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:: Auriel Vista Port :: by sweatyfish :: Auriel Vista Port :: by sweatyfish
Vista Port of Auriel

-6 Styles total (32 or 64bit)
-Browseui.dll (32bit SP1 only)

Install fonts before using visual style.
Not designed for use with details pane (bottom shell). Turn off by opening an explorer window, select Organize in the upper left, from the drop down list select Layout, then click on Details Pane.

Special thanks to Lassekongo83 for his generosity.
If you like, also give a fave to the original.
Wallpaper shown can be found in his gallery.

HELP: If the Start Button does not display correctly when you first apply the style, log off, then log back on. Also, make sure you use 96dpi.

Update Dec. 12, 2008:
Repositioned quicklaunch expand list arrows.
Resized (made smaller) menu lists (ie, the right click list)

For help using Visual Styles, click here.

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Us3d-CanVas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Can you make this work for Windows 7?  
BerserkPPNK Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it but it won't work i click the mss styles folder and display pops up but the theme isn't listed, nor does it show up.
kkarllos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Simple, great. Thank..
Ankit456 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
gkayatko Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
thnx for porting in to vista..
madcat75 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
I'd like to see a port to win 7 please!
aureletterday Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Photographer
Nice and clean. Very simplistic desgin. Perfect for the kind of cluttered work I have on my computer, a very nice contrast. Thank you very much for your work. Must be nice knowing that your efforts will be used to help others!
theWiz974 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Great, I was looking for the vista version, thank you, good work.
funer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Realy nice, i use this VS since i first tried it, and i am stuck with it XD
Thanks for porting!

Would you mind porting it to Win7 also? That would be Epic Win xP
dublusto Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
nice very nice. .
ludi69 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
This is what I wanted. Thanks!
Suicidebanana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
This is one of the best Styles EVER! Used it for a very long time. Just changed to Nooto now again :P

Keep up the great work!
Suicidebanana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Well.. the great porting ;)
Normancho Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
great style ... I`m using it from 6-7 months
Jake007g Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
I am extremely impressed with this. This is the First skin i've ever used, (by the way, thanks alot for the instructions you've made, they are very easy to follow)

Its a very simple, but stylish and unique skin and it looks very nice. I would give this theme 10/10, no jokes

Only problem was that at first my computer kept freezing, then i just added the browseui.dll you included to my system32 folder and i haven't had a problem since.

Keep up the amazing work, and thanks so much for making this skin and instructions.
xbrianxbrianx Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
I'm currently using this theme. I love the colors, buttons, and how small it is, but is there a way to get the search bar back?
neilmccauley Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
my all-time favourite of sweatyfish. it has such a cute font ;) i hate this segoe crap.
d3Adam Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I love it! :)
pr01etar1at Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Interface Designer
Thank you so much. This is exactly what I wanted! Nice and sleek and the fonts and bars are SMALL so I can actually multitask!
josephbc Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I love it! Now that it isnt using aero my computer seems to run a little faster too! And since there are things that cant be seen I can customize my computer for better performance but it looks the same!
l0calhst Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
What's the name of these icons? Where can i find it?

Awesome desktop. :D
unknown2142 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
The refresh button is a little odd in internet Explorer.

As seen here: [link]

Should I restat my PC in order to fix that or is there some other fix?
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
There's really no work around for that. I didn't catch that because I use firefox.
phae Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist
I just installed this and the wallpaper you feature. It's really nice work :) Thanks.
monkeybritt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
anyone know where i can get a sentinal or reflex port to vista? or even give me a template so as i could port it myself. i just get a bit frustrated matching bmp titles to png numbers i dont like guessing. any way let me know
kdrt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Great ! One of my :+favlove: !

Are you planning to add the search field in the startup button ?
monkeybritt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
you can still use the search it just doesnt show open start and start typing it will work
kdrt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Thank you.
Bytheway, did you planned to add the field in it ?

emilykdottie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
WOW this is sexy!
Austin8159 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Artist
Amazing, how did you get rid of the "Favorite Links" Text?
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
It's in the shellstyle 1.txt, its somewhere near CommonPlacesHost. I don't remember off-hand exactly, you might want to compare mine to another one.
Austin8159 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot man :thanks:
p0pst4r Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Great work,would be nice with a x64 port aswell ;)
DisturbedDivinity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Thanks so much!
PanSraka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Note: Works on Vista 64bit SP1 too.

This is first skin for Vista EVER that shows it's name in configuration window. All the rest shows just "Basic Vista Style" or "Windows Aero" :/

Anyways, gratz and :+fav: for great work.

P.S. You could use more readable font for start bar. :)
DaveLenox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Nice ;)

But my problem is, that it looks wierd at Vista x64.

What should I do?
jianlove Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
nice work!what‘s iconpackger?
Dr-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This works perfectly on windows 64 bit sp2. Thanks, hey do you have any other ports for vista?
Slipknot-SIC Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
amazing port, thanks so much I am using this
Astyanax0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Shame it's a Basic only theme, would be perfect with Aero.
In2uition Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice port. Thank you. :)
MANNiEmedic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
i love these ports.
great work
Deadpitbox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
y am i having problems with deviant lately..its been a week since i cant view any i can view but cant download.. :( this theme looks awesome
lastsnowdance Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. But... this is Vista basic? O_o
Please, make all the same but in Aero. Vista basic don't use GPU, so it's much slower :( also, many programs are not working right with basic theme.

Hope you will continue your great work. Also, would be great to see Kemikal in aero...
Grensman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Any chance we can get an aero version? Would look nice with glass effects on firefox in this theme :)
Fekke Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
No glass effect! Just make the GPU behavor :D and that stuff. WOuld be an ultimate theme then!
MetaSeven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
And, though this might be more work than just porting the smooth version, too. Like others have said, could you possibly put the start menu search back? Thanks. I'd personally be fine with just the smooth substyle, though.
MetaSeven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Nevermind about the search bar... Just realized I could still search by typing. Would still very much like the smooth version.
MetaSeven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Excellent port. Could you possibly port the smooth version too, please?
luk54321 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
A very great port; wonderful visual style,
we need more of these basic VS in vista.
I don't like aero; just don't do aero...

Nice icons there... could you tell me where to download those?
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