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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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:icongrosyo:
grosyo Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago  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.
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Thanks for the reply
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Weird!
Maybe you could try to create another local account and see what happens.
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:iconafterproject:
AfterProject Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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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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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