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Steam VS for Windows 8.1 by neiio Steam VS for Windows 8.1 by neiio
Fresh off the presses.  As a favour for my fellow themer yorgash, I introduce the port you've been begging for.
A Steam themed visual style for Windows 8/8.1.
The visual style incorporates the appearance of Steam with a functioning Windows visual style.

:bulletblue: Includes Blank Caption Text Registry Hack

:bulletgreen: Or use OldNewExplorer


How to install:

What you have to do:

- Download and install UxStyle ( OR Universal Theme Patcher.
- Copy the contents of Themes folder to \Windows\resources\themes folder.
- Apply it in personalization or double clicking .theme file you like.

Or follow this guide if you're stuck:
How to Install Custom Themes


:new: Steam vs Windows 8.1 system-clock (Timedate.cpl)by Y-N-1-F
Steam vs Windows 8.1 system-clock (Timedate.cpl) by Y-N-1-F



Token by brsev
Steam Logo by TheGreatJug
Etched for IP by dafmat71
Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash
Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash

Comments and +fav's more than welcome!

:bulletgreen: Jamie Green aka neiio.

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respoesta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member
there is some black text on dark gray background that is hard too read . any fix for that .

ex : when you look at the properties of a file . and some menus 
FernandiiTho7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member
El boton de inicio no se cambia, alguna ayuda.. Por favor! Gracias..
Hunk4TH Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Pretty sure this is dead as the dev hasn't been answering any questions. I have the same problem with it not skinning StartIsBackPlus. Do love the theme though!
DeeJayFerno Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  New member
So, I have this problem with the theme, otherwise I absolutely love it. This is my problem <- The Unpin icon is oversized and so is the close button, if it's something on my side and there's a way to fix it help would be appreciated.
GuiDoctor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
amazing indeed! nice work :-)
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Just tried it with StartIsBackPlus for Windows 8.1  It won't skin it at all.  What start menu program does this use?
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Does this theme use a specific start menu prgram? also, the link for the system cloocks doesn't work. it keeps saying the page dosn't exist.
marx82 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hello, this is a beautiful theme! But the titlebar font is invisible. Is there a way to change the color back to default? (win8.1)
anwarromany Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
wooooow its nice......very nice
bluefocus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Hi naiio
Thank you very much for this nice theme. I really like it. Because I'm not a friend of these always bright default themes :/

But.: is there a possibility to bring back the the windows title text? On ribbon windows it looks fine but on third party apps it looks a little bit crazy cause of the missing 3d effect.

I own vistastylebuilder. So it's possible to change it my self if I know where ;) I'm sorry, I'm quite a newbie to this topic.

Many thanks in advance
eliasmtz Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2014
Thanks for your job! :)
SirKroshi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
rubenaasheim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
How do i fix this?
Watercoolio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Hello great theme, but what is the difference between Steam VS and Simple or Center?
I can't see any difference?! :| (Blank Stare) 
xile015 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
hey, this theme is awesome! can you take a look at this (, did i do something wrong or were these white parts really supposed to be here? in the run window too. still a really cool theme tho, thanks for this!
CodyMetal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I just noticed that on my windows 7 version as well.
YnGWiE27 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
many thanks! Amazing style for me
Gerraour058 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how to fix this ? 

No, I disagree! 
vemynal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the start bar on this changes on my second monitor, but not on my first- i don't have startisback or anything since the lack of a start menu didn't really bother me- should i just install it to fix this or am i just doing something wrong?
OneSadZombie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Does this not work for Windows 8.1? I did everything in the directions as followed, I could get the desktop background correct, but the theme was still Windows 8.1 Default.
alirezanoori Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Thank you very much for this but the only problem I have is the loss of the title for some windows. I tried your reg fix but it didn't help. It's very crucial for me to have the titles. For these windows, the title bar shows something but it's not in the right color, it's just a gray background but no text :( Please help me restore the titles. Thanks.
StenchBag Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Would be great to see this updated so that it matches the new Steam design.
Hunk4TH Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Regarding my issue with the start menu I notice it does show up correctly skinned after first installing the theme. But if I restart Windows or explorer then goes back to the default 7 style start menu.
neiio Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What StartMenu Replacement Software do you use?
LauriJ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Looking at this, it does makes me feel that there should be a proper OS in this style...
jimiesteban Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Excelente tema muchas gracias
IRustyI Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Dude, I 'd think by now you'd have fixed the TITLE BAR BUG. How have you not done that yet? It's not a finished product until you've fixed errors that have been around since you first released the WIP.
StenchBag Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2014
Yeah, this bug is really annoying!

EDIT: I think there might be a step we've missed. Will get back to you when I've figured it out :)
StenchBag Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Ribbon Disabler!
pcdaz Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014
* Tried this with UXstyle and  Universal The Patcher Both made Windows 8.1 update itself?

After unzipping into themes folders> none of the themes show up in Personalize Menu.

*Do I need to take ownership of the Themes folder BEFORE I attempt to install items there?
pcdaz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
*Ok I downloaded UXStyle Installed  it etc> rebooted> extracted the Steam VS 8.1 zip file into the Windows\Resources\Themes Folder> Once its there it only shows up in personalization folder as Black screen> Folders don't change etc> I then received an update from Windows 8.1.

*Have people Used the UltraXTheme pathcer Software with better results> Could I will try that.
thesunfei Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Too many bugs,can't use it.
Hiddenus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Too bad it doesn't support flashing notification of the icons on the taskbar... :|
I found myself couple of times being "yelled" by my gf that I didn't respond, but I just saw it's not pinging... So I didn't check.
DarkConstruct Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, can never get these damn themes to work properly, just darkens the colours on my task bar, doesn't change anything.
jordan1776 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Did you install a UX patcher like UXstyle ?
hori873 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Beautiful but I have some really big problems:

How can I solve this?
I know they can be solved cuz I downloaded another theme (Gray2014) and it doesn't have that problems... And I really want to use this theme but I can't until I solve this... :(
computationalprince Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
will be there a small taskbar version?
awesomecool1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
The run dialog box does not show properly. How can i fix it?
Danilodk Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2014
I want to like this theme, but I can't help but be annoyed by one tiny thing. Is it possible to make the omni bar in Google Chrome white again? It kinda looks out of place to me. Other than that it is a wonderfull theme in my opinion.

There's also something not so minor I've noticed. The documents in microsoft Office have the dark grey background. This might make it difficult to work on documents using certain colors which would be easily visible on white.
recoxpl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Repair window title plase, many program like miranda displays info in window title
Hunk4TH Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Love the theme! Only thing is the start menu doesn't change unless you didn't skin the start menu? i use Startisback plus :)
shademe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
The MSStyle's color scheme seems to get reverted as soon as the user enters the lockscreen/the PC is locked. I can reproduce this issue quite consistently on Win 8.1 Update 1 x64.
canadian-3h Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
yup, this happens to me too, the only way I've found to fix it is to re-apply the theme
enad911 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
after i install ultraUX and thi theme after reboot nothing appeared "only the cursor"
i had to make a restore
DeathbyF1R3 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i installed this theme but got a white background insteadof black in every folder. even the start tile did not change. fixes?
vanessaem Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This visual style rocks. Nice job. :)
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