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March 24, 2012
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Current Setup March30, 2012 by Y-N-1-F Current Setup March30, 2012 by Y-N-1-F
Finally got set back up, after my "windows 8 experience" caused me to have to re-format. What are the people at M$ thinking, with the pre-schooler graphics (big, ugly, multi-colored tiles) of Windows 8!? I like my desk to look ADULT and smart--- not like some kind of TOY from Sesame Street, designed by Ernie & Bert, with the stupid looking cartoon fish!

Still using and loving Placebo 'Borderless Black Market2' vs, stll using my favorite wood-pattern wall (~GuillenDesign's 'Wallpaper Wood 2'), Token icons, etc....I never tire of this style!

*vs here: [link]
*Start Orb: [link]
*Desktop wallpaper (unmodified): [link]

*Xion skin-'Guillen BlackXion', by ~GuillenDesign: [link]

*Location of 80s group Missing Persons: Last news from them was that their previous destination was unknown. They may be back in 1982, walking in LA.

*System Tray Notification icons: [link]

*System Properties Image (Token-style orb, unmodified): [link]
*Tool to replace the default image: [link]
(credits to Kishan-bagaria and Door2Windows)

*Hard Drive Icons: [link]
*Good YT video on how to manually edit your drive icons: [link]

*System Icons, RD icons (most anyway. Some, I made): [link] [link]

*'Full Glass' application: [link]
(Renders your explorer windows semi-transparent, like glass. Works best on dark visual-styles with dark explorer backgrounds. Not good with white or light colors.)

*RainMeter skins: (unmodified versions)
1-Time: [link]
2-Month, Day, Date: (not really sure where I got these...the name of the skins is "Custom". Couldn't find it here at DA. Must've dl'd them somewhere else)
3-Google: [link]
4-Weather: [link]
5-Recycle Bin: [link]
6-Volume pop-up: 'Volume HUD' by ~jbainbrid [link]

*A good site with html color-codes (for editing RM skin-colors, etc) is here: [link]
*Good fonts site (again, useful for editing, etc.): [link]

RocketDock skin: (any skin will do....transparency 100%. The "dock" is something I made into the wallpaper with PS styles/shapes, along with the little decoration around the Xion-player. Only the icons are visible, and I have like 16 blank separators between the sets in order to space them out)

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aE3-ink Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Did you ever think of doing thisfor Windows 8 ? It would work wonderful & as many people are now using it (w8), people would love to have such a nice theme on 8 & like me, many don't do much with metro at all.
This theme is just subliminally good.
Kudos to your creativity amigo
markusnicart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
i agree....
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you my friend, but, if you'll read the information in my description you'll see that I am not the creator of the theme!---That honor goes to the talented :iconsolmiler:

....I too wish he would port Placebo to Windows 8!
bungee18 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
One question: how do you get the transparent window on Placebo BM2? Mine are just grey! :[
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Use this (add it to startup): [link]
bungee18 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yeah, thanks, I found it myself after posting the question too fast, sorry.
One more question, how did you change the UAC shield icons for the gear one in the control panel home pane? Changed imageres.dll or something easier? Ah, and one more: how do you manage to get different drive icons in the computer explorer screen than in the navigation pane?
Thanks a bunch. Btw, very nice thing you've got going with your vs.
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OK---the drive icons were added using this registry-hack: [link]

The gear images I also added with a similar hack.
bungee18 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Tnx. I know how to change the drive icons, but somehow you managed to get different icons in the explorer window for computer than in the navigation pane. When I change using the hacks you linked it changes the icons in both places. How did you do it?
ShippD Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
coooooooooooooool man
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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