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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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:iconpierofolly:
Pierofolly Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago  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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:iconxzeo333:
xzeo333 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hey Ezio Great Work Man very awesome...Gridiron I am getting the same issue
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Select the standard "Windows" theme, select the "automatic" color, then select Abisso theme again.
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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 3 days ago
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  New member
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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h4n4t0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  New member
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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