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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

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

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

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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ryant3o Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Is there a possibility you'll update the theme with a new style that is borderless and has the 24px taskbar ? :D 
C---M Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
I updated the theme. 
suscribe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  New member
Could this work somehow in windows 8.1?
C---M Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I don't think it will.
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
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...

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. :)
C---M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Try downloading the patches again
bobofawesome Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Yea unfortunately I've tried that already. However i used a different patcher here:  as the links from your site seem to be broken I think? could this be the issue? Thanks for the help
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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