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Platinum Theme for Windows 8 rtm


(New UPDATED 26/11/2012 minor changes to visual style's images.
3rd party Application such as Corel draw, Corel Photo Paint x6 etc have now, an ios style, under my view, menu see [link] )

Platinum is an os x style theme for Windows 8 rtm , inspired from the mac os X and made under my personal view.

New ribbon normal background and selected images.

New navigation pane selected text colors.

New folderband for the 'Games' window.

Made by Pavlos Pitselas [link] , November 2012.

Made in Greece.


THIS WORK its not a stand alone work.

It has 4 visual styles and 2 system files (UIRibbon.dll) for each version (32 bit and 64 bit)

Names of the visual styles/themes:

Metal is a brushed theme with fat vertical separators, so suitable for touch monitor tablets/computers.
Pt (= Platinum) is a lighter brushed looking theme with fat vertical separators, so suitable for touch monitor tablets/computers.
02 is a white/liht gray version with thin vertical separators in mountain lion style.
H20 (= Aqua,Water) is a lighter gray version with thin vertical separators and a light blue main surface so for be more relaxing after many hours work to pc.

It has been made for using together with my ''imac theme for Windows 8 RTM'' system files theme, but replace the shell32.dll of your system and use that from 'Aqua World os x style Theme for Windows 8 rtm' , if you wish to have the preview pane to top, and details pane to the right.

so install exploreframe.dll and imageres from ''imac theme for Windows 8 RTM'' 1. 32bit [link] - 2. 64 bit [link]

and install the shell32.dll from the 'Aqua World os x style Theme for Windows 8 rtm' [link]


Modifying the ribbon color appearance .

This version include 2 color versions of normal ribbon appearance, a white and a black , so you have to choose which one you like, so install it using installation text that included.


There is 'instructions text' included to the pack, which explains the installation proccess.



For dissapearing the status bar at the bottom of explorer's window go to Control PanelAll Control Panel Items select 'FOLDER OPTIONS', select 'view' then deselect the 'Show Status bar'

Setting small title font on titlebar :
go to Control PanelAppearance and PersonalizationDisplay and set to the section 'Change only the text size' to '9' and select/check the 'bold' option.

How to Change Desktop Icon Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8.
See [link] 'How to Change Desktop Icon Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8'


By downloading this Visual Style/theme and system files, you agree to the following conditions:

- This Visual Style/theme and the modified system files, are free for personal use only.
- It must not be used commercially.
- You may not sell them or use them for profit.
- Do not take credit for creating this Visual Styles/themes and system files.
- I am not liable for any sort of damage to your computer from using this Visual Styles/themes.
This is a special ''handmade'' [=hex editing + resourse hacker] work so please respect it.

Made in GREECE , November 2012.


D O N A T I O N.

Thank you so much YOU, for wanting to donate for my work.

All of my osx style theme/works are free, therefore I rely on Donations to be able to make an income from this work.

You can DONATE using the link [link] , that will take you to Paypal – which handles the donation process.

Thank you.

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ZEUSosX's avatar
How to download this theme? I wanna try 'cause this theme looks good
bitshifter52's avatar
Looks good, I should give it a try.
Meg-Star's avatar
i want to try this oAo
ZEUSosX's avatar
what exactly to dl?
rename the new system files to .macstyle and the old to .dll
except if you mean something other.
ZEUSosX's avatar
those system files refer to instructions are for 8, if you have a win 8.1 system use… > no need system files to that, just to install OldNewExplorer Version from (the bottom of web page) :…


Is this working for Windows 8.1?
ZEUSosX's avatar
ONLY the visual styles-themes can be used to Windows 8.1> not the system files.
ZolMariee's avatar
I was wondering if u could just change the color on windows to black, and the round ones to lighter shades of pink and round off the corners ? pleaaase I have all custom pink and all i need is a skin love this one if u could only change it theres no pink skins out there yet for win 8 pro Left out * (
ZEUSosX's avatar
i am to win 7, and propably soon to 8.1 so sorry i have not time, am too tired and old.
i love this theme!
ZEUSosX's avatar
thank you for your comment.
i love this theme!
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ZEUSosX's avatar
thank you Melany for your beauty [link] and kindness designed comment.

Gr8StyleX's avatar
as i see, you'd put alot of time to complete this vs. amazing! tnk you for sharing sir.
ZEUSosX's avatar
Thank you for your comment.
yes the images started from 2006 for my first vista styles, i modified some or even replaced some and here is some of the final ones, though the real work is in code modification of system and to some point to the visual styles.

RaymonVisual's avatar
can't use the ribbondisabler. can you make a version without the ribbon on explorer? don't like the ribbon on explorer. :(
RaymonVisual's avatar
awesome! Thanks in advance. :D
kaitoukid93's avatar
can u tell me how to change the selected bar from a theme?
ZEUSosX's avatar
please give me a screenshot, of what do you mean selected bar.
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