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VOID THEME + ICONS

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By juyle   |   Watch
Published: June 3, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 juyle
This is a theme I have been working on for a few months now. I started working on it because of my distaste for the original Windows theme and the hopelessness in finding a theme I really could adopt.

It is not perfect but I am not sure if I want to spend too much time on it any more, and I think I have done an OK job so far.

Instructions:
-First of all you need a patched system to use this theme but I guess you knew that already, it's easy to do, but I included the Universal Theme Patcher.
-Then if you haven't already, install the, also included, Theme Resource Changer
-Copy content of the "Theme" folder from the archive in C:\Windows\Resources\Theme
-If you don't have it, install the Droid Sans font that you can find in the "Font" folder
-Double-click on the VOID.theme file. It will apply the theme.

Program Icons: I mostly made the ones that I use, but feel free to make your own using the included PSD and 7Conifier. The font I used is a Monospaced called Targa MS: [link]

System icons: So far I can only provide the .ico files that you can replace yourself in imageres.dll or use IconPackager (this software is a pile of crap though). If I have time I will make a custom imageres.dll to come with the package.

Everything looks better if you remove shadow and animations. Go to Start menu -> right click on computer -> proprieties -> advanced settings -> performance and untick shadows and animations.

I suggest you also use the Windows standard cursors. Go to Personnalize -> Change your mouse pointers, then choose "Windows Standard". If you don't have it click on "Windows Standard Large", then "None". They'll go back to Normal size.

I might create a logon screen for it as well...

Thanks to gsw953 for his help, TheBull for his WSB tutorial and creativX forum.
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THENERDYMAN's avatar
Are you going to make this compatible for windows 8 anytime? I used this one my last laptop and loved it. 
juyle's avatar
Thanks for the nice comment. I have had Windows 8 on my PC for a couple of months now and quite like it as is, although it could for sure be improved. If I ever apply the same principle to Windows 8 theming I'll let you know :)
pastito07's avatar
excelent my friend :D
jams0123's avatar
Does this require Aero to be enabled?
gsw953onDA's avatar
gsw953onDAHobbyist Interface Designer
I really like the clean,minimal style,great work!
jaillyn's avatar
Gonna test it. :) I'll give feedback
jaillyn's avatar
Okay immediately posting that it's nice and different from others I've seen. the complete lack of a border is different and threw me off at first bit I can deal with it. A single pixel black border wouldn't hurt me in the slightest... but it's your theme you can do what you want with it. :D
juyle's avatar
It used to have borders but I thought it looked off and wasn't minimalistic enough. Here it is still usable and more to my liking :D .

But it is indeed not for everyone.
jaillyn's avatar
I do find a few issues with menus. For firefox, the text is dark on dark unless you mouse over....

I still think a very thin border would be good, though. there was also some odd white lines on my taskbar.. I think it's when I had more than one window of the same type open though.

Otherwise it's neat.
juyle's avatar
I'm using Chrome and ... sort of assume everyone did :/ . I will install Firefox and see if it's too bad I might make a new version.

The "odd white lines" are my way of saying there's more than one window opened. Slightly clumsy I know.
jaillyn's avatar
well I'll correct myself. I'm using Waterfox, which is a 64 bit compiled version of Firefox... ton of performance improvements. eheh.. but the menu display is the same as what firefox does.
olafviking's avatar
Not my taste, but you made something original here I will maybe give it a try !

Thanks for your work !
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