Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
October 29, 2012
File Size
918 KB


113,212 (42 today)
977 (who?)
24,160 (10 today)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
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.

Etched Icons
Flurry Icons

How-To Video

ExplorerFrames.dll Here!

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


UPDATE [11/05/12]:
• Fixed windows border bug
• Made scrollbar more visible

If there is any bugs plz report it to me!


Please comment and :+fav:

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

Questions? Comments? Feel free ;)



Add a Comment:
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.


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)
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
70 out of 76 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

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?
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
dawkter-HURT Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Very nice.
Bigboiii7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
when I click on the theme, it just goes to my regular aero theme please help
PrMi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
have u patched ur system?
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... Please help, because I love this theme otherwise.
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.
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student
With ave style builder.
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. :)
Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Entre ici :… .. Et aidez moi S'il vous plait
Add a Comment: