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Chameleon for 8-v2 by gsw953onDA Chameleon for 8-v2 by gsw953onDA
UPDATED-Dec.242013

I have updated this theme to be run with OldNewExplorer www.msfn.org/board/topic/17037…
This allow the theme to change the white Control Panel images
and it can also be used to disable the ribbon,plus a few more cool tweaks
you can red more about it here-www.askvg.com/freeware-to-brin…

There is now 2 themes in the download
1 for use with 8.1
and another one that is for 8.1 with StartIsBack or for 8 with or without StartIsBack

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The Chameleon series for Win7 has been very popular here
with over 40,000 downloads!

The theme it's self is a modded version of my UC8,it is mostly
the COLOR CHANGING option that is new,that and it can be fully
transparent!

Your system must be patched to allow the use of 3rd party themes
I use this patcher-www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_…

To install copy the c8 folder and the c8.theme file for the theme folder in
the download to C:WindowsResourcesThemes
Now right click on your desktop and from the context menu choose Personalize
and choose Chameleon for 8.

It will load as a black theme.
Now to add main color
Run Black Glass Enhanced.curiouso9.deviantart.com/art/B…
Normally on Win 7 this is used for transparency but in this case I'm first using it to get
the Explorer backgrond to change
For this app to begin working all Explorer windows
need to be closed and reopened so close the Personalize window and reopen it.

Now go to the Color tab,once in there choose any color you want and fine tune it
using the "color mixer"
For even more colors and better control try AeroTuner-winaero.com/comment.php?commen…

If you want to have the full transparent effect with blur you will also need to run Aero Glass-www.msfn.org/board/topic/16178…
It is only in beta but is being improved almost daily!


oh and I was unable to get the Ribbon 100% themed at this time
So you will might want to run Ribbon Disabler hb860.deviantart.com/art/Ribbo…

Other credits and links
The wallpaper-www.zastavki.com/eng/3D-graphi…
The font is Neogrey-www.dafont.com/neogrey.font
As usual my icons are Token brsev.deviantart.com/art/Token…

AS NO ONE REPORTED ANY MAJOR ISSUES I HAVE UPDATED IT
FROM BETA TO VERSION 1,CUSTOM SYSTEM FILES HAVE BEEN ADDED
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downpat2012 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Artist
I would want the ribbon to change automatically along with the color and border frames ...so would this visual style allow that to happen or is there a way to add your own image for ribbon background ....so Im asking im a semi newbie ,where is the ribbon background image in res hack or wsb  or is it an explorer image or shell 32? and I like this VS so I was going to combine it with the Clear 3.0 full glass Vs but keep my ribbon ...its just I want to change the color of it or add my own image as the ribbon background..i noticed someone asked how did you change the color and you refered them to this theme but didn't answer how to change the color ...if you can help thanks i'm a compulsive themer lol
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The way this theme works is it uses Aero Glass and Blackglass Enhance.
Basically the ribbon was made to be black so when you run Blackglass
it becomes transparent,after that if you can change the color by using the
Personalize\color window and adjusting the color intensity slider will change
the transparency level.All the way to the right will give you a solid color.
I only know how to make the ribbon black in wsb-btn color black90,0,0) and bth text color must be white(255,255,255)
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downpat2012 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Artist
Coool thanks man
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Dagearts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
What Icon pack are you using?
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:icongsw953onda:
gsw953onDA Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this one slightly modified
ultimatedesktops.deviantart.co…
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Dagearts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Reply ASAP thnx
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lightsourcetrickster Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aero glass is a piece of shit, it nearly borked my 8.1. Had to restart in command prompt and delete the entire aeroglass folder to get the system working again. Friggin hated that. Is there a version that works as of the 8.1 update?
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gsw953onDA Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I didn't have any problems but I see lots of other people have.
Maybe check here to see if there is a solution www.msfn.org/board/forum/174-w…
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dukdulguun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
tnx
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Bloodangel619 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Man this is epic!
I was sick of win 8.1's disgusting look ...

Just could you please tell me how to install the fonts and also how to install the icons and where to get them from?
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