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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

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")


-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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deutschrockboy Apr 16, 2014  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:…
deutschrockboy Apr 16, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks for the quick response! that somewhat worked.
it now looks like this:…

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.. ^^
itravispl Apr 16, 2014  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.
deutschrockboy Apr 16, 2014  Student Photographer
yeah, it's definately better now. thanks a bunch! :) 
rspy24 Apr 13, 2014  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
link6155 Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please read the previous comments before posting. I am currently working on updating my themes to Windows 8.1 update 1.
itravispl Apr 11, 2014  New member
not working with update 1 :(
link6155 Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please be patient as I am currently trying to update all my latest themes to windows 8.1 update 1
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
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