Please tell me if you were able to successfully apply this theme and what UxTheme patch you're using. Some people have been having trouble and I'm trying to figure out what cause, so tell me if it applied or not and what UxTheme patch you are using. Thanks
NOTE: This is the msstyles only!
This is the full theme version of the NSFR Beta 4. It includes many minor changes, mainly toolbars, start menu, and taskbar.
You'll need to download the current release of R2 for all the system files or use ResSpy if you have it.
- June 30th, 2012
Added back the R2 search box New address bar background New search box background
New small icons taskbar (Matchs that of the large)
New small icons taskband buttons (No longer pixelate)
New small icons (uncombined, shown labels) taskband buttons (no longer pixelate)
New min/max/close glows
New start menu programs list item buttons (Matches that of the taskband buttons)
New media rebar buttons and separator
New indeterminate progress bar
Fixed spin buttons sizing margins
Fixed bug that caused a black box to show around the "Select file to preview" label in the reading pane in Documents, Music, and Photos folders.
Remade the Tool Window close buttons to look cleaner and clearer and to be more consistent with the regular window's close button.
Fixed the MDI restore button missing its rightmost pixels.
Updated the recently pinned jump list image (yellow highlight)
Fixed bug in address bar that caused a slight black background when the combo box was shown
NavBar is smaller
New TaskBand buttons which are cleaner that the previous ones
Disabled BreadCrumbs no longer have a button image that would make the appeared hovered
Updated Hover states to the TaskBand Buttons to be brighter and more visible
4094 is still close to 4074 which this theme is based upon. The only other one I originally planned on doing was 4039 or anywhere in the late M6 line. Thing is it took me 15 months just to release this theme and I've been fixing things for nearly a year and a half after that release, if I do another Longhorn theme it'll be M6 and it would probably take as long.
Although I like using the Longhorn M7 themes, I think you shouldnt continue a theme, because so many want to see updates of it. If you think it's finished you dont need to improve it in any way others think how it should.
So if you're up with new ideas i'm curious on some Mockups.
Yeah, but when I see screenshots of people using it and I see something that makes me think "oh that should be different" I feel as if it needs to be fixed. This 2012 update just started from the taskbar that when small pixelated the buttons. Just continued giving it a once-over from there.
The only other theme that I currently have that has any real progress (though nowhere near complete) is Sand: [link]
Creating something new is in my opinion the hardest part because the theme continuously changes in so many ways. This Longhorn theme took over 15 months before everything looked right. You can see some early shots/WIP at [link]