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Aero 8 Glow by MrGRiM01 Aero 8 Glow by MrGRiM01
Aero 8 Glow

This theme is a port of the default Windows 7 theme with a few modifications to try and bring back glow on the caption buttons, there are 2 styles, one with square corners and one with rounded, to use this theme with rounded corners you will need to enable aero glass [link] and have the aero glass tweaker tool v1.2.1 [link]

This theme is more of a trial and does have some bugs that I will probably not fix, before using this theme make sure you are using UxStyle core or have patched theme files or you could end up with a black screen on reboot.

Feel free to use this style or any of it's resources in your own projects, I do not request that you give me any credit for this work as it's almost all the default Windows 7 style anyway.

Other Programs you will need:

Start Is Back (by Tihiy) Brings back the Start Menu [link] Free 30 Day Trial, $3 for 2 licenses

Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC3 (by Big Muscle) [link]

I made a Aero Glass for windows 8 all in one installer for your convenience you can download here [link]

Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8 (From Sergey @ WinAero) [link]

UxStyle for Windows 8 (Very Important to do this first) Must be used to be able to have custom themes [link]
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:icondaveo76:
daveo76 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This doesn't work for Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-Bit. Im using Big Muscle Aero 8.1 v1.25
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daveo76 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I did get it working at the end
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PrinceVegeta051 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
How did you make it work please im using windows 8.1 pro 64bit any ideas..
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:iconisvik:
isvik Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Hi Mark, please could you update this theme to work with Win 8.1 Spring update. Currently, righr click context menu does not work on Modern UI tiles.
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aquinobrian Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Tengo un problema en Win 8.1 64bit: goo.gl/jzLc3B
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:iconaquinobrian:
aquinobrian Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have a problem with Win 8.1 64bit
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:iconxpclient:
xpclient Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Btw note that Classic Shell's Start Menu also supports Glass. You just have to enable "Enable Aero Glass" option on the Menu Look tab in Settings.
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:iconxpclient:
xpclient Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Of course it goes without saying that you will need BigMuscle's Aero Glass mod installed and working for the glass to work.
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:iconmatiasht:
matiasht Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I cannot make glass enable :( Im using Windows 8 x64 and running Classic Shell for start menu, dunno if that has something to do with it :(
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have you downloaded the Symbols, it wont work without them, if you get a license then it will download them for you.
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:iconmatiasht:
matiasht Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I have it all as I want, I even changed to StartIsBack but still no luck with transparecy effect!


Im using Aero Glow 8.1 Theme!
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:iconmatiasht:
matiasht Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I downloaded the All in one installer, and run Glass Tweaker, but it won't enable it :(
What symbols do you mean? are they downloaded separately?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You will need to donate if you cant figure it out, never tried it myself, just got a license glass8.berlios.de/donate.html
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:iconmatiasht:
matiasht Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
oh by the way! where can I download and install those beautiful icons?!
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:iconmatiasht:
matiasht Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
The thing is I've tried it on another PC and it works without donating, of course the demo warning appears, but it works, any ideas?
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mhine022110 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Will this work on Windows 8.1?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Mostly it will work aside from the explorer jump list is messed up unless your using Start Is Back.
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:iconmhine022110:
mhine022110 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Well, how about the icons? Can you provide a link for those that would work on Windows 8.1.
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I do but still very experimental so make sure you have a system restore and your files backed up before using it www.mediafire.com/download/rm5…
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mhine022110 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thanks! Gonna try this one right away.
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mhine022110 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Here's the result. bit.ly/18nMsA7
Any solution for the Control Panel problem?
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:icondaveo76:
daveo76 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Excellent job there. I like it. It even works on Windows 8.1 RTM as you see on the screenshot. Except one problem is with the buttons when the program is maximized the white symbols on it seems to be slightly to big for it
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here you go mate, try this one, I worked on the Caption buttons a bit more and made some big improvements, they look even better then the Windows 7 ones now. www.mediafire.com/download/g11…
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:icondaveo76:
daveo76 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thanks that better as you see on the screenshot. I mentioned the same thing to xXiNightXx and he just got angry at me saying he not wanting to support Windows 8.1 RTM yet and blocked me on his forum. At least you was nice to fix the problem :)
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No worries but you can get that to look even better by adjusting the caption button size, in Windows 8 the theme system metrics do no get applied as they did in Windows 7, you need to force the change manually in the registry, the caption button size for this theme needs to be set at 23, I made a small script to bring back the advanced appearance setting options so you can adjust those settings, you will need to log off then log on again to take effect.

Here is the script, it is just a hta file, you can just launch it from anywhere, make a context menu shortcut for it you want or whatever. www.mediafire.com/download/8eb…
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ShinSubarashiKage124 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   Digital Artist
There's this small issue i noticed with the buttons. puu.sh/3HSMR.png Is there a way to fix the glow of the smaller button?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No that cant be fixed really because they made the close button smaller on 8 and it uses the same glow and x image as the other close button.
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ShinSubarashiKage124 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah, I see. I wonder why they made it smaller. But idk exactly how to fix it myself XD
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ptd163 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Hey Grim. I've got all the necessary program and utilities installed and enable; StartIsBack, Aero Glass, Ribbon Disabler,  and UxStyle, but the themes are just black screens on my Windows 8 Pro install. What am I doing wrong? I really like this theme and it's rounded corners and I want to get it working.
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ShinSubarashiKage124 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
How do u get the Details Pane at the bottom?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You have to modify the shell32.dll and add some of the code back in from the Windows 7 shell32.dll, I made a tool to do this [link]
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ShinSubarashiKage124 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
And it works
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:iconshinsubarashikage124:
ShinSubarashiKage124 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
I've been wondering for EVER how to get the details pane to the bottom for the longest XD
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ShinSubarashiKage124 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I see.
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:iconping009:
ping009 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Please make a version with the old caption buttons.
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Hey, can i select the same fonts that Win7 Style uses in this theme?
And how can i do it?
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
they are the same fonts
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Of course no..
[link]
that font in the circle isn't a w7 font..
in W7 that fonts looks like this img:
[link]
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well you must have changed it then because on mine they look identical [link]
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:iconlouroboros:
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
omg, can you tell me how font is?
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:iconkigerman:
kigerman Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Aero Glass RC0 it's fantastic! Thank you so much!
But swatches.reg not import everything, an error that some sections of insufficient privileges.
But anyway it works great!
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't bother with the swatches, you don't need them, it's just meant to give better transparency when selecting one of the preset colours in personalization, you can do it your self though by just adjusting the colour amount slider.
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:iconkigerman:
kigerman Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
understood, thx!
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kigerman Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
On Windows 8.1 Pro works very weakly
transparency barely visible
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This theme is not meant to be used on 8.1 and 8.1 is not released to public yet so I am not supporting it in any way, not sure if your aware but the latest Aero Glass RC0 has been released, so maybe you can try that to see if it works any better, to be honest I didn't think it would be possible to run any existing Windows 8 themes on 8.1 as the msstyles has been greatly altered with 8.1 and many resources have been removed, what 8.1 build are you using anyway?
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:iconkigerman:
kigerman Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I understand that, just leave a comment, that it works, though and bad!
For the Aero Glass RC0 thank you! do not know
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:iconmrgrim01:
MrGRiM01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OK thanks for your feedback :)
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:iconmecury168:
Mecury168 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow! thank you! i became use Win 8! Glass, i like
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DBlake1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Get your facts straight. First of all, this was *ported by him* from the stock Windows 7 MSStyles file. This style uses no custom graphics at all, unlike the one you linked to. Second of all, I watched the progress of this style closely over at MSFN. He did not steal anything. In fact, he was the first person to come up with the rounded borders tweak. So, I say once more: get your facts straight. Do your research before you go accusing people of false things. Now, I do admit he stole some stuff in the past, but it is the past for a reason. It's over. Done. Moved on from; just like this argument.
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