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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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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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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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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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ka-la Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Search Google, " Vista Topshell"
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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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salazarnestorjr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
this the themes that I have beeen waiting for...
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sahtel08 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loooks perfect :D ...
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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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kumaramanvct Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I AM THANKFUL 4 THIS THEM
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unknownskywalker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Hey you like good music xD
A nice work there you got there
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