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Abisso 2014 (dark theme Windows 8.1 Update1) Upd11 by ezio Abisso 2014 (dark theme Windows 8.1 Update1) Upd11 by ezio
Here's a completely new version of Abisso for Windows 8.1 Update1!

No more white ribbon and white backgrounds, windows explorer style like in win7 (with the useful bottom details bar), cleaner interface with a lot of fixed stuff.
A great thanks to vistastylebuilder.com, virtualcustoms.net and msfn.org guys for their support/tools!

Enjoy!

Ezio Lacandia Bijelkic

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Changelog:

22 July 2014
- ONE updated to v1.1.0 20.07.2014 (Improved injection mechanisms).

14 May 2014
- no changes and no update to download, just an IMPORTANT info:
On some configs, the theme switches to default after shutting down Windows. It's due to the fast startup option, just disable it (see "TO-DO (disable) if the theme switches to default at boot.jpg" in this package).

01 May 2014
- fix: no white borders in the tiles context menu (to update, just copy the new .msstyles, other files are unchanged)

29 Apr 2014:
- NO changes but an IMPORTANT info: in "ONE" please don't use "Enable glass on navigation bar", to avoid glitches in the "This PC" window.

12 Apr 2014:
- Win8.1 Update 1 compatibility fix, with the new tiles context menu (right click on a tile in the Start to show it).
The theme will not support Windows 8 and 8.1 anymore, Update 1 is mandatory according to Microsoft (otherwise you will not receive Windows Update patches).
- latest version of ONE
- if you use stylish in your browser, check these new dark styles for web pages:
* userstyles.org/styles/95359/fa…
* userstyles.org/styles/47161/da…
* userstyles.org/styles/81403/gt…
* userstyles.org/styles/81480/da…

20 Feb 2014:
- fixed some edit boxes that became light blue with invisible white fonts (e.g. in firefox) - NOTE: just update your .msstyles, other files are unchanged.

05 Feb 2014:
- updated "ONE", now it works much better. No changes for the theme.

04 Jan 2014:
*only .msstyles are updated* *load Aero theme, update modded theme files, reboot, select the modded theme*
- added a persistent-scrollbars version of the theme
- fixed some glitches on scrollbars highlighting blue

17 Dec 2013:
- fixed a little glitch for buttons in the Organize bar (there was a vertical gray line for the mouseover blue effect) - to update, just overwrite the .msstyles

15 Dec 2013:
- now visible text in some white popups in Chrome and other apps;
- added a no bottom details panel version of the theme (good for low-resolution systems)

12 Dec 2013:
- some white lines are now blue e.g. the box in the Personalization window
- dark gray background (it was white) for the hard disk free space bar
- blue copy progress bar (it was green)
- got rid of the white box in the copy window

11 Dec 2013 - NO Changes but very IMPORTANT INFO:
- after running Windows Update, load the standard AERO theme before restarting the system to avoid black screen at boot. After the boot, you can chose Gray2014 or other modded themes.

09 Dec 2013:
- removed lines in the file properties window (lol sorry for these three updates in a day, now all should be good :D )
- now the bottom details bar is not in a box but there's only e little adaptive separator!
- darker separator for the tree view panel

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INSTALLATION TIPS - READ CAREFULLY!!!

NB: Windows sometimes marks downloaded zip files from Internet as unsafe and this can cause issues.
So, don't forget to unblock the zip before extracting it: right click, then go to "Properties" and  select "Unblock" in the bottom box.

****IMPORTANT INFO****
After running Windows Update (specially if there are Internet Explorer protection patches - they usually change uxtheme files), please load the standard "Windows" theme (aero.theme) before restarting the system to avoid black screen at boot. After the boot, you can chose Abisso2014 or other modded themes.

****IMPORTANT INFO 2****
On some configs, the theme switch to default after shutting down Windows. It's due to the fast startup option, just disable it (see "TO-DO (disable) if the theme switch to default at boot.jpg" in this package).

1) You need to patch uxtheme services, use the one in the "uxtheme" folder of this package.
Avoid other system files patching tools (the boot of Windows can be broken when updating the system with Windows update).

2) After patching uxtheme, install and set OldNewExplorer as described in the "OnE" folder of this package.
(please don't use "Enable glass on navigation bar", to avoid glitches in the "This PC" window).

3) Then place theme files in "C:|Windows|Resources|Themes", you should have this structure:
- "C:|Windows|Resources|Themes|Abisso2014.theme"
- "C:|Windows|Resources|Themes|Abisso2014"
- "C:|Windows|Resources|Themes|Abisso2014|Abisso2014.msstyles"
- "C:|Windows|Resources|Themes|Abisso2014|Wall"
- "C:|Windows|Resources|Themes|Abisso2014|shell"

4) On the desktop, right mouse click --> Personalize, and choose "Abisso2014" under "Installed themes".

5) In the pack there's a registry fix to avoid white elements instead of dark ones after blocking the user, or sending a sleep/hybernate command to the system. Just apply it.

6) Install and set the included transparency tool as described in the "transparency" folder of this package.
PLEASE NOTE: some antivirus could find a malware in that folder, it's a false positive (due to the set-at-boot.reg behaviour).


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TIPS:

There are some barely visibile fonts in few programs but it usually depends from the program itself (if it applies visual style colors for some parts, and hardcoded colors for other parts).

To set transparency in windows and popup frames use the tool included in this pack.

With Firefox, let web pages load their own colors (you can change behavior in FF settings). With Chrome all is good at default.

If you want to change the white background of some web pages like youtube, facebook, google, install STYLISH in your browser and check these css:
- userstyles.org/styles/95359/fa…
- userstyles.org/styles/47161/da…
- userstyles.org/styles/81403/gt…
- userstyles.org/styles/81480/da…

For WMP background: winaero.com/comment.php?commen…
Or, better, apply wmploc.dll from this pack: gsw953onda.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconkingjohnnyrotten:
kingjohnnyrotten Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New Deviant
I have been using this on Windows 8.1 for a long time and I love it! If there is any way you can figure this out for Windows 10 you would be the greatest! They have an "incomplete dark theme" for Windows 10, but it doesn't change File Explorer, or Control Panel so it's useless really. Anyway, thanks for really awesome dark theme for W8 and live well!
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:iconsuperlazyhust:
superlazyhust Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
where is links download ??
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:iconntts1:
ntts1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
It works after with the UxTheme version from the Gray 2014 theme pack.
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:iconskorpn:
SkOrPn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Windows 10 build 10240 has been certified RTM on July 15th and sent to the OEM's of the world. This thing is going to be amazing with a dark theme like Abisso...
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I don't know if win10 can be fully themed, will check that soon.
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:iconkiki-foxkitty:
Kiki-Foxkitty Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Tried it on Windows 10 after patching UxTheme. Works 90-95%, but it does break some things in the process.
i.gyazo.com/825d74ec6a0d525aef…

1. The start menu icon doesn't show, but it still works otherwise.
2. The system tray arrow stops working a while after the theme runs, making it inaccessible.
3. The white ribbon in Explorer.

Other than that it works perfectly fine.
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:iconntts1:
ntts1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  New Deviant
The same for me, the folders are white, prntscr.com/7sx4ck , but they change with the native windows 8.1 high contrast themes prntscr.com/7sx4sq.
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:icondevasten:
Devasten Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  New Deviant
So i installed the theme, followed all the steps, But all my windows are still white gyazo.com/e0d7efcc73ec90a48607… like so. Help pls.
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:iconshakeabhi:
shakeabhi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant Student Photographer
how to download this theme...???
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:iconmae1093:
Mae1093 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
> w < Whoa.. thank You
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:iconamilaben:
Amilaben Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Is It Ok To Patch Genuine Windows 8.1 System Files? 
I Meant We Need To Patch uxtheme Service Eh?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Yes it's needed.
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:iconaaron001999:
aaron001999 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
my task bar flickers now when ever i put my mouse over it. its like its solid and quickly flashes transparent again after. (i made it solid because the borders of windows when not maximised showed in the background of the task bar).
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Try uninstalling the transparency tool.
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:iconrjrahul:
RJrahul Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant
I got blank screen on restart after applying transperancy....what to do...pls help...😢
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Use a restore point, it's the best and fast solution.
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:iconamilaben:
Amilaben Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Always Read The "Read Me" File Bro. 
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:icontruceklan:
TruceKlan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Will you do a similar theme for Windows 10? Please tell me yes!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
I don't know if 10 will let's customize the theme.
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:iconcutehatter:
CuteHatter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  New Deviant
thanks man.. it doesnt hurt my eyes anymore..and by the way its super cool
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:icongoku2030:
GOKU2030 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  New Deviant
my pc looks so cool but dude my window background is not transparent like  the screen shot you have shown. please help me man.
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
You need to install the transparency tool as described in the instructions file. But on some configs, it doesn't work good.
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:iconcutehatter:
CuteHatter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  New Deviant
there's a file named "transparent.ex_" rename it to .exe and open it.. set the settings suggested
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:icongoku2030:
GOKU2030 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  New Deviant
my pc looks so cool but dude my window background is not transparent like  the screen shot you have shown. please help me man.
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:iconexodic:
exodic Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Student
I was unable to extract neither the uxtheme nor the OldNewExplorer files for some reason or another. I have used three different programs as well and none of them seem to work; they all say they've completed the extraction but the files remain as .zip. Do you have any suggestions? :/
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:iconofficialrenny:
OfficialRenny Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant
Hmm, doesn't really work for me. Everything is still white for me: imgur.com/VFRfOjP
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:iconferington:
ferington Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  New Deviant
Hey epic theme just one problem i have a white bar at the top of the windows where File Home View and share are.
link to a screenshot. 
i.imgur.com/uNF4E45.png
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:iconm1ru:
m1ru Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Hello Abisso, it's me again!
There is a big problem with a programm which won't work with this theme.

friedrich-folkmann.de/papdesig…

This is the program. You can test it. Is there any way to fix it?
If I switch the theme it works...

Thanks!
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:iconrevan317:
Revan317 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
best win8 theme by far

i hope to see this on win10 when it comes out.
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:iconecwjjd:
Ecwjjd Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant
Hi,  I got a black screen after boot,  what should I do now? 
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:iconunnmd:
unnmd Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2015  New Deviant
Hi guys.

ezio, thank you for this theme, it is probably the best medicine for the eyes ))
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:iconjanikov:
janikov Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Hey, great theme. Lot of work, i think. Thanks.

Question, is it possible to turn the color of blue characters in red? What should i do to change it?

Thanks for your time.

Bye
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:iconstevegeller15:
stevegeller15 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Amazing theme......but I'm experiencing a few problems. When I apply the theme it works perfectly. But after I lock and unlock my laptop, a few elements don't seem to work especially on VLC Media Player and Bittorrent.
Bittorrent just after applying the theme----- prntscr.com/6zgqho
Bittorrent after locking and unlocking the screen----- prntscr.com/6zguky (Note that the middle panel has turned white and I can't read anything below it)
VLC just after applying the theme----- prntscr.com/6zgqqs
VLC after locking and unlocking the screen----- prntscr.com/6zguqj (Note that the bottom panel has turned white)
And also how do I get rid of this left white panel in Personalization? ----- prntscr.com/6zgqy7

Please help me fix this. Thanks in advance.
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:iconronaldsun:
RonaldSun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Loving everything about the theme,,, however I have to use IE for our stores system, and the input boxes are black, the text grey, making it hard to read, any way to bypass this?

prntscr.com/6xqedo

Thank you!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Can't be fixed because some apps like IE have hardcoded colors (or they load colors from system dll)...
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:iconronaldsun:
RonaldSun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Thankyou, my eyes have adjusted, and much prefer the dark theme overall, great job!
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:iconcloudyoz:
CloudyOz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Hello! My background goes black when i changed the pic, but when i restart it goes back to normal. Is it normal or i follow the instructions incorrectly?


Win 8.1
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
It shouldn't happen.
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:iconcervantes001:
CERVANTES001 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
thnx
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:iconx-soulstealers-x:
x-soulstealers-x Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Hello! I love this theme but I had to change it off when I used a certain program, but now I can't figure out how to enable the black windows and such. Please help as soon as you can
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Uninstall and follow all installation steps again.
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:iconsasha969:
Sasha969 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2015
Great theme! Thanks a lot for great job!
And I have one problem so I hope you will help me resolve it.
I can not see icon and title in title bar of File Explorer, but all other applications are ok.
Even when I change my theme back to default windows theme I still can not see icon and title in title bar of File Explorer.
Btw, I use Windows 8.1.

EDIT / RESOLVED:
Well that is what you get when you blindly follow instructions without reading actual options. :D
My problem was in "Hide caption text/icon in File Explorer windows." options in ONE.
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:iconmndhta:
mndhta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
just what I was looking for
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
:D
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:iconmcs90:
MCS90 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2015
Love the theme. However, I am getting some issues with my screen going completely black in the onenote app, which I use frequently. Do you have any idea if there's a way to fix this?

i.imgur.com/AiHyqDR.png
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Sorry, i can't fix it because the color is hardcoded in the app itself.
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:iconbyhq17:
Byhq17 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
how to download this?
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