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Base for Windows 8.1 by link6155 Base for Windows 8.1 by link6155


Thanks everyone for the 700+ favs!

Info:

Theme requires ribbon disabler!: winaero.com/comment.php?commen…
I recommend using this icon pack: fav.me/d5wxiy6
If the windows' borders are too thick for you, try this: winaero.com/comment.php?commen…
Wallpaper used in preview can be found here: www.solefield.com/2012/03/01/q…

To make 3rd party themes work, you must patch your system: www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_…

All feedback is appreciated and welcomed, but be sure to read the FAQs before asking!

I would like to thank :iconkestik: for creating the original concept! :)

FAQs:

Q: What is Base?
A: Base is a theme made for Windows 8

Q: Hey! This theme has weird jump list problems and titlebar color! I'm using Windows 8.1
A: This theme does not work with windows 8.1 yet. I'm currently waiting for a way to solve the titlebar issue.


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: Probably not, since I no longer have Windows 7 on any PC

Q: Will there be other colors?
A: Probably yes. There is a white alternate version here: fav.me/d64h5fl

Q: The up arrow icon is so ugly, why don't you change it?
A: I can't, you would need to modify your system to do this

Q: How can I get the Start Menu like the one you have in the preview?
A: You need StartIsBack, which you can get here (start 8 can also apply the skin, but it won't look right): startisback.com

Q:Hey, explorer's title text is black, how can I fix this?
A:You need ribbon disabler (see "Info")


Changelog:

12/29/2013
-Added Windows 8.1 compatibility

3/13/2013
-Better rounded corners on windows

3/12/2013
-Final version released
-Fixed selection color behavior
-Change progressbar
-Small finishing touches

3/10/2013:
-Added high DPI support (up to %150 only for now)
-Changed addressbar style
-More rounded windows
-Few bugs fixes

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:icondeutschrockboy:
deutschrockboy 1 day ago  Student Photographer
love the theme.

but somehow the blank font isn't installed properly. i've tried reinstalling it multiple times without any luck. what can i do to fix this?
pic explaining: www.directupload.net/file/d/35…
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:icondeutschrockboy:
deutschrockboy 1 day ago  Student Photographer
thanks for the quick response! that somewhat worked.
it now looks like this: www.directupload.net/file/d/35…

the length of the grey bar changes depending on the length of the folder's name. i guess i can live with that, tho it's probably not supposed to look like that.. ^^
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:iconitravispl:
itravispl 1 day ago  New member
this is the only way i know to solve this problem. i think now it looks better than previously. it's easy to get used to it.
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:icondeutschrockboy:
deutschrockboy 1 day ago  Student Photographer
yeah, it's definately better now. thanks a bunch! :) 
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:iconrspy24:
rspy24 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this theme is amazing ! Thanks! but there is some weird bug with metro and this theme, the right click option in metro tiles for some reason stop working when I have this theme applied :C I have windows 8.1 update 1 x64 pro. thanks anyway ! amazing theme.. the best so far :D
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:iconlink6155:
link6155 3 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please read the previous comments before posting. I am currently working on updating my themes to Windows 8.1 update 1.
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:iconitravispl:
itravispl 6 days ago  New member
not working with update 1 :(
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:iconlink6155:
link6155 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please be patient as I am currently trying to update all my latest themes to windows 8.1 update 1
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:iconriroque:
Thanks for the reply, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 through Windows Update on April 8th. I found a fix but i don't know about theming, i hope you can take a look goo.gl/ejP2kW
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