Aero + : An Aero Visual Style with a touch of Windows 8 Visual Style for Windows 7
Hi! Thanks for viewing my first 'complete' visual style. This is a visual style wherein 72% of it is Aero and the 28% of it is Metro (this is my concept: aero outside, metro inside), and that may answer your question why is the scrollbar grey. I have nothing more to say, but i hope that you'll either like or love it!
Information + Features:
Wallpaper and Exploreframes, .dll for x86 and x64 and .bmp, included
Tested working on Windows 7 x32 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit), both non-SP1 and SP1
Both time and date will be shown on small taskbars
I'm loving the style so far. The simplistic design and square corners give it nice fresh and 'zippy' feel.
There are just some points I hope you could look at. Firstly I notice the corners of windows have three pixels at the very corner that are completely transparent instead of the same aero fill as the rest of the window. When I use a lower dpi setting the theme reverts to the default appearance, possibly because the images for lower dpi settings have not been changed. Thirdly I see the paddles on things like the volume scroller are gray. It's probably intentional but it just seems a bit out of place. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both have them white. I just think it would have been better to just use the same ones as for Windows 8.
I tried it out. It's really good as a design for the next Windows, but I suggest that you enlarge the date and time text on the taskbar, and to restore the user photo on the Start menu. There was also a problem replacing the explorerframe.dll file on SysWOW64, as I couldn't change permissions on that file (System32 worked, though.)
My desktop looks great! I have always liked the Simplistic windows 8 but it wasn't Aero, and I also loved the Aero of Windows 7 but I didn't like how glossy it was.
I also never liked that in Windows the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons were always colored unless clicked away. With this theme its always clear unless hovered over which Which I think looks much cleaner
This is Exactly what I wanted the entire time. Simple, clear, yet beutiful.