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Minimal 2.0 dark (updated) by swapnil36fg Minimal 2.0 dark (updated) by swapnil36fg

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UPDATED at 31/03/14

 * adding side images & control panel images

 * now start menu is compatible with 8.1 only with startisback +
 * clock pane is fixed

 * fixed white bg at navbar ( note while installing old new explorer Don,t check on glass on navigation feature )


(many people ask me for minimal 2.0 in dark version so I posted dark & white version of minimal 2.0 :-  )  



:bulletblack:  Minimal 2.0 dark & milky white vs for windows 8/8.1

:bulletblack: Compatible for both x86 & x64 system

:bulletblack: Package included 14 minimal 2.0 dark visual styles & 9 minimal 2.0 white visual styles , readme file, start orb.

:bulletblack: first you need to install ultra ux theme patcher as per x64 or x86 your requirement.    :-…

:bulletblack: get detail pane back in windows 8/8.1 by installing oldnewexplorer…

:bulletblack: install old new explorer in old new explorer u need to select 1) install details pane
                                                               2) status bg
                                                               3) use commandbar instead of ribbon

                                                                               & DON'T SELECT ON

                                                              *  use glass on nevigation background (very important) *

:bulletblack: copy & past all fonts from fonts folder to c:windowsfonts

:bulletblack: copy & past both thm file  from theme folder to c:windowsresoursesthemes

:bulletblack: u need to use ribbon disabler app to disable  ribbon :-…

:bulletblack: I use aero glass all in one installer for windows 8.1 to remove title bar text background…

:bulletblack: I use startIsback for startmenue

:bulletblack: use start orb from start orb folder

:bulletblack: enjoy..........



:bulletblack: Wallpapers use from



:icon9dzign:   calamity       :-


:iconmustberesult:   mood    :-

                endless :-


:icondimage:  Minimal wood :-


:iconyeckfuah: bebequ Hires :-

                       Velvet noise :-

                        Wolke          :-


I didn't add any of this wallpaper to a package you can  download it from above links . 



Thank u @ tc





For detail instruction how to install the custom themes go to here :-

I love deviantART! 



u can watch video how to install & how it looks in youtube :-


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i am very addicted person for an visual style every day i open an & deviantart which is very famous website for an visual style & SKINPACKS one day i see the admin of an sp post a theme called minimal 2.0 dark which looks very soft & elegant i am really excited ....i follow the theme url & saw that this theme is created for an win8 lp has an 8 but he only gives a white in free version ..when i installed it it looks charm ...& dark version is not in free i decide to buy it when i buy
& follow the instruction the theme & ui i got on my lp is looks great ...this them is really a minimal but only the side panel of personalization & control panel pane looks white which makes it incompatible theme i contact the developer of this theme swapnil36fg he said i didn't add shell images yet it's not part of visual style ..but still he said the next update i resolve this problem.
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after a big update of minimal 2.0 dark the themes looks more better & complete theme a very nice dark themes now have side images & control panel images which perfectly matched with window color, task manager bg also made a dark. the way in which the theme looks & crafted is very strong attracts all. a caption button in each versions are different & they matched perfectly. the explorer frame style in each version is looks great ...similarly the tital text are fill in between two pixeld lines which improves the looks of visual style ... similarly in the white version the text colors & ui resources makes it very minimal & charm look ..the way in which home image & " " used for tital bar text is cool ... the progress bar Used for both the themes are great looking & very soft ..totally the UI used for dark & white version
is minmalastic & usable soft....check out my test

1) Dark :

2) White :
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AttymemyselfandI Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
A W7 version?
swapnil36fg Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
esnooze Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
st0nez0r Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Great theme, I just purchased the updated version but I have two small issues. I've followed your instructions step by step twice, but can't seem to figure out how to fix them. 

1. There was no fonts folder, i don't even know if it makes a difference. Anyway, the main issue is some of my fonts are "fuzzy" while others are fine. For example, the details pane or context (right click on desktop) shows fuzzy fonts. I've provided a screenshot here:

2. Chrome was skinned. I don't want it to me. I prefer to see my address bar (and the background of websites) as their default color, not skinned "dark" by this theme. Here is an example:

3. My control panel: all the fonts are dark on dark background. I can't see them. Example:

4. Lastly, I have a white background over text on some background windows.

Other than that, I love the theme. Please just help shed light on the above issues so I can fully enjoy the theme I threw my hard earned dollars at. 

st0nez0r Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014

so, just to clarify. I fixed issues #4. It was the aero glass thing. I refuse use it because A) it forces a watermark on my desktop, and B) every 5 minutes i get a pop-up box with a code for the program asking if i want to copy to clipboard. Whatever, I can live with the white background over the text - I realize this isn't your fault, I just don't approve of what the author of the program has done. So, until that's resolved, i'll just have to live with the jacked up title text (unless you release a version that removes the text as some other themers have done. 

So really, now i'm just having a problem with certain fonts being "fuzzy", chrome being "skinned dark" and dark text on dark background in control panel.

Any way to resolves those?
st0nez0r Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Sorry to keep spamming. Not sure of an easier way to communicate with you. I don't want to waste your time looking into issues that I fix/resolve myself so i'm trying to update as i fix certain issues. 

I've managed to fix the fonts issue. I'm not even sure what I did. I did some google searching for white titlebar text on dark theme and found some "fixes". I tried two. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics and removing all the text there, and two metric reg files from MRGrimm and Neiio. one of the three fixed the font issue in the control panel and overall just easier to read on context menus etc. 

The only issue I have which i can't see me being able to fix without help is chrome. 
swapnil36fg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Bullet; Black control panel :- only v4 version have a black text , others have white (i forgot to add white text color on v4 ) (it will be fixed an next update)

Bullet; Black Chrome :- there is no separate way to skin diffrent apps. if i make dark theme than i make menus, tabs, toolbar dark which share there property with other paces like chrome, firefox etc

Bullet; Black Fonts :-calibri fonts, & segoe semilight fonts is already installed in windows 8/8.1 os so no need to separate installation of fonts,, & the details pane fonts are not fussy they have different color ex left side font is in   
white while there information in greay   
st0nez0r Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
charush Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very big update :D
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