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    GRiM HUD Machine Slate for Windows 8.1

    HUD Machine Slate for Windows 8.1

    HUD Machine Slate



    Theme Includes

    custom cursors
    custom sound pack
    explorer frame images
    image res icons
    shell32 images
    start buttons
    wallpapers

    Theme Extras

    Fonts
    Genuine Image
    Shellbrd Orb
    System Clock

    HUD Machine Slate iPack


    Theme Credits

    Mr GRiM
    Dark Knight

    Method to Install Custom Themes


    How to install and setup your customization applications on Windows 8.1.1

    Tools You May Need

    Uxstyle, Theme Signature Bypass and UltraUxThemePatcher v3.1.0
    UxStyle is a bit of software that relaxes Windows theme signature requirements to enable third-party customization. Specifically, UxStyle consists of a tiny system service and a kernel driver that are loaded into memory where they hang out until reboot. No file system changes are made. (First introduced on March 19, 2009.) UxStyle was recently rebranded to UxStyle Community Edition and published to GitHub under the GPL license.

    UxTheme service hook - Visual Theme Signature Bypass

    UltraUXThemePatcher modifies your system files so that 3. party themes can be used. The program backs up the original system files and all changes can be undone by uninstalling if you have issues. UltraUXThemePatcher is available for Windows XP to Windows 10 RTM and Anniversary Update 1607 for 32bit and 64bit version. Note: This application makes changes to your system files, this can lead to unexpected problems or total breakdown of Windows!

    ONE (OldNewExplorer)

    OldNewExplorer is the Windows 10 (and Windows 8.1, and 8) shell extension / tweaker which can undo "improvements" to file browsing made in newer Windows versions. Everything is optional for your liking.
    • Restore devices / drives grouping - Everything is 'Devices and drives'. That's stupid! O-N-E can restore grouping which made sense in Win7/8.
    • Restore libraries / remove folders - Remove all those folders which were unoptionally added into Windows 8.1 This PC folder and put the libraries back to their place, without registry hacking / breaking apps.
    • Restore command bar / remove Ribbon - Because some people consider it an abomination.
    • Restore details pane at bottom - Same reason; reclaim useful horizontal space.
    • Improve styling - Get rid of some Win7 stuff here and there; improve styling with some built-in visual styles.
    • For themers / skinners, O-N-E can help to override a lot of hardcoded styling in Windows 10!

    For best results use these settings.



    StartIsBack+ for Windows 8.1

    What's cool in StartIsBack+? Start menu:
    • Start menu has been rebuilt from ground up. Lot of Windows 7 menu bugs were fixed
    • Items in right pane can be removed or tweaked in-place (hold shift with right-click)
    • Items in right pane can be configured as menu for more items (like Connect To)
    • You can add your own folders into right pane by drag & drop
    • All Programs can show folders before items
    • Start menu configuration is much more streamlined

    Start button:
    • StartIsBack+ provides start button for each taskbar
    • StartIsBack+ uses built-in Windows 8.1 start button image (by default), but with different selection / animation effect to distinguish it

    Aero Glass for Win8.1+
    Experience native look of Aero Glass interface on Windows 8.x+
    • This utility returns the complete glass effect into windows frames.
    • Apply glass look to windows borders
    • Improve UI experience
    • Change amount of transparency in Control panels directly
    • Change inactive windows borders color
    • Skin windows borders (add glow, shadows etc.) without changing Windows theme
    • Fully native including MSStyle themes and DWM API compatibility
    • Low resources usage

    Winaero Tweaker
    After years of development, Winaero Tweaker is an all-in-one application which will include most options available in the free Winaero apps and extend it as much as possible. It is a universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

    Recommended Prior to Applying Custom Themes

    • Create a Restore Point
    • Install Fonts included in the "Extras" folder
    • Apply System Metrics included in the "Extras" folder and logout or reboot
    • Copy a Start Orb from the "Theme" folder to a new location, rename it if it's 6801, 6805, or 6809, open the StartIsBack+ configuration, click Add... select the Start Orb and Start Menu and click Apply.
    • If it's not a visible option to select the themed start menu, apply your custom theme first!
    • Install an iPack of your choice to change the system icons (check the Theme Extras section above for a link to the icons in the preview)!

    I take no responsibility for anyone that bricks their system, use custom themes at your own risk!!
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    Updated themes/previews for some image fixes in the dark theme, restructured folder, renamed themes. Sorry to anyone who posted in the other thread and also this one, I deleted your post by accident as I was trying to add everything to the other thread. Enjoy everyone
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    04/09/16 updated thread for Tools You May Need, Recommended Prior to Applying Custom Themes, and disclaimer sections
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    Heya guys. New here...

    I'd like to ask if you would be adding blue or aqua to the list of colors you're working on.

    I'll toss some money at it if not.

    Thanks, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael396 View Post
    Heya guys. New here...

    I'd like to ask if you would be adding blue or aqua to the list of colors you're working on.

    I'll toss some money at it if not.

    Thanks, Mike
    Hi, welcome. Not for this OS but they are already out on Windows 10. There is a similar blue theme for 8.1: http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread...-Windows-8-8-1
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