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Gray8.1 by gsw953onDA Gray8.1 by gsw953onDA
Here is an updated version of my Gray8 theme
that will work better on 8.1.
I am no longer using StartIsBack so the theme
was made to be used without a start menu
although it should work fine if you are using one.

The biggest change  is that this theme is made to 
be used with OldNewExplorer  www.msfn.org/board/topic/17037…

What does this app do?
It will allow the theme to change the Control Panel images,
System Properties logo without having to mess with any system files
plus a lot more other small theme tweaks.There is also options to
add the old w7 Details Pane back and Disable the Ribbon.

Thanks to Mr.Grim and Tihiy for making this possible 

Your system must be patched to use 3rd party theme
extra's,instructions,etc are included in the download
As some of the Apps used to achieve this look are still in beta
I would recommend making a restore point or better still an image backup
before running everything.  
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LOuroboros Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2017
Could you reupload it, gsw953onDA? The download is dead.
EDIT: Ohkay, nvm. Despite taking me to a "404 - Not Found" kinda page, the file still downloaded and now if I try it again, the download starts normally. I guess that DeviantArt can act weird sometimes.
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
DA seems to do that a lot lately :)
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FeatheredSeclude Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
I'm trying to download this theme, yet when I hit download .zip file from the button the right pane side gives me a 404 error, would it be possible to upload it with a mirror link also and put that into a description?

EDIT:
Okay, it decided to let me download... after giving a 404 error it said would you like to download... **shrugs to that logic but doesn't complain**
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Lovely image
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you
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waikit789 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Why I've already install all those things but there is still white whenever I open a folder?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
let me see a screenshot and I can help you better or you can also get help here 
virtualcustoms.net/forum.php
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Pisico Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Hello, could make or if you have a video talking about how to install this theme, could you tell me? For I read the instructions but it did not for me to understand, I really liked the theme !!
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Ayickz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
How step to change this themes to my PC ? im newbie Sweating a little... 
I like this theme ..Clap
please teach me ...
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Zeitgeist4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Hello, this theme is fantastic, congratulation. Where can i find these 2 widgets you have on the theme-preview?

de.share-your-photo.com/img/86…
de.share-your-photo.com/img/e7…

thx in advance
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nexus Dock www.winstep.net/nexus.asp

And this Rainmeter skin Big Fan by gsw953onDA
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Zeitgeist4 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
thx :)
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raveenbhanuka Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Thanks
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hussein1999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
HOW DID U PUT THE PICTURE IN FILE EXPLORER PLS
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:icongsw953onda:
gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WHICH PICTURE?
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hussein1999 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
i feel so stupid i thout the pic you were previeng in the folder is part of the theme sorry
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FrustratedNerd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
I love your theme and I've been using your 'yellow grey8' for awhile but I got sick of some areas being hard to read. This versions seems to fix everything I wanted. Anyway to get it in the same yellow coloring? I like to think orange but makes that's just the power of suggestion.

Would it be easy to edit myself? I've never effed around with a theme. I assume I can just search and replace the color codes in place?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You are the second person to request orange so I will
be making one starting tomorrow. Hopefully I can get it done 
in a couple of days!
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phoenixdarkful Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
when I installed everything it works well but the only problem I have is the top of the file explorer is still white when everything is dark
imgur.com/N7HV5MQ
any fixes for this?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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waikit789 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Same problem. I already installed it and still remained white.
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aliamirfar Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Artist
How to change All icon in windows explorer?
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:icongsw953onda:
gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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edshow17 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Great Theme!
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks
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AskDogOfDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I have a glitch with the taskbar im running win8.1 and my taskbar is glitching with the theme its showing the icons as small and is making the taskbar set to big yet i have it set to small
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
did you try unlocking the taskbar and re-sizing it?
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AskDogOfDarkness Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea acutally it breaks again when i do that
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure then ,maybe someone can help you here
virtualcustoms.net/showthread.…
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THEMEIT Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Please change those corner minimize, close icons...i am using macbook pro retina and this thing looks very small on more higher resolution screen
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have you tried increasing the Title Bar font size in your display settings?
This should also increase the button sizes
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Arthurmix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I use this theme, n its so wow, insanely great, but the problem is... I dont like when my Office word is black, the same for Excel, how can I fix that? Please, if there is a solution, tell me how to fix it.
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
In older versions of Office you could change the background color from the ribbon bar
I'm not sure about the newer version as I don't use it anymore
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Arthurmix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I cant see the Minimize, Maximize, Close buttons, so wat;s wrong wit my laptop? need help please, How to fix that?
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farhat1983 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Hi, i now installed another one just for try. I installed sci fi and everything work. 
Technology is strange... haha
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caspur1300 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Thank you for all of the hard work you put into this. I absolutely love it and this is now my theme for the foreseeable future.

 I am having one problem. On the Start Menu when I right-click a Metro tile I do not get the small pop up menu that lets me uninstall the application from the Windows Store. The tile gets the blue outlined box with the check mark but, no options to do anything. This is the only theme it is happening with. Is there a fix for this? It's not a huge deal just annoying when I want to uninstall an app and I have to switch themes to do it then switch back.

Thanks again for the amazing theme.
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I thought I had fix that on most of my themes but maybe I forgot this one.
I will update it shortly
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jatoman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
thanks, but where from download?
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Oohgee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
how can i install this themes
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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CharlesCc Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
loos  great
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lutfisani97 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
how to download this theme ? it's nice :D
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Paventare Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015
Everything went smoothly, but for some reason my calender won't open up when I click my clock. Any ideas?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sounds like the timedate,cpl version is different.
try this one gsw953onda.deviantart.com/art/…
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Paventare Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Yeah, this one worked. Thank you so much!
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wazlo1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Photographer
10th comment. i can start downloading now! cant wait to try out your themes!
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