.com/get/System/O…
Linux Mouse Cursors Port: DMZ Cursor by Nighted: nighted.deviantart.com/art/DMZ…

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Here are some brief instructions which I think you may all know by now:

0. Patch your system files and install the required fonts!
0.1. Be sure to patch your system files before you can use 3rd party windows themes. I recommend using UltraUXThemePatcher.
0.2. Install the fonts found in the folder "Resources/Fonts"
0.3. Restart your PC

1. Install the theme?
Copy the content of Theme folder in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\" (Asuming that you're Windows 7 is installed on partition C)

2. Change the start orb?
Use Windows 7 Start Button Changer by Kishan-Bagaria: kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/…
Launch Windows 7 Start Button Changer and choose the BMP from the "Resources/Start Orb - Ubuntu" folder and you're done!

3. Remove the blured edges of the windows?
Use Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker to remove the windows blur.

Thanks for downloading!!!

CREDITS GOES OUT TO
All the artists involved in the creation of Ubuntu's 10.10 aka Maverik default theme called Ambiance.
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ryaguinaldo's avatar
Hi I really want your Ubuntu them for windows 7. Can you please send me your masterpiece. Thank you so much
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
Just click the Download button on the right!
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Borillos's avatar
Borillos|Hobbyist Filmographer
Cool i will use this one!
Do you have some dark theme?
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
If you take a look at my gallery you can see all my Windows 7 themes there.
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Borillos|Hobbyist Filmographer
Roger that!
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Washington-kBoy|Professional Artist
I've long fancied myself to be at the very least someone with skills and abilities--especially in customizations and other tweaks--that fall well above average, and those skills usually serve me in one of two ways.  They can 1., make complicated customizations, configurations and other PC operations easy, stress-free and truly the stuff "Wow's" are made of...or 2., it all goes terribly wrong (often starting when at some point I utter the phrase, "Don't try this at home," or "I do know better," followed by anything from a 3-day upload of the manuscript for the erotic porn novel I'd been working on (destination: my employer, of course) to the simultaneous and supposedly impossible self-protection locks on ALL my servers engaging before I ever set a password.   You know, the things that leave those like us grouchy for a day or two and then inexplicably upbeat as the challenge of rebuilding our system from scratch sinks in.  I mean, nobody died and for a very limited period of time after a rebuild, we ALL have the elusive brass ring--a super fast, un-cluttered, perfectly organized PC....except for that oneeeee......littlee.....,oh hang on, I can fix that.... (and it all starts again!)

Theme patchers--despite my level of 'wizardry,'--are my nemesis.  For whatever reason, they never seem quite to work.  (THough is it the THeme Patcher, the Theme itself, or just magic?  I'll truly never know!)  Whatever the cause, what happens is I see a theme like yours and sing out, "OH MY HEAVENS!  It's a thing of BEAUTY!  Elegance!  Refinement!  I MUST MUST MUST simply MUST have it!!"  THen I follow every instructions, install each patch and update and tweak along the way, finally so excited to see the theme there ready to be applied....and then psssfft.  Either part of it doesn't work, or isn't what was pictured, or none of it works, or the BSOD visits Themeland,  it could be anything....if nothing else, it's always an adventure!

Still--I MUST MUST MUST simply MUST try to use this theme.  IT's a thing of beauty and rahter than doing what I always do and hoping for a better result, I'm going to ask here--would someone--anyone--be wiling to do this with me?  Maybe via team viewer or some other remote desktop sharing, or skpe or kik or doo-dah-ditty (ok I made that one up)....I'm gonna NOT be a man this time and ask for directions at the gas station BEFORE I'm lost!!  

Anyone???
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7979haidi's avatar
I love it I am using right now on windows 7.THANK YOU!
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
glad to hear that my friend ;)
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
welcome!
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
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SkillFX|Hobbyist Interface Designer
mda,costa bani vad ce fac si o platsc.
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
stai linistit ca iti trimit linkul.. costa doar pentru cei care vor sa imi sustina munca.
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SkillFX|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Acum doi ani aveam windows 7 si am cerut un link,mi-ai dat si de atunci am folosit-o pana mi-am bagat windows 10 dar acum putin timp am reinstalat windows 7 sa vad cum e,tot la tema asta am revenit,cea mai buna ever<3
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
mersi de cuvintele frumoase, Alin!
ma bucur ca iti place thema... dar cum de ai revenit la Win 7? ce nu ti-a placut la Win 10?
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SkillFX|Hobbyist Interface Designer
pai eu ma joc csgo de mult timp si am facut un update la windows 10 si mie se misca destul de ciudat adica mergea ok dar nu era ca inainte si am zis sa merg cu windows 7 si pe win7 facea la fel,ghici ce,aveam placa video dedicata activata in bios si imi scadea cu vreo 250 de fps,nu are logica, ca eu am firul hdmi bagat in placa video si dupa in monitor,acum sa vad cum e cu win7 si poate fac update la win10 si sigur o sa instalez maverik 10
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
Am inteles... Daca faci upgrade la Win 10 sa-mi zici si iti trimit linkul de download pt Maverick 10.
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Hello! I see that is a very nice theme. Sadly, I cannot buy it, forgive me for this, but can you send me a link?
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
sure thing my friend.. link sent! enjoy!
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Super love your work..Awesome!
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dpcdpc11|Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! I really appreciate your feedback.
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Wilexis's avatar
Hey, id love to try your work on my boring windows 7. Is there anyway i can get a free trial for it? Pretty please 
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