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Windows 7: Create Aero Theme thats visually similar to Windows Classic?


19 Jan 2013   #1

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Create Aero Theme thats visually similar to Windows Classic?

Since there does not seem to be any way to use the Windows Classic Theme with hardware acceleration, has any one make an Aero theme that's visually similar to Windows?

I got an aero theme that's closer in style to classic using the Advanced Window and Colour settings (and turning off window shadows etc), but its still does not look quite right (yet)

Maybe using Ave`s Style Builder?

I`ve spent many hours looking for a solution to the Classic Desktop redraw problem, and this is my last hope!

Edit: I`m already using Classic shell, not fussed about task bar etc, I just want my (with correct desktop draw) Classic Windows back!

Thanks.

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19 Jan 2013   #2

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If you want to make a theme Windows Style Builder is the way to go.

Here is a nice classic aero theme Classic AE 2.5.2 by ~Saarineames on deviantART You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Jerry
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19 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

That looks perfect!

Thanks!!
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19 Jan 2013   #4

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You're welcome

If you need help let me know.

Jerry
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20 Jan 2013   #5

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Everything works great now, just one little niggle with the FireFox ToolBar.

As you can see FireFox still has the Glow Text effect and the colour does not match the menu/window.

To be honest I can live with it, but it would be nice if it could be fixed.


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20 Jan 2013   #6

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Not much can be done for that, but you could look for a Firefox theme that would look like the classic theme.

Jerry
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20 Jan 2013   #7

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Ok, will do.

Thanks.

Edit: I used the Firefox Persona plugin, very easy to use.


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