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Chameleon 2 by gsw953onDA Chameleon 2 by gsw953onDA
Basically a frameless version of Chameleonfav.me/d562gdi
So the same as before,you can choose any color
by going to Control PanelPersonalizationWindow Color
Black Glass Enhanced needs to be running for this to work!

instructions,credits and previews included
as with all my themes the Start Orb,nav buttons,etc
are changed using Theme Resource Changer

the wallpaper in the previews is Stone by LaGaDeskfav.me/d5454h9

Sunday,July 8
I have updated the theme to add a couple of things I forgot
Also the taskbar looks better if you use Taskbar Shadow by Lee Whittington www.thewindowsclub.com/add-sha…
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SomebodyGenius Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
I can't download file... :( How can I download it?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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kkuunn11 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
thanks for this... but i can't change the start menu icon. i found the .png files on the themes folder but how do i use it? 
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are you running Theme Resource Changer,like the description says to?

"as with all my themes the Start Orb,nav buttons,etc
are changed using Theme Resource Changer"

If so did the other things change and just not the start orb?
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kkuunn11 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
it's okay now, i found out what's missing. thanks. :D
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kkuunn11 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
everything except the start orb. :D
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ok good
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the simplicity of this theme, I use the Chameleon theme a lot! :winner:
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9teenth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Hi! I love your theme. But I have a question, is it reversible?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
reversible how?
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Levi3300 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
thanks, this is an awesome theme, is there a way to get the date back down in the system tray?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It has to be done inside the theme,I will have time this weekend and send it to you.
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Levi3300 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
sorry it took me forever to reply, but yeah that would be awesome
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Griefage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
i'm having a few issues with this, but i've included screenshots!

for some reason my start menu is not square. the left column with programs doesn't start being drawn i guess you'd say at the same time the right column's shortcuts.

other issue is when i change the DPI scaling of the ui, a few things break. the start menu orb goes back to default, scroll bars in the start menu and other windows show part of the UI's scroll bar but also blank spot (gets worse with larger dpi settings), the ribbon under the address bar in all default windows goes back to the regular forward/back etc buttons.

[link]

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while the DPI scaling i guess isn't a big deal for many, with the higher resolutions of monitors these days i had to increase mine to read fonts better. just a minor issue but might take more work than its worth, but thought you'd like to know.

i do have another issue, while i had no problem replacing the media player with the UC dll's for transparency, i can't seem to get that to work for the system clock. i've taken ownership and replaced the files but when i mouse over or click the clock nothing pops up. not even the tooltip for the date which is the annoying.

i love this ui, and i was going to ask if its possible for some tips or maybe a modded version of this to be fully transparent like you're ultimate clean does with all windows like control panel, windows update, and other windows that this one lacks.

this is a stellar UI, thanks so much for your work :)
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
for the start menu,do you have Windows Search shut off?that would cause this.
yes other DPI setting are any issue for Theme Resource Changer.the other alternative would be to modify both the Explorer.exe(start orb) and the explorerframe.dll(nav buttons)This is pretty easy to do but it means changing more system files plus if you change to a different theme you would also have to change them to match it.I will be on Windows 7 all weekend so let me know and I can make some up for you.
now for the clock,it sounds like the timedate.cpl in the system32 folder either didn't change properly or is corrupt.You changed them both right?system32 and wow64.let me know if your still having trouble
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Griefage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
windows search being off was the issue with that alignment, thanks!

i'd love the explorer and frame files if you wouldn't mind. if i remember correctly, with those i could use the custom scaling and they would work at any percent?

i just used sfc to restore the files and i'll keep at it till i figure out what it is, not a major deal :)

did you understand what i meant about making the theme fully transparent like your ultimate clean? theres alot of windows that i have popping up that i can't read text on because i have to use a different font color and so forth for things like the media player when its transparent, but on windows that don't go transparent (system ones) then i'm blind. not sure how much work that is.

thanks for such fast answers!
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Try installing MacType,it should help with the font colors.
Here's a quick tutorial I did on setting it up for transparent or dark themes.[link]
Next time on back on Windows 7 I will have a look and see if anything can be changed.
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Griefage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
i followed directions and use mac type, i'm talking about the background on windows that this theme doesn't cover but ultimate clean does. for example control panel or a run box or open dialog box etc.

and thanks again :)
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is this what you had in mind?[link]
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Griefage Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
yup fully transparent like that! :) only thing i can see different is the windows aren't as border-less as chameleon?

otherwise perfect man, thanks so much for working on this!
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Griefage Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
seems like its just the start menu that has the border thing i was talking about, rest of the windows are normal. did you change the maximize button on the program bars? down arrow now instead of the square.

i'm amazed you can put this stuff together so fast, true pro :P thanks again
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I had a quick look,I think The main difference in the 2 themes is the Taskbar.I will add the Chameleon taskbars to Ultimate Clean and see what else needs to be changed
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Griefage Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
whatever it was, worked great. might be me using the higher dpi setting thats throwing off what i think is the window border side. i'll mess around a bit :)
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm back on W8 but I will run W7 the rest of the week and see if I can fine tune some more stuff
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ok I will have a look today
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uoj0313 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
how can i get this? im new here by the way xD
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
instruction are in the download
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Co0866 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I like the minimalistic style
What programs do I need to create visual styles exactly the way I like them?
Thanks
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
All you need is a graphics editor(ps or paint.net)
and Windows Style Builder [link]
If you want to do more advanced stuff like editing system files
you will need something like Restorator of Resource Hacker
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Co0866 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you very much for the info!
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MaroonR Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wondering if there's some way to remove the black shadow that is cast across every non-glasses window in explorer-white-space. For example, in chrome, the text box is now shaded an odd black color. Is this unavoidable?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can you send me a picture and I will have a look
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pawan2face Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
awesome work man, as you detailed. it's a perfect artwork,
but i have a problem....
i want aero effect in taskbar and whole explorer....
you know............. like glass effect...ohhh how can i explain you.
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What do you mean post a screenshot
and I will help you get it to look the way you want it
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pawan2face Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
tada......
screenshot is here.
[link]
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ok,I see what you want,give me a couple of days and I will send it to you
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pawan2face Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thanks..
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pawan2face Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
tada...
screenshot is here,.........
[link]
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benjamin9731 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
really great work
thanks for your hardworking
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emissaodenoctura Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
too amazing for words.
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nitocris Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using this along with Rainmeter so that my windows elements, when visible, fit in with the other things I have. It works out really nicely, thanks for your hard work!
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome,I'm glad you like it
How about posting a screenshot,I always like to see how others use my themes.
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the-sax-man Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
The only thing I don't like is the bezel you have on everything, it looks exactly like the stock bezel effect from Photoshop and it's a little cheezy to me. Otherwise, I like it, making the whole window translucent actually looks great.
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for your comments,I played around with a bunch of different things on this one
and I end up liking this look the most,but I am open to suggestions so if you
have any thoughts on what would look better I would definitely consider them for a future theme
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ilnanny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work!!!
i request i 2 groups ,please accept and join in :D
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks
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ilnanny Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Pleasure :D
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CreativeZombic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Loved it !!!
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you
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skullsart101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very good choice of colors.something for every one!
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