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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

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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 )
DonBoczini Featured By Owner 5 days ago
It was my first time ever when I changed my theme and everything went smooth. Thank you for beautiful theme and really good "how to" tutorial :)
MrJacquard Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Great skin !

It is possible to have this skin for win 8 ?

Thx you.
JoxLenox Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I have a problem, with the black market, in folders, the background is white :(
Help me please
DecimatorOmega Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Hey guys. There is a much easier way to install this theme. Just download Universal Theme Patcher, launch the one you need either 32 bit or 64 bit. Patch the files, restart your PC. Then download ONLY this theme. No additional files. Grab the Placebo Cold 2 Light Folder and theme file or any one of your choosing, but not the top of left once as far as the theme file goes, just the regular. Put it in C:/Windows/Resources/Themes. Apply the theme and it should work! It worked for me. I wouldn't lie if something didn't work for me, and this is the safest way to do it without having to mess with your System 32 folder. Good luck! Hope this helps!
Dicehunter Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014
Is there any chance you could make the whole package a little easier to install ?
By this I mean the explorer and shell32 placement files etc... don't always seem to work and it's a little fiddly and agitating to be honest.
I love this theme and used Black Market Calibri on Windows 8.1 but on windows 8.1 it was exceedingly easy to install, Just drag and drop with this 99% of the time the explorerframe.dll does not work, Please fix it.
frytur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
WIN 8.1 please
stonesliver Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Not sure what went wrong but this didn't work at all @.@
rytux Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible to make a Windows 8 version?
budyniek1112 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
WHat is oyur start bar theme ?
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.
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