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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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rm8385 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  New member
will this work on a hidpi screen?
rm8385 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  New member
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 
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  New member
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! :)
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student
Link works fine mate.
Phenomzye Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I love so much the theme but I just can't use it, because of the lack of.. idk how to explain it, so I'll leave 2 pics.

ht tp : / /puu . sh/ 9eMPw. pn g

ht tp : / /puu . sh /9eMQC. jp g

(erase the spaces)

As you can see, the white-colored text and the transparency is a problem, sometimes it's just unreadable. Everything else is just PERFECT, please if you can, work on it, I really expect you still aware of this theme you made.
TryForBliss Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Use a darker colored background - problem solved. 
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student
These is how the theme supposed to be mate. I have no intention of editing the theme right now. I have tried adding shadows to the text but it just don't
look good. So i was like "fuck it, i'm leaving it like that!"
dip-priest Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
link to explorerframes.dll doesnt work
TryForBliss Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just downloaded it in two seconds flat, with no problems whatsoever - click 'skip ad' and boom!
RandalhH1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Amazing, Also goin to be on my Favorites for a life time
Lyfb3YondTh3GraVe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's a lovely theme, but it would be fantastic if the transparency was toned down in places like the start menu. It's impossible to see it on light backgrounds.
CrypticAlgorithm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Bautiful theme , Thanx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
olivLy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank You it's a beautifull job :) I'm gonna use it for long time ;)
Bang-Art Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
love it :)
cmila92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, it's very nice
BassAgenda Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Brilliant, graceful and non intrusive. Thanks!
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   General Artist
This is beautiful!
thamusickal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
pleasing to my eyes
saulosmash Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey Kiko!! Es el mejor tema que he visto para Windows!  Me lo bajé de inmediato. Te quería hacer una consulta, me encantaría tener tu tema pero sin las opciones de carpeta "Organizar, Abir, Grabar, Nueva Carpeta" en el explorador. Veo que otros temas no lo tienen y queda genial. Cómo consigo que no salga eso? Gracias!
esfomeado Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Really good theme the only problem is the start menu that is too transparent and sometimes you cant see the text.
kokosikowo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Can You, pleasy, tell me how you managed to change icons "Help" "Change view" in "My Computer" section?

I tried so many times but can't get this done.
joerg285 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I like to have this one for win 8/8.1...
locoylobo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
by any chance does this work with win8/8.1?
laotching Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014

i'd also like to see a version of this for 8.1, if you have time. i moved from soft to glass onion to bello, and after upgrading to win 8.1 i'd prefer to keep the clean, frosted glass look of bello.
KaptenCakan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
BadaWorld-fr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the theme !Love 

By cons, there are some bugs :
  • The search function is not visible in the start menu ;
  • A problem with the text also :
  • And how to translate the text (All programs --> Tous les programmes and Back --> Retour) please ?
dostovencine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
nice theme I like it :))
qlow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heads up - Icons link no longer works.
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student
Thanks. i will see if i can find another link.
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