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:: Lumen VS :: by sweatyfish :: Lumen VS :: by sweatyfish
Lumen VS
Aero Only

-Visual Style (32 or 64bit)
-Browseui.dll and Shell32.dll (32bit SP1 Only)

Get 64bit files here.

May be too little too late, but here it is. I used this as a base to make up for lost time.

Notes:
Because the borders are/almost a pure white, be careful on choosing a wallpaper. The taskbar and borders get "washed out" real easy on bright wallpapers. I suggest a dark one or at least one that has consistent color without bright spots. The taskbar only looks right when used on the bottom, where a Windows taskbar belongs. Browseui.dll does not display correctly on Basic mode. I may update to show the search on start menu. Finally, the shellstyle is designed for the top shell mod (included shell32.dll). If you don't use top shell, modify the shell/find another/turn off by Organize -> Layout -> Details Pane.

I may modify later to show the search on the start menu.
Wallpaper
Icons

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You are free to distribute if you modify. But link back to the original. Also, your modification must be shared under the same terms and license.

For help using Visual Styles, click here.
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Given 2009-04-17
:: Lumen VS :: by ~sweatyfish This is one visual style for Vista that everyone should try. It's really well made and totally useable. ( Suggested by AndrewDBarker and Featured by mrrste )
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captivater Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I updated the dlls for Vista SP2.

Still using Vista...check em out:

[link]
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OddFacade Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This was by far the most beautiful VS I had ever used when I was on Vista, and the only thing I don't like about Windows 7 is that I'm unable to use this VS on it. Please, for the sake of a truly beautiful user experience, will you port this to Windows 7, or even update it to Windows 8? Something this simplistic and minimalistic should be used by Microsoft themselves.
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MabeDesign Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Did you use Aves Style Builder? Cuz i tried open up the .msstyle in Restorator and in the Version folder it said: Product Name: AveStyle DLL
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:iconkaikosoku:
kaikosoku Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Y U NO WORK WIT VISTA GLAZZ?
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Nazgulinet Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I used to install this versy easily, now it doesn't work with VistaGlazz... any idea ?? i'm addicted to your theme !!!!!!!!!!
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:icontobie-519:
Tobie-519 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Have you got a version Windows Blinds ???
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Tobie-519 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
i've got windows xp
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8000860 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
CooL! I got Windows 7... but I want Vista back! Themes for Vista are more beautiful (even default)! This one is not an exception - it is beautiful! Who will make the same for Windows 7?
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:iconjkicklighter:
jkicklighter Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Wow, great theme. Thanks a bunch!
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:icontedybeareyes4u:
tedybeareyes4u Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you kind sir for this theme.
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:iconducky108:
ducky108 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
this is so messed up/ im so sorry but i dont know what to do with just an msstyle file without a theme file. are there any instructions on how to do thhis?
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djeos546 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Can i put it on my website ? [link]
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SicilianSniper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's awesome. Using it now :D
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:iconvergilian:
vergilian Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Very nice style, but i can't get the search bar on the start menu to show up when clicking the start button. Did I not install it properly or is it a bug?
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:icongbone:
gbone Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
can you port it to win7 sp1?
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:iconmisternicely:
misternicely Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Got it on both my machines. Love it man, looks great with any background!
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:iconillage2:
illage2 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
This is a nice Visual Stryle, it blaneds the bright colours with the darker colours very well. Overall it looks awesome, worth the download in my opinion. The white also helps break up the constant dark desktop themes we see here on Deviant Art. It looks amazing even without using the Browseui.dll.
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PJMAN2952 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Going to see if this will work for XP
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:icon2aidt:
2aidT Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Digital Artist
how to install it in window 7 32bit
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:iconkurosami:
kurosami Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Will you finally do it for windows 7?
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:iconoddfacade:
OddFacade Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I loved this when I was on Vista, but you've gotta update this thing to 7. x.x ...x64, too. ^^;
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TropicalTuna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Love it - how do I get the explorer icons to look correctly? Since I have Vista SP2 I can't use the supplied browseui.dll. Am I out of luck :)?
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TropicalTuna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Forget my previous comment - browseui.dll works like a charm. Great VS! :+fav:
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:iconkingblue12:
kingblue12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
i love this theme!!
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:iconjdabbott51:
jdabbott51 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Very cool! Currently using it on my work laptop and it's a pleasure to look at.
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:iconosxmac2vista:
osxmac2vista Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
You need to make this theme for win7. This was my favorite one.
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:iconash009:
Ash009 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
its not transparent on mine**
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:iconash009:
Ash009 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
its not transparent on
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:iconenzoisamazing:
Enzoisamazing Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do i install this without a .theme file?
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:iconplastikmaniac:
plastikmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student General Artist
open the .msstyles file and select "Lumen VS" from the list.
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:iconmikipaolucci:
mikipaolucci Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
From TuneUp! the best theme for Windows Vista
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:iconh2o4life:
H2O4Life Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
for gods sake make one for windows 7 64bit and 32 bit plzzzz :-D
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:iconavajrz:
avajrz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
This is the best VS i have seen so far. I like to see it ported in Windows 7.
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Enzoisamazing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, nice theme, any chance for a full port to Windows 7?
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95MoNyE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Bxm proted it!
Or he fixed all the bugs from alkhans port, but he did not fix the taskbar, i fixing the taskbar right now, but i'm not finished yet.
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Enzoisamazing Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SWEET! that's great news, can u message me when it's done?

Thanks!
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95MoNyE Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
ofcourse.... i don't really know what color some things are, because i never had vista, so i will probably release a beta first. if it's okay for bxm and sweatyfish (i guess it is)
:)
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Enzoisamazing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, no worries :P
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:icon95monye:
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Soon it's finished and i will release a beta...
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:iconenzoisamazing:
Enzoisamazing Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Today?!?! :), im excited lol.
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:icon95monye:
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
I can upload it on mediafire! and then you can test it... i'm not a pro... and there's a few problems with the taskbar! the small taskbar background is not finished...

Anyway: download it here [link]

And use the token orb! that's nice looking!

Thank you.
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X3remes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Still a very nice theme after all these months. Hope u can port this to Win 7 someday ;-)
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:icontheflyestnerd:
TheFlyestNerd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist
very amazing style! but why cant i use my start menu search while using this style?
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:icon95monye:
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
hehe , ofcourse you can... this is just a theme...
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eaves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
This is true - the search box is invisible, but if you start typing, it works!

This is a beautiful, beautiful theme, but I'm quite disappointed - browseui.dll and possibly shell32.dll (not sure what this one does) don't work for me, with Vista SP2. ~sweatyfish, could you offer up any help/advice?
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eaves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Forgot to say I'm using 32bit! Googling isn't providing much help :miserable:
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:icon95monye:
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Hmm.... i only got 32 bit files for windows 7.
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eaves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
aaah! Thank you for replying, that makes sense! Do you know a community/resource where I'd be able to find out how to mod/hack the dlls myself for 32bit? I'm quite a happy fiddler.
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:icon95monye:
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Well, resource tuner, restorator should fix that!
Then you can take a look on some vista forum for a HOWTO guide! :)
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eaves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Whoops, I've ONLY just noticed I'm not speaking to ~sweatyfish - doh. But advice good nevertheless!
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