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Silk by link6155 Silk by link6155

Say hello to Silk, a Metro inspired dark theme.

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!

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:…

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.


  • 6/20/2014:
    • Initial Release.
  • 6/21/2014:
    • Shadow fixed and improved
    • Search Box fixed.
    • Minor Changes
  • 6/22/2014:
    • More colors! :)
  • 6/27/2014:
    • Gold (yellow) accent added.
    • 6/27/2014 #2: Improved inactive Windows (no longer grey), added in color preview in personalization settings.
  • 6/28/2014:
    • Improve tree list arrows
    • A few changes under the hood.
  • 7/4/2014
    • Fixed grey theme not working for some users
    • A few graphical changes.
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artfactlotus Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Shit i have seven :( very cool theme!
Bill606 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I'd use this 24/7 if it were Win7 compatible >.<  nice work nonetheless!
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Burn-Teh-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have a link to ONE?
link6155 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can find it on Google just by searching its name:…
ajdip Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
cool theme.currently using it. nice work
NightmarePatient Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I have an idea to make this better.
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.
link6155 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The idea behind silk is to provide a bold, sharp, and minimal design (similar to what Google is doing with Material Design). I don't have plans for making more colors currently and even if I were to consider it, it would be very hard to keep up to date considering there's 10+ VS that would need to be all updated.
NightmarePatient Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Fair enough.
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?
link6155 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Coloring options only applies to the frame, not elements like the explorer toolbar or the close button.
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