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Aero + : An Aero Visual Style with a touch of Windows 8 Visual Style for Windows 7

Hi! Thanks for viewing my first 'complete' visual style. This is a visual style wherein 72% of it is Aero and the 28% of it is Metro (this is my concept: aero outside, metro inside), and that may answer your question why is the scrollbar grey. I have nothing more to say, but i hope that you'll either like or love it!

Information + Features:
  • Wallpaper and Exploreframes, .dll for x86 and x64 and .bmp, included
  • Tested working on Windows 7 x32 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit), both non-SP1 and SP1
  • Both time and date will be shown on small taskbars

To apply this visual style, read this tutorial.
To replace the ExplorerFrame.dll, read this tutorial


No more future updates.

5/29/12 :
  • Reduced the size of the normal taskbar
  • Confirmed that it works on x64 (64-bit), confirmed by syrink

5/30/12 :
  • Fixed the tabs on Firefox>Options>Advanced (you may find it incomplete but thats normal), reported by DudE777
  • Made the windows more distinct than before, meaning you can slightly notice which window is active and inactive, reported by CY1221
  • Fixed the uTorrent toolbar, reported by Radanius

5/31/12 :
  • Added a 2 themes, one for bottom and left taskbar and one for top and right taskbar (this was added to remove the white line on the taskbars), requested by many users

6/3/12 :
  • Reduced the size of the vertical taskbars, reported by colagen
  • Renewed the ExplorerFrame.dll for x64

7/20/12 :
  • Replaced the Show desktop button
  • More opaque glow on title bars on the windows
  • Updated the Explorerframe.dll s, thanks to nahrizulashraf
  • .bmp s available for Explorerframe

7/20/12 :
  • Updated x64 Explorerframe.dll, thanks to elharty

(If you want to get notified about the latest updates of this visual style, just watch me)
I will not take credit for the UI made by Microsoft Corp.

elharty and nahrizulashraf for Explorerframe.dll s
lysy1993lbn for Origami Betta Fish

Aero+ Start Orbs : Original | Glow
See Aero+ in action, Click Here
Aero+ Login by Bruellkaefer

Comments:shoutbox: & Favs:+fav: are truly appreciated !
( so 1st comment & 1st fav = Llama )

If you have problems, suggestions, or demand for a permission, just comment below or send me a note
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superman123124's avatar

Thanks you for the themes!!!!!!

i can make that start menu using Classic Shell

I downloaded this theme on Windows 10 just for the wallpaper :) It looks nice bro

cenbow's avatar

best theme i've even use tysm

這是我見過最完美,最漂亮的WIN7直角主題,還能改變顏色.感謝作者. Perfect Theme, Thanks for work.
Jaff-fox's avatar
What you going on about? The download links been dead for over a year now!

Nothing, I just want to praise the author. I didn't download it here, but I really like it.

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iavycrescent's avatar
what does the explorerframes do i scared it wil mess up my system
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JovikAndArtz's avatar
Can you please make me a Visual style with your theme? You know.. just change the colors to Blue and red.. Title Bar is like Blue | Red ,Inactive is original title bar of your theme.. Colors of the close, maximize and minimize is the color of those buttons in Mac.. also taskbar Blue and red.. Show Desktop button is Blue top red bottom.. start menu ( The Box ) is white.. blue and red ( There is a / for half the colors ) the start menu orb with Blue and red logo.. In Windows Explower the back is blue and forward is red.. scroll bar is blue and red.. blue top red bottom.. I would thank if you did it! 
JovikAndArtz's avatar
I try do the tutorial for replace the explorerframe.dll but did not work.
cheatfreak47's avatar
for those in windows 7 that want up one level icons for your windows explorer through classic shell, I made a zip filled with icons you can download here, and change in Classic Explorer Settings.
Aero+ Up Button Icons, I know they're weird resolution (30x30), but by default the way classic shell displays them is at size 30, so it works.
huckleberrypie's avatar
You have any plans on converting this to Windows 10? Been using this for a while on Windows 7, so it would be neat if this gets ported.
I changed two Explorerframe.dll files, but the button does not change. Other Explorerframe.dll works well. What is wrong?

Windows7 Professional 64-bit
portista4ever's avatar
This is beautiful, i'm using and i'm not changing... <3

PS: What is the text font used in this theme? It's a nice one... ;)
closer2thelung's avatar
love it! after searching through system themes for hours, I have landed on yours. Its just great!
kgkhant's avatar
windows 7 like windows 7
HunterKiller926's avatar
Last time I tried to replace ExplorerFrame.dll, I broke stuff. I got to the logon screen and it would say "ERROR: the aplication failed to start because the following file is missing or corrupted: ExplorerFrame.dll" and then it would Re-start and say the same thing. ended up doing a Re-install of windows 7. :/
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