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Acid 8.1 by link6155 Acid 8.1 by link6155

This is Acid, the light variant of Base

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.


Q: What is Acid? Is this suppose to make you see flashing neon colors?
A: Acid is a theme for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8. The name comes from the pH scale (Base and Acid), not from drugs :| 

Q: Theme doesn't look like the screenshot!
A: Make sure you patched your system and you have shadows enable (this is required).

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. You can also patch with UXStyle, but I do not recommend this.

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. If you do redistribute or modify my work, you will be violating the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.


  • 5/7/2013:
    • Initial release
  • 7/1/2014:
    • Updated to support Windows 8.1
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Beminfire Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
If it's named "Acid", I think you should add a touch of light green to it.
link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Like stated in the description, the theme is named based on the pH scale (base and acid).
d14gvn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
using this theme, found this bug:
link6155 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure if I can fix that due to the way the taskband buttons were designed, i'll look into it.
patricklsl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Wow, my favorite Win 8.1 theme right now!
DrR0Ck Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Thank you for updating this theme!  I love it!
M-Awesome Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
could you please edit the back/forward buttons with other dpi's?
it is black at the moment
M-Awesome Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
could you please please please update this to supposrt windows 8.1 update 1 and also, on some dpi levels, the back/forward buttons are black
link6155 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is fairly low priority for me as I have some upcoming projects that I will reveal soon. Also, Vanilla for 8.1 looks very similar:…
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