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Diamond for Vista II by Miretank Diamond for Vista II by Miretank
UPDATED 04/07:
START MENU SEARCH BUG FIXED ON BOTH STYLES
PSEUDOGLOW CLEANUP ON ALTERNATIVE STYLE


I thought of modifying the theme to make it more "Diamondish", and taking as base this [link] shot.

You can consider this a new release. I have changed several things on this one, so you can choose between the first one and now this one.

Please READ the following notes before asking anything, as I HAVEN'T INCLUDED READMES on this release.

-You don't need to erase the old theme. It has a new name now, Diamond PH. PH because of Phodeo. =) Just extract it to your resources folder.

-You have AN OPTIONAL SKIN coming along. While the 'normal' one has the original caption buttons from Lucifiar's Diamond as Basic theme, the Aero theme is more Vista-ish now, hence the caption buttons. This one has Pseudo-Glow for the address bar and search bar, to make Aero usable (the basic theme looks crap with it IMO).

On the preview, it's the two upper and the Flip3D one.

The OPTIONAL SKIN was intended for BASIC THEMEing. The address bar's text is white, so you won't have good results if you use it's Aero theme with transparency turned on. In Basic, it's working fucking great, 'cause I didn't use Pseudo-Glow on it (check the fourth screen/ Media Center one on the preview). It's Aero does not have the caption buttons, only the glyphs (like a lot of skins around). I thought of making one Aero with glyphs only to match with the Basic theme. Remember that Aero will look shitty because the address text is WHITE and has no Pseudo-Glow (You can, of course, disable the Transparency on DWM and coloring the Window to black).

Now that you know the differences, I'll tell you a tweak.

FOR BASIC THEME ONLY!

In the Windows' theme selection window, choose Diamond PH and before applying it, click on advanced > Item: Active Title Bar. Change the font's color to white and hit ok. Now apply the theme.
It will make the title bar texts more visible (it's THE TITLE BAR, not the ADDRESS BAR), since the default is black and Diamond PH has a black top frame.
Why applying that on Basic only? Because if you apply that on Aero, the title bar text will get unreadable (white text + glow).

Additional info!

Sidebar is Karl's Sidebar [link]

Windows Media Player mod [link] by Swift [link]

Media Center mod by myself, still under the works. ;)

BrowseUI by myself, JadeLH [link]





THANKS FOR READING PEOPLE! HOPE YOU ENJOY! :D
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:iconii-aura-ii:
II-AuRA-II Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Just registered with this site and still dont know how to install this theme at all to my computer. Can someone tell me how step by step. Thanks...
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:iconsiccave:
siccave Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
So I click the download button, and I try to open it but nothing happens. Does anyone want to help explain the installation process for me? Thanks.
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:icondeutrixcorp:
deutrixcorp Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
How did you do to the infobar stay on top? When I apply this theme, the infobar stays on bottom. Thanks to who reply me this question.

Great artwork anyway!
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:iconka-la:
ka-la Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Search Google, " Vista Topshell"
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:icondigi-talis:
DIGI-TALIS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just another congratulation from me, really a nice piece of work, man!

By the way, could you tell me where to get the skyscraper wallpaper from the screenshot (bottom left)?

Thanks a lot!
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:iconsalazarnestorjr:
salazarnestorjr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
this the themes that I have beeen waiting for...
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:iconsahtel08:
sahtel08 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loooks perfect :D ...
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:icontsr-pr:
TSR-Pr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
nice! :+fav:
But I thought you had XP SP3 like it says on your userpage? Still, awesome! ;)
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:iconkumaramanvct:
kumaramanvct Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I AM THANKFUL 4 THIS THEM
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:iconunknownskywalker:
unknownskywalker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Hey you like good music xD
A nice work there you got there
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thanks xD
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:iconoctogonpc:
octogonpc Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
SUPA SCHWEET!
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:iconhemingway81:
Hemingway81 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
i'm on XP but i :+fav: this for it's a fantastic work! :) , and thanks also for the :+devwatch:


Blake.:butterflytwo:
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:icondeadman36g:
Deadman36g Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Hello, can you please tell me how to add the little background icons (thaqt you have in the corner with your MP3 folder).
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:icondeadman36g:
Deadman36g Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
*Miretank can you please tell me how you got the cd case icon in the lower corner of the folder with your .mp3's?
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:iconfishy-fish:
Fishy-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Looks more Longhorn than Diamond :D Nice job!!!
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:iconjverga:
jverga Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
this is effing beautiful. thank you miretank!
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:iconpatrickgs:
patrickgs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
I like it a lot :thumbsup:
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:icontigz54:
tigz54 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
awsome job man. took me a while to figure out how you hacked the previewbar/statusbar to show up on the top instead of bottom but I finally got it (modding shell32.dll with res hacker, etc etc). One thing im wondering is how did you get the songs (mp3 files) in your explorer to show up as album art instead of defualt icons? is that part of your media center thing?

anyway keep up the great work
+fav


PS. if anyone wants to know in depth how to do the above mentioned hack message me and ill explain
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
cool post. glad you found the way to hack the shell32. although i have spoken about it on the first Diamond post. ;)

as for the musics in explorer... well Vista now reads most of the information embed on MP3 files. all you need to do is to rip your music embedding the cover images. of course you can embed the files to your already ripped mp3. you will need mediamonkey player and an add-on for it, called album art tagger. there are tutorials for it available around the net, but if you feel you need more help, send me a note. ;)
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:iconasoldier:
asoldier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Keep it up bud.
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:iconvasilii2:
Vasilii2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Love this theme but are experiencing some problems with it. I managed to get the 'infobar' on top but their are some visual glitches, just look at these screenshots.

[link]
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[link]

If anyone has any ideas of why this is happening, please help me. /// Thanks
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sassonno1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
my problem with your themes that are good and great is that the title bar is so black that i cant see the fonts and i cant work like that
so maybe you can do a gray title bar instead of black for me .

my email is : sassonno1@gmail.com

i know its beacause i dont have an aero card

thanks

sasson
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Read the description please...

FOR BASIC THEME ONLY!

In the Windows' theme selection window, choose Diamond PH and before applying it, click on advanced > Item: Active Title Bar. Change the font's color to white and hit ok. Now apply the theme.
It will make the title bar texts more visible (it's THE TITLE BAR, not the ADDRESS BAR), since the default is black and Diamond PH has a black top frame.
Why applying that on Basic only? Because if you apply that on Aero, the title bar text will get unreadable (white text + glow).
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:iconsassonno1:
sassonno1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Thanks its much better now

i got an hp 2000 mt with p-4 3000 with 2g memory but the bord was build to workers in companies so they did only pci slots so its not worth investing in display card but still the computer performance is very good so i keep using it even without an aero display card

anyway thanks for advise it is better now ...
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:iconlonghornfusion:
longhornfusion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Holy Christ this is amazing. Auxsom theme. 10/10.

Also madcat75, leave dA if all your going to do is troll people. If you don't like it don't comment.
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:iconjudaslupin:
JudasLupin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist
I really like this, but I feel like an idiot, because I don't think it works for me. xD I have Vista Home Premium, if that helps?
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:iconmadcat75:
madcat75 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
WOW COOL IT LOOKS JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER 100,000 VISTA STYLES OUT THERE GOOD JOB
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:iconasoldier:
asoldier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good job asshole. Don't listen to ~madcunt it looks great. Keep working on it till it's perfect and it'll be a great theme.
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
DONT LIKE DONT DOWNLOAD LOLOL
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:iconekodaniel:
ekodaniel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Looks good but seems to give me tons of problems. for some odd reason. The resources seem to dissappear here and there.
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
weird :/ try downloading the update! :)
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:iconekodaniel:
ekodaniel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
If you talking about this one, this the one im talking about. Compare to the other edition worked fine this one doesnt.
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:icondeskmundo:
deskmundo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Interface Designer
Great work! :+fav:
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:iconitsprstar:
ITsprstar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Looking great, but I have a problem, when I apply the VS my windows are Blue instead of Black, any ideas?

[link]
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
That's the Aero theme, dude. To use the Basic theme, select Diamond PH Basico. ;)
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:iconitsprstar:
ITsprstar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Ohh Ok I Get It now, hmm weird it's the first time that I like more the basic version than the aereo version of a VS.

Regards and Thanks for the answer!!
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:iconalextothex:
AlexToTheX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
I Love It !
So I have a problem ->[link]
:invisible:
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:iconmiretank:
Miretank Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
[link]

check the text in bold
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome! :+fav:
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:icondameonrw:
DameonRW Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Beautiful work!! Looking forward to your next release. :)
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:iconchocsoldier:
ChocSoldier Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Very nice work, if I was still using Vista, this would make my time with the Basic theme so enjoyable.
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:iconkoslab:
Koslab Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Awesome, I just downloaded your first release like an hour ago :D
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:iconmheltin:
Mheltin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Outstanding!!!! :thumbsup:
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