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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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TheCraftyMiner 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) 
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 ...........
This is the best theme for windows 7 from all available on site! Thanks for the great work!
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 Feb 13, 2014  Student Writer
Where to apply the bmps?
OafishBub Jan 27, 2014  New member
My favorite 8ified Aero theme I've seen so far. Great work! 
Any plans to make a Windows 8 (8.1) version? It would be greatly appreciated!
I need it for W8 :(
rachelanne6791 Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love this.  The nice square corners instead of the regular Aero's rounded ones are awesome; I'm an adult, I don't need soft corners! This is really slick, my new default! Thanks!
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