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Summit by link6155 Summit by link6155

Say hello to Summit for Windows 8.1 :)

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.

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

Dark variation here: Valley


Q: What is summit? 
A: Summit is an OS X Yosemite inspired theme for Windows 8.1

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: 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: This doesn't look exactly like OS X Yosemite!
A: This is my take on Apple's flat style, so does not necessarily match OS X Yosemite 100%

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: Will there be an Aero version?
A: I'm not sure as the creator of Aero8 is not the nicest guy in the world.

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.


  • 6/9/2014: Initial Release
  • 6/10/2014: Fixed uncombined taskbar text
  • 6/11/2014: Minor design changes, smaller taskbar when using small icons
  • 6/19/2014: Fixed black text in navigation pane.
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CHENJIANQIU Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
lbcsar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member Student General Artist
I'ts a Nice Theme, i'ts very beautiful Clap :D (Big Grin) 
LON1ST Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Does anyone knows what's program it is on the 3rd pic?
HeadKozu Featured By Owner 5 days ago
It's Firefox I think
JeffreyArt1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you port this theme and Valley theme for Windows 10 Tecnical Preview, Plz
furball707 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Please keep this project updated :) its really good and make it for windows 10
furball707 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Do you still update this?
DK33 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
This is a nice Yosemite visual closest to the original. Ive seen a few that hasnt looked this good.
orcunilbeyli Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am getting black screen. I restored my pc from restore point to fix the issue. Only this and Valley theme makes this error.
link6155 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Always make sure you do a system restore before applying a theme. Also, could you provide me a little more detail so I can diagnosed the issue? What patched were you using (UXStyle or UltraUXThemePatcher). What version of Windows 8 are you using (Win8, Win8.1, etc.)?
k-khaopun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
This theme is beautiful.
Could it possible to make windows borderless version?
L-u-n-a-t-i-c Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
will be available for win 8 ?
link6155 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't think I'll be backporting any themes to Windows 8. I recommend upgrading to Windows 8.1 since Windows 8 is no longer supported by Microsoft.
iChangerTeam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Using it right now! Absolutely beautiful. Its outstanding! =D
FezVrasta Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Could be possible have a version with the taskbar style like the default one of Windows 8? I'd like to have just the windows changed and not the taskbar.
SijieZhu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Oh,my English is poor...But I like your design.nice work!
0mrdr5 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
dude it looks great but you must do this for windows 10 :)
link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A Windows 10 version will be coming in the near future :)
Misaki2009 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm looking forward for the Win10 version :)
0mrdr5 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
yeaap i'm waiting with my 10 preview :)
micgallego Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Friend help! UXThemePatcher and install the theme and does not leave me. I just change the color to gray and wallpaper. As I can do to make me the subject work?
Thank you.
link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm not sure what you are talking about, could you give me a screenshot?
dclarke100 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014
I really like this theme and your summit and valley themes.  I was wondering if you have any good links describing the tools and steps needed to build a custom theme.  I have a few ideas I would love to either turn into mockups or custom themes.  Any advice would be welcome.  I'm an accountant and don't have any experience with Adobe tools.
link6155 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You'll need WSB to make themes, which you can buy here:

As for image editing, that's something that will take some time to learn. Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to develop your own taste of style.
kissyourtears Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
You have awesome themes! Good job with this one :) (Smile)  wanting the windows 7 version
JckOfAllTrades Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, great work man, really love it! keep up the good work!! ^^ 
but i have a small problem, my icons on the taskbar to the right are really white.

i would like them to be black..
do you know maybe soultion to me problem? plz help ^^
RealDD4 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thanks a lot, this theme is very pretty :)
CortexgalReturns Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
It's a shame it's not for Windows 7. Nice looking anyways.
Antonidas-17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I think this theme isn't compatible with Windows 8, beacuse all it does in Windows 8 is changing the window color to high contrast white...
link6155 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The theme was designed for Windows 8.1, not 8.
meneer15 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014
Found this bug whenever I mouse-over on a shortcut which doesn't fit the window (in this case, the white bar in the "This PC" list).

EDIT: Found the same bug in the "Valley" (black) version.
link6155 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Don't think this bug is possible to fix.
meneer15 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Oke, I've also noticed that the theme gets kinda buggy when updating from W8 to W8.1, but that could just be Windows itself restoring files / updating them. Anyway, running the ThemePatcher and NoRibbon fixed the problems.
Also very annoying: sharing settings in W8 when making multiple VMs. All of a sudden my host had the same theme as my test VM, just because I signed in on the test VM.
link6155 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I can't do anything with your VM problem. A Visual file is just resources that Windows uses to skin various elements. If you are using a Microsoft Account on your computer, Windows may be syncing your theme across your VM and host under the same Microsoft Account.
Screemio Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Great theme, however you didn't include a start button so I made one myself (two, actually, one for this theme and one for Valley). In case anyone wants them, you can get them here. Use the dark one for this theme (Summit) and the lighter one for Valley.
dendeuce Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014
Awesome theme but it have some bugs. Need fix!
link6155 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
1. I don't think that's possible to fix the way the address bar was designed

2. That's not possible to fix, it's just a problem how windows manage margins.
xKrazyKoopax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Uh, this happens to me when I install the theme and use it.
link6155 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The theme isn't compatible with StartIsBack. You will need to apply another skin on StartIsBack if you want to use it with this theme.
xKrazyKoopax Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It still does it when I apply another skin. Man this sucks.
Drawn-Mario Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful it worked perfectly
fullmindsoulofsorow Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
gorgeous, i love it.
computationalprince Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Changes that u could make: 1)Make the shadow under windows more larger and faded-out(like in real mac); 2)Rounded shape pop-up text box look; 3)different context window look(cause its look similar to default Windows 7 aero theme or whatever; and again make it rounded not square). I am not trying to make you busy, just asking you. If you could make these changes, the theme would look really dynamic. Thanks. Overall the theme is just perfect.
tunabolism Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
looks awesome, great work!, Would be cool if u could make a transparent version (like simplex) :)
redalert0120 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
awesome work. may i ask you for taskbar up version?
link6155 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't understand by what you mean. Could you go into more details?
sonicdude558 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Version for setups with the taskbar on the top of the screen perhaps?
link6155 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This theme supports taskbar on any side of the screen and any sides, so what he is saying makes no sense.
dA-0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Great work! Can you make a graphite traffic light option?
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