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Klarheit.visualstyle v1.0 by schluepfer Klarheit.visualstyle v1.0 by schluepfer
okay, here is my first visual-style for you. i always wanted to create one that is completely how i want a style to be, and this is the result... so, if you don't like it - i do (hope this doesn't sound too arrogant ;)). of course i'm open for any bugfixes / suggestions.

i called it "Klarheit", that's german and means clarity / clearance because that's what the style is - i didn't use some effectful gradients or spectacular light-effects, the style should be functional and still cute.
the color-theme in the style is called "ozeanblau" (oceanblue). maybe i'll release "Klarheit" in some other colors soon.

some inspirations came from the great bluecurve-theme and also from the opensource "tango-project" ([link]). i got the start-button, some caption-buttons and the icons in the xp-startmenu from there. that's why i recommend to use the visual-style in combination with the tango-icons (e.g. with "super turbo tango patcher") - looks great.
i put a wallpaper into the archive that fits quite well to "Klarheit" - it's from the human-theme, edited by me.

hope you like the style. please be kind and add this to your :+fav: favourites if you like it.
p.s.: enspia ported this style to windowblinds-xp: [link]

*update 1.01 (2006-08-28):
  • now including shellstyle, compact-/full-startmenu-version and the font used in the style
  • renamed compact-startmenu-version to "ozeancom" and the full version to "ozeanfull"

*update 1.02 (2006-08-29):
  • radiobuttons / checkboxes improved
  • progressbar much improved
  • changed shellstyle again (final version i think)
  • taskbar-buttons are also boxed when unfocused (very light only)
  • taskbar is now a bit thinner
  • updated the screenshot

*update 1.03 (2006-08-30):
  • fixed shellstyle-colors (e.g. in control panel)
  • reduced size of xp-startmenu (removed unneeded space)
  • now three different font-styles: lucida grande (choose font-size "Normal"), tahoma (choose font-size "Large Fonts"), calibri (choose font-size "Extra Large Fonts")
  • after lucida grande was included, now calibri is also in the zip
  • minimal optimizations on the titlebar-gradient
  • visual-style is now 7zip-packed again. you can open it with winrar or 7zip ([link])

*update 1.04 (2006-08-31):
  • changed start-button (+ updated screenshot)
  • made flashing / blinking button more "eye-catching"

*update 1.05 (2006-09-01):
  • shellstyle: text-color in the file-details-box fixed
  • applied shellstyle-colors also to the useraccounts-panel

*update 1.06 (2006-09-03):
  • flashing button is now a darkblue
  • increased font-size of calibri ("Extra Large Fonts") a bit, as calibri is quite small in default mode

*update 1.07 (2006-09-06):
  • fixed a main-problem: java-apps now work correctly when using this style
  • renamed the substyles and fontstyles to be more understandable

*update 1.08 (2006-09-08):
  • added the second color-theme: "ergonomisch" (= "ergonomic"). it has got all the features of the original one (including modified shellstyle and wallpaper), is a bit darker and has less saturation. more coming soon...

*update 1.09 (2006-09-12):
  • text-color of flashing-button is now white
  • compact startmenu now "ultra"-compact
  • small bugfixes in ergonomisch-substyle (some borderline-colors)
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Anarkhon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Cany port this skin to Win7 please?
SirChelsea1905 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Pretty much the only VS i've used last year Excellent job
winplayboy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
can any body port this VS to win 7. thanks in advance
pahuudenkuolema Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
wow this is ridicuously amazing :whisper:
winplayboy Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
can you please port it to windows7. It will greatly appreciated.

If you really want to port it to win7 please do so for classic themes for win7 only as aero based themes are not eyes friendly for long term use....

Thanks in advance....:)
holaya Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Jayro-Jones Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like it... reminds me too much of Ubuntu's Tango theme, which I despise.
sonerbudak Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
thanks for share
0grizzly0 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Great work and special thanks for all the updates on your theme pack.

But one question remains...i tried a search here and also on google, but i couldn't find these wallpapers:

vormittag.bmp, abend.bmp, nacht.bmp (and maybe morgen.bmp, mittag.bmp & nachmittag.bmp)

Where can I get these...?
kleinespika Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
very nice
janfsd Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I love this theme, really good!
Does anybody know if there is a similar gtk theme for linux?
KoolGamesXZ Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Thanks a lot my friend!:)
robel1985 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Excellent. I've been using this one for a long long while. I think it's one of the bests VS ever, along with Opus OS 1.5, Black Mesa and Lorca.
andyrogerson Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Like the start button
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
enash131 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007   Interface Designer
this is the awesomeness!
donsjuand Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Looks good, but there is a wallpaper named big_boxes.bmp that I would love to have. Where can I find it?
schluepfer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
hmm i searched google but i don't find where i got it from. i sent you a pm...
donsjuand Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
I appreciate you taking the time for me :)
RolandIII Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
It's kind of funny, I've known about this theme when it first came out but as of recently this theme is my all time favorite. I hope you don't stop up dating it. I can't think of a more clear and cleaner looking theme. Cheers.
ravage777 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
love it
mnrh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
nice work, i luv it.
Loriam Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Very nice
it's exactly what i've been looking for for a long while, something not way flashy but more then the usual minimalistic themes, kind of what i'd make on my own if i had any talent for it :P
Nevezen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Neat stuff :) Could ya possibly add a black color scheme when you get some time? Thanks :)
kikke Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
Make more style like this!
petercui Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice job.
bigband683 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
nice job thanks
br0kebusta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
I LOVE the Start Button!!!
gaeva Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Hi schluepfer,

The VS was really great but I found a bug with Firefox 2.0.2 with Web Developer plugin installed. The page was jumping like crazy.
gaeva Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
I found it out. It's a conflict between Firefox and some Visual Styles. Firefox will jump if your Bookmark Toolbar is empty.

I'm using Klarheit now, sweet!
Firithmorgulion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
great work :-D
studioNioo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice theme my friend :)
MG-TEAM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
acea1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Good work :+fav:
dThumb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007   Interface Designer
Used it for nearly 4 months, but got tired of the scrollbar..any chance of a slightly better looking and possibly thinner scrollbar? Other than that, awesome work...:D
schluepfer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
guess i won't put much work onto that, sry. but you're right, scrollbar tires one by time.
dThumb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007   Interface Designer
np, still an awesome vs. :D
timtamchen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Looks great!
timtamchen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Looks great!
Annmey Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Student General Artist
wow, very nice!!
XBOA2000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
WOW. I rarely comment, bu I just HAD to. This is an excellent style. I don't change styles very often, but this one made me switch. What a GREAT job!
dustkt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007   Interface Designer
great VS but how do you disable the shellstyle?!?!
that's quite amazing and i've seen so many people do it but i dont understand how :(
schluepfer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
you mean disabling the area on the left of each window ("folder tasks")? i did that with an app called "tuneup utilities", but you can have it easier: [link]
dustkt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks, i've seen all the "pro screenshoters" do it and i've always felt quite retarded, i thought there was some way to rehack it but i couldnt find the.dll
altaya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006   Digital Artist
sisiphus00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
brilliant work :clap:
Stadler33 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
mhh... it looks like KDE 3.5x^^
PresBHaven Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Photographer
I think you should make an all white one to go with it, That would look amazing!
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