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:: Mongoose :: by sweatyfish :: Mongoose :: by sweatyfish
Mongoose visual style for Vista.

-3 Colors
-Install fonts before applying (right click fonts and choose "install")

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.


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. Basic mode only.

For help using Visual Styles, click here.

Used [link] as a base and slightly modified borders from [link] .

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starcrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
love it! gimme win 7 version!
vergilian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
why does my OS still display the aero titlebar instead of the one used by this theme?
ezyShooter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great I'm using it... very nice...
Shwayze2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
i soooo love this wallpaper, and it's a beautiful creation..
myxchemicalxkiss Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I've been using this style for almost two years. I just recently updated my computer and when I logged back on, the task bar turned a light grey/white. Maybe you should update it? I really love it.
McNord Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
It's just 1 thing that I don't like with this one, the text for the windows that is open in the taskbar is annoying with that black shadow behind:)
But this is a really nice theme, I'm currently using it
noxio Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
omg this theme is pure secks.
lad-design Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Interface Designer
your designing is amazing!
Jaernberg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
I love this theme
RoofusGreen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Is there any way to increase the font size?
ElisaCannibal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Very Good
Cr7NeTwOrK Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
wow i loved this theme so much :( now i use windows 7. can someone port this please?
k00p3r1994 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
chuzko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
i luv it!
MetalicWD Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I once used the windows vista, but now use the Windows 7, you could create this theme for Windows Seven ??
zarimox Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really great!
FlyingGnu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This is just what I am looking for, looks amazing, too bad Im useing Win7 now, is there gonna be a port?
MyMemories92 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Make it for XP ! :D
H34Dx5H0T Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
omg please send me a link to that background (on the screenshot) its perfect
ChoixAkion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Uhh I give up trying to get this to work on Windows 7 for now, I got it almost working with the new VSB shame it just crashes explorer and no one on the VSB forums seems to want to help... I can see why you said what you said now.

Oh well hopefully sometime in the future.
1911mad Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
great work!!! i like it!
econic-media Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
I wish this would work on windows 7
ChoixAkion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I brought VSB do you mind if I try to adapt this for Windows 7? I still don't understand the program but I have a bit of free time and might try to come up with something.

This theme is definitely worth it I so want this on Win7.
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
why did I only discover it now ?

There is millions of theme for windows on dA but not all are as good as this one ! It's really smooth and original, dark but with colors, clean, "minimal" and not shinny (and with a pixel type ! ^^).
It will be serious enough for professionals and also familiar for others (depending on the colors of the wallpaper ^^).

everything we want for a good theme !
(in the middle of a collection of other really good theme)

Except that I'm on Windows 7 and can't use it... :lol:
Cr7NeTwOrK Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
can you port this please? you're talented as well ......
iicelabelle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
thanks i love this skin.
ChoixAkion Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Looks amazing would love to see this on windows 7 sometime in the future, what do you say? Any chance of that happening?
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Maybe if VSB ever gets fixed
CorsairXDK Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
ive had this vista and i loved it!
now i want this for windows 7!
Slipknot-SIC Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
This would be cool with maybe a red or white version too
Nukeleer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wtf there's no mongooses o_O
GalaxyBrothers Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
i really like it keep it up
gonio5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Necr00 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
can anyone help me find that wall paper . =( ive been looking everywhere for it.

please drop me a message or email me.

anty-no-mia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
i really like your theme but there is one problem - the font you used doesn't support polish language :-( so i don't see symbols like ł, ź, ć, ś, ą etc. :-)
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
If you don't have the fonts installed then the style will use the default fonts.
anty-no-mia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
but i really like these fonts, they fit. i prefer your fonts without polish symbols, than default fonts :-)
lifewithoutliving Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Student General Artist
this is lovely (:
josephbc Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I understand that the odds of this are very slim but I would LOVE to see a version of this made that lets me unlock the taskbar and add a row. Cause when I start working on a website, I have a few browsers open, and a few images, and a few notepads and some extra browsers for testing and pretty soon I run out of space, even on my 1440x900 resolution. I have been using this theme for a few weeks which Is why i ask here but really if you make any theme that has that capability I will be very grateful cause I only use your styles. Or do you already have a style that can do that?
jg-visuals Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very cool minimal style mate. :thumbsup:
R34N1M4T3D Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
BjornG Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Possible to get this or something similar with dwm support? That would be really awesome.
envrmnt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
dang, really good
kniighty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Wheres the search function? Please get back to me.
kniighty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Hey, im a noob and just wondering how to install the fonts and where to put them? Love the theme by the way, using it now!
sm0kiii Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice wrk, did you saw this wall ?
did you see this wallpaper
sm0kiii Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
diiem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wonderful design! :+fav: ~
just have the little problem, that the elements of the top bar in windows [minimize, maximize, close] stays in original windows vista style. any suggestions how to solve that problem?
my99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
You have to apply it as basic style not the aero one.
diiem Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
ahhh, that easy, stupid me! thank you very much for the hint! :peace: ~
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Submitted on
March 3, 2009
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