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Shiki Colors for Windows Seven by winplayboy Shiki Colors for Windows Seven by winplayboy
It is my second Visual style for windows seven based on orignal shiki colors for windows xp by heebijeebi [link]

I brought this visual style to windows seven by his help. Big Thanks to him.

Visual Style features
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1). It contains two taskbar versions. Light taskbar and dark taskbar. Supports bottom, top, right and left taskbar version.
2). Fully compatible with Aero and Basic.
3). Fully Compatible with x32 and x64 versions
4). Shell32 mod to get the white background navigation like basic theme.
5). Modified the explorerframe to reduce the items gap in itemsview to display more items.

Update 2.03.2012
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1). Added New Color Scheme - Human
2). Updated Screenshot
3). Fixed Minor things
4). Screenshot of Upcoming color schemes added.

Update 21.03.2012
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1). Changed start menu a little bit.
2). Changed scroll bars.
3). Added new colors schemes
4). Added Shell32 Mod
5). Added explorerframe.dll for x32 and x64 bit versions.
6). Changed other elements a little bit.

Install Notes
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1). Copy the theme files to windows\resources\themes folder
2). Apply the theme.
3). Replace the explorerframe.dll according the color schemes you want to use. By replacing the explorerframe you will also get the reduced items height in itemsview to get more compact and clean look.
4). Apply the shell32 mod to change the navigation panel of control panel to white. This shell32 mod is provided by ~saarineames [link]

Thanks to
1). ~saarineames [link] for providing his visual style as base.
2). ~heebijeebi [link] for providing the source and help.

Icons in the screenshot [link]

Feel free to post bugs(if any) and comments.

Enjoy. :)
Cheers :) ;)
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:iconnuruial:
Nuruial Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Hey, nice! Any possibility to port it to Windows 8?
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:iconkymarecs:
kymarecs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
is step 4 necessary(applying shell32 mod)?
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
it is optional. It is there to remove the colored side pane in control panel etc to white color.
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:iconbaillie-90:
Baillie-90 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
An application named 'Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker' removes the white border. Great theme.
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:iconbaillie-90:
Baillie-90 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
If anyone is still wondering what the white border is, it's caused by Aero blur. You need to disable it. I used a tool called 'Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker'. Great theme.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
thanks for finding out.....
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:iconozky1:
ozky1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Explorerframedll don't work i have even taked ownership but it won't start explorer anymore and only when i let backup back then it starts it normaly ????.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
sorry for late reply...can u please elaborate....what version of windows are you using? 32 bit or 64 bit?

Please choose the version of dll's according to the 32 bit or 64 bit. Please let me know if this helps.
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:icondongalos:
dongalos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
its awesome using it now, reminds me of Gui Relax, any chance you can make the same green from Gui Relax instead of Dark Grey taskbar and borders?

Also, any chance to update the Start Menu to show icon?
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
can u please show me the screenshot or link of GUI relax green version?

start menu to show icon? what does that mean? can u please elaborate....
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:icondongalos:
dongalos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
sorry i took long to reply, here's how gui relax looks on Windows XP

[link]

the green taskbar, is that possible on Windows 7 or only black?
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:icontintinytdj:
Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks... broken :C
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
sorry I do not understand. What does that mean?
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:iconmhoude:
mhoude Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
did you found the white border bug ?
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:iconorbtwin:
orbtwin Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
i can't apply the themes. i've got the w7 ultimate 32 uxtheme patched.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Sorry for late reply...
google for universal theme patcher and use it to patch your files.
Windows 7 requires three files be patched and this patcher works well on all versions of windows 7. Hope this helps
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:icongarbanzox:
garbanzox Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The Aero versions are not working properly for me. Instead of window shadows, I get a white border.

This happens with all Aero versions. But the Basic versions work just fine.

System is Windows 7 Home Premium N x64

[link]
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:icongeniener:
geniener Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
same problem...stupid white border.....really love this theme but have to give up:(
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I am not able to reproduce it on my end.
I would like to add that I haven't changed window borders since first release. Also I didn't got this error from some other person.

But still let me check, I will try to find out what exactly the problem is.

Meanwhile can you check it on some other version of windows 7, for example windows 7 professional, ultimate (32bit or 64bit, doesn't matter) if possible?
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:iconleviat:
Leviat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
same problem with Windows 7 Prof x64 ...
so i moved the slider for window color intensity to the left side and got a light blur around the windows ... but still an awesome work .. love it :>
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:iconmhoude:
mhoude Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Same problem here, a white gap around the windows, basic is fine.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
might be a problem with windows border...let me check if I can fix this soon...thanks for reporting this bug
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:iconmhoude:
mhoude Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Looks like the shadow doesn't render correctly, I tougth at first it was the uxtheme patcher but now I'm clueless...
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:iconleviat:
Leviat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
ah ... found another Bug @ wise theme :>
[link]
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I can't see a bug in this...can u please elaborate...are u talking about the shadows?
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:iconspeedykevin:
speedykevin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Looks good! Waiting for the purple one :)
Is it possible to use it with the win7 original big icons taskbar?
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Yes it can also be used with big icons taskbar.

I will be releasing the purple one soon. stay tuned
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:icondarkobra:
DarKobra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Very cool, I am glad someone has decided to port these over to Win7!

I have one issue though: when using the taskbar on the top of the screen and with the "use small icons" option enabled, I get a small strip that appears to be a shadow or an unthemed part of the skin. If you cannot reproduce or this doesnt make sense, I can upload a screenshot to show you.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
please upload a screenshot I will fix this then....
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I tried to check it...but not able to reproduce it...pls upload a screenshot...I will definitely fix this...also pls mention u are using 32 bit or 64 bit version of windows 7
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:icondarkobra:
DarKobra Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Alrighty, here is a screenshot: [link]

I am using 32-bit windows.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I think it is coming from ur rainmeter skin....
apply the taskbar to bottom and check what is behind it....I have checked on my end I am not able to reproduce it.......hope this helps
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:icondarkobra:
DarKobra Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Wow, extremely good catch, I didnt even think about that. Totally right, it was extra rainmeter skins running that I did not realize where there, hidden by my previous theme.

Fantastic job with the theme, I love it. Thanks for catching my mistake, and keep up the great work!
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:iconluksy78:
Luksy78 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
-i loved this vs on xp and i had it all the time, so this is awesome, but i'll start using it when u make explorer frame and orb, because like this it does not fit with any other explorer frame and orb...
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
thanks
well then stay tuned for upcoming updates...

meanwhile u can install the gnome patcher it has the required icons and explorerframe
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:iconluksy78:
Luksy78 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
omg, yeah this looks realy great with that gnome patcher...
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
yes It is...

It is meant to be used with that.....And this vs will also be the part of that patcher soon....then either it can be used alone or with that patcher
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:iconlaoking:
laoking Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
awsome theme! i found a bug, when you click on the clock the grey background doesn't like the clock white background
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
yeah I am aware of it. to fully color clock you have to edit datetime.cpl and am not editing it till now.
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:icondeviantartepb:
deviantartepb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Very good, reminds me of my favorite XP theme, smoothgnome, or was it coollooks, wow was xp really that long ago...
Anyway love it, testing now.
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:iconmaxvision:
maxvision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What application are you using to create the windows 7 visual styles?
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
win7 style builder aka vista style builder
google it u will find it...:)
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:iconmaxvision:
maxvision Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks bud.
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:iconjirbytaylor:
Jirbytaylor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Oooooh, nice and crisp. I like it. Why aren't there more styles like this? Too many things that look too similar to Aero. (Or the popular glass-like alternates. Follow The Leader, much?)
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:icondesmond-the-lonesome:
VERY nice :)
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:iconunderstandingnothing:
looks well made, probably the only theme that I like when using basic, well done
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:iconmerfeu:
merfeu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
it is not anyway inspired or derived from this vs. it a transformation of orignal shiki colors vs for xp to windows 7. link to orignal vs is provided in description.
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:iconunderstandingnothing:
not even close
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:iconluksy78:
Luksy78 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
:D yeah, this one is better..
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