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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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:iconfaster1996:
faster1996 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
hi 
i download it
and i can't run it
please send me The installation process
this is my email:scorpion.faster@yahoo.com
Please be video or image
beacause My English is poor
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:icondavepavel:
davepavel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member
first of all i wanna that you for this great theme but there's a problem with Mediaplayerclassic 
www10.0zz0.com/2015/02/22/03/9…
the index or whatever that thing is not exist in the program like here 
www.bs2t.net/uploads/138284518…
what can i do about that ?
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Sujalgarg11 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  New member
how do i download it.
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:iconadhisc:
adhisc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member
hello. i wanna ask, why the transparency didn't work? I'd install the transparency, changed to .exe and set at but still didn't work. please help me thank you
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:iconhack3dy:
hack3dy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Is there an option to change color BLUE dominant with RED
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:icondelirein:
Delirein Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a little problem with your theme. Everything looks fine, except taskbar which is solid on Windows Button and near the clock and status icons, but it's transparent in the middle, where the application icons are. How can I change this? I don't want to use Classic Shell, i'm used to 8.1 already
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:iconraggy2000:
raggy2000 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  New member
where is the download link
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:iconblackliztz:
blackliztz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  New member
thanks for the excellent theme, but is there a problem. my page blank office change to the dark , how to fix it Mr ? i'm using MS office 2013 . thankz a lot
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
You could fill the background with a white color and create a new model to avoid doing that for each new document, no other ways afaik :( (Sad)  
Or create a new Windows account with standard theme.

Or try LibreOffice, you can change colors in the settings page.
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:iconpierofolly:
Pierofolly Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, first I want to say its amazing and thank you!

But I have two questions/problems:

1 - My Ribbon keeps white always. I'v tried to re-do the process many times, but it seems a bug on my PC or something I did wrong.

2 - Is there a way to set the Word and All Office Programs Background to white by default? I saw the fixing answer bellow, but I wonder if there's a more general workaround. To don't have to do it in every time in every app. Its pretty hard to write on black paper when you want to visualize something to print.

 ps: I'm on win8.1 Pro

Thanks
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
1) The ribbon has to be disabled with ONE as explained in the instructions file, if you want it you must use the "old" Abisso: ezio.deviantart.com/art/Abisso…
(old as concept, but updated as well ;) ).

2) Unfortunately that issue is due to a Microsoft strange decision, because in Office they take some colors from the visual style, some are hardcoded in the program itself instead...
No other solutions (afaik) than the ones already given in other comments (change the fill color on white, create a new windows account with standard theme just for Office, use Libre Office that let you change colors). :(
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:iconpierofolly:
Pierofolly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the attention. I will do that about the Office.

About the Ribbons: I'm using white. Still cool anyway!

Ty
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:iconxzeo333:
xzeo333 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Hey Ezio Great Work Man very awesome...Gridiron I am getting the same issue
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Select the standard "Windows" theme, select the "automatic" color, then select Abisso theme again.
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:iconxzeo333:
xzeo333 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Thanks for the info...I eventually reinstalled the OldNewExplorer and it work like a charm...ty again. I do have a question is there a to change the default blue to another color like orange?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
No sorry, is hardcoded in the visual style (so you need to edit it with vistastylebuilder or other similar tool, but it's not a fast work).
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:icongridirontrenches:
i think the latest windows update changed the file browser menu bar. it is now white instead of black
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Select the standard "Windows" theme, select the "automatic" color, then select Abisso theme again.
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:iconheadroom73:
headroom73 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
God Save Ezio :D
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Ciao paesà!!! :D
Colpa di MS che non si decide a farne uno nero uffiiciale :D
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h4n4t0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Hi, I've been using these theme for a bit, and I love it. However, I keep having to switch back to the normal one because it changes the color to black on applications like notepad/word/etc. and that becomes annoying, especially if I have to send it to someone / print it out. Is there any way to make it so that applications keep their default white backgrounds and font colors?

Thanks.
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
In the Office suite you could fill the document background with white, and save it as a model.
No way for the notepad :(
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:iconh4n4t0:
h4n4t0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Yeah... I can't use Dreamweaver at all with the theme, everything is too dark / not too readable, and I can't read what I'm typing when I'm coding html / css :(
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:iconxyrenticar:
xyrenticar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
cool
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:iconlightningtornado:
lightningTornado Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Thank you sooo much for this theme >> It was my dream to have such dark theme because of having so much problems from the white BGs >
Visual Artists Must have this theme for their own OS ... thank you sooo much >> appreciate this so helpful effort

i wonder if i can customize the title BG color >> how can I ?

Best wishes
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Glad to ear that! :D
Sorry, no customization just because Windows doesn't provide this possibility to the user.
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:iconlightningtornado:
lightningTornado Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
sorry i did not notice the download link on the right side ... i'm installing it now
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
;D
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:iconlightningtornado:
i cannot find the link to download !!
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:iconcustomizewin7:
customizewin7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
excellent theme
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconterminative:
Terminative Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Love the theme, you should make a companion theme for google chrome to complete the look.
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:icongrosyo:
grosyo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I did everything I was supposed to do, but there is still some white in the upper part of the control panel, where it's written ''Adjust your computer's settings''. What should I do to fix it ? :)
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Check your ONE installation or try to uninstall/install it again.
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:iconafterproject:
AfterProject Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The theme works perfectly for me, but some programs have become unresponsive:
VLC won't play videos
iTunes won't launch at all
(I don't know if these are a result of the theme. I have alternative programs to replace them and they work fine if not better)

My major problem is Photoshop CC
I can't use filters properly
When I launch the liquify filter I get a black screen.
Again I don't know if this is a result from the theme and It is too awesome to give up
so if there is a way to fix this please do reply
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I don't have those issues at all with VLC and other players, the theme and uxstyle don't touch anything related to those apps.
I'm using Photoshop CS6.

Try to select the standard Windows theme and uninstall uxstyle, and see if they work.
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:iconafterproject:
AfterProject Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still doesn't work for me. It's not that big of a problem for me though. And I don't think it's a result of your theme so I'll just deal with it later.
bunneh icon17 
Thanks for the reply
bunneh icon4 
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Weird!
Maybe you could try to create another local account and see what happens.
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:iconafterproject:
AfterProject Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually everything works on a separate account. Which is what led me to believe that it might possibly be a result of your theme
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
And if you try the theme on the new account, do all stuff work fine?
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:iconafterproject:
AfterProject Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. Everything worked for a while
Everything worked when I freshly installed the theme, then a couple of days I encountered the same problems
I suspect that it is an error on my part considering I still have drivers issues on my computer
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Eheh hard to say, Windows has always strange behaviors :D
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:iconprolarka:
prolarka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
thank you for this awesome theme

The theme stopped working properly for me. Here's how the windows explorer looks like, its white: i.imgur.com/ZuASEIF.jpg

The only cause I can think of is that I had done win updates and later I deleted the latest few updates, I assume I forgot to switch back to the default theme.

I have read the readme carefully and tried to fix it, I even tried re-doing the steps in it again – in case one of them broke.

Could you give me any suggestion what I should try or pay more attention to?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Select the standard Windows theme, reboot, uninstall uxstyle, reboot, install it again, reboot, select Abisso and try.
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:iconprolarka:
prolarka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thank you for the fast response. It works now.

I left out the reboots, that was the fault. I wasnt aware of that I need to perform the reboots every time, I thought that reinstalling and restarting at the very end would be enough.
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Micado92 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Thanks for the work Ezio, is there a way to prevent the theme from affecting the Office programs? (i.e. my excel and Word are all black now it's hard to see the lines, menus, etc - my powerpoint has white background but displays white shapes as black, even in presentation mode, etc.
Thanks
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
You could fill the background with a white color (but i know it's not the best solution) and create a new model to avoid doing this for each new document, no other ways afaik :( (Sad)
Or try LibreOffice, you can change colors in the settings page.
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:iconjay20009:
Jay20009 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
where is the download link?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Download button at the right of this page.
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Soummyadeep Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
got it
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