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Skyrim Visual Style for Windows


A Skyrim themed visual style for Windows.

The theme uses a light style for windows and controls, to avoid issues with any non-skinnable applications, and for best everyday functionality in my opinion.

Windows 8 port thanks to poweredbyostx

Skyrim VS for Windows 8 / 8.1 by yorgash 

Made to match the style of my Skyrim Desktop 1.02

Skyrim Desktop 1.02 by yorgash 

The icons I made use Token Icons by brsev as their base.



How to Install Custom Themes
 - A guide by neiio

Basically what you have to do:
- Download and install uxstyle ( or universal theme patcher.
- Copy the contents of Themes folder to \Windows\resources\themes folder.
- Apply it in personalization or double clicking Skyrim.theme file.


Made an installer for the visual style (not the rest):
Skyrim VS Installer


In the package you will find:
  • The visual style itself (only for Windows 7)
  • Navigation icons
  • Timedate
  • Fonts
  • Icons
  • Template for making icons
  • Matching Rainmeter suite

With any questions, requests, suggestions, feedback contact me:
  • Mail: 
  • Steam: yorgash
  • Skype: yorgash
  • Or leave a note here, on DA

If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at 
You can also purchase the Premium Content on the site as a form of donation.
© 2014 - 2021 yorgash
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citabria94's avatar

First off, AWESOME theme!!! Absolutley Love it!!

However after using it for a couple of weeks I noticed the the shutdown button on the start menu doesn't have the restart flyout next to it, is there a solution for this? I can still do a "ctrl+alt+del" and get the flyout from there to restart. Thanks for the great theme, keep it up!
T-BANG-T9's avatar
When I Install The Theme There Is No Custom Icon!
Plez Help!!
TheRealDarthVader's avatar
Looks great. Thanks mate. Keep up the good work! :)
Want to give credit where credit is due, the dragon background in the second screenshot is by SpoonfishLee.  The title is You Stand on My Old Friend.  Anyone that likes it should check out his other stuff, he's pretty good.…
paragonaffinity's avatar
My computer is running 64bit windows 7 and the shellstyle.dll part in the theme folder isn't working (the computer is telling me it is in 32 bit, do you know anyway I can fix this?
paragonaffinity's avatar
Actually, it turns out the problem was that aero is incompatible with my device. Is there any way for me to get the windows 7 basic theme (the one that looks like aero but without all the fancy shizzlewizzle) to have the correct colour scheme?
sephirot1971's avatar
I used League Of Legends and it worked fine till i restarted windows and explorer.exe was messed up.
ZeroAme's avatar
Hey I have been using this very awesome desktop for a couple months now on Win7 x64 with no problems. Just recently windows did some updates and now it is completely broken. How can I safely remove it so I may reinstall it?

Thanks for making this and all your other desktops!
yorgash's avatar

I think if you apply the default theme again, then delete this theme itself (\Windows\resources\themes\Skyrim folder and the skyrim.theme file outside) and reinstall it, it should work.

Unless the uxtheme.dll got faulty; in which case you can use either command prompt -> type in sfc /scannow, or Universal Theme Patcher to restore the original file, then re-install UxStyle, then the theme.
Renimous's avatar
Hmm, can't get the orb to work.  It won't let me use png? Is there another way? tried different resourcers for explorer.exe and still no go :<
yorgash's avatar
Hmm seems strange.

Are you using Windows 8? If you are on Windows 7, try this Start Orb Changer (it lets you use .png files):

If you are on Windows 8, you have to convert the png files into bmp (in which case you have to be careful with the alpha channels to make it transparent). If you can't do that, send a mail to my at and I'll try to make them when I have some time.
Renimous's avatar
I ended up re-installing my windows because I may or may not have forgot to backup my explorer and some other files I was messing around with to tweak my things...i was bored... :> But it worked out better for me that way because I was going to later on anyways because I had blogged down my system already with all the customization's i did and files I funktified so a clean install felt righteous.  

I have managed to get the orb to finally work on my clean install using that changer so thanks!  No idea why it wouldn't change last time.  I did have a previous tweak done to system files so maybe it just interfereed or something.  Again thanks.  Love your skyrim skins :D 
yorgash's avatar
Hello there!

Yeah, I know how sometimes along the customizations we mess around with the system so much that even if it could be salvaged, a reinstall seems more appealing (been there, done that many times) :D 

There is a command in the Windows command prompt that restores most of the system files (though the info is a bit late), but I'll still write it here in case; you have to open command prompt (as admin), and type in "sfc /scannow".

Anyways I'm glad it worked after the clean install, and I'm glad you like it! :)
Renimous's avatar
yup! I learned of that command when learning more about customizing and it is a lifesaver! Thanks!
master412160's avatar
Tried everything but no work. Don't know what and where to find those files to replace!!
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IcySkulls's avatar
is there a windows 8 version??
your work is very awesome! but don't know how to install the fonts  :( (Sad)  can you teach me how to install the icons?  Thanks and more power!
yorgash's avatar
I thank you!

For taskbar icons (using the icons I've made and included):

I think for installing the fonts you only have to open the Fonts folder in the archive, and right click -> install the included fonts.
Sir-Eagle's avatar
In the preview, the second picture down, is that what it looks like in Windows 8? Because I have windows 7 and it would be awesome if I could make it look like that.
yorgash's avatar
No, these preview shots were taken on Windows 7, applying this visual style and the Rainmeter skin I've made and linked.
DerpyDewey's avatar
would you say its worth that much? and is it ONLY for windows 8?
yorgash's avatar
The original version (this here) is the Windows 7 version; I've linked to the Windows 8 version only in the description.
DerpyDewey's avatar
k and if i buy this will i get both 7 and 8?
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