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Lucido by givesnofuck Lucido by givesnofuck
Yes this is a new theme for win7. This theme was made with love and care, so plz use it nicely! Don’t forget that this theme is based on win8.

Links:
Etched Icons
Flurry Icons
Orb

How-To Video

ExplorerFrames.dll Here!


The .rar pack includes:
Lucido theme
Skin for CAD
Skins for Rainmeter

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UPDATE [11/05/12]:
• Fixed windows border bug
• Made scrollbar more visible
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If there is any bugs plz report it to me!

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Please comment and :+fav:

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

Questions? Comments? Feel free ;)

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Enjoy!

:peace:
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:iconu235master:
First impression: "Oh, cool it's not a bubbly theme, it's not an adobe knock off, and it's not a win shine knock off"

First impression after installing: "The only thing that has obviously changed (I usually use win 7 shine by zain adeel) is the window border"

Other comments:

I'm happy to see more work from one of my favorite UI designers!
This one has a good feel to it that I haven't seen before. It has a lot of white, and, while I'm not a big fan of white, it does fit with itself. It also has more opaque than I prefer. However, the slight transparency in the window bars look very nice.

One issue I have is that the scroll bars are barely visible. Here is a comparison of the Default Google Drive Scroll bar with the Lucido Scroll bar [link] Notice that the color of Lucido scroll bar makes it barely visible, even when zoomed in. (I included the google drive scroll bar both as a comparison and as an example of a color that would be easier to see against a white background)

An aesthetic (as opposed to utility) problem I found is that the taskbar, tasktips, and start menu don't seem to match the window borders. They do look nice (I'm a big fan of the transparency on them), but it could be improved by including something like the alpha gradient present in the top window borders.

As for the skins, I have not tried them (I'm not a user of rainmeter), but they look very well done from the screenshot provided.

TL;DR:

Usability 6/10 - scroll bars are invisible in some situations, and that causes problems

Creativity 8/10 - I haven't seen this kind of effect in a window border before

Aesthetics 5/10 - Brighter than I prefer but still looks good, also could use a rework of the taskbar, task tips, and the start menu to include the themes in the window borders

Overall 7/10 - well done, better than a lot of the crap I've seen. Not sure I'll use it longer than a little bit because I like mostly transparent themes. (I enjoy when the colors of my background set the feel for the theme)
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:iconthelivingrobot:
thelivingrobot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So for some reason, the explorerframes.dll doesn't show the navigation panel in a lot of dialogs. Anyway to fix that?
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:iconbobofawesome:
bobofawesome Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Hey really digging the theme. However there's one little bug. On my desktop there's this thin white bar on the right that won't go away unless i completely minimize everything to desktop. Any ideas? Thanks
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:icondawkter-hurt:
dawkter-HURT Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Very nice.
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:iconbigboiii7:
Bigboiii7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
when I click on the theme, it just goes to my regular aero theme please help
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:iconprmi:
PrMi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
have u patched ur system?
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:iconkrissasaur:
krissasaur Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to make the start menu text black? I cant read it when I have transparency off, and I can't read it with transparency on.. so... i.imgur.com/KtAXRA2.png Please help, because I love this theme otherwise.
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:iconkrissasaur:
krissasaur Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to change the start menu font color? White on White isn't readable.. Otherwise the theme is perfect.
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student
With ave style builder.
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:iconkrissasaur:
krissasaur Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deviantart didn't show me this message until I posted again, weird. Ignore the other one. Thank you for the reply. I will look this up! Love your theme. :)
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:iconrachid7hmid:
Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Entre ici : rachid7hmid.deviantart.com/art… .. Et aidez moi S'il vous plait
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student
Computer > Organize > Layout > Menu bar > View > Status bar
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:iconrachid7hmid:
Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thnx :*
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:iconch0c:
Ch0c Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Nice win7 VS's. But yeah, adfly link for explorerframe.dll?

You just lost all respect in my book... your a talented graphic artist, go get a career in the field instead of nickel and dime'ng the deviants to death... besides, isn't respect worth more than the $4 a month you get from adfly? Id think so...
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student
Hmm, okay, sure dude!
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:iconredco0on:
RedCo0on Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Nice job again :)
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:iconsecurityezz:
securityezz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
The theme is very very nice, thank you! But the explorerframe seems to be broken for me. after i log back in it says explorer.exe couldn't start (0xc000007b). I'm pretty sure I haven't screwed anything up. Any tips?
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:iconsecurityezz:
securityezz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
oh, i figured it out... i thought i had to put the 32 bit explorer frame into system32. (using 64-bit)
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:iconextremo99:
extremo99 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
any plans for porting this to Windows 8???
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student
Nope, sorry!
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:iconnrdnja:
nrdnja Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey kiko, I'm pretty sure you stay busy so I'll get right to the point. First, let me say I haven't seen anybody that's even remotely close to being as great as you are with visual styles. Seriously, on the entire internet, you've got no competition. None. Within your galleries there are numerous themes I pretty much can't live without. Right now that theme happens to be this one, Lucido.

Honestly I didn't mean to shove my entire nose up your bunghole, but whatever, I like your stuff.

The reason I'm leaving this comment is to very humbly ask if you can make two very small, pretty much minuscule changes, if at any point you find yourself with the free time to do so. The two changes I'm talking about are listed below.

First, the font color of the right hand side of the Start menu (Documents, Music, Pictures, Computer, Control Panel, etc) is currently white, and that makes it very hard to see a lot of the times when the start menu is covering something that's also white or any light color. If you could make that font color darker, it would immediately fix the issue I'm having.

Second, and not nearly as imperative as the first, is the color of the 'idle' or non-hovered scroll bar. It's a very light grey and when you have a window open with a very long portion of content, say an IRC channel that's been open for days, the scroll bar selector thing is very small. The scroll selector, being small and very light grey in color, becomes difficult to see sometimes. Not impossible, but definitely not intuitive.

That's it, just those two things. I hate to sound like an ungrateful ass who thinks the world revolves around him, and if this comment came across that way, I assure you that's not who I am. My point is that I really really like your visual styles, and I use them for extremely long periods of time without ever changing them. Which is why I notice these two small 'issues' for lack of a better word, and thought it'd be worth asking politely if you could make a change to them.

Godspeed, kiko. Keep making interfaces that look better than the stuff Microsoft puts out, you deserve all the success in the world.
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nrdnja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, just wow. You are clearly the best windows visual style skinner on deviantART, maybe on the planet. I can't tell you how happy I am with this theme. It's minimal, clean, crisp, beautiful transparency on the taskbar, everything is just as it should be. Believe it or not I actually have it alongside a very dark wallpaper, and it works perfectly. Thanks kiko, you the man.
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student
This comments are the inspiration to make even more cool stuff, thanks for the comment, i really appreciate it! :hug:
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:iconbawwl:
Bawwl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could you tell me how you got those etched icons to work in Win 7? I know there's a .psd file, but it's just too much work ... if you could tell me other way to have them in Win7, i would appreciate. great great theme btw! :D
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student
[link] you will need Iconpackager!
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:iconbawwl:
Bawwl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :p
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:iconhoseimz:
hoseimz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
NEW! thanks.
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:iconxanarchix:
XanarchiX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Clean and simple, really good one!
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:iconmaradonero:
Maradonero Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is very good but how install explorerframer my system32 dont accept ... ;(
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student
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:iconl-thief:
L-Thief Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
i love this SOOO MUCH :D
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student
Thanks.
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:iconcmila92:
cmila92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i love this!
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student
:hug:
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:iconjscreativer:
JSCREATIVER Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What is the wallpaper Bro?
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student
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:iconjscreativer:
JSCREATIVER Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconlinkplay9:
LinkPlay9 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I love this Theme. I have been using it for the past few weeks :D

One small question: What font is the "Lucido" at the top of the preview written in?
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student
Thanks and sorry its a secret! :(
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:iconlinkplay9:
LinkPlay9 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
:<
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:icontwitch-620:
twitch-620 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really really like the background pictures you used for this. Would you mind giving me a link to where i can find these or send me the pic files i would greatly appreciate it...
nice work on the theme as well by the way very fresh looking : )

_twitch midget the third_.-._.*
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student
Thank you and i have upload it just for you [link] ;p
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:icondanlyons:
danlyons Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
how do i use it. the how to video link dosnt work :s
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student
It should work fine.
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:icondanlyons:
danlyons Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
it's working fine, i had to use universal theme patcher, i didnt knew about that. thanks for the theme i love it!
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:iconanilpalepu:
anilpalepu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Man this looks great !!! i always check your work out since you keep coming up with awesome visual styles :) This is why i still stick to windows 7 !!!
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student
Thanks and i'm glad you like my work!
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
cool but all i get is the dll file no how to video ty
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student
Thanks for letting me know, i have fix it!
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
ok ty will look forward to video
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:iconphendrome:
Phendrome Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Love it. Will definitely try it out asap!

Amazing job! Keep it up. :)
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