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AeroByDesign For Windows 8

For Windows 8.1 support go to the link below…

AeroByDesign for Windows 8 (Nothing more than Class)

This is my 1st theme i have made with WSB, I was going for a default clean sleek look just to get that good old feel back so enjoy.

Theme Install
Extract files to " c: > windows > resources > themes"

User Frame Install
Copy the AeroByDesign.msstyles to "C:Users > USERNAME > AppDataLocal > StartIsBackStyles" and apply as Visual Style in StartIsBack

• This theme requires your theme DLLs to be patched please install uxstyle or UltraUXThemePatcher

• 3 Themes included
1. White caption text + blue progress bars (AeroByDesignSignature.msstyles)
2. White caption text + green progress bars (AeroByDesignGreen.msstyles)
3. White caption text + blue progress bars + Solid Black Taskbar (AeroByDesignSBTB.msstyles)

Removed Themes
1. Dark Gray caption text with glow + green progress bars
2. Dark Gray caption text with glow + blue progress bars

Change Log 15-04-13 (Final Release)
• Add Theme White caption text + green progress bars (AeroByDesignGreen.msstyles)

Change Log 04/12/12
• Some Themes have been removed will update them if requested
• New Start Menu design based off the taskbar
• Display picture added back to start menu (Can now be disabled with in StartIsBack)
• Inactive boarder colour has been darkened to match the taskbar
• New User Picture frame will auto apply in later versions of StartIsBack but for now read User Frame Install above

Change Log 03/11/12
• Updated scrollbars to match Windows 8 explorer ribbon design (more visible for resolutions higher than 1920x1080)

Change Log 24/10/12
• Colorization added to Aero Peek windows they now follow your Personalization colour
• White boarder line added to Aero Peek inner windows
• Start Menu updated to match windows 8 and AeroByDesign when using StartIsBack
• Display picture removed from start menu
• Aero Basic updated to black with matching windows 8 frames and Caption Buttons
• Revised a few of the Caption Buttons
• Increased title glow on themes with glow
• Border width size changed from 4 to 2

Change Log 17/10/12
• Colorization added to inactive windows they now follow your Personalization colour
• Added a dark gradient to all window frames
• Changed active font to white inactive to light gray
• White boarder line added to all windows, taskbar and Aero Peek
• Changed all progress bars to blue colour matched Hard Drive Usage Colour, use themes with BPB in their titles for blue bars
• Added glow to all caption text, use themes with Glow in their titles for text glow
• New Caption Buttons for all windows
• New Scroll Bars
• Added refined shadows to windows frames

By LiveOrDie 2012
Special thanks to Avitus12 for the help with the small caption buttons and Nighthawk-F22 for assistance.
© 2012 - 2021 LiveOrDieTM
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LOuroboros's avatar
Is there a way to fix this issue when right clicking an item in the taskbar?

If it wasn't for that, this theme would be flawless ;-;

EDIT: Said nothing, I just realized there's a version specifically made for Windows 8.1 which doesn't have this issue. Sorry!
Hollnor's avatar
I have a problem, the Visual Style is awesome but there is a bug, you know how to fix this?
Hollnor's avatar
I mean that small black box in that Close Button!
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JodyThornton's avatar
Is there a way to have inactive title bar with a white font as well?
how to download this theme
lol site no download link here fake site 
from where to download it???
Windows 8 underground :v
this site is bogus. Flimflam
How do you download> cannot find link
Ghost34792's avatar
Is there any way to change progress bar color to red?
and how to download this theme ...cant find any option though !
LiveOrDieTM's avatar
Download is to the right
remixedcat's avatar
Latest waterfox build: The tab text is white. :( Other than that I love this theme.
LiveOrDieTM's avatar
This theme is for windows 8 if your using windows 8.1 try running my windows 8.1 theme which has more colors available for it.
SONiCSenshi's avatar
Any chance you can get this working for the Windows 10 Tech Preview? I really miss the blue progress bars.
LiveOrDieTM's avatar
I may update the theme to windows 10 when its related there is no point in doing it now as there still changing the msstyles .
TestSubject456 He's using Rainmeter to launch that. Check it out ;)
Can anyone tell me how to get the system and time info widgets on the right...? If I could add mobo, cpu, gpu, ram, and hdd temps, along with cpu and ram usage levels for each core/stick of ram, perhaps even fan speeds... that would be fantastic. I've not found anything like that yet and would LOVE to get my hands on something like that.
LiveOrDieTM's avatar
That is rainmeter with a custom skin to match the windows theme.
Cyserrex's avatar
Notification taskbar color not change?
LiveOrDieTM's avatar
Try reinstalling the theme as theres no problems with it.
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