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Simplify Slim VS for Windows 7


Get my latest Simplify 10 themes: for Windows 10!


This one is made with a single goal in mind: Usability With Style!
Hope you like it!

Feel free to Support my artwork! ... thanks!

UPDATE 04 (Jan 21, 2013)

- added another style version 4-1 which is a combination of version 4 and the transparent taskbar of version 2.
Hope you like it!

UPDATE 03 (Oct 21, 2012)

- added version 4 visual style. Yeah baby... it's a 1px border VS... now with small little circles as caption buttons!
Use Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker to remove the ugly blurry window edges! NOTE: I can confirm that latest Firefox and Thundebird work perfectly with this 1px border VS... the usual bug is NOT present!
- also included in the pack my FourSome start Orb

UPDATE 02 (Sept 28, 2012)

- added version 3 visual style with dark grey opaque taskbar. This pushes usability even further. Now you can use any wallpaper you like without having to worry about the taskbar's transparency. My favorite version yet... Enjoy!

UPDATE 01 (Sept 09, 2012)

- added version 2 visual style: 28px height taskbar (small icons); 43px width taskbar icons. From experience this brings more usability to the theme. Yes, there's no Start Button in the preview... here's how to do it:…
- redesigned the taskbar thumbnails to better match the theme.

Full view ScreenShot: here!

TIP: to stop the damn glow effect of the icons in the taskbar, Go To Computer>(Rclick)Properties > Advanced settings > Performance > Settings: UnCheck Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu

Package includes:

- the theme itself
- Explorer Navigation Buttons
- Windows Start Buttons: Blocks Borderless Start Orb and FourSome start Orb
- Matching windows cursor schemes: Simplify Cursors

What's not in the package:

Icons used in the preview: Token by brsev

How to:

1. Patch your system files and install the required fonts!
You must patch your system files before you can use 3rd party windows themes. Use this tool to do it:…

2. Install the theme?
Copy the content of Theme folder in "C:WindowsResourcesThemes" (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 this tool here:…
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:…

5. Smooth Fonts like in OSX or Linux?
Use mactype, the little app which changes your font rendering engine to make the fonts smooth just like, or almost like, in Linux or MacOS.
Download here:…

6. Say "Thank you!"
If you like the theme don't hesitate to say thanks!

Thanks for downloading!!!
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Zxkouga's avatar
Howdy me again
and in my universal theme appears this
i click in yes and restart windows? and select the theme and him appears like in the image? 
dpcdpc11's avatar
yes.. please read the instructions... I explain there very well how to do everything.
RDhaenens's avatar
Can you share the wallpaper please?
dpcdpc11's avatar
I don't remember what wallpaper I've used. That was a long time ago.
Awesome! Perfect theme I've been looking for a long time, I got 3 questions tho:
1. Is it possible to change the color of "details" part of the folder window (I mean the white bottom part where it says "elements:" or detailed description of the file)? I want it to be a bit darker, maybe like the top part or similar to background color.
2. Is it possible to remove thin blur stripe and almost invisible shadow on the sides of each window?
3. Is it possible to make Start menu borders similar to other windows, thin and minimalistic. I don't really like that aero outline around it.
But anyway, I rate it 9.9/10, and if those 3 things can be changed it will be 10/10!
dpcdpc11's avatar
I'm glad you like it!

But as you can see in the change log, the last update was made 2 years ago. That's when the theme reached its final version.
Sorry but there won't be any other update to this one.
dusr's avatar
Can we have translucent title bar please? And, the disk indicator bars feel harsh.
  Do you recommend an aero windows 10 theme for win7 ):
  Enjoying the the theme (:
dpcdpc11's avatar
I've stopped making themes for windows 7 a long time ago. But making the title bar transparent would just about making a different theme. And there are plenty of win7 using aero. Just check out here on deviantArt the top themes of all time.
XadarxBlack's avatar
i just bought a new PC and had to do the install again "3 but it was easy this time .
dpcdpc11's avatar
happy to hear that my friend!
XadarxBlack's avatar
One question my font is suppose  to be black????
dpcdpc11's avatar
which font are you referring to? 
XadarxBlack's avatar
the desktop icons names are black 
dpcdpc11's avatar
Honestly I don't remember... I'm on Win8 now and can't test the theme.
XadarxBlack's avatar
don't worry i have that wallpaper that i ask and i have only 4 folders on my desktop + Computer and Recycle bin it is really fit for Simplify Slim Theme :3 ( i keep my desktop clean)
dpcdpc11's avatar
why not get rid of the folders all together?
if you have the Explorer pinned to the taskbar then you don't need the Computer icon.
You can replace the recycle bin with this little software:…
And you can add a new toolbar on the taskbar with the shortcut to your other folders.
This is what I do at least cause I like my desktop really clean!
XadarxBlack's avatar you know a way to keep my icons some were else ???? i have 3 folders with programs (games,programs,and some doc) i need a way to have all of them at hand :3
dpcdpc11's avatar
like I said... on the toolbar.
You should never ever keep stuff on the desktop like folders...
make a folder on your main partition with a name like "+" or something, then move the 3 folders from you desktop there.
now right click on the taskbar>toolbars>new toolbar and select the "+" folder.
You'll get something like this:
To make the access to your folders even easier, you can create a toolbar for each of them and you rename them using some ASCII symbols to make them look cooler
Now you have a clean desktop and 3 folders at hand!
Let me know if you need any help.
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Great but no search in the start menu? Seriously need this.. 
dpcdpc11's avatar
You have search my friend... just start typing... I removed the visual search box for aesthetics purpose.
xDarkRainx7's avatar
really loving this theme!
only thing holding it back from being truly perfect is if it supported the taskbar being attached to the left/right of the screen. 
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