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September 5, 2007
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Maxclear V3.5 pack for Vista by sonicexcess Maxclear V3.5 pack for Vista by sonicexcess
Maxclear V3.5 theme created by Sonicexcess. Release date 05.09.2007

This is a 2nd update to my Maxclear V3 theme. I have made quite a lot more changes to this update from V3.1
and have also now changed a lot more within windows. Namely, back/forward buttons and also moving the
information bar to the top of the window to get the top shell look.
I have also created a brand new basic theme this time. I am immensely proud of my new basic theme and I am
planning at some point when I have time, to create an Aero theme based on it.
I hope people like this updated theme as much as I do and enjoy using it.

***In the Pack***

1. Theme/Visual style
2. Back/Forward Buttons for Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
3. 10 different colour shellstyles to choose from
4. shell32.dll to change information bar in explorer to the top for Top Shellstyle
5. Sidebar Skins
6. Uxtheme patch to enable Themes in Vista

Included are both the 32 and 64 bit files needed.
There is also 2 versions of the Visual style, the first with normal address bars, the second with V3.5 clear address bars.

Finally if you like my work then please leave me a nice comment on Deviantart.
If you would like to modify my work in any way and release the modified version, please
contact me first and credit me in your release as a lot of my time and effort has gone into creating this
and it would be nice to know people appreciate it.

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666MG Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Hey i'm having an issue, or i don't know if its normal but, whatever, when having some windows open, the window and taskbar are not transparent, but when maximizing(LOL) any window, the window and the taskbar become transparent, so :P whats happening  
runescapeandmaple Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, great theme.
Is there any way that I can get the taskbar to be a darker colour than the rest of the windows because I have it on double width (because I usually have lots of programs open) and autohide (to prevent it always taking up display space) but when I have open a white window (eg. a website) it makes the white text very difficult to read. Thanks.
downpat2012 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Artist
i got it very fly but whats up with a flat thin taskbar like 7 or leopard or how do i patch or get a single taskbar ....viglance aint shhhhhh
lowcastillo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
pardon me sir, but why is't it only works (transparency effect) on full screen mode?(the windows,etc.) please help? thanks in advance.
quickywickyfreak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
how to get the top shellstyle manually. I can't use the given shell32.dll as my audio stops working
DARKRISER-1080 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student General Artist
*Sigh* I wish I could use this theme fully, but everytime I use a custom shell32.dll, my system won't start. I take Ownership of it every time, and make a backup, but when I do, I have to use the command line to rename it back to it's original shell32.dll (I change the extension to .old for the backup).
The command line says the custom file doesn't even exist.

Any help? I love the theme, but that's the only thing that's missing.

Kunal2045 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
how did you put the thing under the"organize, view etc.."? where the green stuffs are?
Sonicfanatic4949 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
It just appears as my old theme...
22thorn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Can you tell me which files need to be moved to the "Themes" folder in Windows

I've installed the uxtheme patch and I already use v3 but I can't work out what you need to copy to Resources to get it to work.

Thanks for your time and for making these awesome skins. :worship:
sonicexcess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Interface Designer
You need to extract the theme file from the rar archive and you will then see the .theme file and the folder which goes with it, just copy those to your resources folder and apply. Hope this helps
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