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Obsidian BASIC v2 for Win7 by Ap0st0l Obsidian BASIC v2 for Win7 by Ap0st0l
Version 2.0.01
This pack contains basic theme for Windows 7.

After using a basic theme made by :iconsnipes2: I decided to fix it a bit. I noticed some users aren't satisfied with few features. And I think they're right. I got a permission from author to edit it and upload to my profile, it's not stolen. Snipes2 your work is a masterpiece!
Original work - fav.me/d4oed9m

Why I like this theme? Because it's so dark, simple, beautiful and at the same time works a little faster than others, because it's a basic theme - it's not transparent and it hasn't shadows, however it's still awesome!

This version is enhanced by:
:bulletgreen: black scrollbars instead of white (which were nearly invisible)
:bulletgreen: more visible progress bars
:bulletgreen: more visible radio buttons
:bulletgreen: red close button
:bulletgreen: fixed window's search box, now you are able to write black text on white background (no black on black)
If you'll find more bugs, tell me, I'll try to repair this. <--- I changed my OS to Win8, so I can't modify it no longer :/

Known bugs:
:bulletred: progress bar glitch occurring when it's filled a little. (probably irreparable... :| )

How to install:
:bulletblue: Patch your Windows 7 to be able to use custom themes. You can use for this Universal Theme Patcher or UxTheme.
• Universal Theme Patcher - www.rtwincustomize.net/index.p…
• UxTheme - www.softpedia.com/get/System/O…
Remember, for Windows 64 bit - choose x64 version, for Windows 32 bit - x86.

:bulletblue: Now you can place the content of the "Theme" folder to the %windir%ResourcesThemes. To open it fast - hit WindowsFlag+R and paste this path. Enter.
You can now apply the theme by double-clicking on "obsidian BASIC v2.theme" or by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing Personalize.

:bulletblue: To change explorerframe buttons use this tool: www.door2windows.com/windows-7…

:bulletblue: If you want to change start button use this tool: www.door2windows.com/windows-7…
On the picture you can see start button made by my99. You can find it here: fav.me/d2kgfqb
But I also recommend this (made by kiko11): fav.me/d4klbfs
Both are simple and fitting with theme. There's plenty of start buttons (orbs) on dA, check it yourself.

:bulletblue: To add a taskbar shadow, check this: fav.me/d1p78fb

Wallpaper was found on wallbase.cc/

I recommend you to turn off windows minimize animation.

If you downloaded it and like it - fave it. Thank you! ^^

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:iconmegatrondx:
MegatronDX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Looks good!
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Shovel-da Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it, but is there any chance of a non-basic version with the same fixes? I use Aero features a lot so I'm really torn between this and the old one.
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Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh... The problem is I changed OS to Win8... And I can't modify even that basic version. That is to say I can... But it's a work like with band on my eyes, you know :/ Sorry pal...
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Shovel-da Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, it was worth a try. Thanks for responding at least. :)
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A4X7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Awesome theme and very fast!!! So why MS designers couldn't make basic theme like this?
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks!
They're probably busy counting their money and don't have time for such stupid things ;]
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Lontuku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
beautiful
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rarora2012 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Will there ever be a version for Windows 8?
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so :|
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:iconlesik2008:
Lesik2008 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Look great! Good job!
Obsidian was good, Obsidian v2 is even better! :-)

PS: Applejack looks very cute on the third picture.
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it!
If you want to see this AJ in a large size check my gallery ;P
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:iconlesik2008:
Lesik2008 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh thanks for the tip. Your gallery is awesome! ;)
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work.
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All thanks to Snipes2 ^^ :thanks:
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PianoArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Great!
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:iconxharuf:
xharuf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good! :clap: Thanks
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:iconliverpal:
liverpal Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
the bugs: [link] :D
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:iconliverpal:
liverpal Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
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:iconliverpal:
liverpal Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
oops, sorry I mean this [link]
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spaaam! :D Ok, erm... I just realized that I didn't add my progress bars, but I left those old -.-' I'm fixing it right now. Mine are more visible, but problem, which you showed isn't resolved yet... I work on it.
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:iconliverpal:
liverpal Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
:peace: I don't mean to :spammer: :bonk: It just DA :dalogo: doesn't give me options to edit or delete or hide my comments :neom:

BTW, I like the visual style; wishing u could perfect it. it's awesome :eyepopping:

thanks :woohoo:
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martin10018 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thanks for repairing it. I've stopped using it because of the bugs.
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made it for comments like yours :iconforeveraloneplz:
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deviantartepb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I have a graphical glitch on my C drive Volume bar.
The Left part of the box is missing the outline.
I looked at your screen shot and it is exactly like your H drive bar.
That little left piece is missing the boarder.
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you'll have a closer look at the normal Windows 7 theme, you should observe the same bug, but it's not so visible... It could be hard to fix, when it's Microsoft error, however I will try. I uploaded version with my own progress bars at the moment, because I made a mistake and didn't change it.
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I noticed that too... I'll try to figure out how to fix it...
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Hayabusaoffaith Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome!!
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Hayabusaoffaith Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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