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Hello mates, here are more themes for ur lovely Windows 7!
This is my Valentine gift for all of y'all fellows that love customizing. Plz tell me what you think?

Credits:
A really big thanks to my dude, ~Dwx50 because he provided both the .psd for
Sombras [link] And Snow [link] . Go check out his gallery, I promise you will love his work!


How-To Video

ExplorerFrames.dll Here!


The .rar pack includes:
Snow & Sombras
CAD skins
Orbs

UPDATE #2 [11/26/12]
✓ Fixed taskbar flash bug
✓ Made Snow more minimal
✓ Fixed some border bugs
✓ Decrease .rar size

UPDATE #1 [03/13/12]
✓ Change taskbar buttons
✓ Fixed some minor bugs
✓ Add new captions for Sombras & Snow

If there any bugs plz report it to me!

Please comment and :+fav:

I apreciate the :+fav: even if i may not say "Thank You"

Questions? Comments? Feel free ;)

Enjoy!

:peace:

Note: All the resources in this Vs are 100% made by me (=kiko11)!
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Hey the explorerframe.dll link is down, can you put other one

Does anyone know how to have the icons like the ones in the picture?

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(Note that I am using the Sombras theme, but much of what I said can also apply to Snow)
Absolutely stunning. I have been looking for a new theme for a while, after regretfully shelling out $20-$30 for Windowblinds, and this theme is one of the most simplistic, beautiful, and all-around wellmade Windows themes I have ever encountered. The installation was much easier than I first feared, and did not involve any major changes in my computer architecture. My computer feels sleeker, cleaner, and better. At times I spend whole minutes just staring at my desktop or idly playing with the Windows orb. It makes browsing seem like a peaceful meditation in how graceful the windows look. I know I will be keeping this theme around.
However, I do have some qualms with the theme, namely the exclusion of the icon set that you have shown in the preview. I realize that you most likely could not include it due to copyright concerns, but it would have been nice to at least point us to what set you are using, and how to change it. The three-dimensional, colorful default Windows icons clash horribly with the two-dimensional, minimalistic, grey style of the Kombo theme. It is nearly cringe-inducing to go to the explorer page and see the beauty of the frames and explorer itself forced to host the near-technicolor abomination of the default icons. Then again, this is not a reflection of the skin itself, but how compatible it is with other assets.
Another critique I have is that of the Sombras orb. I can see what you were going for, but it feels much too sharp, appears overly precise in its geometry and color when compared to the rest of the theme and, frankly, it looks boring. The Snow orb works fine in both themes, and I recommend using it over the Sombras orb. If you made it look more interesting and a tad more complex that a grey square, I will consider switching. Even just taking one of the four squares of the Snow orb could work.
Despite my disagreement in some design choices, do not let that give the impression that I have any ill feelings towards this theme. These two complaints are not necessarily nitpicks, but when compared to the near-flawlessness of the overall theme, in how well it was made and how graceful it appears, it's hard to see them as anything else. You owe it to yourself to at least give this theme a try.
Beautiful when paired with Rainmeter.
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I really love this skin. Been using it for quite a while now especially the white ones, snow. it gives you a nice clean relaxing sleek theme, (with a combine of a white bg and nice sets of icons, and rainmeter skins which i have). Love the concept and design no other colors except for only white (that's what I'm looking for a theme snow). and the black ones too. But it would have been better if you kept the window buttons in sombras theme same as in the snow. but all in all it's a beautiful theme for w7. I recommend this skin to y'all. easy to install.
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I would like to congratulate you on making this work of art as completely average as it is.The scheme you have actualized is finely fascinating. It is understandable to me that you kept your nose to the grind-stone with your undivided aptitude of techniques. The foreground of this art work is perfectly right for the symbolism that I see you are trying to create, but however, in saying that this observation is certainly inane. Despite that, I sense that your implementation of shape could have used some improvements as I sense that it can't equal the elegance observable in the rest of the art piece. In conclusion I would like to announce that it has been a treat to invest energy in this critique for you and I hope it will energize you to increase the power level of your excellent piece.
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Kombo is an excellent theme pack for Windows 7 that allows you to choose between two apparent contrastive visual styles (and sub-styles, two styles per colour). This theme is a great minimal theme that consist of very few colours and I recommend it for minimalists. However, the style is similar to most minimal themes, yet, isn't that the point of minimal themes? Overall, this pack is well designed and I appreciate the effort put into this. This theme is highly recommended for it has a Cover Artwork Display (CAD) skin along with ExplorerFrame.dll which allows users to customize their navigation buttons in explorer. Well done!
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Thank you very much for the Critique, ~M-Awesome!

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no worries! :D now that critiques are free, i will probably write more! :D:D:D :la:
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Vuelvo a deviantART y me encuentro con esta gran pieza tuya, me inspiro a hacer mi primera critica.

El sentimiento que da al usar ambos temas es algo silencioso y elegante, ambos con toques simples pero que lo lucen de manera maravillosa.

Aun así, sacrificaste algunos aspectos por esto, entre estos se encuentra el área productiva, en especifico, los colores de las fuentes pueden llegar a ser difíciles de leer y, eventualmente, provocar el cambio del tema por otro que sea parecido pero que cuide este aspecto.

Se que la mayoría de las veces cambiar el color de la fuente por otra es la solución, pero el fondo de algunas de estas aplicaciones también esta afectado por el color del explorador y si este se cambiara, perdería un gran detalle visual, haciéndolo un problema.

Excelente trabajo de todas maneras, uno de mis favoritos.
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Muchas gracias por la critica, Oscar! :hug:
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I have to say, the one thing I hate about macs is that I can't get themes for my computer like this. The Windows community has incredibly talented people making themes, such as kiko11, and I'm jealous over here with my mac.

Now, for the themes, I love both of them, though I have a critique or two with the black one. I feel like the blue text in the black theme could be replaced with a really light, almost white grey, as that would eliminate any colors, and the white theme manages that well. I also feel like the dark theme has less readability in comparison to the white theme, which I think could be fixed by just lightening up the text shades up a little bit.

Overall this is still amazing work here kiko11, I love it! This should get a DD.
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Thank you so much for the Critique, Taylor! :hug:
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no problem man, thanks for making the awesome work!
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He did it again =kiko11...

As always surprise us again with these two visual styles that are perfect for use with desktop windows, Both visual styles combining quality , elegance , finesse and above all a touch of minimalism make them unique.

The Sombras Visual Style certainly will make your desktop look elegant and attractive at the same time without losing the touch of minimalism.

The VS Snow looks awesome, combined with clear wallpaper will make your work environment or your desktop look especially relaxing and elegant.

no doubt these two visual styles are highly recommended for all Windows users who want to make it look more elegant and above all make your desktop more nice and pleasing to the eye.
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Muchisimas gracias por el Critique, Jose! :hug:
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Kombo is another great set of visual styles by kiko11.

These themes bring either dark or light to your desktop, and deliver the expected result beautifully.

Just a quick note: the themes don't appear on your desktop exactly like they appear in the preview, you need to mod some icons and use tbariconblanker to achieve a similar look.

The bevel effect is great, and the whole suite just screams for consistency.
The CAD theme is great too, and really fits with the rest of the VS.

The VS is kinda hard to read, although I do believe that this is the point of this minimal VS.

Overall, Great Job!
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Once again, thank you very much for the Critique, Y. Lin! :hug:
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no prob! thanks for the awesome VS!
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