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Published: May 29, 2012

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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telanxray's avatar
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
Jaff-fox Digital Artist
What you going on about? The download links been dead for over a year now!
iavycrescent's avatar
what does the explorerframes do i scared it wil mess up my system
Zxkouga's avatar
ZxkougaStudent Digital Artist
i loved
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JovikAndArtzStudent Digital Artist
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! 
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JovikAndArtzStudent Digital Artist
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.
dn725's avatar
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... ;)
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closer2thelungHobbyist General Artist
love it! after searching through system themes for hours, I have landed on yours. Its just great!
kgkhant's avatar
kgkhantStudent Artist
windows 7 like windows 7
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HunterKiller926Student Digital Artist
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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Jayro-JonesHobbyist Digital Artist
It would be great if you could include a batch file that would automate the installation process for us.
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JovikAndArtzStudent Digital Artist
I agree.. replcaing the system files by your self.. that would make bit yourself in risk.
yaxxe's avatar
yaxxeHobbyist General Artist
The theme works great and looks good, but the explorerframe.dll files destroyed my computer. Could't access any of my users at all.
Took my over 3 hours to fix it. What does they do anyway? :)

Besides that I love the theme.
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mirageflHobbyist Artist
The perfect mix between Windows 7 & 8. The natural evolution of Windows 7. Windows 8/10 should look like THIS !
MrPsau's avatar
One of the best themes I've used, great job on it.
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ComehaHobbyist General Artist
I'm loving the style so far. The simplistic design and square corners give it nice fresh and 'zippy' feel.

There are just some points I hope you could look at. Firstly I notice the corners of windows have three pixels at the very corner that are completely transparent instead of the same aero fill as the rest of the window. When I use a lower dpi setting the theme reverts to the default appearance, possibly because the images for lower dpi settings have not been changed. Thirdly I see the paddles on things like the volume scroller are gray. It's probably intentional but it just seems a bit out of place. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both have them white. I just think it would have been better to just use the same ones as for Windows 8.
SEA747's avatar
I tried it out. It's really good as a design for the next Windows, but I suggest that you enlarge the date and time text on the taskbar, and to restore the user photo on the Start menu. There was also a problem replacing the explorerframe.dll file on SysWOW64, as I couldn't change permissions on that file (System32 worked, though.)
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