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Hi everyone,

Just thought I share a little trick I came across on Windows 8 and Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Screen/Menu. Many people are probably aware that you can apply custom tiles to the Start Screen via tools such as OblyTile or Pin More. However, the problem with this is that it leaves some inconsistency between the start screen icon and the desktop icon of the app. At the same time, modifying your system is something that some people don't want to do. So here's a simple trick for making metro/modern style tiles without any system modification or the need to install an app. Here's is the result of this:


How is this possible? All it takes is a white 48x48 ico with a color outlining it:

Windows will automatically take the outline color and apply it to the tile. The downside to this is that there is only a handful of colors you can choose from and for some it may be harder to apply than OblyTile.

If people are interested, I am thinking about making an icon set specifically for the Windows 8/10 start screen based on this style.

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Hi everyone,

Just thought I share a little trick I came across on Windows 8 and Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Screen/Menu. Many people are probably aware that you can apply custom tiles to the Start Screen via tools such as OblyTile or Pin More. However, the problem with this is that it leaves some inconsistency between the start screen icon and the desktop icon of the app. At the same time, modifying your system is something that some people don't want to do. So here's a simple trick for making metro/modern style tiles without any system modification or the need to install an app. Here's is the result of this:


How is this possible? All it takes is a white 48x48 ico with a color outlining it:

Windows will automatically take the outline color and apply it to the tile. The downside to this is that there is only a handful of colors you can choose from and for some it may be harder to apply than OblyTile.

If people are interested, I am thinking about making an icon set specifically for the Windows 8/10 start screen based on this style.
Got good news and bad news regarding the latest version of Windows. The good news is, themes from the first public build (9841) will still work on build 9860! The bad news is, ribbon disabler and ONE will not work on the latest build. I'm currently looking for a way to disable the ribbon so that I can continue to theme.
Licorice for Windows 10 Technical Preview by link6155
Licorice for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Recommended Icons: fav.me/d6tbjnc
You can get the matching dock here: fav.me/d7dyhya
You can get the rainmeter skin here: fav.me/d6uhbqg

Always create a system restore before attempting to modify your system with any themes or tool! I am not responsible for anything that happens to your computer! See FAQs if you're updating this theme from an older version.

Please read the FAQs before commenting!

Do not mirror, modify, or redistribute without my consent. Sharing is OK, but you must link directly back to this page.


FAQs:

Q: What is Licorice?
A: Licorice is a theme for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Q: Theme doesn't look like the screenshot!
A: Make sure you patched your system and you have shadows enable (this is required). If you're using UXStyle, try restarting the service.

Q: How do you remove the ribbon?
A: You need to use ONE or Ribbon Disabler to get rid of the whitebar.

Q: How can I download this?
A: Press the download button on the right side of the page.

Q: How can I install this theme?
A: Take the content of the zip folder you downloaded and place it in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. Make sure you patch your computer using UXThemePatcher or UXStyle.

Q: How do I update the theme?
A: First, make a restore point to make sure you can always go back if anything goes wrong. Afterwards, change your theme to another theme such as the default aero theme. Log off and on, then insert the new theme files in the appropriate location (see above). Apply the theme and you're good to go!

Q: Help! The theme isn't applying and I am getting a grey basic theme!
A: Make sure to patch/override your uxtheme.dll file using UXStyle or UXtheme Ultra patcher.

Q: Will there be a windows 7 version?
A: Possibly, but I currently don't have Windows 7. Please do not ask as I already addressed this.

Q: May I use this theme in my transformation/customization pack? May I make a mirror/redistribute it? Could I modify it for public use?
A: Absolutely no, unless you have permission from me.


Changelog:

  • 10/18/2014
    • Initial Release
  • 10/19/2014
    • Added support for no drop shadow
    • Fixed disabled caption buttons
  • 10/20/2014
    • Added new scrollbar
    • Minor bug fixes
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Vanilla for Windows 10 Technical Preview by link6155
Vanilla for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Recommended Icons: fav.me/d6tbjnc
You can get the matching dock here: fav.me/d6tjlw5
You can get the rainmeter skin here: fav.me/d6uhbqg

Always create a system restore before attempting to modify your system with any themes or tool! I am not responsible for anything that happens to your computer! See FAQs if you're updating this theme from an older version.

Please read the FAQs before commenting!

Do not mirror, modify, or redistribute without my consent. Sharing is OK, but you must link directly back to this page.


FAQs:

Q: What is Vanilla?
A: Vanilla is a theme for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Q: Theme doesn't look like the screenshot!
A: Make sure you patched your system and you have shadows enable (this is required). If you're using UXStyle, try restarting the service.

Q: How do you remove the ribbon?
A: You need to use ONE or Ribbon Disabler to get rid of the whitebar.

Q: How can I download this?
A: Press the download button on the right side of the page.

Q: How can I install this theme?
A: Take the content of the zip folder you downloaded and place it in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. Make sure you patch your computer using UXThemePatcher or UXStyle.

Q: How do I update the theme?
A: First, make a restore point to make sure you can always go back if anything goes wrong. Afterwards, change your theme to another theme such as the default aero theme. Log off and on, then insert the new theme files in the appropriate location (see above). Apply the theme and you're good to go!

Q: Help! The theme isn't applying and I am getting a grey basic theme!
A: Make sure to patch/override your uxtheme.dll file using UXStyle or UXtheme Ultra patcher.

Q: Will there be a windows 7 version?
A: Possibly, but I currently don't have Windows 7. Please do not ask as I already addressed this.

Q: May I use this theme in my transformation/customization pack? May I make a mirror/redistribute it? Could I modify it for public use?
A: Absolutely no, unless you have permission from me.


Changelog:

  • 10/10/2014
    • Initial Release
  • 10/11/2014
    • Theme is now based on native Windows 10 vs
  • 10/18/2014
    • Improved caption buttons
    • "Borderless" now, no more frames on the side of windows
    • Improve breadcrumbs
    • Minor fixes
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:iconnadir1:
Nadir1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the Favs!
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xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Man these new animations in the recent update seem very bad XD  Stardock's versions of  them feel smoother/more polished than whats current. No more Areo minimize/restore style animation.
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link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I do expect them to smooth out by the RTM build, after all, it is only the second public release.
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eeliebe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member  Filmographer
;-;
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xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
btw. There is a windows 10 section now :D  www.deviantart.com/browse/all/…
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link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the notice!
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Gemneroth Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
thanks for the fave
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chezburgur Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the Favs ;D
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xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey link, helped you out getting more views :D
www.msfn.org/board/topic/17286…
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link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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