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:: Muin VS Vista Port :: by sweatyfish :: Muin VS Vista Port :: by sweatyfish
Vista Port of Muin VS

-Visual Style (32 or 64bit)

Updated June 3, '09:
-Thinner window borders
-New start menu shutdown (thanks to =jg-visuals for the find)
-Went back to the more XP style
-Changed fonts to Avant Garde
-And more (honestly, I can't remember)

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.

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.

For help using Visual Styles, click here.

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Medicris Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Fantastic work, been using this theme for a long time now. I only wish it had that start menu search function, it's pretty handy.
shanahben Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Can you share how you changed the icons?
chiipyo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Win7 too? ;\
RedMetalSonic Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
this is awesome. its like a dark version of the mac os x . 5 STARS.( im lucky this is zip i cant open rar XD
megharajdeepak Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Coooool theme.... :)

But how to use it in vista? I mean, I couldn't see any installation file in that zip file.
Sonicfanatic4949 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
C8NFX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
LinkinDnB Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
coool, how to reshack the 'refresh folder' icon?
n4tS Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Thanks to you, and keep up the good work!
Smoothie94 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Is there a downloadlink for the Icons? :S

btw; well done! ;)
rhizomeconnectome Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Just what I was looking for! Thank you.
LLight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Love the theme, it's a good minimalistic, black theme with some nice shape in the gloss effect. I was hoping to find a port to Windows 7 though.
osxmac2vista Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Can you make a version with a regular font size. Thanks.
Samedi2k8 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Wow, great stuff. Thanks for your awesome work and keep it coming!
OT: Does anybody know if it works on Windows 7, too? If so... how?
inthecrush Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
This theme simply rocks. It's my favorite one so far.

Is there any way I can get the same toolbar as yours? I mean the arrows/organize/views icons etc.

I read your comment on that and I got the Auriel browserui to work, but I like this one better. :)

Thank you for sharing!
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
In my gallery I have the Tango browseui.dll like the one in the screenshot
mRck5 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
i want this wallpaper too :P
maniaction Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
If you use two line taskbar,Start button doesn't show correctly as windows xp.
xMP44x Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
This is a great theme! I love this theme. Is there anyway to make it display in Aero without the weird looking oversized buttons?

It seems to dislike displaying properly in my Start menu as well - any ways to fix this?
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
No, the way the captions are set only allow for use in Basic mode. I've tried to work around, but Aero's buttons are unforgiving :)
ejiang9 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Can you please update this for Vista SP2? I am unbelievably pissed that it doesn't work with the new SP.
ejiang9 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Ok nevermind...I uninstalled the new SP and it STILL wouldn't work. It was working great before I installed the SP2. Do you know what could be the problem? the theme just shows up as Windows Standard theme.
devartisto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
@sweatyfish Can you please not remove your old uploads when you post a new version. If deviantart doesn't have this provision, could you post it some place else for download. Thanks!

The reason why I ask is:
I am looking at this post [link] from your April port and like the font and the fact that there is no line between the Address bar and Quick access menu (Organize, Views, System Properties etc). I don't seem to find a way to download that anymore.

BTW, how did you apply the Tango icon set? I used Tango Patcher from ~vertigosity, but it didn't make it look like what you have. Any help is much appreciated.

Did I say, your themes are simple and mellifluous :)
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I didn't apply the Tango patcher. I edited some system files and used my Tango iconpackage.
MarcCapa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I realise you can still use the search bar, but will there ever be a version where we can see the search bar in the start menu?
ikemis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
devrish Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
how did you change the symbol beside the "organize" button?
Pzylence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
can't seem to find a working link for Style Selector anywhere :/
mae-b Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
You can download here: [link]
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
found one: [link]
Satukoro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
The titlebar's sizing margins are off, the highlight appears stretched.
neilmccauley Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
hi terence ; where can i find the styleselector, i lost it and all psycoB links are dead :tears:
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Damn, it is. Umm, if I used it, I would upload it somewhere but I don't have it. I know invaderjohn uses it, maybe he can share with us?
neilmccauley Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
i just wondered as i tried to download it again :laughing:. i think invaderjohn will do, i had a short talk with him and he's a very nice guy. thanks for reply.

sorry for the crappy english - i'm a kraut.
Spuukz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Another great port, well done..!
rudstrom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Lovely skinning!

I've been using this for several months now, and I love it!

Truly awesome!

I also want to tell that maaany of my friends have this theme, it's great.
xorbster Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Would love if you could do a Browseui.dll for vista64. or maybe give me a hint on how to make the 32bit version work on 64.

Thank you, love your work.
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
You may want to ask 2befree, he uses 64 and has made some of my files to work on 64bit. [link]
ObligedBeef Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using it now, thanks
kigi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I say how much I love this theme? <3
The only thing I don't like is the centered title bars. Any way you can make a version without them centered?
DmnY-is-Here Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
I absolutely love this theme. It's simply beautiful, just what I was looking for.
heyisTi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
i cant get the explorer bar to look like that.
is still showing that stock vista "back/forward" button. how do i fix that.????

sweatyfish Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
The file for that is the browseui.dll that comes with my Auriel port.

You have to replace your system browseui.dll with it to change the explorer buttons. If not done right, it can make your system unbootable. If you need instructions on how I do it, note me.
heyisTi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
awsome skin, I just re-install vista so I could try out the skin.
anishk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009

holy nucking futs..., i've been looking for ways to convert the original msstyle to vista style all over the place and none of the method worked for me, i decided to give up, but i came up with the idea of just typing muin in the deviant search and *bam*, i hit the golden jackpot.

tl:dr, thanks a lot mate
El-Bohemio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist
After i installed this vs my personalization menu in control panel suddenly changed its language to spanish, but everything else remained in english... this is so weird, i'm trying to get i back to english but there seems nothing i can do... do you know what might have caused the problem?
deskup4life Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
could u please help me? :(
love this style but it changes some thing on my desk :C
look: [link]
plz, help me :(
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
It's a basic only style. Whatever program you are using to apply styles, tell it is basic only. Or switch to vista basic then apply the style.
deskup4life Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
forget that, i just switched to the basic style. problem solved.
nobody666666 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
i cant figure out how to use it :( please help?

and awesome theme btw. you should try go and mix with the theme "Scuro by Drums"
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