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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.
© 2012 - 2020 Seahorsepip
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BlueYenx's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I love the theme and also seahorsepip's Support is AWESOME!
The theme is simple but nice <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>. 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! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Nice look my friend!!

Greetings from Germany!
Skrell's avatar
1.  Will the paid version work with 8.1u1?
2.  Are you still accepting payments for this theme?  I love it!
Seahorsepip's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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.
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Seahorsepip's avatar
Edit my bad, replied to the wrong comment >.>
IzzuThug's avatar
Do you have plans anytime soon to fully update this theme to work correctly on windows 8.1?
zbahadir's avatar
No better than that.
Is my favorite.
Thanks Seahorsepip
ntim007's avatar
The paid zip seems corrupted :/ Can you update it ?
Seahorsepip's avatar
Opens fine here with windows built in zip extracter and 7-zip
ntim007's avatar
Nope still corrupted. The free version isn't though.
ntim007's avatar
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's avatar
Are you still working on the Windows 7 version?
Seahorsepip's avatar
Not really, I got already a working version that can be requested by note.
ghoster76's avatar
What is your icon pack?
link6155's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
Love the theme, but isn't compatible with start8, It looks a half of the original windows menu when I use glow theme :/
Seahorsepip's avatar
Use start is back that one should work.
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