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Penumbra 10 - Windows 10 visual style by Scope10 Penumbra 10 - Windows 10 visual style by Scope10

Works on Windows 10 only



Supported versions:


Version 1703 (Build 15063) - Creators Update


Version 1709 (Build 16299) - Fall Creators Update


Version 1803 (Build 17134) - Spring Creators Update


Might not work on older versions


This visual style is made to have neutral colors.
The music player in the preview image is AIMP with Ladient 2 ( fav.me/d9bypg0 )



Before you install


- Check if you have the right version of Windows 10 (See www.howtogeek.com/236195/how-t…)
- Make a restore point (!)
- Install Open Sans (included in the download in the 'Font' folder)
- Uninstall any patch if you have already installed one (UxStyle, UltraUXThemePatcher) (!)

How to install


1. Install UltraUXThemePatcher and reboot after install: www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_… 

2. Install Old New Explorer (ONE): www.msfn.org/board/topic/17037…
My recommended settings:  i.imgur.com/4e0bpi2.png

3. Copy the content of 'Visual style' to 'C:\Windows\Resources\Themes' (i.imgur.com/z3i2huu.png)

4. 
Right-click your desktop > 'Personalize' > 'Themes' and click 'Penumbra10(w)(s)' under 'Apply a theme'
The preview image above uses "Penumbra10" (recommended)
See "Variants" section below for information about the different theme files.

5. Done



Something wrong? Try this


- If everything is still white or mostly white, click on the 'Windows' theme, reboot your computer, and repeat step 4.

- Reinstall the latest versions of UltraUXThemePatcher and Old New Explorer (ONE) (links above). Be sure to reboot afterward.

- Check the FAQ section of the UltraUXThemePatcher website (link above) if the steps above did not fix your problem. At this point, the problem is usually because of the required system files not getting patched correctly. 



Known problems


- Some remaining white elements, like in the Task manager under Performance
- Some remaining blue elements


Known fixes


Problem: Hidden disabled text or icons (like in Notepad++)
Fix: www.mediafire.com/file/bhxvgxk…
Note: These altered themes will create minor inconsistencies in the theme.

Problem: The theme will have white elements after returning to the desktop from sleep, hibernating or locking the PC.
Fix: 
1. Open up "regedit"
2. Make a backup (right-click > export) of the following key/folder:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\DefaultColors]
3. Now remove the key/folder [DefaultColors] (right-click > delete, may require you to Take Ownership first)
4. Done
Note: Your theme color will restore to default Windows blue after returning to the desktop. This only affects things like the lock screen colors and volume indicator color.
Alternative fix (using a scheduled task):
www.mediafire.com/file/u8t8apj…
Note: Instructions are in the download.



Extra customization


- To change your taskbar color/opacity
    winaero.com/blog/get-a-complet…

- Bring back the old personalize window
    winaero.com/comment.php?commen…

- Explorer window customization (Old New Explorer)
   
www.msfn.org/board/topic/17037…

- Center your taskbar icons
    www.beingtechsavvy.com/align-p…

- Bring back the command bar
    Use the following guide, but remove the line with Element padding, instead of adding it.
    www.askvg.com/how-to-make-fold…



Variants


Penumbra 10 comes with a couple of variants:

- Penumbra10: The theme as it was intended to be used.
If you don't know which variant you should use, pick this one.

- Penumbra10w: The w stands for "White".
This theme is like Penumbra 10, but has a white Windowcolor and black Windowtextcolor.
This is meant for people that want a dark theme, but don't want programs like Microsoft Word and Excel to be affected with a dark page and white text. This theme does create inconsistencies with the rest of the theme.

- Penumbra10s: The s stands for "Stock".
This theme is like Penumbra 10, but with stock/default looking caption buttons (Minimize, maximize, close) and Taskbar button.

- Penumbra10ws: A combination of White and Stock.



Changelog


08/05/2018
- The theme has not changed since it already supported version 1803, Spring Creators Update.
- Install the latest UltraUXThemePatcher and reboot if you're coming from an earlier version of Windows 10.
- Changed download folder structure. All abovementioned Windows 10 versions are supported by the same theme files. No need to differentiate with a different folder per Windows 10 version.

27/12/2017
- Fixed white background in Run task dialog
- Fixed white background in Extract files window

09/12/2017
- Fixed the no border issue. The theme now has the same border size as the default Windows theme (1px)
- Adjusted caption font and size

08/12/2017
- Completely remade penumbra 10 with the version 1709 default Windows theme.
This means that the theme now officially supports Version 1709 (Build 16299) - Fall Creators Update.
- Certain problems, like the right-menu not showing or being bugged, should be fixed now.
- The border size is now 0px (from 4px)
     I tried to make the border 1px, but I can't seem to find the element that changes the color of the left border.
    With borders, it would show inactive windows with a translucent border and becomes opaque when the windows is active.
- Small color and asset changes

11/08/2017
- Fixed Penumbra 10s and 10ws versions (taskbar pearl did not change)

21/05/2017
- Updated Automated Theme Reset Script to work on Creators Update (using ThemeSwitcher now)

15/04/2017
- Fixed the command bar on the Creative Update (it now no longer shows on mouse over)

14/04/2017
- Added support for Version 1703 (Build 15063), also known as the Creators Update.* (separate folder)
- Fixed the unreadable searchbar text in explorer
- Increased the brightness of the right click menu
- New wallpaper

07/03/2017
- Added two new variants: Penumbra 10s and Penumbra 10ws
The s stands for "Stock" and comes with stock/default looking caption buttons (Minimize, maximize, close) and Taskbar button.
- Removed Build 10586 (November)
- Small changes

07/08/2016
- Added compatibility for build 14393 (Anniversary update)

20/06/2016
- Small alignment and margin change for the explorer navbar

31/01/2016
- Fixed copy window not showing with MTP transfers
- Changed caption buttons
- Changed the blue buttons in the copy window
- Changed the detail pane colors
- Other small changes

25/11/2015
- Fixed build 10586 compatibility
- Fixed white in context menu
- Fixed black text problem
- Removed beta tag
- Tons of other small changes

28/10/2015
- Initial beta release



Please read the complete description above and the comments below before asking about a problem!

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:icondatsatthune:
datsatthune Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Stay in 1803 and wait...
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:iconalali44:
alali44 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I hope this awesome theme will be updated to 1809 as soon as possible
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:iconnzanee:
nzanee Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Give him time, the theme mostly works for me using 1809 (didnt install the update that came after tho) and the workarounds to re apply the theme after restart/sleep, the only broken thing (for me) is when it turns back to white after sleep, and the command fixes it, ofcourse I'd love to not have to use it just like before, but oh well, I can bare with it for the meantime
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:iconmathiastopkek:
MathiasTopKek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  New Deviant
yeah it worked fine for the first update to 1809 but then they released an cumulative update and it fucked the theme up so hard.
suggesting to update asap!
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:iconmainber:
Mainber Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  New Deviant
Screenshot 1 by Mainber  

It just won´t work for me. Installed everyting, wouldn´t work so i used the system recovery to jump back and install it again, still won´t work.
And I made sure I did everything correct. Please help me im desperate for that gorgeous theme.
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:icondatsatthune:
datsatthune Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Me too :(
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:iconskuffer:
skuffer Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2018
Been using Penumbra on Windows 10 for quite some time now and absolutely love it, However recently Chrome introduced quite the update and made the URL bar background white again.

I've tried everything I know of to get it dark but it just won't work, Does this need to be updated to support the new Chrome update? Thanks Scope

Here's a few examples of it below (including new tab also)

393c75f4eb1e77710a6438325a58639c by skuffer   642b2580aa518eb653901d13198e3858 by skuffer   6fc6f7d44d1d019c216449eb8cf14496 by skuffer  
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:iconuffjohn:
uffjohn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Navigate to chrome://flags/, find the setting "UI Layout for browser's top chrome", and change to "Normal". Should do the trick.
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:iconpastelitofresa:
PastelitoFresa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Just letting you that it works great with new October Update
2018-10-05 12-32-30 by PastelitoFresa   
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:iconumosay:
umosay Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2018
Can you try going into file explorer, where it lists all your main drives - then turning on preview pane with alt + p and see if you can access any drives without explorer crashing. That's the only issue I'm having. Doesn't happen with other themes or with preview pane disabled.
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:iconnzanee:
nzanee Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  New Deviant
So, by reading the comments below... does it work with October Update (without crashes and that kind of stuff) or not?..
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:iconumosay:
umosay Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2018
Works for me, the only explorer crash appears when I click on the main file explorer window with drives, if I just navigate it through other folders it's fine. Crash might just be for me though, it doesn't always happen but something must trigger it.

-e- OK I think I know what is causing my crashes now. When I have preview pane enabled (alt + P) it restarts explorer on the main FE page. Doesn't happen if already inside a drive. Doesn't happen with other themes. Someone else should test that too.
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:iconvagjayjay:
VagJayJay Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
It works on mine, though there are some inconsistencies within dialog boxes and stuff, but works overall.
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:icon118shadow118:
118shadow118 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Is there a way to get the status bar with Penumbra? 

I switched to Penumbra while there was an Explorer window still open and the status bar remained, if there was an option to get something like that to be permanent, that would be great
Ekrnuzmums (4) by 118shadow118
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:iconumosay:
umosay Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Just uninstall OldNewExplorer
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:icon118shadow118:
118shadow118 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Student Interface Designer
I don't have ONE installed, still no status bar. Those two little shortcuts in the bottom right corner are really useful
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:iconvagjayjay:
VagJayJay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Just a heads up bro, you might not have to overhaul everything for October update. Got the update last night, along with the latest UXThemePatcher, after everything, Penumbra worked fine (All variants, even the alternate version).

Attached is an image which shows how the theme looks along with the version of windows that i am running.

  Screenshot (7) by VagJayJay  
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:iconleozaurus:
leozaurus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Build 1809 is being installed right now. A big request to update your beautiful theme to this version as soon as possible.
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the heads up. This weekend I will set time aside to see if there is an easy way to transition the theme in order to support the October 2018 update version 1809. If there isn't, I will either have to wait some more for an easy fix or rebuild the theme using the new theme file (which will take some time).
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:iconumosay:
umosay Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2018
Theme looks to be working the same as it was for 1803 for me, thought it didn't work properly the first time. I just reinstalled the latest uxthemepatcher and reapplied and it worked. Running windows dark mode and it doesn't seem to be affecting it so far, just looks a little different in explorer down the left.

-e- spoke too soon, getting some explorer crashes
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:iconjokerthejoke:
JokerTheJoke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Does your theme already support Win 1809? It is already rolling out.
UXThemePatcher got updated the day before yesterday, although it's changelog hasn't been updated.
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:icondatsatthune:
datsatthune Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Same question
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:iconjokerthejoke:
JokerTheJoke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I just tried it.
While it did not brake anything, it does seem to do nothing. At least the window borders and control center is still white. The explorer has this ugly MS dark theme which just looks totally unaesthetic. Scope did a MUCH better job with it than MS.
Does anyone else have a weird brownish tint in the bar at the bottom of the dark explorer?
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have not tested it yet, but according to other themers, the new Windows 10 Dark Mode seems to be causing some of the issues that you described. This weekend I'll see what I can do.
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:iconjokerthejoke:
JokerTheJoke Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
I just tried it again because I read here that Old New Explorer causes problems.
It works now. The background of the explorer seems a little lighter and the selected entries in the left pane are not highlighted. Didn't notice any other differences yet.
Someone said that it crashes when you select a drive but I can't replicate that.
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:iconneetch333:
neetch333 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  New Deviant
anyone got a good suggestion for a matching dark chrome theme that also has a dark scrollbar? 
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:iconvagjayjay:
VagJayJay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
in the address bar of chrome, type 'chrome://flags' and enter. Once there, in the search bar, type 'overlay scrollbars' and you will be presented with a tweak with the option default set. Change it to Enabled and restart the browser, you will see a minimal scrollbar that is dark and disappears when not scrolling. I make sure to always enable this whenever i reinstall chrome on Windows or Linux...
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:iconneetch333:
neetch333 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  New Deviant
oh thx !
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I also use this method to make the scrollbar dark.
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:iconneetch333:
neetch333 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  New Deviant
this is the best i could find but it still got a white scrollbar:

chrome.google.com/webstore/det…
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:iconsequence209:
sequence209 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello guys, can anyone share the proper link for this great theme

:: update ::
dont mind me! dumb person on the loose.
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:iconhornskm:
HornsKM Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Screenshot (133) by HornsKM   ms word canvas is black anyone knows how to fix this
 
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:iconjokerthejoke:
JokerTheJoke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
I didn't have this issue with word, but I do with Excel 2016. Didn't test 256 or 2019 yet.
It would be great if Office apps could be blacklisted since they already bring a dark theme in the more professional packages. Maybe even by standard in the newer ones than 2016
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:iconhornskm:
HornsKM Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
so notepad and ms word are now dark anyone knows how to fix it ie changeit back to white
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The only way I know is to use the Penumbra 10W or 10WS variants of the theme. This does make some parts of the theme less readable (like the Explorer sidebar). See the description under "Variants" in the description for more information.
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:iconneetch333:
neetch333 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2018  New Deviant
So my problem is that for some reason after a little time the theme changes (by itself) from this:

prntscr.com/kxcewg

To this:

prntscr.com/kxcewk

Also the cursor changes from black to white (after having changed that manually)

Why could this be?

Thanks in advance
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:iconhornskm:
HornsKM Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
that's because you might have locked and unlocked or maybe the system went to sleep after a while and you logged in again to fix this go above in the description there is a known fix column do that and it will get solved
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:iconneetch333:
neetch333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  New Deviant
thx
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:iconneetch333:
neetch333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  New Deviant
I installed penumbra on my laptop as well and it happens there too.
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:iconzgfox:
ZGFox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  New Deviant
how i remove this? i.imgur.com/BbSqF8N.png
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You will have to install Old New Explorer or a similar tool that hides the Ribbon bar. See step 2 under "How to install" in the description.
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:iconthiccpapi:
thiccpapi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
It seems as if the icons are not changing in the top left of my window? How do I fix this. Running version 1803
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Top left? Do you mean the caption button in the top right?

Keep in mind that Penumbra 10S and 10WS use caption buttons that look very close to the stock Windows ones.
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:iconthiccpapi:
thiccpapi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Sorry the top right, and the I'm using Penumbra 10
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:iconthiccpapi:
thiccpapi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is happening because Chrome (among other programs) use their own caption buttons instead of using the ones that the theme has.

Fortunately, for Chrome, there is an option for it. Navigate to chrome://flags and disable the Custom-drawn Windows 10 Titlebar option (i.imgur.com/1PJansh.png).
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:iconthiccpapi:
thiccpapi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
it seems to be happening in all of the windows, including the file explorer in the picture
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:iconjonnychf:
JonnyCHF Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
I seem to have the default caption buttons on the regular Penumbra theme (not s).
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:iconscope10:
Scope10 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is it just for that one program/window or all other windows as well? The program itself might just use its own caption buttons and ignore the ones by Windows/the theme.
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