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Katharos for windows 7 by zainadeel Katharos for windows 7 by zainadeel
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

Ive been working on this theme from about a month now. On and off. Due to exams. Well its finally complete. I want to Specially thank some ppl from Neowin.net And dA. I hope i dont miss anyone. If i do i apologise. I wish to name all of you guys because it helped me in one way or the other.

Neowin:
PandaX
Minifig (THANK U FOR SUGGESTING THIS GREAT NAME FOR THE VS)
SkyDX
+Decaytion
NeoPimp
C1PR1ONE
mike45


dA:
AP-GRAPHIK
K-Johnson
Alexander-GG
MikaDesign
seahorsepip
RajTheeban95

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Thank u everyone who downloaded my first theme to indicate that i can design!! :P
ill be making more themes in the coming times :)
wana take a break ..

ohh and my SHINE 2.0 is still pending. I will complete it soon!

PLEASE READ ALL THE README INSIDE THE RAR FILE.

In the preview:

StartORB by me
Icons by me
Wallpaper is in my favorites called Flavoured by Digitalshiva

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Instructions:

1. Download Universal Theme Patcher. Run in it Administrative mode (right-click > "Run as administrator"),

UAC must be turned off.
After patch, restart the computer to take effect.

2. Select the theme according to where you place your superbar.

3.I provided a software in the RAR Tbariconblanker [link]
Run this software to use my theme how its meant to be used

4. Extract contents (Win7-Katharos.theme & Win7-Katharos folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Win7-Katharos.theme
Then restart to make sure everything works properly.

5. Take ownership of explorerframe.dll in System32 folder and copy the appropreiate explorerframe.dll replacing the original!. Make sure to make a backup of the original in case of instability. (i dont know how to take permission manually, but i search for a software on google)

6. Restart computer and you are done :)

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconu01jmg3:
u01jmg3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Is this likely to ever get ported to a Windows 8.1 Visual Style?

Used this religiously on my old Windows 7 laptop - flawless work!
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:iconu01jmg3:
u01jmg3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Also, am I right in thinking this style uses the Segoe UI font?
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:iconfansoliver:
fansoliver Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
oh come on dude,can u share ur icons? pliss i really love ur icons 
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i didnt release these icons. And i didnt use them outside of this theme so i deleted them when i made new ones based on metro design. You can download those from my page.
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:iconhanghoul:
HanGhoul Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I really like this. Yet I'm wondering if you're using a custom theme for Firefox to make it more fitted for your theme?
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:iconfwling:
fwling Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
nice. you know!
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:iconrogerstroke:
RogerStroke Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
What are the taskbar icons?
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:iconwitchhunttress:
witchhunttress Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u :)
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:iconzefyx:
zefyx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Well, I guess I spoke out of place last year. I still use this as my default, although it is becoming increasingly more difficult. If only I could figure out how to add back transparency in place of the white; and everything would be perfect. With the latest version of Chrome, this isn't a huge problem anymore. With the current theme of Firefox, it's a minor problem. With Firefox's incoming Australis (curvy tabs) update, the white over aero practically breaks the UI of Firefox all together.

Is there anyone officially, or unofficially who could help me implement transparency as seen in the authors other work? It seems as if the white was just put in as a place holder as this was a rushed concept, but with no bugs other than this; it's perfect!

I would be forever grateful for any help. Katharos this is the first theme I have found attractive for Windows 7, period. Windows 8 is going to make things very difficult for me even more. I'd really like to be able to enjoy my personalization for just a bit longer. Getting this theme fixed, would allow me to do just that.

Thank you!
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:iconbellacydonia:
bellacydonia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
What's "UAC"?
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
User Account Control
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:iconbellacydonia:
bellacydonia Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Ok, thanks ;)
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:iconshourijo:
Shourijo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome theme :) Can you make a version with a white taskbar?
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:iconyayme:
yayme Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Will there be any chance, in the icons in the taskbar being re made?
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
not before windows 8 beta comes out.
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:iconyayme:
yayme Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
okay
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:iconzefyx:
zefyx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
The only theme I could find for Windows 7 that I like after using Luna Element for so many years, thank you for that. I do have one suggestion and that is to modify the drive space progress gray into the blue shared by the blue hue used throughout the themes other progress indicators (ie. IE download progress)
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
drive space is a stat. not progress indicator. :P thats why i kept it grey...
blue requires attention.
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:iconntrvietanh:
ntrvietanh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
awesome thx you
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:iconshin-tek:
shin-tek Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I have every visual style you made on my pc lol, also using them!
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:iconsequoiaraven:
SequoiaRaven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love love love love love this. tytytytytytytytytyty!
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:icongreenbullet86:
GreenBullet86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice :D a Fav
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:iconcondedooku:
condedooku Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
beautiful :D
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:icondnadanny:
Dnadanny Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I cant take ownership of the exploreframe.dll
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:icongummysauce:
gummysauce Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
why are the navigation buttons blocked? o_O
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:icondare0021:
dare0021 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Think it coulda used a bit more transparency, but still a great theme, love it
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:iconcamouw:
Camouw Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student
I love !
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:iconcamouw:
Camouw Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student
I love !
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:iconremixedcat:
remixedcat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
a black version would be nice!!!
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:iconkaiadesigns:
KaiaDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I love the theme...
However, I can't get the Close, Maximize, and Minimize icons to go away from the top right corner of the windows.
Any suggestions?
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:iconextrabigmehdi:
extrabigmehdi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Why there's no orb for the start menu, in the preview of the theme ?
I would have liked a "white orb", it would match the theme better I think.
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:iconhybridic:
hybridic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Interface Designer
What if you make a more complex start button ???
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:iconmrshooter1000:
MrShooter1000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
WTF!! I really want your icons!! Did you upload them?:(
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:iconshraone:
ShraOne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
U R A REAL "|| ARTIST ||"
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:iconandyinsane:
andyinsane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Interface Designer
awesome theme!
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:iconzefyx:
zefyx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Wow! This is my new default theme. I originally stumbled upon Shine 2.0, then Blend 2.0, and after about 5 minutes in your gallery, Katharos. Keep up the great work and I'm looking forward to updates!
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u :)
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:iconjodu35:
jodu35 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
It's very beautifull
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:iconiespresso:
iEspresso Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I really love this theme, it's wonderful~Thanks!
And I want ask, could you allow me to modify this theme?:-)
Here is the preview:[link]
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you can modify but for personal use. u cant release it.
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:iconiespresso:
iEspresso Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Oh, I see.
Looking forward to your new theme~:w00t!:
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:iconzedestructor:
ZeDestructor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Great theme, but having the transparent bit in the titlebar when maxmized would make it truly epic :D
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ya.. thats a limitation
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:iconzedestructor:
ZeDestructor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Ah, I see
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:iconmyocardia:
myocardia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
An amazing theme. I've kept it for over 3 months now (the longest for any I've used).
Here's a recent screenshot.
[link]
=]
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:iconzainadeel:
zainadeel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u so much :)
i thought this theme wasnt liked my ppl much.
it was my personal favorite.
but due to the new IE9 i have to use my shine 2.0
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:iconmyocardia:
myocardia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I'd use the shine 2.0, but I really love the minimize/close buttons in katharos.
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:iconheavywater88:
Heavywater88 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, I love the minimalist element added in! :D
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:iconcoolhanddude:
CoolHandDude Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Dude I hope you don't mind I had to mod your theme for my personal use. I just could not take the top title bar with all that white. So I took your Win7 Shine 2.0 them and imported DWMWindow_FrameTopImage into this theme with Win7 Style Builder and WALLA! Nice Glass Title Bar:

[link]
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