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Minimal Taste Reloaded for W7 by dpcdpc11 Minimal Taste Reloaded for W7 by dpcdpc11

FIX FOR THE FIREFOX4 TABS TOOLBAR AVAILABLE here!!!



Just for you, and for me of course... I give you Minimal Taste Reloaded! This is one of my older themes revamped, cleaned up and polished for a photo finish.

Note: if you like this theme and would like to donate a mere 1 as a symbol of your appreciation of me and my work please click here: [link]

Update 6


- cleaned up the window borders of the wBorder version... now they're nice and clean. Also the bottom frame now matched the top one... you'll see the difference in Windows Photo Viewer for example.

Update 5


- NEW SubVersion available in the Pack! To fix various Aero dependent programs like Windows Photo Viewer or Opera, I've created a new version with window Borders!
You'll see what I mean after you unpack the archive!
The new version is called Minimal Taste Reloaded wBorder, which can be found in the Theme folder of the archive.
Enjoy!

Update 4


- added my newest creation to the Pack: Minimal Taste Cursors and Minimal Taste Cursors Dark

Update 3


- changed the shut down menu, control panel and toolbar menu to fit the general right click menu.

Update 2


- changed the BAM! animation to a animated Plus(+) sign... I know people likes the BAM! animation but it wasn't an original creation and didn't really fitted the theme.
- changed the start menu All Programs arrow to a Plus(+) sign
- changed the slider button bar vertical and horizontal

Update 1


- fixed the start menu height which looked nasty for those using the taskbar on top... now it looks just perfectly for bottom and top taskbar users!
- fixed the system tray popup background color. Click now on the Sound Volume icon to see the difference.

Firefox 4 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.
HOW TO:
- check out the fix I made, available here

Package includes:


- the theme itself
- Fonts need to make it work perfectly
- Explorer Navigation Buttons
- Windows Start Button: [link]
- Matching windows cursor schemes: Minimal Taste Cursors and Minimal Taste Cursors Dark

What's not in the package:


Icons used in the screenshot: Token by brsev
miniBin by e-sushi: [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]

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: [link]
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: [link]
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: [link]

Credits:
Thanks to art-styles for the awesome wall: [link]

Thanks for downloading!!!
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:iconawaisagha:
awaisagha Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like your start menu,filled with software shortcuts in small icons style.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for your appreciation!
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:iconjadenaq:
jadenaq Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
I am attempting to do this on a Win7 Entreprise x64, when I apply the theme it looks like I am using the Classic Win98 appearance?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Make sure you have properly patched the windows dlls and are using Windows at default dpi / scaling
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:iconmisteroizo:
Misteroizo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Very good work and splendid, thanks for sharing Clap 

a question: How do you open "Control Preview?

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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man... the Control Preview is part of the Windows Style Builder.
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:iconmisteroizo:
Misteroizo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks my friend ;)
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Welcome!
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:iconsalacho:
Salacho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
when i select objects in explorer they dont seem selectes i mean the transparent box dissapears, please tell me how to fix it !! 
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
can you send me a screenshot please? As I recall I fixed all bugs in this theme long, long time ago.
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:iconkimdotcom:
KimDotCom Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Ey could yo just post the icons please?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
the link to the icons is in the main description... Icons used in the screenshot: Token by brsev
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:iconbdstudio:
BDStudio Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice theme! But you should've changed the IE icon to a trollface :P that would be hilarious.. ^^
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! glad u like it!
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:icongazzer96:
Gazzer96 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
After installing the theme and all the fonts along with the gdipp app the text on steam is unreadable.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
remove gdipp and try this app: [link]
gdipp hasn't been updated for a while and is buggy.
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:icongazzer96:
Gazzer96 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Its working much better now thx.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
happy to hear that!
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:iconshubhamgupta0122:
shubhamgupta0122 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
love it:love:
P.S.: can you port it to windows 8.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
right now I don't have a real reason to upgrade to win8 so I can't port it... maybe on win9!
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:icontheryer:
Theryer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is an awesome theme, but i just don't know what went wrong with the fonts of Chrome bars and options...here's a screenshot of how they look now: [link]
I've followed step by step the How-to, and i don't find a way to fix this.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
dunno what to tell you here... did you installed the fonts in the package?
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:iconjosephescher:
JosephEscher Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just installed this theme but my fonts are all screwed up now. nothing is in english anymore. its just screwed up characters and letters.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
well you have to also install the fonts in the package.
please read the HOWTO guide!
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:iconjosephescher:
JosephEscher Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats actually what screwed up my fonts. i uninstalled them and everything looks fine now.
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:iconv3n0m607:
v3n0m607 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the clean and minimal look of this! :)

Suggestion: Make the progress bar dark blue and light blue.
I love the way it looks now but it might be cool to have the blue version too.

Any plans on doing something like this for Windows 8? Not really even sure I want to upgrade yet haha.

Anyway like I said, awesome theme!!! :)
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Glad u like it my friend!

For now I have no reason to upgrade to Win8. I really have the metro crap for desktop.
maybe when Visual Style Builder will be available for win8 and I will be able to convert my win7 theme to win8, then I will think about it.
Cause the default desktop UI it's ugly as hell in Win8... it's like it was made in Paint or something... that's not design, that's lack of design... well I'll stop here cause I can go on and on about this until next week.

Thanks for downloading!
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v3n0m607 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are very welcome!

I am also not a big fan of the metro UI. It is something that should only be on a tablet or mobile device. Plus in Windows 8 it seems like they just mashed to operating system together, there is metro and then the desktop. It's strange.
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:iconmontchoco:
MontChoco Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thank you so much! ^^
This is the first time i'm using a third party theme so it seems quite fascinating hehe :)
I'm still trying to get used to the new theme but i really like it!
But do you know how I can install the token set? I've downloaded it but I don't know what to do with it.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for downloading!
you can't "install" the token set just like that... you can use icon packager to have token icons replace your system icons: [link]
but this will not change the icons in your taskbar.
to replicate my taskbar, you must first create shortcuts to all you favorite programs.
place all the shortcuts in a folder... now change the icons of each shortcut (google this if you dunno how... it's simple!) using the Token icons.
all you have to do now is drag and drop the shortcuts on the taskbar.
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:iconmontchoco:
MontChoco Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
thank you so much! :D
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
welcome my friend!
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:iconmontchoco:
MontChoco Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
oh also, after I restarted my laptop, the usual rounded border is gone, and I have this black border surrounding it, what should I do with it? [link]
Also, after installing the gdipp app, my font still seems blur, like there's not much difference, is that supposed to be normal as well?
I'm really sorry for asking so many questions but I'm really new to this so.. ><
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IAmSamael Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
acum am instalat tema si trebuie sa-ti spun ca e foarte misto, cautam ceva de genul de multa vreme. Surpriza a fost si mai mare cand am vazut ca esti roman. Nu stiu de ce am fost asa surprins, caci romani se pricep la IT.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
ma bucur ca iti place!
incearca si Simplify Slim, ultima mea creatie: [link]
mersi de dld si feedback!
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HeavenSparks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Photographer
Great theme, I had a few questions thought.

How would i make it so i have the thin taskbar like you show in the screenshots?

How do i apply/install the fonts to work with the theme? or does it do it automatically and I just havent noticed the difference?

Thanks!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!

Thin taskbar: rightClick the taskbar>properties>Use small icons
You install the fonts like any other windows fonts: right click on the font>Install. Restart windows and you're done!
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:iconpreempalver7:
PreemPalver7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
best theme I ever used, could you please make the ExplorerFrame.dll x86 in order to replace file in SysWOW64 folder?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like it but I really don't have the time to do the ExplorerFrame.dll.
What's wrong using the tool I mention in Step 4?
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:iconpreempalver7:
PreemPalver7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
That tool modifies only ExplorerFrame.dll in System32 folder and not the other one in SysWOW64 folder needed by x64 system.
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I know that but it's the best solution I can offer... like I said before, I don't have the time to edit a ExplorerFrame.dll. Haven't done this before and it would take me a while to do it... if you want, you can use the resources in the package to do it.
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:iconpreempalver7:
PreemPalver7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I haven't done this before too but maybe I can use restorator and your bmp files, right?
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
yes, exactly
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:iconnotmc:
Notmc Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I'm using the theme with borders, the problem is that my borders seem to be transparent. I've tried turning transparency off, but it has no effect. Any idea how to fix this problem? I included a screenshot of what it looks like: [link]

Otherwise, great theme!
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for downloading my friend!
about the borders, dunno what were you expecting, that's how they supposed to look.
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:iconadamse:
Adamse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!! I have been looking for a theme that has a mac feel and also a ubuntu feel at the same time and this is just the best. thank you so much, my computer is complete <3 :3
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
welcome! really happy to make your day!
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:iconvictoriajusticefan:
VictoriaJusticeFan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I LOVED your theme
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:icondpcdpc11:
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks bro!
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Raikomaru1337 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
my window borders don't have shadows, instead they have a blur effect, any fix?
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