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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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:iconcervantes001:
CERVANTES001 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member
thnx
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x-soulstealers-x Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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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:iconsasha969:
Sasha969 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  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 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  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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: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  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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: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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: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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:iconh4n4t0:
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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