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M11 Final V1 by downtheory M11 Final V1 by downtheory
Author: Downtheory a.k.a. Allen W.
Site: [link]
VS Name: M11
Date: 05/17/2008
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Hopefully I did this theme justice. :)
I guess 26,138+ downloads can`t be sneezed at.

Included:
16 Desktop Wallpapers
UXTHEME.DLL FILES for SP1
Modififed Explorer.dll (for smaller user id frame)

Credits:

=Sulzzz, once again for handing this project over to me.
Thanks a lot. I know it took forever to finally finish and release. :D

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded / viewed / commented.
All the support means so much!

Important:

If anyone decides to use parts from this theme, or any of my other themes,
please contact me and ask permission first. In the event you don`t ask for
permission please at least contact me with a link or something to show what you
have modified or done. Thank you.
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:iconmicrofiltre:
microfiltre Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thx mec tu assure
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:iconmicrofiltre:
microfiltre Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thx
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:iconjellokim:
JelloKIM Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
hey are u planning to do version 2 of this?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, for Windows 7, once I get 7 Style Builder.
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:iconrobert1005:
robert1005 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
with what do i have to open it? i click on M11, then shell, then normalcolor and then i have shellstyleddl but with what programm do i have to open shellstyleddl?
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silverfang07 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a cool theme, one of my favs! I've been searching all of Deviantart to find a theme that suits my background (sad, yes)...and this one is perfect!
nice job :)
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Appreciate the kind words :).
One day I`ll port this to Windows 7 and improve upon it some more.

Thanks again, nice to know my visual styles are still being used. :w00t:
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:iconsilverfang07:
silverfang07 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :) I'm pretty picky with my themes but this one is just so cool I had to download it.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:D i really appreciate your comment, that`s awesome.

Well look forward to me releasing new visual styles in the near future. I`ll have Windows 7/Vista style builder soon. :)
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:iconsilverfang07:
silverfang07 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have too many XP themes on another computer I use...I think it's like 30 or something.
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:iconinuyasha-ad-1:
InuYasha-AD-1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Oo! Nice work, You should work on Windows 7! :P
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bamman1108 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
I'm having problems making this theme look its best. If it matters, I'm using Vista Home Basic. Here are the changes with whta I downloaded:

1. The start menu doesn't use transparency at all. Instead it's a kind of silvery color where yours is see-through. The icons are also larger on mine.

2. The taskbar dividers (between the start button and the open applications) are slightly different, and can be slightly irritating, but only if you really stare at it.

3. The top part of open windows and the taskbar arent transapent unless the current window is FULLY maximized. Otherwise, the task bar is a silvery color and the top of the windows is the color set in the Windows Color and Appearence settings.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:( I hate to tell you, this theme will not work properly on Vista Home Basic, as far as I know it will only work with any other version of Vista, including Business, and Ultimate.

That would be why it doesn`t look how it does in my screenshot. Because at the time I was running Vista Ultimate.

You should try upgrading to a better version of Vista, that might solve your problem there, unless someone else here knows of a workaround to get custom VS` working on Home Basic.
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:iconkai999:
kai999 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
love the start menu! very nice theme
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks. :)

i`m happy a lot of people are still even downloading this VS. :w00t:
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:iconrobert1005:
robert1005 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I can't download it on my computer... Norton blocks it.'-_-
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
That`s strange.

I know there are no viruses in this file, no one else has reported it, and I virus scan everything before uploading.

Sounds like your Norton AV is overprotective :D.
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:iconrobert1005:
robert1005 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
=[ i can't download other skins too i think it's the same problem?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It is. :(
Yeah, Home Basic is about useless when it comes to using skins/themes/VS`s...
Sorry.
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:iconrobert1005:
robert1005 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
ok it's allright.
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:iconboyzroks:
boyzroks Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
can you use mybe the windows 7 orb? i think it would look real good. Also, i think that the taskbar, the silver, could have a bit higher resoultion. very nice though! i like it!
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
When I get a new PC setup with bigger hdd`s and all that I`ll dual boot Vista and 7.

Unfortunately at the moment, unless I find a way, I can`t create anything for Win Vista, because I`m running the Windows 7 beta right now. :(

I`m trying to find a way to port M11 to Windows 7 though, no success yet...

But I`ll definitely take note of your suggestions, and do my best to get to work on it as soon as I possibly can.
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:iconx986123:
x986123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Student Artist
Hey, you should test this with windows 7 using the smaller taskbar. They already have UXTheme.dll patches for 7000 and 7022.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
That`s a great idea :), the only thing is I have no clue where to start. I`ve read that creating themes for Windows 7 is a little different, if I knew where all the resources where I would seriously try it.

Think I`ll look around for a new tutorial or something.
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:iconszenian:
szenian Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
How to install? plz teach.
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:iconszenian:
szenian Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
how to take ownership???
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:iconszenian:
szenian Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Hi there, I'm been using Vista Ultimate and updated to SP1 now.

How can i install your Project M11? cause i cant understand what u stated at the text file.
xD

I'm poor in english.
:sadangel:
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:icondarrenfrommyspace:
DarrenFromMyspace Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Work on vista home basic?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
It may.
There might be a 3rd party app available that will enable you to use Aero on Home Premium.
I don`t exactly know what it`s called, you may have to Google it. :D

Hope that helps you some.
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:iconszenian:
szenian Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
O.o... If i use Vista Home Premium good? and does this Project M11 works with it?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
No M11 won`t work with Vista Home Premium.
It doesn`t have "Aero" enabled. So the theme wouldn`t look right at all.

You would have to buy or use Vista Ultimate, or possibly Business Edition to have Aero enabled. Plus you also need a good video card to have Aero as well...

There is also a third part application you could download I`m sure, that will let you use Aero on Home Premium, but I can`t be too sure about that. You might have to do some Google research. :)
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:iconszenian:
szenian Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
dude, i'm using Vista Ultimate but i dunno how to install ur Project M11.

I like ur theme, cause cool.

PS: also cant understand while reading ur guide.txt
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry you didn`t understand the guide...

Ok first you need VistaGlazz to patch your uxtheme files in order to use my theme or anyone else`s, you can grab it here: [link]

After downloading that program, install it and then run it. For a guide on what to do next, go here: [link]

If all of that worked and your uxtheme files are patched, just extract my theme to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\

That`s it. Everything should work now. :)
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:iconszenian:
szenian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Hi there... This theme is for window vista only?
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:iconchoco-chip-tango:
Choco-Chip-Tango Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Well, iit's a Vista theme. It's obviousy for Vista.

No offence, but read the whole page, not little excerpts.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Yep. Vista only. :)
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:iconwinddragonrai:
winddragonrai Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
very nice.
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:iconmichelt:
MichelT Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
"There are some errors occurred when backing up theme.Acces to the path
'C:\Windows\system32\..\Resources\Themes\Aero.bak.vistamaker\' is denied"

WTF is that!?!? It is the same all over again, and again.. Any help?
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:hmm: looks to me like you are in the wrong directory to begin with.
It`s actually "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes".

I have no clue what that file extension is either, haven`t seen it before.

Looking back on it now, I do believe that most folders in "System32" are protected by Vista...could be wrong. Of course I don`t really know. I only mod .dll files in there anyway.

Yeah sorry for rambling :D, but you are totally in the wrong directory. Just navigate to the one I referred to above and you`ll be sailing right.
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:iconfrankenberries:
FrankenBerries Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
good looking
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Appreciate the comment. :)
Judging by the number of downloads on this one, I believe its probably the best work I`ve done period. Glad that everyone likes it, here`s hoping the final version will top this one.
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:iconghan07:
ghan07 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
thanksss
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:iconmclarenrokz:
Mclarenrokz Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
man dats really cool.... but can u temme hw to get da tool bar !!!




jst email me at patilgaurav.07@gmail.com!!
ok >
bye
nice wrk !
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
That toolbar is ObjectDock. You can find it by running a search on Google for "StarDock" or "ObjectDock" they have an awesome free trial you can download. I highly recommend it.
Or you could try RocketDock out.

Hope I was helpful :).
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:iconjintekiningyo:
JintekiNingyo Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
I like 36 crazyfists xD
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Really? For me that`s kind of a rare thing to hear. Not many people like 36 CF. Drives me crazy too, because they really are a talented band.

I love playing their songs on my guitar... :)
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CelticW0lf Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Amazing!
Especially the design of the Mediaplayer ! Is that includet ?? Hehe 36Crazyfists love this band !
Greetings. Alex
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
That media player is foobar2k.
The skin for it is somewhere here at Deviant ART but I don`t remember where. Just check the foobar2k skins section of this site and you should find it on one of the older pages. Hope that`s helpful.

And yeah, 36 Crazyfists are amazing. My all-time favorite band.
:headbang: :)
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:iconcelticw0lf:
CelticW0lf Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Ok. I'll try to find it ^^. Thäänks!

Yeeh, 36 Crazyfists are amazing! But As I Lay Dying is also kickass!
I want to see a Concert from them. But I think they don't come to Switzerland ^^.

But I go to the Greenfield Openair in two weeks. With linkinpark, beatstakes, apocalyptica, In Flames, Bullet For my valentine and much other bands.
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:icondowntheory:
downtheory Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, sounds like an awesome concert. Wish I could go :D. All my favorite bands.

And yeah I agree with you again, As I Lay Dying are pretty kickass as well. Hmm...think I`ll go listen to them now.
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