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Exon for Windows 7 by Nadir1 Exon for Windows 7 by Nadir1
Update: 13/01/2014
Version 1.2

A minimalistic and clear theme

In the zip package:
- Two themes: dark and light taskbar.
- Files: start orbs, navigation buttons, user picture frame and cursors of Windows 8.
- ExplorerFrame.dll for x64 and x86 systems. SP1 included.

1. Patch your system using UltraUXThemePatcher or use UxStyle.
2. Copy all file in "Theme" folder to "%windir%/Resources/Themes".
3. Open personalize panel and apply the "Exon" theme.

Note: This theme requires having enabled the option to shadows under windows

- Take ownership
- Navigation Buttons Customizer
- Start Orb Changer
- User Picture Frame Changer
- Task Pane Changer

- MetroAero Folder Icon by simobortolo
- Windows Explorer DOCK ICON Flat Colors by dakirby309
- Firefox by dtafalonso

Exon for Windows 8
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SNOBAwM 2 days ago   Artist
Wow! Como le haces para cambiar los iconos de la taskbar?
adelonic Apr 8, 2014   Artist
awesome theme really nice sleek look. where you got the icons
jajadlpn Mar 20, 2014  New member
I want icons like yours how do I change every icon?
gazishahi123 Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
where are the navigation buttons files?
lpChaim Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Nadir1, I just recently discovered your theme. Being a fan of minimal stuff, I immediatelly started using it. Almost no dividers, no borders, it looks almost perfect to me.
There is this one thing I wanted to ask if you don't mind: Is there a way to disable the explorer top bar animations, the one that shows it automatically when it's under the mouse? It's very glitchy, and I can't hit the buttons most of the time. I searched for it in the shellstyle.dll, but could only find the other animations, like the rectangle one in the file info. I do realize it's part of the style you have chosen, but it looks quite broken, at least on my end.
I hope you don't mind me saying all that, I really love your work.
lpChaim Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, never mind. I just noticed your reply further down about using the original Aero dll, and it restored the original behavior. Sorry, fell free to ignore me now.
Pure gold! So simple :)
zz133zz Feb 4, 2014  New member
I'm using it for a months and i see the differences on it now...
formerly the taskbar was dark grey isn't it?

IMHO the old one looks much bad ass Rage 
BUT this is still my favorite theme ,period (old one), i've tried to the others theme but this one is just like a sticky bubblegum on the shoes it will come back although has been taken Heart 
Monumal Jan 31, 2014  New member
I really like this theme, its minimalism is great and it is very aesthetically beautiful.

However there is just one thing which annoys me, shown in this picture:
When your cursor hover the green area, the menu bar comes down, although when hovering the orange area it wants to go back up. This means it is slightly harder to access those orange menus.

Anyways I'd just like to thank you for making this, you've made a really nice theme, so thumbs up!
Nadir1 Feb 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer

rare maybe the problem is the shellstyle.dll. I modified this ...
You can find the original version on the aero theme folder "%windir%\Resources\Themes\Aero\" you just have copy the "Shell" folder in the Exon folder.


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