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floatingpoint0 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
It appears that the file directory tree for directory selection (e.g. when downloading files in a browser) is blank in this theme. Could you fix?
taufiqalvi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Photographer
how i install this theme in my pc,,,plz help me,,?
Victhor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've made some sort of a tribute to this deviation on one Color theme of my cPro2 Styler Skin, so it blends nicely when using both together, on this blog you can see the outcome, hope you like it!

(I'm posting it on each deviation so it's easier for people to know which ones got a CT)
RexzonSaiyan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Icons *-*
AnythingCreativeGoes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
where can i get the navigation buttons?
discodave95 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I second this... I cannot seem to find these
Oddworld2222 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thank you very much for this. I know this was posted over 2 years ago now, but if you still happen to know where to find the icon set are you using in my computer on the screenshot I seem to see that icon in the zip.

Thanks again it is very smart and elegant theme.
frease Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Thank u so much for porting this wonderful vs :)
heisenberg1234 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Thank you and thanks to heylove! finally i find it for windows 7 and is amazing!
Ander-Aquino Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The Best skin from me.
Rasmocie Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ramazor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Great theme! The only thing I'm missing are minimize/maximize/close buttons for each window. Somehow it's transparent (I guess), but it's still functional.

I'm on Win7 x64 btw.
darkphantomxxx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
The best, thank u!
officialmymusic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
First let me thank the @neiio for this amazing classy theme. Simply one of the best i've seen for a long time. Quick questions:
- Is this them compatible with Win 7 x64?
- If YES, i went over and installed everything as mentioned and followed all the steps, reboot my system and unfortunately my taskbar, icons (hdd etc..) nothing looks like what we see in the screenshot above. I replaced the explorerframe.dll (the x32 to the x64 folder and the x64 to the x32 right?) and Reboot my system but only the background and the overall color frame has change, but the rest, my start menu, my taskbar came back as I was running Win Xp classic.

Any help would be appreciate (of course if this theme works with win 7 x64).

Once again, great job :)
officialmymusic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Alright folks,

I got it working, I mean almost I must say, everything now the look, feel etc works just like in the screenshot above simply because I didn't patch with UniveralThemepather. After I run UTP, everything works.

Now the only thing left are the System Icons (like HDDs etc...) How do I get those icones like the screenshot?

Any help is more then welcome :)

Once again, this theme is simply stunning :)
aliong00 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
very like this themes. but could you tell me how to do this? many thanks
Otherwake Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is perfect! This is my new (I think permanent) custom theme!
Where did you get the icons?
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very slick and well done! :w00t:
qotsalia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
hey I would really love to use this theme but the top bar gets really thin when the windows are maximized... Any idea on how I could fix this?
Thanks for the great work anyway =)
HydeSky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Best theme ever.
Tangeree Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Love this theme :) Been messing up with themes before,but this one is simply the best. Although it was impossible for me to change the explorerframe.dll to get the desired look, it crashed windows (7 64bit) - and therefore folder icons (minimize,maximize,close) don't show up, it's all black... I wish I could make it look like in the picture :(
Tangeree Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I have found a solution - to everyone with the same problem (explorerframe.dll modification doesn't change the look of the explorer) - change the size of fonts from 125% (medium) to 100% (smaller) in Personalize -> Display, then log off and it will magically show up! Although I can't see a damn thing now, working on 13,1' laptop with 1920x1080 resolution, but the theme works as intended :)
Walli Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Been my go-to W7 theme for as long as I can remember.

One thing I've been trying to find out though: how would I go about removing the taskbar/window gradient? It's the one thing about heylove's design that just didn't click with me, and I'd love to be able to get it all the same colour as it is on the darker side of the bar.

Tried googling but I honestly don't have a clue what I'm doing.
lockpicke Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
ive been wanting this forever

bless you stranger
raxidian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
saw some of your work at pixelfuckers and clicked all my way back to this... I just can't believe someone revive this style. I missed it a lot. Thanks for your work.
vodooART Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
So beautiful!
guppyguppypuppy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks for the conversion to windows 7 neiio! I really appreciate this and all of your work! As well as heylove's work of course!
Hitman7112 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why doesn't it display when a program is minimized in the task-bar? I hate when visual styles do that :(
Rustykrusty Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
how to call the icons ?
Hendrixsrv Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Help: When I turn my computer on, it starts up with bitmap # errors and the desktop is completely empty.
rycheme Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
This is gorgeous, thank you so much.
Nerisson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, nice theme, but there's a little problem...
When the window is maximize, the black bar is not good...
you can see it with this link:

Can you make an update for this?

Sorry for my bad english.

Best regards
yayme Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Would it be possible to have an all black taskbar version?
omegatsunami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
[link] over here :( sorry if i bother anyone here.
omegatsunami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Um I applied the dark skin and also replace the dll file, but my explorerframe is only partially black, and i still see the - square and X
nanu08 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For me your best work so far. Compleatly re-worked for 7 and looks great!
shinighami85 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Added to favourites :)
Good job & keep it up.
killazys Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Favorite favorite favorite :D
Twigglish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having an issue with this theme. I don't have my window controls on folders and whatnot anymore. They are there, but I don't have any icons for the buttons(minimize, max, close). Did I miss something?
Twigglish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I fixed that by restarting. I should have done that anyway. My bad :)

My other issue is that when I do something like trying to right click save as a picture, in the popup box, I don't have any folders on the left side for navigation. I'm basically stuck in whatever folder it defaults to. I don't have the up arrow back arrow; none of it. Any ideas?
DarkGreen18 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Why is that with this theme, whenever I try to save an image or download something, the directory on the left hand side no longer shows up...
Twigglish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have this problem too. Wondering if I missed something.
NeyDevious Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Always loved this style back on win xp!
darkeingel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
wow, just wow.

Logged in after a while on dA, and so this multitude notification from you... open the section, and OMG. I could not believe my eyes you brought back two of the most beautiful VS ever made - back in XP days.

Thank you for your work again Jaimie
chibikooh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome theme!
I have two problems though, one of them I'm not sure if it's a problem or not >.<

First off, how do you get the icons by the hard drives to change (like in the screenshot)? I changed exlorerframe.dll and the shell folder but it's still the same.

Second, some of the text is kind of like black-on-darkgrey and hard to see, is this supposed to happen? It's most noticable in the searchbar on the start menu and the top of folders where it has the folder name.
How do I change it?
Sorry I'm new to changing themes and such ^^;

also the "how to install" link is gone... it shows a 404 error
robot-chicken-parm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
thanks so much to you and the rest of your team for bringing this back! Thanks!
freXer92 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
britmodtokyo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! This was my favorite theme back in around 2004 when I had XP. I look forward to using it on 7. :D
Dantter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I do not know if you have reported problems with the top bar in libraries. When you place the cursor on it starts flashing and does not work.

Fantastic themes! :P
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