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March 8, 2013
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Base for Windows 8.1 by link6155 Base for Windows 8.1 by link6155

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

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!

Thanks everyone for the 700+ favs!


Theme requires ribbon disabler!:…
I recommend using this icon pack:
If the windows' borders are too thick for you, try this:…
Wallpaper used in preview can be found here:…

To make 3rd party themes work, you must patch your system:…

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! :)


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:

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):

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


-Inactive windows are no longer gray
-Minor changes

-Now Supports Windows 8.1 Update 1!
-Blank font no longer required!

-Added Windows 8.1 compatibility

-Better rounded corners on windows

-Final version released
-Fixed selection color behavior
-Change progressbar
-Small finishing touches

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

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Given 2013-03-10
CHarrisMedia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've ran into a slight problem, when I right click applications in the navigation bar, this happens
umashi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
base for windows 7 
already been done…
link6155 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's a completely different theme. Base for Windows 8 is based on this mockup:…
umashi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
if you don't have windows 7 on your pc,why don't you just get a copy and run it through a virtual machine?
umashi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
you don't need a serial as long as you're running it for a short period.
falanga Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Beautiful :clap:

whatisiwant Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member
very nice,so i use it now
christianadhika Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member
Whenever I apply the theme selected objects like folders or files look completely transparent making them very hard to see if they are selected or not

Can you fix this? or can i change it myself from regedit?
ferdin08 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Awesome thank you brother..
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