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 900+ favs!
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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 for creating the original concept!
Q: What is Base?
A: Base is a theme made for Windows 8.1
Q: How do I apply the StartIsBack Skin?
A: within the 'base' folder, take 'base.msstyle' and put it into the StartIsBack skins folder
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")
-Improved high DPI scaling
-Inactive windows are no longer gray
-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
-Small finishing touches
-Added high DPI support (up to %150 only for now)
-Changed addressbar style
-More rounded windows
-Few bugs fixes
Thanks for sharing.
Couple of questions;
- Is it possible to have back the default blue file selection color in Windows Explorer? Now it's a grey color.
- In Firefox 35 this also changes the ctrl+tab menu to have a strange 'glow' on the text - can this be removed?
- Would be good if it included the folder band removal outlined here:
(I did this myself)
For other people complaining about the start menu, it works fine. You have to place the base.msstyles from the packaged files to the StartIsBack Styles folder, and select the option in the StartIsBack settings.
Can you fix this? or can i change it myself from regedit?
"I have a problem. 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. imgur.com/7HF3v0r"
I'm having the same problem. Background colors of selected and unselected files is really goofy. It's so goofy that I can't actually use the theme because I can never tell what I have selected. Do you have a fix for the issue?
Booted to a command prompt and deleted the theme but now it still won't boot into the logon screen.