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Aero+ by Giro54 Aero+ by Giro54

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

To apply this visual style, read this tutorial.
To replace the ExplorerFrame.dll, read this tutorial

5/29/12 :
  • Reduced the size of the normal taskbar
  • Confirmed that it works on x64 (64-bit), confirmed by ~syrink

5/30/12 :
  • Fixed the tabs on Firefox>Options>Advanced (you may find it incomplete but thats normal), reported by ~DudE777

  • Made the windows more distinct than before, meaning you can slightly notice which window is active and inactive, reported by ~CY1221

  • Fixed the uTorrent toolbar, reported by ~Radanius

5/31/12 :
  • Added a 2 themes, one for bottom and left taskbar and one for top and right taskbar (this was added to remove the white line on the taskbars), requested by many users

6/3/12 :
  • Reduced the size of the vertical taskbars, reported by ~colagen
  • Renewed the ExplorerFrame.dll for x64

7/20/12 :
  • Replaced the Show desktop button
  • More opaque glow on title bars on the windows
  • Updated the Explorerframe.dll s, thanks to ~nahrizulashraf
  • .bmp s available for Explorerframe

7/20/12 :
  • Updated x64 Explorerframe.dll, thanks to ~elharty

(If you want to get notified about the latest updates of this visual style, just watch me)
I will not take credit for the UI made by Microsoft Corp.

~elharty and ~nahrizulashraf for Explorerframe.dll s
~lysy1993lbn for Origami Betta Fish

Aero+ Start Orbs : Original | Glow
See Aero+ in action, Click Here
Aero+ Login by ~Bruellkaefer

Have an interest in customization or you love customizing your computer or portable device?

#Customization-Center is a new place for you if you do like creative customization.

Comments:shoutbox: & Favs:+fav: are truly appreciated !
( so 1st comment & 1st fav = Llama )

If you have problems, suggestions, or demand for a permission, just comment below or send me a note
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SEA747 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
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.)
CutterX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
My windows are a bit rounded (see screenshot). How can I make them straight like in your screenshots?
LeetZero Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Which resource file is for the menu bar? I think it doesn't fit in nicely with the blue tint and I'd like to make it grayscale.…
phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
best VS using Aero i have seen!
SeventhDance Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Really nice theme, Giro54. Thank you
TheCraftyMiner Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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 w00t! 

This is Exactly what I wanted the entire time. Simple, clear, yet beutiful. :D (Big Grin) 
Pulkit-singh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
i like this theme very much, many times downloads, and so beautifull styles,
but there is something glutchy you know i.e, the caption buttons are not outlined and close button must be reD, then it will be Best theme i Ever had... 
I hav a offer for you would you like to create that much for me, for my Creation Windows 7.1 lite ver....
Think about it ...
Please Help  you younger's ...........
Muklo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
This is the best theme for windows 7 from all available on site! Thanks for the great work!
halaumudumvar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Hello. I can't use from Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601 :(

And I install and select theme but aero is disabled. Buttons is changed but aero is disabled.

Sorry my bad language :(

Gr4yZ0n3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Writer
Where to apply the bmps?
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