This is Valley, the dark variation of my theme, Summit.
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.
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Q: What is Valley?
A: Summit is an OS X Yosemite Dark mode inspired 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: 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.
- 6/18/2014: Initial Release
- 6/19/2014: Vertical taskbar fixed, uncombined taskbar text fixed, minor changes.
- 7/27/2014: Removed grey inactive windows.
I Didnt Like The Taskbar In This Plz Add A Taskbar Like Licorice Or
Tell How I Can Change To A Good Loook
Use Win10 (y)
Q: What is >>summit<<?
Mine was set to somewhere in the middle, but moving the slider to the far left brings it back to the theme's intended color.
Secondly, I have the urge to point out that the File Explorer buttons and address/search bar do not change when when the window goes out of focus, making them stick out a little much: 1drv.ms/1nVZMa0
I would say that the out-of-focus window should not be so light, and that the buttons/bars should match it.
Otherwise, this really is awesome!
I wouldn't remove it altogether; perhaps just make it a little darker than the active window - enough so that it looks inactive, but not so dark that the bars stick out like sore thumbs...