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Minimal Taste 8 for Win 8/8.1 by dpcdpc11 Minimal Taste 8 for Win 8/8.1 by dpcdpc11

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Flat is the new Solid! Isn't it sexy? Minimal Taste 8 gives your Windows 8/8.1 the flat and sexy look it deserves. Carefully crafted down to every detail this theme will let you enjoy Windows 8/8.1 in every situation!

how to

• create a Restore Point using System Restore (safety first!)
• patch Windows so you can use 3rd party themes using this tool: uxstyle.com
• install the theme by copying the content of Theme for Windows 8 or Theme for Windows 8.1 folder in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\"
• apply the theme from the Personalize panel
• apply the registry settings by running the minimal_taste_8_window_metrics.reg file in the Window Metrics folder
• remove the hover glow of the taskbar buttons: System>Advanced Settings>Performance Settings>uncheck Animations in the taskbar
• restart Windows and...
• enjoy using the theme!


what you get

• two awesome Windows themes: folders Theme...
• two matching windows cursor schemes: folder Resources\Cursors
• one cute wallpaper: download here
• unlimited support!

How to:

• create a Restore Point using System Restore (safety first!)
• patch Windows so you can use 3rd party themes using this tool: uxstyle.com
• install the theme by copying the content of Theme for Windows 8 or Theme for Windows 8.1 folder in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\"
• apply the theme from the Personalize panel
• apply the registry settings by running the minimal_taste_8_window_metrics.reg file in the Window Metrics folder
• remove the hover glow of the taskbar buttons: System>Advanced Settings>Performance Settings>uncheck Animations in the taskbar
• restart Windows and... enjoy using the theme!
• last but not least... say "Thank you!"

changeLog


[2014.08.03]
• added Windows 8.1 versions... finally!

[2014.03.019]

• added a NEW VERSION with smaller taskbar;
• minor changes/fixes to the large icons taskbar.

Credits:
Thanks to neiio for the help!

check this out!

if you enjoyed this theme I bet you'll also like my other Windows 8 themes:
Maverick 8.1 for Windows 8.1
Simplify 8 for Windows 8/8.1

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:iconscreendsk:
ScreenDsk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
That's because you're using StartisBack or something.
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NogWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you change the icons like on the window? Like at the top right of the window? Thanks.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
What icons do you mean? I'm using the default Windows icons in the preview.
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:iconnogwolf:
NogWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
The icons that kind of replaced the "X" button and the minimize button and looks like a circle on the window.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I don't really understand what you mean... please send me a screenshot highlighting the problem. And make sure you use the theme at default windows scale.
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:iconnogwolf:
NogWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your email? I can send you a picture of what I am talking about. Thanks.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
My email dpcdpc11@gmail.com
Or you can send me a Note here on deviantArt.
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:icontranxuanthang:
tranxuanthang Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Thanks! This theme looks great!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
glad you like it!
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:iconcastronaut2000:
Castronaut2000 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  New member
Icon pack on the taskbar?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Most of the icons are from the Token icon pack.
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:iconcastronaut2000:
Castronaut2000 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  New member
Thanks a lot! :)
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
welcome!
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:iconbumblejeevez:
bumblejeevez Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member
Awesome Theme mate
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks bro! Glad you like it!
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:iconmega-slk:
mega-SLK Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! This is a great theme. I'm wondering how you create your themes. I'd like to make my own.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It's a very complex process. You have to use a software called windows style builder. After you buy it you can register on their forum where you can find all the info you need about making windows themes.
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:iconmega-slk:
mega-SLK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Artist
Ah, you mean vista style builder. I purchased that a while back, and it's so out of date and they no longer support it. I guess it still works editing themes, but my edits won't load within windows even though I just changed the images colors / design (within that themes original px count) in specific regions of a theme to make it more personal for myself. I just don't have the time like I did then to modify themes, it's tedious work.  

I read somewhere that someone was working on a better, not as clunky, and updated version.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It's not vista style builder anymore. It's windows style builder and it's up to date. How do you think we can make themes even for win10 tp? If you still have the licence all you need to do is register in the official forum where you will find the latest build and download it from there.
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mega-SLK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Artist
That would be the normal route, but the forum doesn't seem to be working. I've tried to access it for several months and either get a blank white page or an internal error 500. Andreas hasn't updated the content on the site either, so I have no other idea where the update is located other than to contact him again.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe we're not talking about the same forum. Here vistastylebuilder.com/forum/
I never had problems accessing it.
You can only see the download thread after you register. And you can only register if you bought the software cause you need the VSB Activation Serialcode.
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:iconmega-slk:
mega-SLK Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Artist
We're talking about the same app/site. I have version 1.5 and it corrupts the msstyles I edit.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
well then leave a bug report on the forum... it's simple. And there the author of the app will reply to you asap. I can't help you with this.
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BreakDownFighter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you sen me a link please? This theme looks amazing.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You can download the theme just by clicking the big download button on the right.
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:icondlmn:
dlmn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
hi thanks for your post, is really great, good job but i have a problem, the theme installing ok but icons of the theme don't change, have the same of the original theme, how can i make it like the screen you have? sorry for my bad english, greetings from Ecuador, hope you can help me..
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
my friend... the windows themes can't change your icons!
in the preview I've used various icons from this icon pack brsev.deviantart.com/art/Token…
and here's a tutorial on how to change your taskbar icons: www.howtogeek.com/howto/28847/…
if you want to change your system icons you can search for iPacks here on deviant art.
hope this helps!
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:iconsmnnagh:
smnnagh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Hey there,

I would really like to try out your theme, before buying it. It looks amazingly detailed, as do all of them!

Regards
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I sent you the links to both themes... enjoy!
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:iconaderski:
Aderski Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I love this concept wanna have it in my laptot, any link ?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
link sent!
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:iconilstanoev:
ilstanoev Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Can a link to this beautiful theme, please!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
sure... sent!
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:iconyuyasato:
yuyasato Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
it's nice. tell me a link please
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:icondeadboys:
Deadboys Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
well, can i have this one too? i already posted comment on your another great VS :D (Big Grin) 
since i only active on my FB, i'll spread the word on my profile, so that all my friend would know about this great theme..
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
check your notes for some bad ass stuff! ENJOY!
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:iconaslee-p:
Aslee-p Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I haz? I will share it on twitter. ;) Made an account just for your themes.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome to hear that my friend!
Links sent... Please check your notes! And... Enjoy!
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:iconthinkfreakish:
ThinkFreakish Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Hi -- Might I try this please? If I like it, I'll be happy to promote it on Twitter, where I have over 3,500 followers. Thanks!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Of course my friend... I'll be happy to share my theme with you. Check your notes please for the download link.
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:iconpaklam:
paklam Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
hi dude, just share this on FB :p
tried the simplify 8 this morning, seems minimal taste look better on visual. wanna give it a try too! :p
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome! Just sent you the theme! Have fun with Minimal Taste.
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:iconvedja777:
Vedja777 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Yep, it was indeed, jumped on Start8 now :) Thanx
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
welcome!
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:iconvedja777:
Vedja777 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Yep, same error here on Windows 8.1
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The source of your problem is probably Start is Back or a 3rd party software that changes the start menu and the taskbar.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Not sure how can I help you... please linkup a screenshot.
If it's the same bug reported by the previous guy then I can't do much about it since I can't reproduce it.
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ChipsXT Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I also found an Error see here: i.gyazo.com/f9c3e36fadc2bdab48…
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