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Aero White Taskbar Theme for Windows 10 rtm

This is an Aero theme for Windows 10 RTM Build 10240 that have white start menu and white taskbar.

Also I have modify some images like the blue hover at the left of the window at the Navigation pane, as also the position of the vertical separator, not having any space between it and the blue hover at the left of the window at the Navigation pane, the close, maximise and minimise buttons etc etc  following the microsoft's style of designing, but under a personal view.

Same also to Taskbar we have blue hovers etc

Transparency to the white Taskbar, is given and control from freeware applications existed to Deviant Art.

Ribbon to Eplorer's window disabled as seen to the screen-shots, by using the free OldNewExplorer utility.

There 2 screen-shots , to the upper is without AeroGlass utility, the down has AeroGlass (transparency to window borders).

Made in Greece by Pavlos Pitselas (ZeusOsX) , 23 September 2015.



To use the visual styles ( mstyle) to your windows 10 system,  needed to use a patcher: For Windows 10  > download from :

or any alternative  > search to web for patcher for  windows

RESTART. (May need to restart 2 times, at some times)

DOWNLOAD the theme.

Copy all the files and folders included in the folder  ' Theme ', after unzip all files, and copy them  to  


provided C is your Windows drive).

Open  ["C:\Windows\Resources\Themes"] and choose the theme  'AeroWhiteTaskbar', select it, double clik to the theme for applying it.


Download one of the free utilities for making the white taskbar transparent, such as

Taskbar Transparency v2…
(set a value around 180 - 220 or any you like)


(set a value around 180 - 200 or any you like)


Install the freeware utility OldNewExplorer Version from (the bottom of web page), so you can dissappear the ribbon if you wish :…

(Do NO check the second choice 'Use libraries: hide Folders from this Pc', as this option does not work properly to Windows 10 RTM Build 10240, since now, check any other option)


For having transparent window borders (infact 'Titlebar' to this kind of theme) needed to download the Aero Glass for Win10 10.0.10240 utility from


For USING the  'Color and Appearance' window to Windows 10 rtm, to this specific theme you must follow these steps :

1. go to C:/Windows/Resources/Themes

double clik to 'Aero' theme, and apply it,  then first use my method so to appear the window  

'Color and Appearance' window to Windows 10 rtm, see how to…

2. After appear the 'Color and Appearance' window , go to  C:/Windows/Resources/Themes

double clik to the theme AeroWhiteTaskbar

Then go to the 'Color and Appearance' window and set the sliders as to the screenshot or any you prefer.


Bugs : From what I have seen to latest version of Opera the web adress Text dissapear to the Addressbar section, while the old good portable version of Opera appear and work ok.

But this bug is either a microsoft failure as none of the microsoft 'Ease of Access Themes' cooperating with the Addressbar Text of the latest build of Opera, or either the designers of Opera, or of both parts.

So either use opera portable, or other kind of web explorer, or use Aero theme.


Many MANY thanks to PandaX FOR THE RESPOND and help.

Also to DM-moinmoin, MrGrimm, 3am.

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AvalPlaza's avatar
I usually.. No, I ALWAYS forget to come back and say thanks for what you and so many other creators spent your time making for us. 
Maybe one day a guy walks up to me saying "I make Windows themes" and I'll buy him a beer. But for now...Just know that we are grateful and you guys are awesome!
ZEUSosX's avatar
Well just know that each one that make themes has different motivation and expression.

For me personally, it's different things , not just one. I don't care so much about perfection. I see the theme as a painting not a design. What is a painting, is an ensemble of emotions putting to an illustrated surface.

I do the research to code to serve the depiction of the feeling. So I follow the 'Think Different'. Any theme is a picture, while the motif is very similar, as we can not change whatever we want to code as our knowledge is limited.

Remember that the way I stop making themes is because Micrososft made not compatibles the themes of each version of windows 10. I have not motivation, so I return to win 7 and 8.1, and release some things but I am old, tired, and in now days I don't find fun.

Maybe I release an unfinished transparent theme (those black themes that become transparent via a 3rd party application> Black Glass Enhanced v0.5) for windows 7, just because for those asked fans asked, I personally dislike the black Themes,  and the requiems, but ok, is good if that gives some happiness to some people.

Anyway Thanks for your refer.

Greetings from Greece.
Is there a way to getting this to work with the creators update?
ZEUSosX's avatar
NOpe , I have decided to never do anything to windows 10, its a spyware product, which changes every update the system files and you need to remake your theme. There people which made themes for fashion, and for popularity, I do not care for both. I make works for myself and i share to people that respect themselves.
sounds disappointing for you :/ Too bad
DM-moinmoin's avatar
Great and surely a hard work, :clap:
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ZEUSosX's avatar
Thank you Jurgen.

This is an escape method from the prison of microsoft theme limits that on purpose made.

Thanks for your comment and support.

Ex3cut3r's avatar
I hate that you can't skin the taskbar in windows 10 well. :(
ZEUSosX's avatar
Infact we can not skin taskbar, what you see here is an 'escape' narrow method with many limits.

I hate it also but this is the best we can do for now.

Windows in any new becoming every year a more not customizable system, and so the complains goes to microsoft.

Also the windows 10 'rtm' 'Ease of Access Themes' does not 'cooperate' fine with any application, as I described to bugs session, seems that is an 'unfinished' version.

Thanks for your comment.
dpcdpc11's avatar
well done my friend! too bad there's no way to skin the taskbar properly.
ZEUSosX's avatar
Yes, that's microsoft 's genius thinking, every new system became less and less customize able.

For now this is the best that could made. (There is a classic shell also way but while taskar becomes transparent , start button and some part of system tray not, it may because of microsoft uses masks there, so Until there was a way of improved those two <at classic shell>, I decided to use this overall transparent method)

Thanks for your comment.
dpcdpc11's avatar
Yeah, I know... I was so angry when I saw how Microshit have crippled the taskbar! Bloody idiots!
And it's a shame because I can't find a great replacement for it. There are no docks or even litestep which can do everything the taskbar does.
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