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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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:iconexodic:
exodic Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New member 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 16 hours ago  New member
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 1 day ago
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 member
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 member
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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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  New member
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  New member
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  New member
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  New member
thnx
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:iconx-soulstealers-x:
x-soulstealers-x Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  New member
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  New member
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  New member
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  New member
how to download this?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Download button, right of this page.
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:iconmohkha:
Mohkha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New member
how to download??
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Download button, right of this page.
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:iconskorpn:
SkOrPn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Any chance this might get updated for Win10 build 10041 or newer please? Just curious...
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
When win10 will be officially released i'll check it, at the moment some tools don't work on it (like ONE).
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:iconskorpn:
SkOrPn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
That's OK, I can wait. At least we have Windows 10 looking exactly like Windows 7 Aero already. goo.gl/1Jk6bM
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:iconskorpn:
SkOrPn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
VERY nice theme. I wonder, do you have a recommendation on a Icon pack that would go well with the dark theme? Or could that do more harm then good? Also, I always use Classic Shell, so what I did was set the CS theme to "Smoked Glass", and checked "Reduce glass color" and WOW, this theme on Win 8.1 is just brilliant with classic shell installed. The only thing that could improve it more, for me anyway, would be neon black/blue icons more appropriate for a dark theme such as the Alienware icon pack, but not sure I want to risk it. lol
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I don't use icon packs, so can't help so much on that :D
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:icongers0n0101:
gers0n0101 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Perfect! Thank you so much!
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:iconlayonixxer:
Layonixxer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  New member
scr.hu/35ob/5nawa    how to fix it? i have it on start menu too. i dont usee sleep or anything halp please :D
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Check your ONE installation as described in the instructions.txt
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:icontruceklan:
TruceKlan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Hi, follow this guide to disable Fast Boot in Win8.1 -> tinyurl.com/ke58pv3


However, system trasparency starts on boot but it can't change windows settings, i must apply it everytime..any suggestions?
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:icontruceklan:
TruceKlan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
EDIT:

solved changing the relative .ini file in Documents
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:iconwanerfly:
Wanerfly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  New member
How do I download it ?
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:iconfaster1996:
faster1996 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  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
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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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
As described in the 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).
So i can't fix it atm :(
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:iconsujalgarg11:
Sujalgarg11 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
how do i download it.
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:iconadhisc:
adhisc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
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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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Follow all steps in the transparency instructions file. On some configurations i had problems too...
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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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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
No, the blue is hardcoded in the visual style itself.
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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
where is the download link
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:iconblackliztz:
blackliztz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
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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