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APPOWS by neiio APPOWS by neiio
Welcome to APPOWS for your Windows 7 desktop environment.
To get started you'll first need to make sure your system is patched to accept themes.
Here is a more in depth article on installing Visual Styles or Themes...
How to Install Custom Themes
If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask. 
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Given 2010-03-29
APPOWS2010 by *neiio So many people suggested this for a DD and I can see why. I don't need to explain why this get's a DD. I'm sure you can see why too ;) ( Suggested by soiaa and Featured by mrrste )
CorporateCola Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Ah nothing has come close to replacing Haze for me... I love the minimal window controls and navigation buttons... something that's quite hard to find really :) Been using it for years now, thanks so much for this! 
xVividTangerine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hello! I've been using the Appows Dusk theme, and I have an issue I was hoping you could help me with. Whenever I'm in the file windows, I can't see my options bar. When I do mouse over where it's supposed to be, it slides down, but then gets all jittery and I can't do anything. Is there anyway to fix this?
lynchshao Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
like it
xCiiDx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Hey there, i got just one little bug. Its not showing which of the taskbar tabs are active beside the one in the front. Like if i open chrome it shows that chrome is open but if for example mozilla firefox and thunderbird are running in the background it doesnt show that. Did i missed a .dll file or something? Im using the "work" one.
zalg0 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
So recently my font keeps changing back to default after any type of restart and breaking specifically on my desktop (windows test mode font), in utorrent is gets massive and bold, and in the start menu it just looks totally broken with huge spaces between every letter. The only way I've managed to "fix" this is by re-activating appows dusk default theme and changing back after every restart. Any ideas on this issue? All other system fonts are just fine and at the fonts they should be at.
Larkin205 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Thank you for sharing your hardwork.
Tmplt Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014
I really like the Work Minimal 02 theme, but I'm in love with the taskbar from Dusk and the original min/max/close from Original. How can I combine the three?

Thanks in advance!
neiio Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Aririnkitaku Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
So, with Haze/Dusk, how do I access the Search/Navigation Pane?
ReTrOzCrAzY Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Great theme but when I go to save something, I can't see my navigation pane. It's turned on and stuff but I just can't see any icons. I can see them normally but when saving something I can't, please help!!
TJMaster52 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thank for Sharing
ExogenesisHD Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Would this work on Win 8?
abe1223 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, if it worked for windows 8 then it would be in the visual styles 8 category, not the visual styles 7 category, sorry :(
persistentmind Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I've currently got the Dusk theme running. It looks amazing for a majority of my windows, however when it comes to the taskbar and the windows buttons(forward and back) nothing has changed! I have done exactly as the guide has said. What more can I do or double check to make sure I get the full transition into "Dusk"?

I apologize in advance as this is the first time I'm trying something like this.
persistentmind Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
okay so I got the mods installed and now have a navigation bar and have the taskbar transparency problem solved. However the only problem now is that I cannot change the navigation buttons. I have read over the tutorial several times and spent hours on google. Can someone please enlighten me as to how I can FULLY integrate Dusk as my windows theme?
Wodashin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man,

I had the same problem too. Just change the DPI settings to %100 and it will work.

xGaary Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Can you add compatibility for DPI scaled displays? I have 125% scaling on and the navigation buttons don't get themed. 
Raubmuecke Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
APPOWS & Co. for 8.1 please! I miss 'em. =)
cgxmld Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I use Nite. Thanks!
TroyDsX Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i started using the dusk one today and it really looks amazing , amazign work 
but i have a problem so far , i use multiple screens, and the taskbar only works on the main screen, it has the default look of windows on the other screens,
everything else its fine 

is there a way to make the taskbar works on the other screens? 
Sishnizzle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I have always loved this theme. I think it is the best visual style. Just wondering if you are going to update this theme for the new firefox browser?
jjlc123 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Ogunarek Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
The work minimal themes don't seem to show the open apps on the taskbar ( puu{dot}sh/8g5Hq.jpg ). Tried both 01 and 02 and no luck so far. Does anyone have a fix for this?
AbreuDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got some problems with explorerframe x64 bits ... Don't work for me correctly.
Any help? Some one got same problem?
Wasterbull Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank for the amazing design, my computer is cool and modern :D

I like the theme Haze ;)

Good work!
hekee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
thank you, amazing work!
toadsurf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Breathtaking...keep it u!
sarkeh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Can you update your Stylish script for firefox please?
Is there some way to fix textboxes being dark? Whenever I type in those textboxes, I can barely see the words im typing...
skiOurosblOOm Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
How this wasn't in my favourites!Best suite ever :)
Musica-Saito Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love these themes, but after a fresh install, the command folder bar thing in explorer folders is hidden until I mouse over it and it begins to jitter up and down very quickly. It won't really function anymore, is there a fix for this?
Lukunder Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
will this vs win 8/8.1
thechampishere03 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maxxdogg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
can U make it for windows 8.1?
Tayumpee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I installed the themes correctly and tried to change my start orb but no matter what I do it is stuck as the Windows XP start icon. When I switch to other themes the orb changes to what it should be, but when I switch back it's still stuck as some random orb. I'm not sure what the problem could possibly be.
Tayumpee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I'm using Dusk by the way.
nardoxic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome theme.. how do you hide icons from taskbar?
JetFireX7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
i am having trouble installing this i have the theme, shell32, and thats it and i cant find the explorer.exe , oobeFldr.dll,and explorer frame. BTW i'm trying installing the dusk theme if this help.
lol2365 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
those are hidden in the files of windows. go to options and view and then uncheck hide system files (recommended)
ArturoMagnoLabastida Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013

coroners Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I so wish APPOWS2010 was available for Windows 8
CHVampaiiaxInuzuka Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
thank you very much for sharing! I love all of your works, they are really amazing(:
Meddle0 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Please bring this to Windows 8!

Appows Haze is my life!
macbookabcd Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
OMG, so great theme, I really like the version Approws Peek black. Bro, can you make a rocket dock skin like the Approws Peek version pls?
CaitSith96 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
i clicked on the theme and nothing changed
Ozimov Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
looks very nice! nice work
samsam445 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
this theme work on windows 8
20oe8201 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Simplemente... feo; lo siento.
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