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Abisso (dark Visual Style Windows 8.1 Upd.1) Upd13 by ezio Abisso (dark Visual Style Windows 8.1 Upd.1) Upd13 by ezio
IMPORTANT!!!
Please see the new 2014 version! 

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Here's Abisso, a dark black & electric blue Visual style for Windows 8.1 Update1.
Ribbon is now black by default, no need to change sys files.

A great thanks to vistastylebuilder.com guys for their support!


Enjoy!

Ezio Lacandia Bijelkic

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CHANGELOG: 

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)

- sorry, wrong upload lol. Please redownload.

12 Apr 2014:
- fixed colorization, no need to set it manually
- black text (instead of white) in context menu for highlighted entries
- 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).
- 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…

05 Dec 2013:
- cleaning up the gui: no separators in context menu
- auto hiding scrollbars in explorer (both vertical and horizontal), they appear on mouseover

20 Nov 2013:
- now visible column separator in explorer detailed view (thanks chemistrylab500x for the hint!)
- more visible title for inactive windows (thanks chemistrylab500x for the hint!)

16 Sep 2013:
- fixed jumplist corruption on Win 8.1 (new .msstyle)

22 Aug 2013:
- added an alternative .theme to enable white ribbon instead of the black one (no more invisible text in some popups like in Chrome). For more details see the related notes in the package.

29 May 2013:
- no more white parts in the GUI instead of dark ones if you block the user, or send a sleep/hybernate/logoff command to the system!! (just apply the new regfile in the pack). Thanks eats7 for the hint!!

07 Apr 2013:
- changed colors for scrollbars (dark grey - dark blue), thanks ViRuSTriNiTy for the hint!

20 Mar 2013:
- darker and more pleasant blue for mouse hover on taskbar thumbnails

06 Mar 2013:
- changed colors for the search box in windows explorer, now its behavior is similar to the one of the address bar;
- in Windows Update, in the detailed list of hotfixes to be installed, the left column is now black instead of grey.

18 Feb 2013:
- new behavior for the explorer address bar on mouse hover, now the single folder is highlighted instead of the complete breadcrumb (thanks to chemistrylab500x for the hint!)

10 Feb 2013:
- darker blue for highlighted text in menus (disabled voices are a little more visible)

09 Feb 2013:
- white visible text instead of black for mouse hover on some buttons;
- new blue expand/reduce button in the left low corner of the task manager, and maybe in other windows too;
- some minor fixes

08 Feb 2013:
- blue (instead of yellow) color for the hilighter when you search file in explorer;
- more visible text in few popups.

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INSTALLATION TIPS - READ CAREFULLY!!!

NB: Windows sometimes marks downloaded zip files from Internet as unsafe and this can causes 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, load the standard "Windows" theme (aero.theme) before restarting the system to avoid black screen at boot. After the boot, you can chose Gray2014 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).

You need to apply this uxtheme patch (others could not function properly):
uxstyle.com/
Avoid other system files patching tools (sometimes, in that situation, the boot of Windows can be broken by Windows update).

Then, in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes", you should have this structure:
- "C: | Windows | Resources | Themes | Abisso.theme"
- "C: | Windows | Resources | Themes | Abisso | "
- "C: | Windows | Resources | Themes | Abisso | Abisso.msstyles"
- "C: | Windows | Resources | Themes | Abisso | Wall | "
- "C: | Windows | Resources | Themes | Abisso | shell | "

Then, on the desktop, right mouse click --> Personalize, and choose "Abisso" under "Installed themes".

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.

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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:iconbyhq17:
Byhq17 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
how to download this theme?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Download button, right of this page.
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:iconbudewey:
Budewey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member
How do I install this?
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:icongraigdv:
graigdv Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
HOW DO I FIX THE GLITCH ON "THIS pc" I FORGOT TO UNMARK THE "ENABLE GLASS ON NAVIGATION BAR"
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Uninstall ONE, select the standard Windows theme, reboot, select Abisso, install ONE again and set it.
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:icondhrumilshah49:
dhrumilshah49 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
i am not able to apply this theme...i mean...my appearences and yours are different..help me plzz..!!!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Follow instructions step by step :P
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:iconmannymammut:
MannyMammut Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Hi, i love your theme!!! But i want to change something. My system colors are everywhere Black/Orange, but my explorer is Black/Blue. Can you explane how to change this? Maybe you can add it to your very nice instructions?

Everything work nice thanks!!!

Sorry for my bad english
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Colors are hardcoded, to change them you need to mod the theme (with vistastylebuilder for example).
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:iconspartan201000:
spartan201000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
In the first thank you for the great work In the folder of shell he tel me it can't replace the file with another 
can you if you please give me the easiest  method of installation of this theme because I'm new in windows I'm a Mac user so can you give me help
thank you very much 
Luigi 
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Luigi vedo che sei italiano, non devi sostituire file, ma installare uxstyle e poi copiare i file del tema in c:\windows\resources come descritto nelle istruzioni di installazione.
Segui tutto passo-passo.
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:iconminhtien0506hp:
minhtien0506hp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I can't save the setting of transparency ! Please help me :(
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:iconminhtien0506hp:
minhtien0506hp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Each time I shut down and turn on, the theme stay the same but I must re-set the transparency, what annoying, could you help me with this problem ? Thanks
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Go into the "transparency" folder, open the "instructions.txt" file and read under "If your settings are not loaded after rebooting the system"
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:iconminhtien0506hp:
minhtien0506hp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I did it but it didn't work. I read your instruction and applied it many times. Pls help !
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Try deleting the program folder, the .ini in your Docs, apply the unreg key, and repeat all steps.
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:iconminhtien0506hp:
minhtien0506hp Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
thank you bro ;)
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:icontagdalt:
tagdalt Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I realy like, simple and clean ! can you make the black & yellow version ? it does match much better than the blue and it will be awesome !
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
They are in the to-do list but i have no free time now, so no ETA :P
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:icontagdalt:
tagdalt Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I realy like it, simple and clean ! can you make the black & yellow version ? it does match much better than the blue and it will be awesome !
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:iconneroredgrave:
NeroRedgrave Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I really like your theme. (still waiting for a black-red version ^^/)

But I found a little bug.

I used a different Timedate.cpl (The Steam One from Y-N-1-F here on DeviantArt). The window that will open, if you rename his .txt to .bat has o white border on the left side.

Here is a screen: s14.directupload.net/images/14…
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Very strange, i'll look into it ;)
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:iconneroredgrave:
NeroRedgrave Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you.
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:iconbraxsjanice:
braxsjanice Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
where can i find the download link?please tell me :(
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Right of this page!!
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:iconblazin109:
blazin109 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
HELP! I managed to install the theme successfully except my Windows 8 start menu is gray and the user account image in the start menu gets moved lower than it where it is supposed to be, any fix?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
The theme is for win 8.1 update 1 only, not win8 (but it should works fine).
Try to reinstall uxstyle, select the Windows standard theme, reboot and choose Abisso.
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:iconklliopatra:
klliopatra Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I'm running Win 8.1 pro with all the latest updates.  I have tried installing several themes from deviant art (including this one) using uxstyles, OnE, the registry fixes and rebooting, and none of these themes work on my PC.  All that happens is the menu bar changes to light gray from the Windows default theme, but nothing else changes.  Everything else stays exactly the same as normal Windows style.  I have no idea what I'm doing wrong.  Do you have any ideas?  Thank you so much for your help.
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Very strange... are you using thirdy parts antivirus, hips (e.g. comodo) or other antimalware tools that could block OnE or uxstyle operations? Try disabling them.
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:iconxxax92:
XXAX92 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
you are really awesome man you updated the old version !!
that's amazing thank you !!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I know a lot of people like the old Abisso much more ;D
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:iconxxax92:
XXAX92 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
one last request can you bring back the grey scroll indicator :) ?
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
They are blue by choice, grey is too much bright.
Btw i will try other color and update the theme if i'll find a good alternative ;)
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:iconjak523826:
Jak523826 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
really nice theme, thanks!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Thanks to you!
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:iconthinker95:
Thinker95 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist
I've downloaded the files but i don't know how to isntall everything, that it looks like the example in the Folder.

The other Problem is, I come from Germany an d my English is not the best, you see.

Can you please help me to install everything.
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Read carefully instructions.txt, i can't explain better ;)
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:iconboa993:
Boa993 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
i have a problem with this my serch box have turned black in chrome and in a allot of my programs and the color for the text is also black how can i change it to white?
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:iconnhkom:
NHKom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
good
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconkh2117:
kh2117 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
great theme but i can't download it :(
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Download button is working good, btw here's a mirror: www.mediafire.com/?ff9t4is35f6…
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:iconkh2117:
kh2117 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Awesome Thanks.
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:iconbabayaya2013:
babayaya2013 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
when I open word or notepad, then it's a black background ?

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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Yes, no way to fix it :(
You can use notepad++ and LibreOffice/Openoffice, they let you change the background color. In MS Word you could fill the background with a white color and save it as a model.
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:iconbabayaya2013:
babayaya2013 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
You can edit the web address bar color ?
i.upanh.com/rchweh
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Can't see the image
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Lol it doesn't work again :D

Btw are you talking about the address bar in the browser? These backgrounds are loaded by other elements of the visual style, can't do much...

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