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NEXTlevel port for Win7 by fediaFedia NEXTlevel port for Win7 by fediaFedia
64-bit explorer: [link]

The original VS was done by Vathanx: [link] This is a port for windows 7

PERMISSION: NEXTlevel is skinswingers meaning it can be edited without permission but with credits and submitted under the same license.

Release is still beta, there are quite a few bugs.

BIG thanks to balderoine for the idea and for the awesome preview

Credits to Vathanx for creating NEXTlevel

Comments are welcome!
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:iconqbeenslee:
qbeenslee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
May I ask you a question
How to change the style of  panel border(I don't know how to describe),you can see picture  sta.sh/01q1dshaozeq
Thanks
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:iconanderzdk:
anderzdk Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Does this Work with Win 7 sp1 ?
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:iconjpw477:
jpw477 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Beauty !
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:icondebio264:
debio264 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Loving this theme, but I generally put my taskbar on the right side of the screen, and the application icons look pretty bad because they overlap the side borders on the taskbar in that position. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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EyesOfARaven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
When you mouse over the navbar on the left of an explorer window, the little triangles for expand/collapse appear and look like absolute crap until you mouse over them individually.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
hmm, pic?
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:iconphilipxd:
PhilipXD Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
does this support the fat taskbar?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yes
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:iconphilipxd:
PhilipXD Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
and why's the orb not NEXTLEVEL but the normal one?
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:icondrchirag:
drchirag Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
thanks
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:icons1590:
s1590 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
sooo cooooooool[link]
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:iconzamhareer:
zamhareer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Nice Theme...
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:iconmandatoryregister:
MandatoryRegister Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Anyone else experiencing these issues? Most glaring issue for me is probably the bottom edge of an aero window always being off color no matter which one I use, at version or not. Unfortunately, there are several other issues (navigation pane, unfocused window's borders not correct etc.) that makes me stay away from using the NEXTLevel port as my main theme despite loving the Vista version.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Worked fine for me. Pics?
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:iconmandatoryregister:
MandatoryRegister Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Solved via PM. "Show shadows under windows" was necessary for it to display properly so thanks fediaFedia!
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:iconpauliewog260:
pauliewog260 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Good job mate!
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:icony-n-1-f:
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
SHARP!
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:iconfulkdude:
fulkdude Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
truly the best and usable on daily basis unlike dark vs.could not get a second replacement for it.
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:iconicecrystalz:
IceCrystalz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Great theme.

I copy the NEXTlevel folder and both files to \Resources\Themes, but what is NEXTlevel AT?

And one more question, why is it 2 NEXTlevl in Appearance >>> Installed Themes?
The other one is the real NEXTlevel theme and looks as it shall... and the other one just look strange?
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:icong8seven:
G8seven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
One of the best out there! Thanks :)
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:iconthephantom97:
ThePhantom97 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Very nice...thanks!
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getstyle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Sorry for the English is that I am Brazilian help me more when I install the theme
my start menu is kind xp
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getstyle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Help me sort my start menu is xp when i install the theme is not equal to
this help me please
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:iconeyesofaraven:
EyesOfARaven Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I've been using this theme off and on since you've released it, and it's a good port of NeXTLevel. However, it would be much appreciated if you could fix the remaining bugs, specifically the original taskbar buttons so we can use the non-AT style without clashing.

Thanks Fedia - love lots of your work.
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wallybescotty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the taskbar doesnt look the same on mine as in the pick, its flat and the sphere is the default one, any sugestions?
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Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you ever going to make this available for WindowBlinds? I just got it for 7, and the start bar in the version of this skin included with Aero Ultimate is really buggy. I hope you'll make a version of this for WB7 so we can use it, too.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Why? I made a windowblinds version only because there is no aero on XP, there is no point of making it for windowblinds vista/7
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Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because I like the look of NEXTlevel, and windowblinds 7 is an easy way to not only apply this style, but also to modify it, should I ever want to do so. This method which you have presented me is too permanent and time-intensive to apply in the highly scheduled world that is my own. It's because it's quicker and easier for the end user, who is your target audience in the end. Plus, I don't want it for the aero look, but for its overall uniqueness and form, its attractiveness and the fact that it's not quite like anything else out there. Its sleekness works nicely to make my PC look amazing, but this facade is broken when one opens the Start menu or right-clicks a taskbar icon, which are the two most obvious glitches, as the start menu not only breaks and juts out of itself, but it doesn't even have a Shut Down button. If one right-clicks a taskbar icon, one can not even see the options listed, even if one hovers over them. I'm sure you fixed them in this port, but, again, to install something so complex is not only risky and time consuming, but it also leaves me without the program which I paid for with my dwindling college fund; WindowBlinds 7.

All in all, it's just a good idea. Plus, it opens your audience of downloaders up to those who are not as tech savvy as you most certainly are. Please, whatever your conclusion, consider all these things and reply to this message. Thank you.
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Err, actually msstyles is way more simpler and easier to use than windowblinds. You patch the uxtheme once with 1 click, and you can use all visual styles there are, it surely takes less time than installing Impulse, then downloading WB etc, plus it's totally free. The audience for msstyles is far greater than windowblinds, that's why i stopped making them. Not to mention skinstudio has tons of bugs making many things in this VS impossible on windowblinds. Did I also mention that I don't have windowblinds?
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:iconsupuhstar:
Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh... well, will it use the skins I DL'd for WB?

Also, what's the DL site for msstyles
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You dont understand - msstyles is the default visual style format, just like aero. It's the native system theme, you can download them from deviantart, or any other site which has themes. Windowblinds styles are miniroty, not msstyles.
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Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so how do I change quickly between styles without WB?
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eXticey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you here too xD
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eXticey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I did what you wrote in the readme and not seems enough. Could you write a "detailed" installation guide?

"Place the NEXTlevel folder and both theme files to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes"

I did it, and when I tried to apply, I've got a result reminding me of Win95 :D
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eXticey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, me again, I'm starting to get it, though even I took ownership for explorer.exe, it wouldn't allow me to rename it. Confusing.
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Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Having recently updated to 64bit Home Premium full version from the RC, I now notice inactive explorer windows turn bright blue at the top. This didn't happen in the RC.

I haven't replaced explorer.exe.
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atallicus07 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Is there any chance to fix the problems putting the taskbar on top? Otherwise looks awesome, I really miss this theme.
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:icontomrichter:
TomRichter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Great port, man :D
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:iconeditorraymon:
editorraymon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
very nice work as always... can your 64bit explorer works with WIN7 RTM 64BIT version?
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:iconharysaam:
harysaam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
have you got a rectangle orb?
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:iconlezaar:
LeZaar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009   Interface Designer
the theme works well but replacing the explorer.exe and rebooting doesn't alter anything.. (i took ownership of it and got a 32bit system)
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:iconsupakitsune:
Supakitsune Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!! <3
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:iconarchnophobia:
archnophobia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
you saved me man thx a lot but we need you to fix some bugs :) take a look at this : [link]
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:iconalejosz:
Alejosz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Photographer
Excuse me, I tagged your port here [link]

:)
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:iconzatara214:
Zatara214 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Absolutely terrific skin. The one of the only good dark one's I've been able to find for Win7 that doesn't have visible issues. A search bug isn't that bad, truthfully. Nice job with the port.
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:iconmadcat75:
madcat75 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
What are the current bugs?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Search bug
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:iconmrmarchenprinz:
MrMarchenprinz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I love your style...its AWESOME!
FAV...4 SURE!
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:iconps-gunkie:
ps-gunkie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Very nice to see this ported to Windows 7 :). I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM myself, and apart from a couple of less annoying bugs, there is one pretty big/annoying one I ran into.

I replaced my explorer.exe with the x64 one up for download. The problem I have now though, is that the Windows+E shortcut to open Explorer is broken. Whenever I try to use it, I get a message saying "Unspecified error", nothing more. Any idea as to how to fix this? It's quite annoying.

As for the other bugs, I'm sure you're aware of them, and I'm eagerly awaiting an updated version of this skin that fixes them :).

Thanks in advance for looking into this :p.


~ps-gunkie
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I'm using RTM 64bit too and explorer is fine :O
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