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Placebo for Windows 7

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By SolMiler   |   
Published: December 4, 2010
for Windows 7 x86 & x64 SP1
created by Solmiler

06/Dec/10 :) :) :) WOW! It is really a great feeling to receive a Daily Deviation.
Thank you *bgjerlowdesigns and `OtisBee for suggesting and featuring it.
I couldn't be happier!!! :D :D :D

More Previews:

Borderless 1 Borderless 2 Borderless 3 Cold Light Zero

This VS is intended for Windows 7. It's tested and working on both 32 and 64-bit versions.
Updated for SP1.

- Eight Visual Styles.
- Additional borderless versions
- Support for top, bottom and left taskbar,
- Two different fonts: Windows default Segoe UI font and s smaller Calibri font.
- Basic version of every style.
- Support for Theme resource changer - no changing
of system files is necessary.

Additional System Files - SHELL32.dll and WMPLOC.dll can be downloaded HERE: [link]
System files are updated for SP1.

INSTALLATION: Detailed instructions can be found in the included README file

IMPORTANT! Do not use UxStyle it has stopped working and keeps reverting custom themes to basic. Use UniversalThemePatcher instead: [link]

Icons used in preview: Icon Pack 2 by ~aablab and JONGHYUNPARK Exp.+2 by ~jpyss

Walls by *ether

Created by Solmiler
Licensed under Creative Commons

Check out my other Visual Styles:

Seven and a Half

Glass Onion
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GEQRGENew Deviant

Thank you very much for this wonderful Theme!:)

Karukents's avatar
What if I want to have my icons just like yours? and not just the default windows icons
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I applied this theme (using the Angst BASIC).

Loved everything about it except for one issue:

In Windows Explorer, the left plane selected folder was "dark grey with white text" but the right pane of the window was not the same. It seemed clear with a simple outline on files I selected. See the snippet here:


Is it meant to be like that?

I was hoping to see selected files in the right pane as you do in the left pane with a selected folder.

luis0henrique's avatar
The download link is off  :(
DavRome's avatar
How do you change the status bar text color? (bottom bar of window) I love this theme!

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ProditaeHobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best, thank you, never stop creating!
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mJackHobbyist General Artist
I'm also one of those people that was in awe of this VS from the moment I first saw it many years ago...I quickly downloaded it and never seemed to have a problem with on my Windows 7 machine. I loved using WSB and other tools to tweak and customize my favorite Kitsch Object... adding a button from another theme or other things like that.

I was pretty happy when I came across this for Windows 10 and I was able to get back to my favorite hobby tweaking this. Of course another user had possession of the Windows 10 version and I was fortunate to download a copy before they took the VS offline...which is where it's been for almost a year now.

I don't pretend to know how that other user got the Win 10 version...and u don't hold any I'll will... but I wish he'd put it back online so others can enjoy this VS like I got to....
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THANK YOU......  Im using the Kitsch Object Theme
and holy crap its gorgeous  :)  I LOVE IT.  :)
Thank you :)

im only having one problem, in the taskbar, usually when a pplication is opened or a folder is being used, that particular icon is highlighted in the windows taskbar.
With this theme, its a bit hard to see if a particular application or folder is already opened, because the icon does not glow in the taskbar when its being used.
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sminky wants to get naked and roll around on the floor
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KracovHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi love this theme.  I'd like to edit your visual style for personal use.  Do you think you could help me find the images for the scrollbar? There seem to be a lot of different graphics for the scrollbar, I don't know which elements are which.
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caicioHobbyist Digital Artist
yeappa's avatar
great retro style like Amiga.
Thanks , you are awesome!
Hagaka's avatar
Dude, thanks a million for this.
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I completely agree with davidlaurie65. The Placebo Ashtray variant looks amazing! It's definitely one of my favorites.

I was actually wondering if there was any way you could make an Ashtray Mk.2. Forgive me if this is too much to ask, but I was hoping you could swap out the right-click menu style from Angst and append it to Ashtray. Or provide details on where this information is located and how to edit it. (Now that I think of it, I'm guessing use Theme Resource Editor to find the files within the .theme?)

Thanks again for the amazing themes and all the effort you've put into them! :)

(Now I want to change the file explorer, selected file color to offset the look of the right-click menu as well... This looks like a lot of work changing just these two items!) You theme creators have my utmost respect.
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OthienkaHobbyist General Artist
Did you manage to work it out?
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Having tried countless Visual Styles, your Placebo Ashtray variant is as far as I'm concerned, the most complete and satisfying I've used. Every aspect is special, and even though I lean towards even darker themes, this is my final choice. Thanks so much for your time and effort, and for making it available.    
arc-NiXon's avatar
This theme is BEAUTIFUL ~ TYTYTY :]
Tibarion's avatar
Whenever I use the custom themes and minimize firefox it automatically gets rid of the start taskbar when I pull Firefox back up and there's a white border around it
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ZNE1 Digital Artist
Thank you~ ~
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Any way to allow us to change font from just default Segoe UI or Calibri? Font size is very small for what I am typically used to. Otherwise I am in love with this! Finally a theme/background that doesn't blind me. 
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RivenRoth740Hobbyist Photographer
this is the theme i was looking for.
thank you so much. i had a similar theme on XP and i wanted it for seven and then u made it.
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