Get my latest Simplify 10 themes: gumroad.com/dpcdpc11 for Windows 10!
an elegant and minimalistic Pack of Visual Styles for Windows 8.1 that doesn't get in the way of your productivity.
+BONUS: Matching Firefox Style for the dark themes available here.
EXTRA STUFF!!! make sure you checkout the 2 matching PotPlayer skins: Simplify Light for PotPlayer and Simplify Dark for PotPlayer.
IMPORTAT!!!! The themes don't change the icons! I never said they do! If you want to change the system icons you can use iPacks. In the preview I've used this iPack: numix iPack. If you want to change the taskbar icons then please google something like "how to change the taskbar icons in windows".
• create a Restore Point using System Restore (safety first!)
• patch Windows so you can use 3rd party themes using this tool: uxstyle.com
• install the theme by copying the content of the Themes/Light Themes or Themes/Dark Themes folder in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\"
• apply the theme from the Personalize panel
• apply the registry settings by applying the corresponding .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 your new themes!
• OPTIONAL for Dark Point and Light Lines themes: use OldNewExplorer and check Use command bar instead of Ribbon option and all the sub-options except for the Hide caption text in File Explorer windows
• OPTIONAL! narrow vertical taskbar: use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. Right click on the tray icon>advanced settings and set the no_width_limit = 1
• OPTIONAL! change the system icons: install the numix iPack
what you get
• 10 awesome Windows themes + extra variations: folders Themes...
• matching windows cursor schemes: folder Resources\Cursors
• two beautiful wallpapers: folder Resources\Wallpapers
• matching Firefox Style for Simplify 8.1 Dark: available here
• unlimited support!
• added a new Bonus Version: Light Blue.
• replaced the original Simplify progress bar with the regular one (the one from the preview), in all the dark themes..
• added a new Bonus Version: Light Micro.
• added a new Bonus Version: Light Classic.
• added a new Bonus Version: Light Lines.
• dropped the themes and support for Windows 8.0.
• added a new Bonus Versions for Windows 8.1: Dark Point.
• added 2 new Bonus Versions for Windows 8.1: Dark Frames and Dark Micro.
• fixed the vertical taskbar in all the versions.
• fixed a few bugs in Simplify 8.1 Dark Colorful.
• added a new Bonus Visual Style for Windows 8.1: Simplify 8.1 Dark Colorful.
• added a Bonus Visual Style for Windows 8.1: Simplify 8.1 Dark.
• created a matching Firefox Style for the Simplify 8.1 Dark VS.
• added support for higher DPI display settings.
• merged Simplify 8.1 and 8.1u1 into one.
• fixed the missing context menu in the Start Screen in Windows 8.1 Update 1.
• added a new variation for Windows 8.1 called Simplify 8.1 which fixes the jumplist bug.
• added a Bonus Wallpaper!
• initial release of the visual style.
Windows 8.1u1: jerky animation when minimizing/closing Metro apps.
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I would suggest to update to Windows 10 and try my win10 themes which most of them work great at 200% scaling.