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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 -

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 -…
• UxTheme -…
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:…

:bulletblue: If you want to change start button use this tool:…
On the picture you can see start button made by my99. You can find it here:
But I also recommend this (made by kiko11):
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:

Wallpaper was found on

I recommend you to turn off windows minimize animation.

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

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MegatronDX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Looks good!
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.
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General 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...
Shovel-da Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, it was worth a try. Thanks for responding at least. :)
A4X7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Awesome theme and very fast!!! So why MS designers couldn't make basic theme like this?
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks!
They're probably busy counting their money and don't have time for such stupid things ;]
Lontuku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
rarora2012 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Will there ever be a version for Windows 8?
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think so :|
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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