Say hello to Silk, a Metro inspired dark theme.
Windows 10 Tech Preview version available here: fav.me/d81zmpw
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 Silk?
A: Silk is a theme for Windows 8.1+
Q: Theme doesn't look like the screenshot!
A: Make sure you patched your system and you have shadows enable (this is required).
Q: There's a white bar in explorer, how do you get rid of it?
A: You need to use ONE or Ribbon Disabler to get rid of the whitebar.
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 or UXStyle.
Q: The inactive tabs' texts in firefox are unreadable, how do you fix this?
A: Install this userstyle in firefox: userstyles.org/styles/101995/f…
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: Internet Explorer looks odd, how do I fix this?
A: There is not fix for this currently. I suggest using another browser until someone has a solution.
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.
- Initial Release.
- Shadow fixed and improved
- Search Box fixed.
- Minor Changes
- More colors!
- Gold (yellow) accent added.
- 6/27/2014 #2: Improved inactive Windows (no longer grey), added in color preview in personalization settings.
- Improve tree list arrows
- A few changes under the hood.
- Fixed grey theme not working for some users
- A few graphical changes.
I've looked myself but I've found no way to remove them completely.
Can you tell me what i should do to hide the adressbar?I am talking about the bar that has the organise,change view and show preview panel and stuff.I am not sure its called adressbar.
I tried to change your shellstyle withe another from another vs but it also changed the items view text colour to black..
I really like the blue versione, thanks a lot
If it's possible, could you make a version with dark grey accents from the left sidebar color like in Explorer? I tried modifying it for personal use, resulting in Windows 8 becoming unusable (black screen) and needing a reinstall.
This theme is great, however, the coloring is way too bright for my taste and surely a lot of other people.
Having a bit more de-saturated version of each color might be a good turn.
That's the only thing I can think of to make this theme better.
I am currently using it, because it's basically all I want in a VS.
However, what I said is merely my personal opinion.
Without knowing anything about theming for windows, isn't it possible to have a custom option regarding the colors?
PS: How about getting this set up with the theme color? Think it would turn out beeing awesome. prntscr.com/5q4u8c
Is there a way to change that?
Also smaller right click taskbar menus are all black even if i change the color to white, other ones are fine.