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Minimal Taste Flat for Windows7

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Check out my latest Windows 10 themes: gumroad.com/dpcdpc11


Flat is the new solid!


Comes in two flavors: transparent and opaque window borders. Which one do you like best???
Been a while since I've released another Visual Style for Win7... so here I am again! It's not a completely new style, but a derived one from my Minimal Taste Reloaded.
I know... not another macintoshy style! So why did I do it you ask? Simple... I really love the Minimal Taste concept but I would always have to patch Firefox and Thunderbird every new release because of the 1px window frame. And since the Mozilla guys are in a releasing frenzy I've decided to fix my Windows Visual Style. So this was the beginning of a new journey into skinning another win7 visual style.

Hope you like the result... I've experimented with a few new things that you might enjoy, but even if you don't, please let me know!

You'll be glad to know that you won't be needing the Firefox patch anymore with this new theme!

Live view here: dpcdpc11.deviantart.com/art/Mi…

Package includes:


- the theme itself with the 2 variations: opaque and transparent
- Fonts need to make it work perfectly
- Explorer Navigation Buttons
- Windows Start Buttons: Minimal Taste start Orb and Minimal Taste start Orb Big
- Matching windows cursor schemes: Minimal Taste Cursors and Minimal Taste Cursors Dark

What's not in the package:


Icons used in the preview: Token by brsev
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…

How to:


1. Patch your system files and install the required fonts!
1.1. Be sure to patch your system files before you can use 3rd party windows themes. Use this tool to do it: www.windows7download.com/win7-…
1.2. Install the fonts found in the folder "Resources/Fonts"
1.3. Restart your PC

2. 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)

3. Change the start orb?
Use Windows 7 Start Button Changer to change the start orb. You can find the needed tool here: www.door2windows.com/windows-7…
Launch Windows 7 Start Button Changer and choose the BMP from the "Resources/Start Orb" folder and you're done!

4. Change the Windows Navigation buttons?
Use Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer to change the Windows Navigation Buttons, resources available in the folder "Resources/Navigation Buttons"
Download the tool here: www.door2windows.com/windows-7…

5. Smooth Fonts like in OSX or Linux?
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. Download here: code.google.com/p/gdipp/downlo…

Credits:
Thanks to enemia for the awesome wall: enemia.deviantart.com/art/AWAK…

Thanks for downloading!!!
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"costumizergod has stopped working" i have netframework 4.7
I've sent you a note on how to fix that :)
dpcdpc11's avatar
not familiar with that app... how can I help you my friend?
hombre-cz's avatar
i am still in love with this theme :w00t: Any chance to do buttons without a shadow ? only with a border ;)
dpcdpc11's avatar
thanks for being a fan! unfortunately I've stopped working on win7 themes a few years ago.
hombre-cz's avatar
dpcdpc11's avatar
You're welcome my friend!
Ladnverzipplnogip's avatar
Love this vs. Only thing bothering me is that the gradient of the taskbar obviously isn't designed for the taskbar being on the top of the screen. You don't happen to have a fitting version for that, do you?
Anyway, love it!
dpcdpc11's avatar
Unfortunately I'm on windows 8.1 now and can't do mods on my older win 7 themes. Thanks for downloading anyway and for the feedback!
Ladnverzipplnogip's avatar
k, I'll have to live with that than, until I switch to Windows 8. Love the vs anyway!
The theme changes my font and all the border colors and stuff, but the taskbar and explorer borders turn into the Windows XP ones :|
dpcdpc11's avatar
That's because you either didn't install the theme properly or you didn't patch your system dlls.
But I patched everything and put all the files in the correct place
dpcdpc11's avatar
Send me a screenshot of the folder Windows /resources /themes.
Oh never mind I used the wrong version of Universal Theme Patcher. Works now. Thanks for the awesome theme!
Good theme, thanks. I have a "BUG REPORT" here. It desktop fonts are black which is not great at all. s28.postimg.org/ocdfs3uu5/scre…
Nickboy566's avatar
sysdm.cpl
you'll find out.
dpcdpc11's avatar
The problem is that I can't test it anymore since I'm on Windows 8.1 now. But you're the only one complaining about this bug.. Are you sure you installed the theme correctly?
sunziun's avatar
Really?

Yes really the BEST flat taste theme for Windows 7. And I was looking for a long something like this.

Excellent graphics and the tutorial is the very good!

Keep up!

JUST A NOTE:
The Start Orb for large icons is in .png file extension.
Windows 7 Start Button Changer v 2.6 excepts only .bmp files. Would please double check this?
dpcdpc11's avatar
Glad you enjoy my theme!
I'm on win8 for a while now and I can't try the Start Orb Changer... as I recall the .png file is for Windows 7 Start Orb Changer v5.
lijiangtao07's avatar
thanks for your talent!
dpcdpc11's avatar
Welcome my friend!
This is the only theme I ever install. I've gone through many in the past trying to find the perfect theme.  This is the only theme that does not feel cheap or somehow patchy. It feels like it was designed by a team of UI professionals.  So Great work dpcdpc11, and thank you for the clean installing, beautiful theme, it is now a standard part of my windows 7 install procedure and will be for the foreseeable future.
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Hey Jerry.. Big thanks for the positive feedback! It's one of my favorite themes and I'm not sure why it wasn't really a big success. I guess beauty really is subjective even when it comes to windows GUI.
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