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Minimal Taste Flat for Windows7 by dpcdpc11 Minimal Taste Flat for Windows7 by dpcdpc11

Now available for Windows 8/8.1!!!

get Minimal Taste 8 for Windows 8/8.1 now!


THANKS FOR YOUR APPRECIATION PEOPLE!!!


For those who distribute this theme further, please give credits to the Author (that's me!) and include the original download link from deviantart.com. Thank you for spreading the word!!!

UPDATE 1 [13-Nov-2011]


- made the Edit field to fit with the rest of the theme
- removed the ugly background of Basic Caption buttons
- made the bottom grey space of the Start Menu flattened
- fixed the Taskbar selected item transparency on apps displaying progress
- added the Minimal Taste start Orb Big to the package

...and Yes, flat is the new solid!


Comes in 2 flavors: transparent and opaque window borders. Which one do you like best???

Been a while since I've released another Visual Style for Win7... so here I am again! It's not a completely new style, but a derived one from my Minimal Taste Reloaded.
I know... not another macintoshy style! So why did I do it you ask? Simple... I really love the Minimal Taste concept but I would always have to patch Firefox and Thunderbird every new release because of the 1px window frame. And since the Mozilla guys are in a releasing frenzy I've decided to fix my Windows Visual Style. So this was the beginning of a new journey into skinning another win7 visual style.

Hope you like the result... I've experimented with a few new things that you might enjoy, but even if you don't, please let me know!

You'll be glad to know that you won't be needing the Firefox patch anymore with this new theme!

Live view here: dpcdpc11.deviantart.com/art/Mi…

Package includes:


- the theme itself with the 2 variations: opaque and transparent
- Fonts need to make it work perfectly
- Explorer Navigation Buttons
- Windows Start Buttons: Minimal Taste start Orb and Minimal Taste start Orb Big
- Matching windows cursor schemes: Minimal Taste Cursors and Minimal Taste Cursors Dark

What's not in the package:


Icons used in the preview: Token by brsev
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!
1.1. 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-…
1.2. Install the fonts found in the folder "Resources/Fonts"
1.3. Restart your PC

2. 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)

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" 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 enemia for the awesome wall: enemia.deviantart.com/art/AWAK…

Thanks for downloading!!!
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:iconmrbonersoup:
mrbonersoup Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
where can i get those icons in the taskbar? i have been searching for evver!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
which one exactly?
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:iconmrbonersoup:
mrbonersoup Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
the icons with the gmail, blue and green dood, and the computer. im just using 7confiner theme and it isnt as perfect as those.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
here are the 3 icons my friend: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22…
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:iconmrbonersoup:
mrbonersoup Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
tanks man!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
welcome!
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:iconxfxmorphx:
xfxMorphx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Congratulations on wonderful new skin for my Windows 7!
I love it!

I have two questions through:
1) Should the them apply the fonts (Aller/Ubuntu) automatically, or are we supposed to this "by hand"?
2) I see no differences between the opaque/transparent themes. They both look opaque.
Is there something wrong with my setup?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
thanks for downloading my theme!

1) the theme applies the fonts, but you have to install them first into windows, just like you would install any other font.
2) as you can see in the preview, the difference is in the window borders... those are the opaque/transparent elements.
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:icondavidpatrikramos:
davidpatrikramos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
its work in win 8?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
unfortunately no.
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