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
Last time I tried to replace ExplorerFrame.dll, I broke stuff. I got to the logon screen and it would say "ERROR: the aplication failed to start because the following file is missing or corrupted: ExplorerFrame.dll" and then it would Re-start and say the same thing. ended up doing a Re-install of windows 7. :/
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.
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 ...........
How do I change the dll files back... as I just tried and I can't delete the new ones to restore the old ones... not that I really want to right now, but in the event that I do, how do I remove the new dll files and restore the old ones?
Hey bro , can u tell me exactly how to install the theme , i took ownership of dll file and when i open the aere+.theme file , theme changes but the aero is disable , like windows classic theme how to solve it , can u tell me how u did it ? please
I fixed my problem, I copied the 32bit ExplorerFrame.dll into my System32 folder, and copied the 64bit ExplorerFrame.dll into the SysWOW64. Following this tutorial on how to install themes was much simpler!