Went back to 7 after getting annoyed at 8 and got bored and update NSFR.
Note that this is a 2012 pre-release, I'll continue updating it as I go.
What's changed since last release:
April 20th, 2012 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
March 22nd, 2012
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
March 15th, 2012
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
NSFR is the no system files replacement version, meaning it's just the msstyles and is made to work with the default shell32 and explorerframes in 7. Later I'll make the changes to support the full version, I'm just using NSFR at the moment to test everything without having to constantly upload the dll files (takes about 30 minutes on my connection).
I want to make a bug report, I don't know if it has already been posted.
The Taskbar with small icons has inconstistent look, the image behind the Start-Button and the System-Tray looks different than the one behind the task-switcher. I want to mention it, as it looks ugly.
It's size and borders are there simply because they were in Longhorn and the point of this theme is to get it as close as possible to the actual Aero theme from back in 2004 (while also making it look more modern and clean). But I understand what you're saying, if this wasn't a recreation the buttons would be larger and it wouldn't have had a double border.
Yes, it was like that throughout all of Longhorn including Vista when it released. It was made because if you look at a real pane of glass the edges will be teal due to the way the light goes through it.
YAY. I also got fed up with Windows 8 and decided to switch back to windows 7. But I needed the good theme I used before I upgrade to Windows 8. I'm counting on you now to see when I should return back to Windows 7