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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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:iconsomedude-pf:
somedude-pf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
only jumped to windows 10 after i see comments here confirming that your theme works on the new OS. with the exception of a new 'bug' (white borders in File Explorer e.g. i.imgur.com/Pa82Jis.png), everything is still the same as in 8.1., even the old bugs :D tried Mr Grim's themes but they weren't to my taste, yours is still the best in the business. would be swell to have a windows 10 version of it in the future, and thanks again for your amazing creation!
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MammothJerk Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2015  New Deviant
Worked really great except for two things.
in google chrome there seems to be a 1 pixel white line under the address bar, i tried several different google chrome themes and it always stayed there so it has to be something with this theme.
and when focusing a window there is a 1 pixel grey border all around which i find very annoying and would like to have removed

the theme is very nice if i overlook those 2 points =)
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blackICE19240 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
I think thats just built into chrome if you mean the same line in this?www.dropbox.com/s/w6yjcpokcind…
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
yes i noticed that issue to, haven't been able to fix it :P
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:iconmammothjerk:
MammothJerk Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
That's too bad :s
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:iconfaust1995:
Faust1995 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  New Deviant
Hey in this theme (great job) is WMP player effected, transparent? And also still changing theme back to a default theme will still be possible?? Then back to this again? 
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
You can always switch to the stock Windows theme. Just choose it from the system Appearance settings page.
No wmp skin included.
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:iconblackice19240:
blackICE19240 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  New Deviant
Will you be updating this for windows 10?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Try this new black theme by Grim virtualcustoms.net/showthread.…
;)
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:iconblackice19240:
blackICE19240 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Looks pretty good but not as good as yours :)
There aren't many problems with abisso with win10: no start button, white ribbon, white left pane in control panel (fixed with oldnewexplorer), taskbar previews are messed up, more tray icons box shrinks after reboot and because i have my taskbar on the left when i open start menu it opens covered by the taskbar for a sec then corrects its self and moves to where its supposed to be. all of those problems are not in grims theme so it might be easy just to copy some settings from his?
Happy to provide screens if you want
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I didn't have time to look at it, will do it when i can ;)
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:iconblackice19240:
blackICE19240 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Thanks :D
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:icondarkwater409:
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I'm using it on my Windows 10 Home. Works great, but I can't figure out how to get the transparency program to load the settings at startup. The program itself loads fine at startup, but not th settings. I keep having to reapply the settings manually each time i start my computer up. Does anyone know how to get the settings to load at startup so I won't have to manually re apply them every time i start my computer?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Try this new black theme by Grim virtualcustoms.net/showthread.…
;)

PS: the transparency tool is too old, i'd avoid it on W10
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Revan317 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
tried it on win 10 and it kinda works

some minor stuff need tweaking but otherwise it works
-no start button
-white ribbon on explorer
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Try this new black theme by Grim virtualcustoms.net/showthread.…
;)
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:icondarkwater409:
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
OldNewExplorer 1.1.7 fixes the White Ribbon issue in explorer on Windows 10.
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:iconblahblooppoop:
blahblooppoop Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
The FUCKING DOWNload button doent work!!!!!!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Here it works.
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:iconkenlausin1234:
kenlausin1234 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  New Deviant
how to download this theme?
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:iconkingjohnnyrotten:
kingjohnnyrotten Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  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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superlazyhust Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  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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Kiki-Foxkitty Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  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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:icondarkwater409:
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015
The ribbon issue can be fixed by using OldNewExplorer 1.1.7, I'm using it on Windows 10 myself and it works fine. Start Orb is still invisible but Classic Shell fixes that easy. You can get Classic Shell from www.classicshell.net.  Once downloaded you can set it to replace only the start orb and it makes for a great workaround for the start orb issue.
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Kiki-Foxkitty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That fixed most of my problems. The system tray on the bottom right still isn't working properly for me though. It stays an arrow icon and won't actually open out to show the rest of the icons.
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:icondarkwater409:
darkwater409 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Ya i'm still having that issue as well. there is a temporary work around though. Just switch to a Windows 10 theme, open the arrow thing once, and switch back. It should temporarily fix that until your next login.
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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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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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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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aaron001999 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
i did but i have windows 10 now and cant be bothered seeing if themes work on windows 10, which i think they dont yet, i dont know, any way it was a good theme, i think i got it took work fully once but never used it again after getting a MAC OSX theme because i like cleanliness of a Mac.
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Try this new black theme by Grim virtualcustoms.net/showthread.…
;)
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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
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
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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