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Aero Redux 0.9 by savouryspacemonkey Aero Redux 0.9 by savouryspacemonkey
Aero-Redux Version 0.9

3 Substyles with two start menus, both animated:


4061 Start Menu
4074 Vista-Style Start Menu

Also 3 separate Styler skins, with a variety of colour choices and Vista-Style address bar if preferred:
(all skins IE7-Compatible)

Hillel Concept Aero

*** A firefox and thunderbird skin, designed by someone very well-known, is due to be released at the end of the week. For anyone who desperately wants one, you can PM me for my own version, but it's not perfect, and requires some userChrome.css edits. Only PM me if you have a basic knowledge of Firefox and Thunderbird and their file structure.**

On the surface, this may seem like any Longhorn theme, but there is scarcely one Microsoft element used unedited, and all glass elements and main theme elements are redesigned from scratch.

Menus, Address Bar and Slider graphics to be replaced in 1.0. Current versions are taken from Percept. Version 1.0 will be released once bugs are ironed out and will include .PSD's of all theme elements and be released under a creative commons licence.

With thanks as always to all testers, and

To Stefanka, whose wonderful work on windows and mac, and sense of style provides a constant inspiration.

To Kol and Jemaho, whose beautiful skins and flawless implementation are something to be envied.
Jemaho's HilledSE is a truly beautiful skin, and a great interpretation of the Aero style, something to which I aspire.

To Microsoft's wonderful UI designers, whose concepts are as daring and elegant as any out there, but whose work is held back by the constraints of the end-product, in particular to Hillel Cooperman whose vision for Longhorn will hopefully one day be realised.

I am already aware that some windows spawn with their titlebars slightly offscreen. This is to allow a larger maximised window display and is deliberate behaviour.

All other bug reports can be posted at deviantArt or mailed to me at

N.B For a Vista-style shellstyle, copy Shellstyle.UIFile to C\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\Windowblinds\Redux
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anhnamcrken231 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
dafmat71 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow i really like the first( Diamond) substyle!!
I wish that you or someone do that for seven!! ;)
warrenized330 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I would like to see you work out in some "glass"!
gx28ga Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
ntgladia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Just downloaded and installed to wb about five minutes....

Thanks for your great work.
barmin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Currently usint it! I like it so much!

BTW, what app is that you have on the sshots? The one with a calendar on the left sidebarbar and that nice toolbar?
acceptance1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
kick ass!!!! the Aero xp comunity is starting a project called retrophase whos perpus is to try to simulate longhorn on vista. i am going to start a secoundary project called xprotophase. requising prermission to include this in my cutomization pack if i give you full credit for this theme?
MacRobbo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
How did you get a taskbar shadow but when I install this I dont? other than that this is an awesome theme!
xHatsukoi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Lol stupid question on my part, anyways, awesome =D :+fav:
xHatsukoi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Awesome, so you're going for the longhorn look?
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