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Maverick for Win7 by dpcdpc11 Maverick for Win7 by dpcdpc11
Support my work! PayPal Donations are welcome here: [link]

Firefox users!!!


Due to the poor coding in FF4 default theme, my visual style and other 1px window frame styles, makes the title bar in firefox to disappear sometimes without any logical explanation. I found a way to fix that... at least in my case this works. This used to work in FF4, but it doesn't in recent Firefox releases.
HOW TO:
- check out the fix I made (for FF4), available here

UPDATE 12:
- fixed the height of the All Programs section in Start Menu

UPDATE 11:
- 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 10:
- 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 9:
- finally fixed the More Options popup menu in Explorer. Thanks to solmiler

UPDATE 8:
- fixed the config icon in the bubble tooltip
- fixed the undetermined progress bar... try checking for windows updates and you'll see what I mean!

UPDATE 7:
- finally fixed the buggy display of fonts in microsoft office 2010 tabs. Thanks to jhanford for the suggestion!

UPDATE 6:
- added the ubuntu sounds for windows directly to the package cause people were complaining about some malware in the .exe of the sound scheme. Now you must install the sounds manually but at least there's no malware anymore!

UPDATE 5:
- VERTICAL LEFT SIDE TOOLBAR AVAILABLE: skinned the vertical superbar on the left. Enjoy!

UPDATE 4:
- fixed MDICloseButton, MDIRestoreButton, MDIMinimizeButton

UPDATE 3:
- added Windows Explorer Navigation Buttons to the package including: Back, Forward, Go, Stop, Refresh, Dropdown. Use this tool: [link] by Kishan Bagaria to change them.

UPDATE 2:
- changed the scroll bar thumb to light orange

UPDATE 1:
- added a second version of the theme called Maverick W, which is the same as the original except for the wider start menu button. Made this following the request of people using Windows in other language than English where "All Programs" is spelled differently and longer. So this version has a full wide button for all to enjoy it!

Hey Linux Lovers... The waiting is over... I know... finally!!! Here's the first complete Ubuntu 10.10 Ambiance Theme ported to Windows 7.
I think this visual experience will not only appeal to Linux Lovers but also to MacOS and Windows fans alike.
Just give it a try and let me know if you like it... or if you don't like it as well... I just want to hear your feedback.

Side note:
- The the is only 96dpi compatible. Doesn't work for higher dpi resolutions!
- Fonts in the preview look great because I 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.
- Some apps may not play nice with this theme... was the case of Firefox 4 beta but GOOD NEWS: they fixed their buggy default skin so now works perfectly with my Maverick for Win7 Visual Style!
- Some elements of the original Ubuntu theme could not be implemented accurately due to Windows 7 limitations. For example the window caption buttons can't be aligned together as close as in Ubuntu.
- There are some other unfixable bugs which are not really bugs, in Windows Explorer (click the More Options buttons on the toolbar and you'll see what I mean), but there is nothing I can do about them unfortunately. Windows skinning engine sucks and even experienced themers will agree with me on this one.
- If you find any other bugs please report them and I'll do my best to fix them.

What's in the package:
Theme: Maverick by dpcdpc11: only Aero version for now!
Resources: Fonts | Start Orb ([link]) | Wallpaper (the default Ubuntu Maverick wall)
Ubuntu Sounds Scheme for Windows
Windows Explorer Navigation Buttons. Use this tool: [link] by Kishan Bagaria to change them.

What's not in the package:
Icons used in the screenshot: Token by brsev
miniBin by e-sushi: [link]
1st clock, the small software which made possible the chance of the taskbar clock which now looks just like the Linux clock. Official website here: [link]
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: [link]
Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker by Kishan-Bagaria: [link]
Windows 7 Start Button Changer by Kishan-Bagaria: [link]
Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer by Kishan-Bagaria: [link]
Linux Mouse Cursors Port: DMZ Cursor by Nighted: [link]

Recommendations
Gnome Panel for Rainmeter by Col-Darby: [link]

Here are some brief instructions which I think you may all know by now:

0. Patch your system files and install the required fonts!
0.1. Be sure to patch your system files before you can use 3rd party windows themes. Use this tool to do it: [link]
0.2. Install the fonts found in the folder "Resources/Fonts"
0.3. Restart your PC

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

2. Change the start orb?
Use Windows 7 Start Button Changer by Kishan-Bagaria: [link]
Launch Windows 7 Start Button Changer and choose the BMP from the "Resources/Start Orb - Ubuntu" folder and you're done!

3. Remove the blured edges of the windows?
Use Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker from the "Tools" folder to remove the windows blur.

Thanks for downloading!!!

CREDITS GOES OUT TO
All the artists involved in the creation of Ubuntu's 10.10 aka Maverik default theme called Ambiance.
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460PS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Nice theme. What is this icon in foobar (play, stop, etc.)?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
thanks... the control buttons in foobar are made by me some long time ago.
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skaddox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Hi, I was wondering if there's a way to change the color from orange to pink?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
It can be done but it's a lot of work. Of you know how to use Photoshop and windows style builder you could do it yourself.
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skaddox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I don't have Photoshop. :( Boo. Thank you for replying though!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
welcome!
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SpiderIV Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, awesome work!
I had problem installing it, after some hours i just decided to give up.
When i change to the Maverick Theme i get stuck on Windows Classic, and i have no idea why.
I hope someone can help me, but anyway sick job :)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
make sure you copied the right files and folders in the right place. Then also make sure you patched your dll files. And then select the theme from the Personalize menu, not by double clicking the theme file.
that should do it. there's nothing wrong with the theme itself.
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antoniusjody Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Dear sir,

I'm a HUUUGE fan of this theme. In every computer I installed, I have always used your work as the default theme. I even can't remember how I could survive with those ugly, tasteless win7 default theme for years before.

You have my highest compliments, sir. I even created this Deviant Art account just to congratulate you. I've been seeking other replacements for my Windows 7, but I always end up using your theme again, as nothing matches its greatness and simplicity!

Cheers.

Jody
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Hey Jody... it's a real pleasure to hear such a feedback!
THANK YOU!

Yes, windows ugliness makes us more creative in the end... it's seems you don't need a mac with a beautiful UI to get create and make cool things.
Thank you Microsoft for keeping our creativity alive!
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