Latest Update on 14 September 2013
Deshou for Windows 7. Part of the Deshou composition.
Deshou VS is aimed at minimalism, pixels, and adaption. It is highly stripped of borders and colours to give a focus on text and content instead of the frame in which it is held. It uses the bitmap font HaxrCorp S8 throughout and uses straight edges to follow a neat grid. Additionally, Deshou VS is made to not take the foreground of your system - the simple grey colour scheme will not detract from your wallpaper or your media.
This has been designed in Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. I have done Vista support, although I have not been able to test it because I do not have Vista. Do not forget to use Universal Theme Patcher to allow Windows to use third-party visual styles.
Inspiration for Deshou VS came from [S]uite
. I recommend using his True Transparency theme (it is not too far off from what the frames in this visual style look like, albeit the borders and glyph colours).
Included are the visual style, start orbs, task panes, navigation buttons, and necessary fonts. I recommend using the respective tools by =Kishan-Bagaria
to replace the necessary resources. Look up how to use these if you do not know how. If you wish to enable the folder band, enable the explorer bar, or use a small taskbar, use the alternative shellstyle.dll or *.msstyles included, respectively.
If you are wondering, the image viewer is QuickView by ~Jundai
and the Minecraft texture pack is Isabella II.
For those who would rather edit the base style themselves...
To enable the folder band...
Using Resource Hacker, remove this line from "UIFILE > 1 > 1033" in shellstyle.dll: <Element padding="rect(0rp,0rp,0rp,-28rp)">
To enable the explorer bar...
Using Style Builder, navigate to "Toolbars, Headers and Rebar > Rebar > NavBar > Basic > Base > Band" in the *.msstyles and set "CONTENTMARGINS:MARGINS" to "0, 0, -3, -2".
To completely replace Segoe UI with HaxrCorp S8, you'll need to edit the FontSubstitues and Fonts keys in "HKLM > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > Current Version" via Regedit. In doing so, replace all but Times New Roman, Courier New, and Arial with HaxrCorp S8 in the FontSubstitutes key. Then, delete the values in the strings for the files of the Segoe UI fonts in the Fonts key.
If you use a display language with a non-Latin or East Asian script, this visual style may not work inherently. HaxrCorp S8 is a Windows Resource Font, and, as such, cannot support Unicode in its entirety. To resolve this, do the same as above, except add a string in FontSubstitutes to replace HaxrCorp S8 with the font of your choice. Also, delete the value for the file of HaxrCorp S8 in the Fonts key.
Also in the Deshou composition...
_ Deshou STEAM
_ Deshou VS
_ Deshou ICON
C H A N G E L O G _
14 September 2013
- fixed inconsistencies
- removed rounded corners
- changed caption buttons
23 August 2013
- fixed navigation frame transparency issue
- changed address bar colour
22 August 2013
- added alternative files for small taskbar, folder band, and explorer bar
- added start orb for small taskbar
- fixed indeterminate progress overlay
- fixed basic small close glyph alignment
- added Blank font
21 August 2013
- initial release