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Bello by givesnofuck Bello by givesnofuck
Like i promise, new theme for a New Year!

Etched Icons

How-To Video

ExplorerFrames.dll Here!

If there is any bugs plz report it to me!

In Action: [link] [link] [link] [link]

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I appreciate the even if i may not say "Thank You"

Questions? Comments? Feel free ;)



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Bello is an elegant theme pack for windows seven that adds a sleek look and feel to the user interface you know and love. After downloading and installing this theme, i was in awe. It left me breathless.
The sleek look of each and every window makes my computer feel more elegant than ever.
Many theme packs have tried to acheive this in the past, but Bello surpasses nearly all of them.
However, this idea has been atempted before. If your theme was a bit more original, i would have given it a perfect score. Keep up the great work!

=kiko11 has created an absolute masterpeice, perfect in every way. Nothing is left out, making the theme feel complete. If your looking to add some design to your desktop, or just want to spice things up, I recomend you download Bello.
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shedu7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Oh! Plz help me...
Can't download Explorerframe.dll
xen00x000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
This is why I don't have Windows10 q.q
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student
win7 ftw
InspirationComes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
lijiangtao07 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016   Artisan Crafter
so purity,beautiful!
dominik-day Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
StressSyndrom Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Link to Icons doesn't work :/
mb711786 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
how can i add this them ?
krissasaur Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering if there is a way to fix the address bar:

So it looks more like this theme (Aero+):

I really love your theme... but I can't use it because I cant read anything in the address bar:( Is there a way I can change the font to black and give it a frosted white background?? 
jaketheda Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
krissasaur Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
tonux-formation Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
wonderfully atmospheric!
Adler22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Hey there, is it possible to change the color of the font in the title bar? Normal the color of the font is white, so sometimes you cant read the titlebar if the background is white, too.
All in all its a very good work, thank you a lot :)
merovingien69 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
I agree with you, when the window is on a white background the text isn't readable.
It could be interesting to dark the text or add a smooth dark shadow.

Amazing theme though!! :D
Adler22 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
yeah, a smoothy shadow would be very nice. Is it possible?
DarkeSword Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is my favorite theme. I love how soft and unobtrusive it is. I used this for a long time at home and also have it installed at work.

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 at home and I'm just blown away with how ugly the Windows 10 default theme is.

Are you going to make styles for Windows 10? All of your theme work is amazing. I'd love to see your take on a better look for Windows 10.
Charly11 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bello and beautiful
KilluaNatsu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Hi,I am from China ,my english is not good.But I LOVE THIS BELLO THEME ! I LOVE IT SO MUCH ! It's SO COOL !Now I plan to update to Win10. Will you make a Bello Theme for Win10?Anyway,THANK YOU FOR TAKE IS TO US!!!givesnofuck,你真的好棒!我超爱你的Bello主题!谢谢!
KilluaNatsu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Hi,I am from China ,my english is not good.But I LOVE THIS BELLO THEME ! I LOVE IT SO MUCH ! It's SO COOL !Now I plan to update to Win10. Will you make a Bello Theme for Win10?Anyway,THANK YOU FOR TAKE IS TO US!!!givesnofuck,你真的好棒!我超爱你的Bello主题!谢谢!
hunnyflash Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Forgot to notify you that your theme was featured in the background of my Start Orb package~…

Thanks for it~ I'm still using :D It's my favorite of all the glass themes I've ever installed. Thank god for a taskbar that isn't so glossy it looks like it's covered in oil. This one is just perfectly matte.
givesnofuck Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student
wow! awesome orb, thanks.
c1ko Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any chance that we can use it in windows 8.1?
audiejo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please i do i download this theme, am kinda new and cant find the download button
thlmrk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Hello, I really am enjoying this theme but i'm not sure what I am doing wrong on the install. Everything seems to work correctly but when I go to upload an image on Chrome/IE to say Imgur and it gets to the part where I browse my computer. The side bar that is normally there in the window to navigate the folders is gone. The only theme I could get working correctly was the Steam theme. This doesn't happen on default Windows 7.

Here is a link to my problem.…

And yes I have tried to do sfc /scannow and redoing the entire operation and still the same problem. 
rm8385 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
will this work on a hidpi screen?
rm8385 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
will this display correctly on a hidpi screen?
TeseoSmile Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bulletblue: Thank you for this amazing and beautiful theme  *Free Icon/Emote* Thank You Pusheen 
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student
You are very welcome! 5 seconds hug 
Meerk4t Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Heyy kiko what about to make new VS?
givesnofuck Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student
Sorry i don't have enough free time like i used to and i don't think its gonna be soon. :|
Blueberry-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This theme is pure genius! I've searched and searched and this is the only one I'm satisfied with!
BUT: there is one little annoying thing. When a box becomes inactive/locked [like in a box with a drop-down menu], it turns from white to completely black, which really doesn't go with the light feeling of the theme - a light grey would have been better [I can attach screenshots]
Would you ever consider fixing this? Meow :3
sawyem Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I really, really love this theme and I've been trying to use it for quite a while, but I find it regularly crashes explorer.exe and I've no idea why. I've tried on two different PC's and three different fresh Windows 7 SP1 installations. I've tried patching with themepatcher, ultrauxthemepatcher and uxstylecore. ExplorerFrame is correctly replaced in system32. I've tried Bello and Bello Clover. The same thing happens repeatedly; after about 10 minutes explorer.exe will crash with the usual 'checking for solutions to this problem' message. If I have multiple folder windows open I get a crash dialog for each one. Then explorer automatically reloads. This doesn't happen with any other theme. Does anyone have a solution for this?
Cosmetify Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Love the theme so far, only thing I found bad about it is that there's no shadows behind the text, so if you have a white/light background, you can't read the text.

For example, it's hard to read my start menu on a white background:…
unprodigal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I love this theme but I can't install it! I patched my system, rebooted my computer, copied the files to Windows - Resources - Themes but when I try to apply it... nothing changes! I feel so frustrated! frustrated 

Does anyone know what might be wrong?

(Windows 7, 64 bits, SP1)
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student
298374928374 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
do you think you could make a windows 8/8.1 version?
Pacan4eG Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Awesome theme! But I have a problem, tell me how to solve it?…
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student
You must be running a program thats installed to your explorer.
sander9847 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Any chance you could make a working win 8.1 version? :)
mikenu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I really love this theme but how do you change the command bar icons?, I like those little squared buttons instead of the default big ones.
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student
With Iconpackager 
mikenu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Which pack is it?, I applied Etched to my system and those icons didn't change.
claire-norien Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really, really like this theme and have used it on my desktop PC for months now. But on my laptop I had to change the text size in windows - because of fullHD on 13". When I do this, all buttons (minimize, maximize, ...) and the scroll bar return to default. Also every change which is made by the explorerframes.dll.

Is there a way to maintain this theme with dpi scaling?
Azithul Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love the skin. Looks really nice!

However, when I try to replace the explorerframe.dll files, explorer.exe crashes on boot. I tried replacing only 32-bit, 64-bit and 32-bit and only 64-bit, and explorer.exe seems to crash whenever I replace the 32-bit file. I run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1. 

Anyone know how to fix this?
MisterTipz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I can easily install this theme on my other laptop no issue but on my hp pavilion I can't use the provided explorerframe.dll it reverts to the original windows everytime and I know that i'm correctly replacing the file.

I'm running windows 7 x64 sp1 on an hp pavilion dv6-3025dx "entertainment notebook"

When I go to replace the explorerframe.dll in C:\windows\system32 I take ownership of the original explorerframe.dll rename it to .old then place the provided file and proceed by killing explorer.exe & relaunching it to verify the changes.

again this works perfectly fine on my other machines I've tested it out on 4 other computers all worked.

When locating the file I'll just use the search and I noticed there is a 2nd explorerframe.dll in C:\Windows\System32\W7NBC on this system (it's hidden) inside is a batch file an exe and several bmp files of the explorer frame I attempted to replace this file as well still doesn't work but it did change the bmp files to match those of bello's .. I tried changing it in syswow64 still doesn't work. I'm out of idea's I was hoping some one might know how to fix this. Google isn't any help :(
PunXUk Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2014
Awesome theme, thanks !

One question tho, can someone tell me the differences between top & right vs left & bottom ? Thanks
sjfvn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I'd love to use your Bello theme, but the white text on the taskbar, start menu and the explorer address bar is virtually invisible on a bright background. Would you mind telling me the hex addresses for those font colors so I can change it?
xXSTR8FSXx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Looks nice, the scroll bar is almost impossible to see though.
GraFire Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Hi, very nice! really good work!
But the file "ExplorerFrames.dll" doesn't exists :/ ---> "Forbidden" (you can test it)
Where i can download it?

THX! :)
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