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Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash
Update 4/18/2015:
If you can, please consider donating to yorgash@mailbox.hu Paypal address!
I am in quite a bind for this and the upcoming months, but will probably be back on track afterwards. 
Thank you for considering!

A Steam themed visual style for Windows 7. (Now updated with flash and progress bar version).

(Here's a video showing how the theme should look like when fully applied)
The visual style incorporates the appearance of Steam with a functioning Windows visual style.

The theme comes with 2 substyles - aside from the default, there's an automatically centering taskbar, and a more simple one. Will be adding another style later. Taskbar is usable with small icons, and side taskbar too, though the main focus is the bottom mode.

I'll be making matching icons and templates in a later release, but for now, it uses the timeless Token icons, as it was almost a perfect match for the Steam look. I'm also planning to make a matching Rainmeter suite.
I've also made preparations for making the Pixel Vision Steam theme styles VS.

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Many thanks:

The Windows 8.1 port is finished, many thanks to neiio
Steam VS for Windows 8.1

I've also made an installer to be used with 7TSP.

I've separately uploaded the 7tsp installer, since DA has some kind of problem updating the main file when zip inside zip is involved. Download from my st.ash: 

Steam VS 7TSP Installer 
Steam VS 7TSP installer

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How to install:

You can install the theme using 7tsp now!
You can download 7tsp here: www.xptsp.com/fixit/7tsp.php
Download and install 7tsp, and browse for the .7z pack inside it, then click on "Start Patching".

OR the old method
What you have to do:

- Download and install UxStyle (uxstyle.com) OR Universal Theme Patcher.
- Copy the contents of Themes folder to \Windows\resources\themes folder.
- Apply it in personalization or double clicking .theme file you like.

Or follow this guide if you're stuck:
How to Install Custom Themes - A guide by neiio

Added basic (non-aero) styles:

SteamBasic 

To install them, just paste the 2 .theme files into \Windows\resources\themes folder.

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In the package you will find:
  • The visual style
  • The wallpaper made by TheGreatJug
  • Installation guide
  • Navigation icons - explorerframe.dll
  • Clock - timedate.cpl
  • Shell style - shell32.dll
  • Start orbs - Windows and Steam orbs, with or without frames
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With any questions, requests, suggestions, feedback, or help contact me:
  • Mail: yorgash@mailbox.hu 
  • Steam: yorgash
  • Skype: yorgash
  • Or leave a note here, on DA
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If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at yorgash@mailbox.hu. 
You can also purchase the Premium Content on the site as a form of donation.

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Credits:

Token by brsevToken IconPack Installer by Mr-Ragnarok
Steam Logo by TheGreatJug
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:iconkayden-sinafey:
I personally do not run Aero on my gaming PC because I only have 1.5 GB VRAM and I use NVIDIA's Surround. That feature puts a huge strain on my VRAM availability when playing any game in Surround, thus I mentioned this to the author when I found this gem. I was not only given a quick response, like 10 minutes, but the author provided a Win 7 Basic theme within an hour of my comment, literally an hour. The only thing I wish that would be added is an option for different colors concerning the HDD remaining space. All in all this is a solid, great looking and well supported Theme, 5 Stars.
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Great theme, The only thing I did not care for was my voice communication tool bar became a little hard to read with the word being black and the back ground dark grey when the program is not selected. I.E TeamSpeak, Mumble, Ventrilo and so on. The same goes for Microsoft word and Excel being hard to work in due to the background being dark grey. However I don't feel this takes away from the over all enjoyment of this theme and its a must download if you like changing the theme on your computer. This way a great design and will be keeping a eye out for other themes to come.
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ajwsert Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2016
Hmm, any update on this. I know you might be busy with stuff but just checking, no rush. There are a few minor issues that had been bothering me at times, as I have already mentioned in other comments.

Oh, I still use this theme, I liked it :)
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udakon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  New Deviant
Hi,
i installed these themes and all was okay, but after +-1 hour i getting some problem with taskbar.Now im getting for all of these themes taskbar from windows xp (without aero). like -> .. can someone help me please ? :) lh3.googleusercontent.com/2xAP…
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:iconajwsert:
ajwsert Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Hmm, I could help if I was able to see your pic, but somehow I can't. Well, if you mean it's looking like that old look from Win 98 or the so called Windows Classic, or it looks like that Aero Basic (title bars light blue without transparency) it means your system isn't allowing third party themes. In this case you would need to do the "hack" for uxthemes.dll.

If your case is not what I'm talking here then sorry as I may have misunderstood. By the way, XP never had Aero, it started with Vista, then why I may have misunderstood it.
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GoombaManiac Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
That's tough..
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:iconmokycz:
MoKyCZ Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  New Deviant
How can i unninstal it pls :/ I have bugged this theme :/ PLS HELP HOW TO UNINSTALL
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Apollo9991 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  New Deviant
Great theme, thank you. In some programs there is a black text not white as usual. For example in VLC player clickable options are dark and not clickable are white tinypic.com/r/wb8dgz/9. Could be these changed? 
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:iconajwsert:
ajwsert Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I'm not the creator but I could answer based on what I have seen before. Possibly not because some softwares use their own colors for UI instead using Win theme, so in this case changing the Win theme won't change those areas, sadly enough. Take as example the Run dialog in explorer itself. It doesn't use the whole theme colors and it even has odd white background when using this theme. I believe it could be something out of this author's reach :S
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:iconbarbypink:
Barbypink Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Beautiful theme. Thanks for including us non-aero users!
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:iconishotzz:
ishotzz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
so I patch timedate.cpl, shell32.dll and explorerframe.dll?
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:iconishotzz:
ishotzz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Actually, 7TSP worked. I love how it is going to look!
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:iconmrsuperwolf:
MrSuperWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  New Deviant
Can i use this for Windows 10 ? :3
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:icontikithorsen:
TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2015
I ended up using the Basic theme. Good riddance to the pesky aero "features".
Albeit I still would like to know if there is a way to reduce the taskbar size.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello!

First of all: thank you!

Sorry for the late answer. I'm not sure if you're at all familiar with theme making, if so, you can probably make it smaller than shows, but if not it's a pretty difficult task. 

And currently I can't use my Style Builder either, otherwise I'd make one swiftly. Sorry.
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TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Don't worry about it, whenever you can/want to do it, it will be fine for me.

In case you missed it... icons.. any easy way to install em? As in, do you have a pack I can install via 7tsp?

Cheers.
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:icontikithorsen:
TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Also, since I installed it via 7tsp and then manually added the extra themes into the Themes folder
How can I install the icons? Thanks.
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:icontikithorsen:
TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2015
I'm using the "Simple" version and minus the fact that it enlarges my taskbar (I like it the old Win XP style) is a great theme overall. Cheers.

Why does the basic version has a bigger taskbar? :S
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phoen1x74 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
I really love the look of this, but one thing that upsets me is you can't have your taskbar sideways. I have my taskbar to the left of my screen by default, and it doesn't work with this theme.
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Zayy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
So I installed the theme few months ago, then upgraded to Windows 10 from 7. Dumb me forgot to restore the default themes first, so now my win10 UI is sort of messed up. It's nothing major, but it really bugs me. Is there a way to somehow repair this? I tried using the patcher, but it was unable to do its thing on new OS.
I really don't want to go through a fresh windows 10 install.
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:iconishotzz:
ishotzz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Revert to Windows 7 and default the theme.
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:icontbudke1:
tbudke1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Can I please be pointed in the direction of where I can find the WinFlag to replace the Orb, thank you for taking the time to help me out. P.S. this is a lovely theme. GREAT WORK!
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tbudke1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Any chance this might be ported into a Window Blinds theme? It is absolutely stunning and I would love to see something like this done with it.
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:iconaisken:
Aisken Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student Artist
Great theme thanks.
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:iconcuteko99:
cuteko99 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I think i miss something. the clock wont change and also the icons in my library, computer and documents wont change.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The clock should be the timedate.cpl file. You might need to restart your explorer.exe / Windows Explorer after you replace the original timedate.cpl.

For the icons, you might try this:
mr-ragnarok.deviantart.com/art…

For the taskbar, you can manually change the icons too, following this:
www.howtogeek.com/howto/28847/…
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:iconw3blink:
W3bLink Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Great theme. Only downside is that it makes office software like word, excel, office etc, dark. Is there a way of preventing this?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sadly as of now, you have to manually set Office not to use automatic colors, and select solid white background and black text.
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:iconvarkal:
Varkal Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Do you know how I can do this ?
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:iconw3blink:
W3bLink Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Could you point me in the direction of how to do this? Thank you.
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:iconmontypea:
MontyPea Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2015
This is now my Go To theme for Windows 7, love the Grey on Black-grey. I'd love to see more contrast in Drop down menus as they show up as Grey on Grey and entirely unreadable except for the highlighted option, which shows as Dary Grey (showing where the cursor is and what is selected) and light grey as the text color (same color as the non selected fields)

Installed following 
Steam VS 7TSP Installer 
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JJuicy888 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
NIce shit
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:iconscubaice:
scubaice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
cant install (
2 hours for nothing...
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:icongrny:
grny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Id love to see a version like this for win 10
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:iconflotec85:
FloTEC85 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Hi yorgash, i saw your theme today, it is insane awesome! Great Work! I installed the theme but went back to the default aero theme because of the 'back/forward' buttons in the explorer taskbar. A minor reason was that i don't like the left arrow that is touching the side of the border with it's point, i think it will be much nicer when you drag i a little bitmore to the right, but the main reason was, I use the program Classic Shell 'Classic Explorer' to add the 'Up' arrow that was removed in windows 7, but the look of this 'Up' arrow can't be changed, and using this arrow with the themes back/forward arrows feels very strange and looks very bad, two different arrows. Are you going to plan a version of this theme with the Aero theme back/forward arrows instead of the newer arrows for users that are using 'Classic Explorer'?

Keep up the good work!
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anon34a Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
I think is really good but need a little blue touch like steam.
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Tesla-That-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
I'm afraid to install this...
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:iconajwsert:
ajwsert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Why would you be? The theme is great. The only issue is messing with system files to make it work though (damn MS :P)
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sahajjain Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
I have a little problem, my 'X' button along with Maximize and Minimize buttons are not all the way to the right, can you tell me how to fix it? And do I have to manually install the icon pack or is it included in the theme? Because my taskbar icons, Drive icons etc. have not changed. i.imgur.com/18hlQWM.png
Otherwise, really great theme, the best one IMO. Great Job! 
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ajwsert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I can't say about the "X button" issue, it has been working fine for me. But about the icon pack, yes you have to change it manually, the theme won't change them as you see in the picture. The icon pack isn't provided with the theme but a link to it is in the description here.
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:icongrny:
grny Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is there a way to use this on 8.1? this is sexy AF


Edit: I read the description thanks so much man
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're very welcome, glad you like it! :)
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:icongrny:
grny Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For some reason the patchers aren't working for me
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kinougromit Featured By Owner Edited May 28, 2015
same for me, after applying the .ash file , PC reboot and tells me the system has been patched but nothing ... 
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Cerebrate Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi. My 7tsp program didt see eny of 7z files or any. When i force him to patch "Steam VS for Windows 7.7z" he show up :
!!Error!!
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Could not find pack.ini

Make sure you are using a pack made for 7tsp.
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OK  
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Can you help me?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello!

You might have tried it with the one on this site, that is the complete pack, not only the 7TSP installer. DA doesn't allow uploading with zip inside zip, so I had to separately upload the 7TSP pack.

Try downloading this file instead:
sta.sh/01zura2dj56i
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JpotatoTL2D Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great and perfect work, and making a windows theme can be pretty hard (I have tried with the windows skin builder, but it's really hard sometimes).

Making a more than complete skin like this is really a great work!

I use the Customizable Metro skin for my Steam app, then this windows theme can't go with it (and I am pretty happy with my Aero Metro 8 theme too ^^").

But I think to try it later and give a better comment ; ) 
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witepawn5 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
How I can have change icons?
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:iconajwsert:
ajwsert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
You have to change the taskbar icons manually, the theme won't change them as you see in the picture. The icon pack isn't provided with the theme but a link to it is in the description here.
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element0logy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Hello! I tried to apply this theme via 7tsp. Everything looks good but the wallpaper didn't change. Any ideas?
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