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Glow for Windows 8

Windows 8.1 theme guide & help:…

Free version download -> on the right ("Download")

Paid version download -> on the right ("Purchase")

PayPal? Send $5.00 to make sure to include your dA username and/or mail.

Extras in the paid version "Glow+" :

-More versions with squared borders and multiple caption buttons types, also a dark version.
-Windows 7 version for the people that don't want to upgrade to Windows 8.
-Commercial use, bundling the free version with electronics or software (NOT reselling)
-User input will be taken with more consideration for the updates/new features.
-Extended support/help with installing the theme and getting it work properly on your system through MSN, TeamViewer, etc.
-Free modifications of the theme to your personal liking!*


April 22, 2013:
-Finaly updated...
-Preview image isn't changed yet (working on it)
-Windows 7 Versions aren't done yet (will be done tomorrow)
-New full dark theme (might have some bugs, windows doesn't work great with dark themes :/)
-New Aero theme.
-New Aero Minimal theme.
-For Aero transparancy:…
-For Applying the necessary tweaks:
-Readme files with instructions will be added tomorrow ;)
-A lot of overall updated images and other changes of course.

October 28, 2012:
-Free version (has no extras, just default style).
-Extra Dark version(paid) (might have a few bugs, report them to me trough notes or email).
-A lot of stuff, I'll go more into details after I've taken a nap...
-Windows 7 versions will be added in next few days for paid users.
-Improved firefox addon, amke sure to update!

October 19, 2012:
-Redone Window borders and captions, the close button recolors with the window border
-Improved scrollbars, make sure to reapply the new reg file!
-Improved custom Australis userstyles!
-Improved location & searchbar
-Improved navigation buttons
-New wallpapers!

October 13, 2012:
-Added Firefox Userstyles
-Fixed some small bugs

October 11, 2012:
-Modified explorerframe
-Modified locationbar & searchbar
-Modified progressbar
-Fixed some small scrollbar bugs (again)
-Fixed caption button glyph positions
-Fixed some buggy images in the taskbar
-Some more small modifications I've forgotten

October 10, 2012:
-Fixed bug that made the theme unable to work in some cases
-Re-added Calibri version (forgotten to add in previous update)
-Fixed some small scrollbar arrow button bugs

October 9, 2012:
-New Scrollbars
-New Sidepane
-New Buttons
-New Explorerframe (this is built into the theme, no need to modify explorerframe.dll)

September 16, 2012:
-Added version with Calibri font, requested by Radmir12Abilev

September 16, 2012:
-Updated window caption buttons.
-Themed taskbar 80%
-Breadcrumbs in explorer locationbar!
-Updated preview image.

September 14, 2012:
-Lowered price from 500 points to 400 points because deviantart sells only 400 & 800 points,
if anyone who's paid 500 points wants a 100 points refund send me a email or deviantart note.
The price on Paypal is still the same.

September 14, 2012:
-Fixed a error that made the theme not able to apply in some cases.

September 13, 2012:
-First pre-release


See README.txt


Wallpapers are provided by:
Caelifera by theRealPadster
Pavement by Nokadota
Sunset by hoangnhat1996
Drop by hoangnhat1996
Frost by hoangnhat1996

Other Glow stuff:

Not Available yet.


Give gdipp a try to make the font look awesome!


If you see any bug please report it so I can fix it.

*Will be free in most cases, for very advanced modifications there might be a small price, in that case we can negotiate about it.
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I love the theme and also seahorsepip's Support is AWESOME!
The theme is simple but nice ;). One thing I have to say is that there is no windows 7 version included and the icons are also not implented. The taskbar was updated a time ago so the picture is also old. But i got the old taskbar back by asking him in skype of an modded theme file. His Skype name is linked on his website btw.

Paid $ 5 really worth very much!
and to seahorsepip: Please update the theme more often! :)
Nice look my friend!!

Greetings from Germany!
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Amazing job!
Skrell Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
1.  Will the paid version work with 8.1u1?
2.  Are you still accepting payments for this theme?  I love it!
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
1. It will work with update 1 indeed
2. I made it 10 points(lowest price possible in settings) since I stopped working on it ;)
Skrell Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I don't know what points you still take Paypal?  If so, what price are you charging now that it's no longer in development?
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I've send a link in a note.

It's no longer in development so it's actually free but I made the plus version 10 points which is around 5 cents since it was quicker to change that way.
lynchshao Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
give a try
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Edit my bad, replied to the wrong comment >.>
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IzzuThug Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Do you have plans anytime soon to fully update this theme to work correctly on windows 8.1?
zbahadir Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
No better than that.
Is my favorite.
Thanks Seahorsepip
ntim007 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
The paid zip seems corrupted :/ Can you update it ?
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Opens fine here with windows built in zip extracter and 7-zip
ntim007 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Nope still corrupted. The free version isn't though.
ntim007 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Weird, I downloaded the zip 3 times, and it says that the zip file seems corrupted, I even tried with 7zip.
I'll try again see if it works.
Ausmitut Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Are you still working on the Windows 7 version?
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Not really, I got already a working version that can be requested by note.
ghoster76 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
What is your icon pack?
link6155 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you use the Latest version of WSB, there's now a built in stylescript that automatically converts Windows 8 themes into windows 8.1 update 1 themes:…
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
What's the difference between these themes?
Since windows 8 themes also work on 8.1 update 1.

Thanks for your help btw, I really need to start working on something new again and might need your help to understand wsb again xD
link6155 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Difference between windows 8 and 8.1 (update 1) themes are that there's a new class of context menus for the start screen and the start menu has been completely removed. This causes the jumplist to be messed up and for there to be a lack of a context menu when you right click in the start screen. Another difference is that the AMAP from windows 8 is missing the new animation for minimizing and closing modern apps.

The new WSB has a built in tool that will allow you to convert windows 8 to windows 8.1 with 1 click, however, this won't fix the jumplist problem. To fix that, you'll need to follow these steps:…
d14gvn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Love the theme, but isn't compatible with start8, It looks a half of the original windows menu when I use glow theme :/
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Use start is back that one should work.
d14gvn Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Meesterlijk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Hope you make a new release for w8 update 1, because it breaks the context options of all metro start tiles.
Even on a fresh install with msdn image (if anyone else has this let it know).

I like this theme. It's my favorite!!!!!

Keep on going!
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That's weird...
Can you send screenshots and tell me how you installed it in a note?
NoriWatcher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Where's the "README.txt" on rar pack?
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Seems I forgot to include it.
I already replied to your note ;)

I gotta add the win7 version and update some other stuff already, it's finished but never took the time to add it >.>
BassLake2929 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Still no update.  Not to be rude but us Windows 7 users always seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order.
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
See your notes.
StormFireRealm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I had some points left so i bought it will test it out in a few.
hamedsp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
good update
skiOurosblOOm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Hey mate!Do you plan to start/make an update for 8.1 Update 1?
I saw the update in my messages and i thought you somehow did it.. :| :P :)
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It should work already on win8.1 except for the titlebar bug(not fixable yet, damn you MS).
And jumplist bug.
Dwx50 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
hey bro i just purchased today but win7 version isnt included can you give me that version please?
link6155 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the update! I bought it again to show support :)
Knightrider-of-doom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Just wondering, is the Firefox addon still being updated? I got the very first version that came with free version of the theme and there's a tiny issue in Fx29+.
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You mean the stratiform addon?
That addon is currently being updated for FF 29+ and is currently in testing phase.
Knightrider-of-doom Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Nah, you had an addon that made Firefox borderless, its file name is I actually figured out it was one of my style causing the issue, though I haven't been able to fix it as it seems to be completely random, kind of annoying, eh.
Yethiel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Kind of frustrating that Win7 is paid only. Meh.
SquallPT Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Can you update the preview with the dark version? Is there anywhere when I can check it? I also think the preview you have is not updated. By the way when will the icons in the preview be available for this theme? Good job on the themes tough, I love them (currently using Wave for Windows 7 and hoping for and updated version of Glow to use Windows 8.1), I hope you continue supporting and making more themes.
gagaboul Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Just bought this theme.. dark version is great. Finally a dark theme that doesn't burn my eyes!

Hopefully for me, I didn't needed the Windows 7 version, but I'm wondering how much expecting... please clarify i you plan to support Windows 7. At least to know and warn your potential buyers/donators! Thx
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You can alway ask for a test version of teh windows 7 version trough mail or a note and I'll send a link.
Akelarre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Any News?
hamedsp Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
zbahadir Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I love this theme.
Waiting for the new version 8.1 compatible.
I can pay it again. :)
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
no need to pay, it should work already with latest uxstyle patch though there are some bugs.
zbahadir Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I'd like to pay. :)
As a donation.
Only title is problematic.

See attached picture.

Thank you.
AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
I've got the same problem, but I have it also with other themes so it may comes from uxstyle instead (it said that there could be some bugs when you download it ^^)
zbahadir Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Yes, others have the same problem.
Thank you for information.

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