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Aero Redux 0.9

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Aero-Redux Version 0.9

3 Substyles with two start menus, both animated:

Aero-Diamond
Aero
Aero-Transparent

4061 Start Menu
4074 Vista-Style Start Menu

Also 3 separate Styler skins, with a variety of colour choices and Vista-Style address bar if preferred:
(all skins IE7-Compatible)

Athens
4074Aero
Hillel Concept Aero

*** A firefox and thunderbird skin, designed by someone very well-known, is due to be released at the end of the week. For anyone who desperately wants one, you can PM me for my own version, but it's not perfect, and requires some userChrome.css edits. Only PM me if you have a basic knowledge of Firefox and Thunderbird and their file structure.**

On the surface, this may seem like any Longhorn theme, but there is scarcely one Microsoft element used unedited, and all glass elements and main theme elements are redesigned from scratch.

Menus, Address Bar and Slider graphics to be replaced in 1.0. Current versions are taken from Percept. Version 1.0 will be released once bugs are ironed out and will include .PSD's of all theme elements and be released under a creative commons licence.

With thanks as always to all testers, and

To Stefanka, whose wonderful work on windows and mac, and sense of style provides a constant inspiration.

To Kol and Jemaho, whose beautiful skins and flawless implementation are something to be envied.
Jemaho's HilledSE is a truly beautiful skin, and a great interpretation of the Aero style, something to which I aspire.

To Microsoft's wonderful UI designers, whose concepts are as daring and elegant as any out there, but whose work is held back by the constraints of the end-product, in particular to Hillel Cooperman whose vision for Longhorn will hopefully one day be realised.

I am already aware that some windows spawn with their titlebars slightly offscreen. This is to allow a larger maximised window display and is deliberate behaviour.

All other bug reports can be posted at deviantArt or mailed to me at

savourymonkey@live.com


N.B For a Vista-style shellstyle, copy Shellstyle.UIFile to C\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\Windowblinds\Redux
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longhornbuild2233's avatar

That is nice.But all skins IE8-Uncompatible

dafmat71's avatar
Wow i really like the first( Diamond) substyle!!
I wish that you or someone do that for seven!! ;)
warrenized330's avatar
I would like to see you work out in some "glass"!
gx28ga's avatar
ntgladia's avatar
Just downloaded and installed to wb about five minutes....

holycow
speechless...
Thanks for your great work.
barmin's avatar
Currently usint it! I like it so much!

BTW, what app is that you have on the sshots? The one with a calendar on the left sidebarbar and that nice toolbar?
acceptance1's avatar
kick ass!!!! the Aero xp comunity is starting a project called retrophase whos perpus is to try to simulate longhorn on vista. i am going to start a secoundary project called xprotophase. requising prermission to include this in my cutomization pack if i give you full credit for this theme?
MacRobbo's avatar
How did you get a taskbar shadow but when I install this I dont? other than that this is an awesome theme!
xHatsukoi's avatar
Lol stupid question on my part, anyways, awesome =D :+fav:
xHatsukoi's avatar
Awesome, so you're going for the longhorn look?
Koslab's avatar
*** A firefox and thunderbird skin, designed by someone very well-known, is due to be released at the end of the week. For anyone who desperately wants one, you can PM me for my own version, but it's not perfect, and requires some userChrome.css edits. Only PM me if you have a basic knowledge of Firefox and Thunderbird and their file structure.**

Its been a long time already, where are the firefox and thunderbird themes?
zackunderscorefalcon's avatar
Without doubt, the best Vista skin I've ever seen.

That is so cool man...
vajlent's avatar
Do this work on vista and WB6???
iconographie's avatar
+faved because I have Vista, and this looks better than it.
alex3305's avatar
Great theme, although I have only one issue. When I change my taskbar to be on the top of my screen, the Start-button doesn't rotate with the taskbar. This gives the start-button an odd-effect which I personally don't really like..
alex3305's avatar
Hide this one and the above, I accidently posted it at the wrong deviation. sorry.
Jeffy-Kun's avatar
Wow. This looks great
Fiome's avatar
Great job! so cool!
Enduran's avatar
Well I'm new to theme mod's and have no clue how to install this can anyone spell it out for me? The read me should have it in it!!
falcoman's avatar
mmmm.. it´s great naw!!!#???
Joshu4's avatar
Very nice work... I use this theme on one of my main pcs!
Torched7's avatar
Nice! but is it for Vista or XP and is it for windowblinds or is it a visual style.
itoshii213's avatar
hi there, sorry i'm new here.....i like ur desktop theme. i'm not very sure how to apply the theme.
i'm using windows xp and i tried to use windowblinds to apply this theme. i downloaded the free version and it disabled the per pixel and the software last only 60 days. will the theme reset back to xp theme after 60 days?


btw, how do i change the icons as well? besides, after applying this theme, my frame around the window is black in color and its not transparent as its shown is the screenshot above.

can you teach me how to install the theme exactly how it is shown above? is there other software that i can use instead of windowblinds coz it will expire.

sorry for my noobie questions. thank you in advance. i like ur theme very much.
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