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Bordered Captions for Windows 8/8.1 by wango911 Bordered Captions for Windows 8/8.1 by wango911
BEFORE YOU USE THIS, GET THE THEME PATCH HERE: [link]

My first Windows 8 theme and some-what Windows 7 theme port of my Windows 8 Custom Theme!

This theme returns the Windows 8 Release Preview caption buttons, but flattened out to match the Metro UI and while keeping the caption borders intact. This theme is only for people with a different preference from the stock Windows 8 theme, but want a little bit of the Release Preview stock theme. This theme was also made to test the capabilities of Big Muscle's DWMHook (Aero Glass) program.

Changelog:

v1.3.2 (3/30/2013)
-Fixed Caption Text in White theme when explorer ribbon is enabled

v1.3.1 (3/10/2013)
-Fixed taskbar thumbnail text color in White theme

v1.3A (3/4/2013)
-Start Orb Fixes for Normal, Small Top & Bottom Taskbar (PSD's and PNG's)

v1.3 (2/11/2013) The Start Menu Update!

New:
-Added StartIsBack MSStyles!
(You must have StartIsBack in order to use this!)
-Added matching Start Orbs for StartIsBack! The orbs provided are red, but you can easily edit the hue in your favorite raster graphics editor for your liking! Credits to the original creator below!

Minor Fixes:
-Updated Commandlink button to square

v1.2 (2/9/2013)
-Updated Inactive Caption Text color in white caption text theme.
-Fixed minor detail in active caption buttons
-Updated Navigation Buttons to use Release Preview stock arrow buttons.
-Added Windows 8 gray stock wallpaper for the white caption text theme.
-Removed COLORIZATIONCOLOR:INT dependency in white caption text theme as it caused issues with custom navigation buttons and caption buttons.

v1.1.1 (2/3/2013)
-Quick fixed inactive caption buttons not being flat

v1.1 (2/2/2013)
-Added white caption text MSStyles variant for darker themes

v1.0 (1/31/2013)
-Initial Release

DWMHook (Aero Glass): [link]

Credits:
:icongiro54: for Metro+ Luna Orbs, but modified Windows flag by me
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:iconsuper7610:
super7610 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2015
Good job!
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:iconnmsvpt:
nmsvpt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
any chance of an updated version of the theme for 8.1 update 1? :) with original nav arrows please
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:iconsonic4000:
SoNiC4000 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you please update the them for "Update" of windows 8.1? The right click context menu isn't working in Start Screen :/
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:icondude777:
DudE777 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
+1 on that update too, still using it since it came out.  Yeah the context menu not appearing is bugging me LOL.
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:iconinighthawki:
inighthawki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Any chance of a working 8.1 version? I like this theme but jumplists are broken.
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:iconsonic4000:
SoNiC4000 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Jumplist is broken because they made this theme for you to use with a BS 3rd party software which brings back the shitty old start menu, that's why the jumplist is broken :/
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:iconbakmaster:
bakmaster Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
+1
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:iconsonic4000:
SoNiC4000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The theme is amazing, but there is a bug when you right click on the super bar icon and the menu pop up it's bugged as hell, other than that everything works great.
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:icondikonshkz:
dikonshkz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Exselent.....
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:iconsonic5317:
Sonic5317 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Would be great to see this properly working with 8.1, everything seems to work well already apart from when programs are right clicked in the taskbar
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the jumplist's bug effects all 8.0 themes. I'll release an update hopefully soon, due to school stuff and what-not.
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:iconnmsvpt:
nmsvpt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Any updates on 8.1 compatibility? :)
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems with the lastest 8.1 updates, the jumplist bug seemingly vanished. Sorry for the late update, I've been away from dA for a while.
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:iconjakz9:
jaKz9 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Hey man it doesn't work for me :(
I have 8.1 and I have installed all the updates.
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:icondude777:
DudE777 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I just realised it too after updating to 8.1.  This is still the best theme I've come accross, been using it since release. Keep up the great work!
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:icontoodeloo97:
Toodeloo97 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Can you please make a windows 7 theme that has the windows 8 windows borders and the taskbar?
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:iconxaudiox:
xaudiox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Where is the .theme file ?
Wont show in Personalization without one !
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added them, can't believe I forgot to add it in.
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:icongizmodo666:
gizmodo666 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
How do i use this theme? I extracted the contents of the zip file to C:Windows\Resources\Themes but it doesn't show up in Personalization.
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artist
You must use UXStyle Patcher first.
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:icondude777:
DudE777 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
My friend, you have just perfected the theme! Thanks for the effort!
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :)
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:icondude777:
DudE777 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
there seems to be a bug on the explorer captions not turning white, is this common?

Heres a preview of what i meant [link]

The caption 'computer' is not visible even though im using the white caption theme.

If there is a fix please let us know!

Cheers
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've noticed this issue as well, for some odd reason, the bug is triggered if the Windows 8 explorer ribbon is enabled. I have mine disabled. I'll see if I can quick fix this.
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:icondude777:
DudE777 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I see what you mean, I thought it was my pc now I see in your preview that you have completely removed the ribbon on explorer, whereas I sill have mine.

Hopefully theres a workaround cause the theme is the best I've seen around.

Cheers
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:iconterminxeduke32:
terminxeduke32 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I noticed an error in the light caption version of this theme... the caption text above the taskbar application thumbnails remains black and therefore unreadable, because the background is controlled by the same colorization option as everything else. It's definitely something you can fix as the other themes I've used that have a white caption version don't have this problem. Great looking otherwise!
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:iconraymonvisual:
RaymonVisual Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Artist
This is awesome! I like it! ;)
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:icondude777:
DudE777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Nice work, looks really sleek!
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:iconpsorincatalin:
psorincatalin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
i love the startisback theme that you created but i'd like to add an improvement to it. i have no experience at all so i hope you can do this, namely at the account picture would look better if you put something like start8 has, a square with white border. this would integrate better with the overall look of windows 8
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
StartIsBack hasn't added any customization features for the userpicture border and I'm still trying to figure out how they did it on their stock themes through Windows Style Builder.
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:iconrfyumi-chan:
RFYumi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
the DWMHook does work for me, Windows 8 Pro WMC x64.
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:iconlaf5820:
laf5820 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
How can I keep windows 8 rtm back/forward buttons instead of RP version?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would need to modify the theme in order to get the old buttons back.
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:iconlaf5820:
laf5820 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
How do I do that?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would want to use Windows Style Builder (which is not a free app). I'm not going to make that change, unfortunately.
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:iconnmsvpt:
nmsvpt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I hope you reconsider this because the RP nav buttons suck for me :)
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next update I will, but as seperate MSStyles, since some people wanted the larger buttons.
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:iconrfyumi-chan:
RFYumi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
DWMHook if I install, I can uninstall or disable?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DWMHook doesn't require an install, so you can always remove it at anytime, and if you were to launch the application, just simply close the CMD window to disable it.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good progress. Really like the look.:clap:
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:iconuser9693:
user9693 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
can you make a visual style which supports the startisback?
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I figured out some quirks, the StartIsBack update is now live. ;)
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:iconuser9693:
user9693 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
thank you!:)
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In a later update, I'm working on a few quirks. Maybe I'll throw in some start buttons and the PSD source for people to change around the color.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice update.:D
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:iconcookies2011:
cookies2011 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Can't wait for the final version! Works well!
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:iconjonathanfbe:
jonathanfbe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Release Preview buttons add consistency with the current taskbar active icons.

Could you fix the close button? Its bottom border is a bit more bigger than other buttons.

Thank you for the theme!
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't get it. Wtf is the difference between the two images? I don't see 1 difference at all.
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:iconwango911:
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One is using the DWMHook, the other is not.
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