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December 10, 2011
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A new minimalistic Visual Style for Windows 7


What makes this Visual Style special is, that you are able to adjust
the color of the frames, the start menu and the taskbar
like in the standard aero visual style of Windows 7!
I kept the rest of the Visual Style monochrome,
so it is compatible with almost every wallpaper.

You can see another preview here: [link] and here: [link]


The pack contains two versions with different explorerframe.dll files:

next level solid - with Mac inspired frames
next level genuine - with Windows inspired frames

I highly recommend you to use the Chiquis shell32.dll files
by =kiko11. You can download them here:[link]


Thank you very much for downloading my art!
I'm always happy to see what people do with my stuff,
so feel free to send me a link to your screenshots!
Please let me know if you encounter any bugs.


=kiko11 for the shell32.dll files
~AlexAvila for the x32 versions of the explorerframes
~kAtz93 for the base Visual Style Tequilla
*Delta909 for the wallpaper used in the preview


Edit 01.01.2012:
Featured in the Daily Deviations,
many thanks to :iconalexander-gg: for the feature and :iconminato-kushina: for the suggesting it!
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Given 2012-01-01
next level by ~snipes2 With beautiful design and colors, this skin attracts your attention immediately! ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by Alexander-GG )
hb860 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Cool theme!
BlackImpressor Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Alter Schalter. Das hat "Style".  Love 
klepto-man Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012

If only the default white back color were a bit darker, it would be perfect.

As it is, I darken it with the advanced color dialog.
teek5449 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Nice theme with just one (kinda major) issue: make a multiselection in an explorer window then CTRL click a file in one of the previous selected files (to deselect it) and the background does not revert back to the default explorer background color. This makes selecting multiple files a real hassle since you can not make large selections then remove some selections from the group.

I imagine that it is an easy fix so I am hoping for one soon :)
snipes2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, i used the same image for multiple "stages" of selection...
I currently don't really have the time to fix that, but i'll try not to forget about that :D
Simbadz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
cool :typerhappy:
snipes2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
Bruellkaefer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ja Nein

eindeutig ja :D
snipes2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, danke :D
witchhunttress Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012

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