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Katharos for windows 7

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PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

Ive been working on this theme from about a month now. On and off. Due to exams. Well its finally complete. I want to Specially thank some ppl from Neowin.net And dA. I hope i dont miss anyone. If i do i apologise. I wish to name all of you guys because it helped me in one way or the other.

Neowin:
PandaX
Minifig (THANK U FOR SUGGESTING THIS GREAT NAME FOR THE VS)
SkyDX
+Decaytion
NeoPimp
C1PR1ONE
mike45


dA:
AP-GRAPHIK
K-Johnson
Alexander-GG
MikaDesign
seahorsepip
RajTheeban95

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Thank u everyone who downloaded my first theme to indicate that i can design!! :P
ill be making more themes in the coming times :)
wana take a break ..

ohh and my SHINE 2.0 is still pending. I will complete it soon!

PLEASE READ ALL THE README INSIDE THE RAR FILE.

In the preview:

StartORB by me
Icons by me
Wallpaper is in my favorites called Flavoured by Digitalshiva

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Instructions:

1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run in it Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"),

UAC must be turned off.
After patch, restart the computer to take effect.

2. Select the theme according to where you place your superbar.

3.I provided a software in the RAR Tbariconblanker [link]
Run this software to use my theme how its meant to be used

4. Extract contents (Win7-Katharos.theme & Win7-Katharos folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Win7-Katharos.theme
Then restart to make sure everything works properly.

5. Take ownership of explorerframe.dll in System32 folder and copy the appropreiate explorerframe.dll replacing the original!. Make sure to make a backup of the original in case of instability. (i dont know how to take permission manually, but i search for a software on google)

6. Restart computer and you are done :)

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Really awesome theme. Thank you. :)

However I found a small but annoying bug: For some reason if you add "toolbars" to the taskbar and set the icon size "large", it will increase the taskbar slightly but enough so that the open programs are not "touching the bottom of the screen" anymore. :/ , anything you can do about it or am I doing something wrong here?

OK
Bugged


Naturally this doesn't happen when you use small icons all across the taskbar, making it smaller... however since with this skin you are "forced" to use the 3rd party program "Tbariconblanker", it gets bugged instead and doesn't work properly when using small icons in the taskbar. :/

Personally, I really do like this skin more than any other of your skins, since this has the least amount of "aero". ^^
u01jmg3's avatar
Is this likely to ever get ported to a Windows 8.1 Visual Style?

Used this religiously on my old Windows 7 laptop - flawless work!
u01jmg3's avatar
Also, am I right in thinking this style uses the Segoe UI font?
fansoliver's avatar
oh come on dude,can u share ur icons? pliss i really love ur icons 
zainadeel's avatar
i didnt release these icons. And i didnt use them outside of this theme so i deleted them when i made new ones based on metro design. You can download those from my page.
HanGhoul's avatar
I really like this. Yet I'm wondering if you're using a custom theme for Firefox to make it more fitted for your theme?
fwling's avatar
nice. you know!
RogerStroke's avatar
What are the taskbar icons?
Well, I guess I spoke out of place last year. I still use this as my default, although it is becoming increasingly more difficult. If only I could figure out how to add back transparency in place of the white; and everything would be perfect. With the latest version of Chrome, this isn't a huge problem anymore. With the current theme of Firefox, it's a minor problem. With Firefox's incoming Australis (curvy tabs) update, the white over aero practically breaks the UI of Firefox all together.

Is there anyone officially, or unofficially who could help me implement transparency as seen in the authors other work? It seems as if the white was just put in as a place holder as this was a rushed concept, but with no bugs other than this; it's perfect!

I would be forever grateful for any help. Katharos this is the first theme I have found attractive for Windows 7, period. Windows 8 is going to make things very difficult for me even more. I'd really like to be able to enjoy my personalization for just a bit longer. Getting this theme fixed, would allow me to do just that.

Thank you!
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Shourijo's avatar
Awesome theme :) Can you make a version with a white taskbar?
yayme's avatar
Will there be any chance, in the icons in the taskbar being re made?
zainadeel's avatar
not before windows 8 beta comes out.
The only theme I could find for Windows 7 that I like after using Luna Element for so many years, thank you for that. I do have one suggestion and that is to modify the drive space progress gray into the blue shared by the blue hue used throughout the themes other progress indicators (ie. IE download progress)
zainadeel's avatar
drive space is a stat. not progress indicator. :P thats why i kept it grey...
blue requires attention.
ntrvietanh's avatar
awesome thx you
shin-tek's avatar
I have every visual style you made on my pc lol, also using them!
SequoiaRaven's avatar
Love love love love love this. tytytytytytytytytyty!
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