of hard work went into this theme and some never before seen tricks
involving a fully transparent start menu with a proper drop shadow and
full transparent Aero Peak, I tried out some really new ideas for the
caption buttons as well and also figured out how to make them better on
the basic style as well, I was using the basic style yesterday and I
forgot for a while that it was Basic so that's a good thing.
taskbar had some nice new ideas as well and I tried to make some things
in the theme look almost animated in their transition from inactive to
active states, I also did that to the start button which I think worked
I also made a complete new set of Icons for the theme and Media Player skin with better white text thanks to gsw953
for figuring out how to change it
would also like to mention that there are 4 styles, 2 with user picture
frame in the start menu and 2 without, and both have a basic theme and
an Aero theme, all of the themes are installed using the theme installer
exe and it's all done with just a few clicks and the theme is
automatically applied upon completion, you can then select what version
of the theme to run in the personalization menu after that.
of the other extras including WMP, Blade Icons and any other modified
system files are installed with the 7tsp extras pack using 7tsp found here
For a Tutorial on how to use 7tsp have a look here
There are many other great things I would like to add but there are too many to mention Theme Includes:
Blade Basic Theme
Blade 2 Theme
Blade 2 Basic Theme
Wallpaper Self-Aware by *submicron http://submicron.deviantart.com/gallery ... 4#/d2zqre3
Logon Screen Ultraparallel Quasar Blue by *submicron http://submicron.deviantart.com/gallery ... 8#/d2tpo3t
MAX Glass Cursors
Blade Sound Scheme (Thanks to Razorsedge
for helping with the sounds)
ieframe (IE8) Skin/Mod
System Properties Logo/Orb
Getting Started top Pane
Games Menu Preview Pane
New WEI index images with square borders
wmploc (Windows Media Player) Skin/Mod
New Fonts Eurostile, DS-Digital
Theme Resource Changer
Blade Desktop Gadgets
Blade ObjectDock and Blade RocketDock
And much more!!
Download all of the themes and extras from my Mediafire Folder Important!
using the 7tsp installer with the theme extras it will not replace any
system files, it will only add the modifications to your existing files
and at the same time make backups of your files, so if you do have some
mods already it should not effect those, unless one of the mods you have
is one of the things listed above.
Theme Installs and the Theme
Pack Extras were tested on my x86 VM and my main x64 Windows 7 Ultimate
machine and both installed without any problems.
you install the 7tsp theme extras and find you have lost your sound or
if you are using a Creative Sound Card you will need to use Restore on
7tsp and then remove the pack from 7tsp, then open the 7-zip archive and
in the resource folder you will see shell32.dll.res, you need to delete
that file and then repack the theme pack using 7-Zip again, then load
it into 7tsp again and reinstall it.
For some reason Creative
sound cards do not like any changes to the shell32.dll and there is no
way to get around that, the only thing that you will miss out on will be
a few icons and the copy delete animation mod, nothing major and you
will still have a great experience without them.
must enable the use of custom themes by either patching your system
with Universal Theme Patcher or use UxStyle Core which runs as a
service, either way will have the same result but UxStyle Core does not
change any system files and is also update proof.
Universal Theme Patcher
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 July, 2011.