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Leaf Visual Style for Windows7 by dpcdpc11 Leaf Visual Style for Windows7 by dpcdpc11

Get the theme here if you like to support my work!



THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR APPRECIATION AND DOWNLOADS!!!


The much awaited Leaf Visual Style for Windows 7 is here!
6 SUBTHEMES INCLUDED: top, top-small-fonts, bottom, bottom-small-fonts + an extra variation of the bottom versions: Bottom Flat (normal and small fonts)!!!! Plus the same cool versions have now a new variation with changed window caption buttons!

View in action here: dpcdpc11.deviantart.com/art/Fr…

Note: if you like this theme, would you be willing to donate a mere 0.5€ as a symbol of your appreciation for me? If you are interested please click here: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?…

UPDATE 14:


- NEW VARIATIONS!!! I've got bored of the caption buttons so I made another set of caption buttons which come as a extra versions of the same styles as before. Hope you like them! You can check'em out in a fresh screenshot here: dpcdpc11.deviantart.com/art/Le…

UPDATE 13:


- fixed the height of the All Programs section in Start Menu

UPDATE 12:


- another annoying bug that gave me 2 sleepless nights is finally fixed! I'm talking about the exaggerated height of menu and toolbar in Open and Libre Office. Users... enjoy!

UPDATE 11:


- the much awaited fix for the autoscroll mouse cursor in Firefox is here! It was the damn tooltip PNG in Explorer causing all the hassle. Glad I've finally fixed it! Still trying to fix the huge height of the button/toolbar of Open/Libre Office 3.3

UPDATE 10:


- finally fixed the More Options popup menu in Explorer. Thanks to solmiler

UPDATE 9:


- changed the selected item image in explorer and also the text color from white to black. The white text color was the same as in the details of items when searching in windows explorer which was pretty annoying, for someone using windows explorer.
- I've included another version in the package: bottom flat. What's that all about? It's a previous version of the taskbar which I like and kept alive. It's flat like you guessed and does not have that inner dark gradient that the normal version has. This works perfect on flat minimalistic wallpapers!

UPDATE 8:


- finally fixed the buggy display of fonts in microsoft office 2010 tabs. Thanks to jhanford for the suggestion!

Update 7


- Yes, another update... but it's a GOOD update!
- improved the Small Fonts versions: thinner window frames and also thinner scrollbars. Since some people have small resolutions on their display, I though this change would improve their experience and productivity using this theme, since the desktop space is so limited. Enjoy!

Update 6


- fixed the undetermined progress bar... try checking for windows updates and you'll see what I mean! Thanks to iBest for the bug reporting!

Update 5


- made some small modifications to the bottom taskbar version... added a pale dark gradient to give it a little depth. This will be more visible on simple wallpapers.

Update 4


- fixed the bottom taskbar... now it's smooth as silk!
- removed the aero reflections... now the taskbar and the window frames are all cleaned (thanks to troubada for pointing this out).

Update 3


- added SMALL FONTS version for Bottom and Top taskbar placement. The new font used is called Aller but since I don't have the License to distribute it, I can't include it in the package. Fortunately you can download it for free here: www.daltonmaag.com/Aller_Std_F…

Update 2


- added bottom version for the people who use their taskbar on the bottom. It's slightly different from the one on the top but I hope you like it!

Update 1


- fixed the extended start menu (thanks to sergiogarcia for the bug report!)

Package includes:


- 6 Theme versions: Top, Top Small Fonts, Bottom, Bottom Small Fonts + an extra variation of the bottom versions: Bottom Flat! What's that all about? It's a previous version of the taskbar which I like and kept alive. It's flat like you guessed and does not have that inner dark gradient that the normal version has. This works perfect on flat minimalistic wallpapers!
- Plus the same cool versions have now a new variation with changed window caption buttons!
- Fonts need to make it work perfectly, except Aller... read bellow!
- Explorer Navigation Buttons
- Windows Start Button: dpcdpc11.deviantart.com/art/Le…

Not in the package:


- Aller Font Family needed for the Small Fonts versions. Available for download here: www.daltonmaag.com/Aller_Std_F…
- gdipp - the tinny app that makes your fonts clear and smooth like those in Linux Distros. It's available in 32 and 64 bit flavors. Download here: code.google.com/p/gdipp/downlo…

How to:


1. Patch your system files and install the required fonts!
Be sure to patch your system files before you can use 3rd party windows themes. Use this tool to do it: www.windows7download.com/win7-…
Install the fonts found in the folder "Resources/Fonts"

2. Install the theme?
Copy the content of each folder inside the Theme folder to: "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\" (Asuming that you're Windows 7 is installed on partition C)

3. Change the start orb?
Use Windows 7 Start Button Changer to change the start orb. You can find the needed tool here: www.door2windows.com/windows-7…
Launch Windows 7 Start Button Changer and choose the BMP from the "Resources/Start Orb - Leaf" folder and you're done!

4. Change the Windows Navigation buttons?
Use Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer to change the Windows Navigation Buttons, resources available in the folder "Resources/Navigation Buttons"
Download the tool here: www.door2windows.com/windows-7…

5. Smooth Fonts like in OSX or Linux?
Use gdipp, the little app which changes you font rendering engine to make the fonts look smooth just like, or almost like in Linux or MacOS. Download here: code.google.com/p/gdipp/downlo…

Credits:
Thanks to jsz for the wallpaper used in the preview: jsz.deviantart.com/art/Maple-L…

Thanks for downloading!!!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-08-23
The suggester said: "Not only is Leaf Visual Style for Windows7 by ~dpcdpc11 a beautiful visual style for Windows 7, but the creator of this theme has spent many hours listening to the feedback in his comments, correcting and improving his theme, taking others' advice and adding requested elements. You won't find a theme with more attention to detail - and you won't find a skinner with more time for his watchers or the users of his themes.

This visual style has been updated 14 times and has 6 sub-themes, yet i think he's still improving it when he has the time! Simply amazing."

( Suggested by Jacques-Noir and Featured by OtisBee )
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Shadow--Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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mohmido3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
awesome thank you <3 
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
ur welcome!
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BlueWolfDreaming Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Hello ! Congrats for your well-deserved DD ! Just discovered it today ! I love your theme, ans still have a few laptops with Windows 7, I might try it ! +fav Bullet; Purple Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue Bullet; Green Bullet; Black Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Pink Bullet; White Bullet; Orange 
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you.. Indeed Leaf for Windows 7 was a big hit at that time. If you can, you should definitely try it out.
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asad-ali223 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
is it there for windows xp
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
no, it's a theme for window 7
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Cellbola Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Hey!!! Well, I have a problem. I downloaded this theme. All works great, but...
I don't know why don't change the wallpaper :c
Can you give me the wallpaper ?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
what wallpaper? the package doesn't include any wallpapers! I don't have the rights to distribute someone else's wallpapers.
plus I have no idea what photo I've used in the preview. as you can see it was made 4 years ago... that's a lot of time you know!
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Kallorser Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Any way a similar VS for Wintin will pop up any time?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
What's a wintin?
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Kallorser Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Windows 10, sorry. Haha
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Nope.. I'm on Windows 8.1 and I don't plan on upgrading any time soon. Plus this theme is based on the Aero interface with transparency which doesn't exist in win10.
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iSyncX Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I rollback to windows 7 and gonna try this on now. I'm a fan of your 8.1 themes so i'm sure this one will be great as well. Thanks a ton!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
It's my most popular and downloaded themes. I like it a lot and I feel really bad because I can't port it to win 8 because Microsoft removed aero from win 8. Too bad! Thanks for being a fan btw!
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BlueWolfDreaming Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Microsoft made a big thing about Aero for Win7, that was great, then suddenly the changed completely in Win8... sometimes you'd wonder what they have on their minds, and if they do care about their customers. I don't think so. It has been happening for years about everything "Windows".  A few years ago, IE11 was supposed to be the best browser Microsoft had created... now, it seems to be totally forgotten and all you can hear talking about is Edge... I must say that in 2005, I was just as happy with my bright Windows XP than I am today with Windows 10 !!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I totally agree with you my friend!
UI wise Windows 10 is pretty confusing. You have flat almost every where, then you have transparency which makes no sense like in tge start menu and taskbar and then you have old UI elements from the Vista legacy.
They should
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Sido8 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
HI DPCDPC11, i really fall in love with your themes, Simply AWESOME GREAT! i used them on my old PC Windows 7 Installed on it but currently i'm using Windows 8.1 Any updates WILL BE VERY APPRECIATED! Please  Please Update it for me or for the whole community! 

Best Regards nice follow 
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for being a fan! Unfortunately since windows 8, microsoft removed the Aero interface so I can't port the Leaf themes on win 8 cause I would need to enable transparency.
There are 3rd party apps that try to bring back Aero transparency but from my tests they are not stable enough for everyday use... So yeah, thanks Microshit!
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hamedsp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
nice update, featured: skinpacks.com/leaf-theme-for-w…
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man!
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jerichoi224 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
So, for the patcher, I downloaded it and ran it. It says I have to patch 3 files, but it only does 2. It patches two and one column? row? for the last file is just completely empty. blank. Am I safe to continue??
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Not sure... Normally you need all the files patched. You can give it a try.
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Meeporami Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This looks like a wonderful theme! Is there any way you could upload a new link to the theme patcher? 2/3 of the links provided on that website are dead and the last one is in Russian and Google Translate couldn't tell me where the download button was, haha.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! You can find tons of link on the web to download the Universal Theme Patcher... here's one for example: universal-theme-patcher.en.lo4…
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Meeporami Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thank you so much! That link worked perfectly. I just finished installing the theme(s) (at least I hope I did), and I can't seem to find a way to change my Minimize, Restore/Maximize, and Close buttons. I got my navigation buttons changed, just not those three. I'm also really confused about what I'm supposed to do with the font files. I'm super new to this stuff, so sorry if I'm missing something totally obvious. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The theme supports only the default 96dpi display setting. So if your using the windows scaling (zoom) then you won't see the proper caption buttons.
About the fonts... the theme uses certain fonts, the fonts that you mentioned. Installing a font in windows is super easy: right click on the font file > Install. Then restart your PC and you're done.
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Meeporami Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thanks for the font help! As for my caption button issue: my windows scaling is already set at the default 100% (96dpi) display and I'm still unable to see the caption buttons. Is it possible there was a glitch while downloading the files and they weren't included? 
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
not sure.. please send me a screenshot.
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:iconmeeporami:
Meeporami Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Edit: I also can't get my taskbar thinner, nor can I get my icons in my taskbar to look like they do in your latest screenshot [link].
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ImGozzy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice job! +fav 
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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saracennegative Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student
cool
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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jasbutut Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Just installed and really love this theme :)

And thanks for gdipp instruction, my fonts look much better now.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
happy to hear that! thanks for the feedback.
in case gdipp gives you any trouble, try using this code.google.com/p/mactype/
it's an improved and more recent software which also gives you a bunch of options.
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jasbutut Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Gdipp works great except that funny looking font on some webpage with firefox but mactype fixes that problem!
It's very nice to finally have same smooth font rendering as on my linux install (Hey I see your gallery and you have Ubuntu theme for W7 too! I'll look into that :) )

I wanna say thanks to you again for taking time to help others and provide us with great themes!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome! Glad to be helpful.
Do please try the Maverick theme as well. I try to replicate the Ubuntu style as much as possible but due to Windows limitations and bad programming of various software, there are some visual glitches with some programs.
Leave a feedback after you give it a try. Don't forget to install the required fonts and the restart Windows.
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XadarxBlack Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
pff am avut  o problema cu Notification Aeria Icons dar un restart a rezolvat tot :3 acuma e setat pe hidden icons :3 pentru a nu strica frumusete de bara :3 + am instalat si Smooth Fonts + Ubunto fonts acuma scrisul e cam mare dar se vede clar si e destul de estetic :3 si foarte Smoooooothh.........
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
daca ai probleme cu gdipp incearca asta www.mactype.tk/MacTypeInstalle…
e un programel mai noi cu mai multe optiuni.
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XadarxBlack Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
am instalat programul dar e in chineza??? in fine e destul de bun :3
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hmmm.  Ciudat. Nu l-am mai folosit demult. In mod sigur găsești pe net instrucțiuni cum sa-l pui in eng. 
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Zenor18 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I am currently using this amazing theme, so thank you for that. There seems to be a bug on mine though where the desktop icon's text becomes black instead of white.
Any idea how to fix this?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for using my theme! Could you link up a screenshot with the problem you're describing please? As far as I know, the theme doesn't have bugs anymore.
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Zenor18 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
When I apply the theme(actually it happens on your other themes as well, I've tried Maverick and now Simplify) the text for the Desktop icons is white but after a while they just become black color. Is there any way to change that? I tried the advanced appearance settings but you can't select color there. I am not sure if a screenshot would help.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I think something might be wrong with your windows or something. Cause if the text is white after applying the theme then the theme itself it's working correctly. But if the text turn black after a while, then it's definitely some other software doing this change or maybe something is wrong with the windows install.
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Zenor18 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Yeah, I don't have any other issues but that's what I though aswell. I can live with it though, so no problem :)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That's why I asked for a screenshot to see if there's something strange about the way the text looks like... maybe I can help. I have a lot of experience using computers, mainly Windows PCs.
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Zenor18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
The text looks fine, the icons have the Ubuntu font as they should on your theme. I went on Advanced appearance settings and change the Desktop color to a different color and now the icon text has stayed white. Weird :p
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That's really weird... never happened to me before. And since I'm on Win8 I can't test it.
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