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Yes this is a new theme for win7. This theme was made with love and care, so plz use it nicely! Don’t forget that this theme is based on win8.

Etched Icons
Flurry Icons

How-To Video

ExplorerFrames.dll Here!

The .rar pack includes:
Lucido theme
Skin for CAD
Skins for Rainmeter


UPDATE [11/05/12]:
• Fixed windows border bug
• Made scrollbar more visible

If there is any bugs plz report it to me!


Please comment and :+fav:

I appreciate the even if i may not say "Thank You"

Questions? Comments? Feel free ;)



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revengex360's avatar
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

Too much white!!!
Icons kinda not good and not colorful just white and grey!!!
Start menu is very nice!!! But does not have the new Windows icon!!!
Use the REAL , NO EDIT Windows icon!!!
Try replacing the white color with the soft crystal color in the start menu!!!
Replace the icons with better ones!!! I know it's almost imposssible to get great icons , cuz that's what happened to me!!! But , if possible , get better icons!!!
I also liked some rainmeter skin called "Elementary" so use it
and change it's color to crystal black ((Ask permission from it's creator))!!!
U235master's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

First impression: "Oh, cool it's not a bubbly theme, it's not an adobe knock off, and it's not a win shine knock off"

First impression after installing: "The only thing that has obviously changed (I usually use win 7 shine by zain adeel) is the window border"

Other comments:

I'm happy to see more work from one of my favorite UI designers!
This one has a good feel to it that I haven't seen before. It has a lot of white, and, while I'm not a big fan of white, it does fit with itself. It also has more opaque than I prefer. However, the slight transparency in the window bars look very nice.

One issue I have is that the scroll bars are barely visible. Here is a comparison of the Default Google Drive Scroll bar with the Lucido Scroll bar [link] Notice that the color of Lucido scroll bar makes it barely visible, even when zoomed in. (I included the google drive scroll bar both as a comparison and as an example of a color that would be easier to see against a white background)

An aesthetic (as opposed to utility) problem I found is that the taskbar, tasktips, and start menu don't seem to match the window borders. They do look nice (I'm a big fan of the transparency on them), but it could be improved by including something like the alpha gradient present in the top window borders.

As for the skins, I have not tried them (I'm not a user of rainmeter), but they look very well done from the screenshot provided.


Usability 6/10 - scroll bars are invisible in some situations, and that causes problems

Creativity 8/10 - I haven't seen this kind of effect in a window border before

Aesthetics 5/10 - Brighter than I prefer but still looks good, also could use a rework of the taskbar, task tips, and the start menu to include the themes in the window borders

Overall 7/10 - well done, better than a lot of the crap I've seen. Not sure I'll use it longer than a little bit because I like mostly transparent themes. (I enjoy when the colors of my background set the feel for the theme)
givesnofuck's avatar
Forgot to say thank you, Thank you!
One more thing, i have update it which means that i have made the scrollbar more visible.

U235master's avatar
No problem. Glad it got updated! I'll try it out when I get the chance.
ChesshiireCat's avatar
how to apply lucido.cskin ? please
dominik-day's avatar
i have a problem for installing your themes. i'm running win 7 64bit. it can't be installed manually so i applied it using theme manager. it worked once but one day i log on to see the theme changed into 'windows classic'. even though i re-applied it, it's still the same, for all of the themes. i already installed all of the requirements, but the theme seems to be not applied  completely, what should i do ;w;
Charly11's avatar
Bello, bajando
thelivingrobot's avatar
So for some reason, the explorerframes.dll doesn't show the navigation panel in a lot of dialogs. Anyway to fix that?
bobofawesome's avatar
Hey really digging the theme. However there's one little bug. On my desktop there's this thin white bar on the right that won't go away unless i completely minimize everything to desktop. Any ideas? Thanks
when I click on the theme, it just goes to my regular aero theme please help
PrMi's avatar
have u patched ur system?
krissasaur's avatar
Is there a way to make the start menu text black? I cant read it when I have transparency off, and I can't read it with transparency on.. so... Please help, because I love this theme otherwise.
krissasaur's avatar
Is there a way to change the start menu font color? White on White isn't readable.. Otherwise the theme is perfect.
givesnofuck's avatar
With ave style builder.
krissasaur's avatar
Deviantart didn't show me this message until I posted again, weird. Ignore the other one. Thank you for the reply. I will look this up! Love your theme. :)
Rachid7Hmid's avatar
Entre ici :… .. Et aidez moi S'il vous plait
givesnofuck's avatar
Computer > Organize > Layout > Menu bar > View > Status bar
Nice win7 VS's. But yeah, adfly link for explorerframe.dll?

You just lost all respect in my book... your a talented graphic artist, go get a career in the field instead of nickel and dime'ng the deviants to death... besides, isn't respect worth more than the $4 a month you get from adfly? Id think so...
givesnofuck's avatar
Hmm, okay, sure dude!
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