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SteamyBlue Windows10 Theme

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Steamy Blue Windows 10 Theme for October Update, April Update, Falls Creators Update, Creators Update, Anniversary Update, November Update and May Update

***DONATIONS***

This theme is provided for FREE,but in case you like it and want to support it,
please consider donating through PAYPAL whatever you feel like.
DONATE

Here is my first skin for Windows 10. I always wanted a dark/grayish theme with blue details and here it is.
Enjoy it and if you really like it please consider donating. It would really help.

FIRST OF ALL CREATE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR SYSTEM. USE CUSTOM THEMES AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS - READ CAREFULLY!!!:

Before we begin. Find the version of your windows 10 installation.
Press the WindowsKey+R and type "winver" and click OK
-If it says Version 1511 you have to use the "November" theme ONLY REMOVED
-If it says Version 1607 you have to use the "Anniversary" theme ONLY
-If it says Version 1703 you have to use the "Creators Update" theme ONLY
-If it says Version 1709 you have to use the "Falls Creators Update" theme ONLY
-If it says Version 1803 you have to use the "April Update" theme ONLY
-If it says Version 1809 you have to use the "October Update" theme ONLY.
-If it says Version 1909 you have to use the "November Update v1909" theme ONLY.
-If it says Version 2004 you have to use the "May Update v2004" theme ONLY.
or else you will brick your system.
Ok lets start

0) Rename all .ex_ files to .exe so you can execute them. (I had to do that in order to upload them.)

1) First you have to patch uxtheme services to accept custom themes. To do that install "Theme patcher/UltraUXThemePatcher_3.8.1.exe" as administrator.

2) After patching uxtheme, install "OldNewExplorer" using the suggested settings from the image provided.

3) Then place the theme files in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes", you should have this structure: 
- "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Steamy Blue.theme"
- "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Steamy Blue\"
- "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Steamy Blue\shell"
- "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Steamy Blue\Steamy Blue.msstyles"

4) On the desktop, right mouse click --> Personalize-->Themes-->Theme Settings, and choose "Steamy Blue" under "Installed themes".

5) Install the included transparency tool as described in the "transparency" folder of this package

Enjoy and leave a comment if you like it.

***Important Info***

- After running Windows Update, load the standard "Windows" theme before restarting the system to avoid black screen at boot. After the boot, you can chose Steamy Blue or any other theme.

- There are some barely visibile fonts in few programs but it usually depends from the program itself (if it applies visual style colors for some parts, and hardcoded colors for other parts).

***DONATIONS***

This theme is provided for FREE,but in case you like it and want to support it,
please consider donating through PAYPAL whatever you feel like.
DONATE

Special thanks to everyone at virtualcustoms.net and devianart.com
and HUGE THANKS to neiio for his Steam VS theme on which my theme is heavily based on.
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szgnd's avatar
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denicez

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love that

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Theme Updated for May Update v2004.

Please consider supporting by either buying the theme here on Deviantart or donating through paypal on the links in the description.

Fabrizio1970's avatar

very nice!!!, Fantastic!!!!

Wolfies76's avatar

its alright btw .. just needed to reinstall UltraUXThemePatcher_3.6.3.exe reboot computer :P

Wolfies76's avatar

yo love this theme =) but its not working so good after damn 2004 win 10 update :(

any plans to update this awesome theme?

F3niX69's avatar

When the windows update starts rolling out, I will update the theme.

msjessykajean's avatar

this is beautiful

ivanhoe66's avatar

Greed is not good

JohanRidw's avatar

Sambel Bawang Cirebon

Revans12's avatar

what are u doing here bosskuu :D

Carvin59's avatar

Any possibility to have an update for WIndows 1903 update?? Thanks in advance for yr reply.

F3niX69's avatar

Theme updated for version 1909. Please consider making a donation if you like it!

ADIEL244's avatar
¿Hay alguna esperanza de que lancen la versión 1903?
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Theme updated for version 1909. Please consider making a donation if you like it!

ADIEL244's avatar

Hi thanks, excellent theme the best dark theme I use since version 1703, I can barely send you for a coffee.

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Will this get an update? The latest version of windows breaks unupdated themes, in a way that it makes the autocomplete/autosuggest in the address bar for the file explorer no longer work.

Basically, it ignores the autocomplete options (which are buried in Internet Options for some reason). A few other theme creators (such as Niivu) ran into this issue and have fixed it with their themes.

Someone else's example of it: www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
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Theme updated for version 1909. I will look into the autocomplete issue when i have more time.

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Thanks for sharing ur work (:

Something has failed in my installation, but i don't know what. Transparency works, also do it blue icons. Adress bars have changed to black, but windows and their top bars (don't know the name, but those which contain close and minimize icons) have not. Hope you can help me bro

Ignore this, it has worked just after writing this lol. I tried selecting once again form personalize menu and worked (:
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You are welcome. 
vos6434's avatar
Hey, have you considered making a theme that looks like the old green steam look?
something like this.
Old Steam by vos6434     
F3niX69's avatar
I probably won't.
I made this one as there was a personal need for a dark/gray theme.
That's why I still update it(even though windows has a dark theme now that covers most of my needs).
Sorry for disappointing.
Have a great day.
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