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Placebo for Windows 7 by SolMiler Placebo for Windows 7 by SolMiler
for Windows 7 x86 & x64 SP1
created by Solmiler

06/Dec/10 :) :) :) WOW! It is really a great feeling to receive a Daily Deviation.
Thank you *bgjerlowdesigns and `OtisBee for suggesting and featuring it.
I couldn't be happier!!! :D :D :D

More Previews:

Borderless 1 Borderless 2 Borderless 3 Cold Light Zero

This VS is intended for Windows 7. It's tested and working on both 32 and 64-bit versions.
Updated for SP1.

- Eight Visual Styles.
- Additional borderless versions
- Support for top, bottom and left taskbar,
- Two different fonts: Windows default Segoe UI font and s smaller Calibri font.
- Basic version of every style.
- Support for Theme resource changer - no changing
of system files is necessary.

Additional System Files - SHELL32.dll and WMPLOC.dll can be downloaded HERE: [link]
System files are updated for SP1.

INSTALLATION: Detailed instructions can be found in the included README file

IMPORTANT! Do not use UxStyle it has stopped working and keeps reverting custom themes to basic. Use UniversalThemePatcher instead: [link]

Icons used in preview: Icon Pack 2 by ~aablab and JONGHYUNPARK Exp.+2 by ~jpyss

Walls by *ether

Created by Solmiler
Licensed under Creative Commons

Check out my other Visual Styles:

Seven and a Half

Glass Onion
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-12-06
the suggester said: "Placebo for Windows 7 by ~SolMiler is without a doubt one of the best themes available for Windows 7. It's dark, clean and smooth. I love this theme so much that i'm actually using it on all 3 of my Windows 7 computers!"
( Suggested by bgjerlowdesigns and Featured by OtisBee )
Stanetikk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, I absolutly love the Ashtray theme, it's the best I've ever seen. Dark, simple and clean. Perfect.
igrilkul Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Is it possible to get this working on windows 8?
VFantice Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I can't get orbs to work when I use the themepatcher.  It stops working properly.  If I do it that way will I need the additional system files ?  How would I do that?  I had it working before I restored but I was using a styler program that was hogging resources.   Also I love this theme so much so its my number one choice.  specifically the ash and black market themes.  I tried to use restorator to change orb from the default and it will only show my default orb if I don't edit the explorer system file to allow custom themes.  If I do it after restoring and reapplying, I get the orb to change but the theme is like a mix between basic windows theme and this one.  It was pretty unpleasant and only changed the task bar colors.  

Any help from anyone who can provide it would be greatly appreciated <3

Could someone also explain the SHELL32.dll and WMPLOC.dll files and what they pertain to in customizing themes? I want to eventually get into making my own themes some day and that seems rather important to know!  

typhoon71 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Sorry to nag, but I have a little issue with thunderbird while using this theme: the new mail is not bolded.
Do you have an idea what is causing that? Can you help me fixing it? Thanks!
WeediHD Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow  , amazing ! :happybounce: 
iluvbubz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
wow this is amazing
downloadsp Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hans12335 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  New member
i have the skin but the standart windows symbols (top right) are still there. It ruin the style!! PLS. HELP 
sry for bad english
madcat75 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Any chance of a windows 8 port??
Febeleh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes! This needs to happen.
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