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Lucent for Windows 7 by C---M Lucent for Windows 7 by C---M
Update 8 - Added new style with a 24px Taskbar
Update 7 - Font change from Arial to SegoeUI
Update 6 - Changed the color of the taskbar text to white
Update 5 - Some people have requested that I include both the old version of Lucent (without borders) along with the new one (with borders). The old version of Lucent still has and will always have the gap at the top of web browsers because there's no way to fix that.
Update 4 - Borders are now lined up correctly for all browsers
Update 3 - Now with alternative images for the navigation buttons ( see them in the preview )
Update 2 - The small taskbar background is now fixed
Update 1 - Theme now displays under installed themes correctly as " Lucent"

My version of a minimalistic Windows 7 Style

This visual style is displayed best with the "Frost" color at 0% transparency as it appears in the preview

Included:
-Lucent Visual Style ( without borders)
-Lucent Visual Style ( with borders)
-Lucent Visual Style ( with 24px taskbar)
-Explorer Navigation Buttons
-Alternative Navigation Buttons
-Fonts

Not Included
-Icons by me- inspired from Metro2 for Superbar by zainadeel
-Winamp - Gaia 10 mod by me - Download Lucent for winamp here
-Wallpaper
-Led Cinema Display

Instructions
1. Patch your system files using the Universal Theme Patcher

2. Install the theme
Copy the "Lucent" folder and Lucent.msstyle to your themes directory: "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\" (the path may vary depending on your OS)

3. Change the windows navigation buttons
Use Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer by Kishan-Bagaria to change the navigation buttons; images are available in the folder "Lucent\Images"
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:iconcryztalbt:
CryztalBT Featured By Owner 6 days ago
What bothers me, is that it looks REALLY nice, but the skin doesn't really work with Google Chrome or Firefox, there are offsets.

Which Browser are you using and how does it look like?
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blue-pizza123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I followed your instructions, and I've had different custom themes before, but your theme only seems to be half working? All it did was make the windows translucent looking which is something the basic standard theme does.

What should I do? I'm running on Windows 7 64bit
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I think you need to troubleshoot your aero effects. Right click your desktop and go to personalize, at the bottom it should show the "troubleshoot problems with transparency and other aero effects"
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:iconmedv:
MEDV Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
A borderless smooth VS ... this is just what I've ever wanted. Thank you so much!!!
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:iconnparlance:
nparlance Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
This VS is amazing. I have been using it for months now. Can you release a dark version please ?
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I don't think i will be making any more variations of this theme
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:iconsunziun:
sunziun Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Hi,

I just love your theme. Very nice.

Please have a look the screenshots, it's seems something is wrong.
Please advise!

[--]shots
postimg.org/image/5u42sruap/
postimg.org/image/q2rgehtlt/
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
What's the problem?
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:iconthesepantsdontfit:
ThesePantsDontFit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, the top of the windows are black for me and it looks really weird. Is that something we can fix? I love this theme so much but it doesn't look even close on my machine ^^; 
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:iconmedv:
MEDV Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I've got the same problem with the black window title bar. Any advice?
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:iconbastygoofy:
bastygoofy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh come on mate, port it to 8.1 :)

Even though I can't use, it's still ace. 10/10.
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:icondoraff:
Doraff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Have you thought of porting it to 8.1 using the newest version of style builder?
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I don't know how 8.1 works. I don't think I'm porting it.
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:iconnahrizulashraf:
nahrizulashraf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Artist
any possibilities that this one can have windows 8.1 version? :(
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I don't think it will.
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:iconryant3o:
ryant3o Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Is there a possibility you'll update the theme with a new style that is borderless and has the 24px taskbar ? :D 
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I updated the theme. 
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:iconryant3o:
ryant3o Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Awesome! :D 

Thanks alot
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:iconsuscribe:
suscribe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Could this work somehow in windows 8.1?
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I don't think it will.
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:iconbobofawesome:
bobofawesome Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Amazing theme, one slight problem though. I got it to work perfectly, but I accidentally switched to windows classic theme, and now when i switch back to Lucent, all the frames and buttons etc are still windows classic. In fact none of the custom themes on deviant art work. Any ideas? Thanks
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:iconhacker1997:
Hacker1997 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
To fix this my friend right click on desktop and click properties.
Now click on Windows 7 Theme under the Aero themes and wait.
After this click on the theme u want to apply and enjoy...

Hacker1997
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:iconbobofawesome:
bobofawesome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Tried that, didn't work. Since then I have bricked my PC anyways so I guess its not really relevant. Computer just died on me. Thanks for the help anyways. :)
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Try downloading the patches again
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:iconbobofawesome:
bobofawesome Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Yea unfortunately I've tried that already. However i used a different patcher here: uxstyle.com/  as the links from your site seem to be broken I think? could this be the issue? Thanks for the help
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I don't know what the problem could be. If the themes are showing up in your Installed Themes section of the personalization folder then it should work properly. My only guess would be that your .theme file is not in the correct location. Make sure you have the Lucent.theme file in \Windows\Resources\Themes and the folder containing the .msstyles called Lucent in \Windows\Resources\Themes. When you first download the file and open it you will see that everything is packed into one folder called Lucent. If you open that folder you will see the .theme files and the Lucent folder separated. Copy the .theme files in \Windows\Resources\Themes and then the Lucent folder in \Windows\Resources\Themes.
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FriedrichNietsche Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
A very, very nice design, I'm searching since a long time for a borderless theme. But it lacks a bit of contrast, which makes items, that dont have a focus/hover effect on them, difficult to read. Also some programs like Keepass 2 and Chrome seem to have some serious problems with the theme.
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
My display preferences are different from yours so my hover effects appeared normal for me when I made the theme. As for the defects on certain windows I don't know how to fix that.
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:iconfansoliver:
fansoliver Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
can u share ur icon mr ? pliss ^^
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
You can find similar icons in the description. I haven't made an icon pack for them.
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:iconhaiphong0912:
haiphong0912 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Hello, what is your photo's viewer? I love it
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Quicktime PictureViewer
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:iconhaiphong0912:
haiphong0912 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Hello, could you tell me what is your photo viewer?
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:iconmazurko:
mazurko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
would be great to add different background color for active icons on the taskbar. Or maybe a dark underline under the icon, just so u can tell which programs are opened, as right now it's difficult to tell if using image which has bright colors.
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:iconvirtuosity1457:
Virtuosity1457 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I have patched all 3 files, extracted the theme folder but I click on the theme it looks nothing like above. Why?

Screenshot
i44.tinypic.com/2ik43gk.png
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I don't think you pasted the folder the correct way. Once you download the file, open the "Lucent" folder and paste everything in the "Themes" folder. 

Everything highlighted in red goes in the Theme folder.

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:iconvirtuosity1457:
Virtuosity1457 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
You're right. Instead of the highlighted folders in the attachment above I copy/pasted the parent folder.

It looks nice with the small exception of Firefox not looking quite proper but great job overall.
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dl241199 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
can you tell me your display settings (brightness, contrast, ...) please?
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I use the NVIDIA graphics card settings so our settings might not match if you have a different graphics card. Color Channel: All Colors  Brightness: 42  Contrast: 0  Gamma: 1.34
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dl241199 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
im using nvidia too. thanks for you fast answer.
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:icondl241199:
dl241199 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
looks great for me, but i cant change the navigation buttons.
you got any solution for this?
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:icondl241199:
dl241199 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
got it working after i changed the explorerframe.dll rights
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:iconvittgotos:
vittgotos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
When you turn to Windows 8, dude?
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:iconchrono1267:
Chrono1267 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Can you put a link for the icons?
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:iconc---m:
C---M Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
You can find similar icons in the description. I haven't made an icon pack for them.
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:icondchannan:
DChannan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This looks amazing!

Is there any chance you can tinker this up for windows 8? Perhaps including a Start8 skin? =D You'd be my hero!
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:iconbarcelonasc:
barcelonasc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
<font><font>loco el tema de this buenisimo súper elegante </font></font>
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:iconnamila007:
namila007 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
cool :D 
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:iconcamilarodriguez:
CamilaRodriguez Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
beautifull
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:iconiacedace:
iAceDace Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
This theme is great. The only problem I have is that I can't see what I am selecting in explorer. Do you know what image I need to edit.
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