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Windows 8 default theme - White TitleBar Text v1.1 by maddada1 Windows 8 default theme - White TitleBar Text v1.1 by maddada1
~Not Being updated anymore~

For Windows 8 only

To install:
- Patch using UxStyle uxstyle.com/
- Reboot
- Extract the Default theme folder into C:/windows/Resources/themes
- Right click on desktop and choose personalize
- Pick the first theme and change the color and wallpaper as you like.


This fix changes the active title bar's text to white and also changes the "maximize" and "minimize" buttons from black to white, so that if you want a dark title bar the text and icons don't disappear because of being the same color as the background.

This is the original theme with white text and black icons by "MrGRiM01": fav.me/d5er1ee

I downloaded that theme and changed the icons only.

The method for changing the icons is taken from "DavidM" here: www.neowin.net/forum/topic/112…

EDIT:
To make the theme look like the picture do the following: after choosing it in personalization go to color then enable mixer and set hue and saturation to zero then play with intensity and brightness until the color fits your preference.

EDIT2: The text above the Aero Peek thumbnails is now White! Thanks to Baegus!
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WARNING
If you patch your system (Win8.1 for me) with UxStyle you will most probably spoil it! The Start Menu will stop working properly, system will start slower and few other teribble things can happen (like black screen, because of messing with graphics drivers).
I had to make a system refresh, because of this...
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mznatnat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Omg thank you so much!!!! This is something that has been bugging me so so so so much ever since I upgraded to this wretched O/S ......  You are a life saver!!!!! I love you so so much!
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Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How to fix this bug? prntscr.com/4x2z3x
Is it already fixed?
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:iconrenegade78:
Renegade78 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I'm experiencing this as well. Any fix?
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t-oas-t Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member
Any luck? I really hate this one blemish on an otherwise perfect theme. I'm willing to pay someone with experience creating themes to fix this for me. Thanks friends
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jdm187 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Same issue. Really ruins the theme. :(
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Sketchl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, but not perfect. Right clicking a icon in the taskbar messes up some of the icons.
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parochy Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this theme. Unlike the theme mentioned in the previous comment, this one actually has a good inactive title color scheme as well. However, if I right click on an icon in the taskbar, the pin appears over the popup window, messing everything up. :(

Oh, never mind. I know how to fix this. I just used the aero.msstyles from "themes/AeroDark" (link in previous comment), copied it to "themes/Default Style", and renamed it to "Default Style.msstyles". Now that pin icon disappeared.
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bradsmithsite Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
For Windows 8.1 Update 1, and it has a DOWNLOAD button! I didn't make this, but trying to help people who come here.

pacmanix.deviantart.com/art/Wi…
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zimbrey Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Awesome theme, but i noticed a problem. When i reboot my pc, the tittle bar letters get dark again. Do u have something in mind to solve this issue? 
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Maxonmars Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a lifesaver

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maddada1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Guys, i know about the Windows 8.1 jump list bug.. but i can't fix it since i'm Not a themer, nor do i want to learn how to theme.. i just applied the steps written by "MrGRiM01" and uploaded it for the lazy :D

If anyone has a fix for this then i will link to their theme in Bold fonts.
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PimpUigi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
vistastylebuilder.com/forum/in… this topic explains what you need to do to the msstyles thing.
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:iconx0lis:
x0lis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Yeah, I'm still getting problem with understanding how to "patch" the theme. Do you mind making needed adjustments and uploading it, please?
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:iconpimpuigi:
PimpUigi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Unfortunately atm I just don't have the time to relearn what I need to know to make the changes.
You should ask at those forums at least though. Post a link to here and I'm sure someone will be interested enough to fix it.
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x0lis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Altright, I fixed it.
Here's link to my theme - x0lis.deviantart.com/art/Windo…
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Spockandcookies Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
THANK YOUUUUUU SO MUCH!!
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random35173 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
This seems to be broken for me now. I've tried re-downloading the theme and re-selecting it, but the titlebar text is now black. The other custom theme I have (Aero-style transparency) is still working. Do you think it's a problem on my end, or could something have happened to break this theme? It did happen immediately after a Windows update. I posted this comment before, but I'm not sure if it didn't go through or I made a mistake or whatever. It says in the download that I can ask questions here.
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random35173 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
This seems to not work suddenly as of ~ October 9. The title bar text is now black again. So is this theme broken, or do I need to re-patch the system after every Windows update? I'm still new to custom themes, so if that's the case, my apologies for being a noob, heh.
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maddada1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
yea mate you'll need to do the steps again sometimes :\ sorry about that nothing i can do :S
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Ryu-Beats Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bug in jump list 8.1 thanks
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twodayslate Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Can confirm.
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mrdiscjokey Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Hi! awesome theme! but not work in Windows 8.1 RTM>>Jump Lists
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:iconmaddada1:
maddada1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
can you please take a screenshot ? i don't have windows 8 anymore :\
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kurec123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
windows 8 version is not available almost a week now.. can you or someone( i think it's 0.2.3.0) upload this version because i deleted it ^_^ cheers
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wpzzz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Here is what happens when I right-click on a Taskbar entry: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10…
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wpzzz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
PS: The mouse is over the 'Pin the program...'

Cheers
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Vipitus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
+1
I have the same issue, please fix this if you can ;)
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ecto1a2003 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
so do i, might need to use a 8.1 based msstyles file to remake.
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:iconecto1a2003:
ecto1a2003 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
this link seems to agree, 8.1 has different jumplists. vistastylebuilder.com/forum/in…
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alirao47 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student
 please upload 32bit... :)
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:iconmaddada1:
maddada1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
this works with 32 bit i'm sure..
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Chris123NT Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
you planning to make a version of this for Windows 8.1?
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Samms Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I cannot get this to work. Text stays black and virtually invisible. :(
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!! It worked, now its PERFECT, now i only wish it was transparent, haha, but thats too much im being greedy now, haha, Thank you, good bye... im using it now by the way as my DEFAULT theme
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maddada1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
you're welcome man, Thanks to Baegus for the fix.

if you want transparency then you can use this program: winaero.com/comment.php?commen…
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
thanks
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
that is not my screen picture but it is just for edification 
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
i like this but this doesnt change into white letters, look at the arrow in the photo... oi43.tinypic.com/wj9bat.jpg , can you fix that?

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maddada1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
alright i finally managed to update the download link on deviant art!

i didn't even know you could do that!

Daegus posted a link with the fix to this problem before, i added his fix to the zip and uploaded it.

all credits for fixing the aero peak text goes to Daegus.
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Thanks man..
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Konimotsinui Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After installing yesterday's Windows Updates and rebooting, I was greeted with the flickering black screen of death thanks to UltraUXthemePatcher. Had to use system restore to login again (I hate system restore and used to turn it off, but luckily I had a restore point). Once again I'm wary of using theme patchers. (I used to use Windowblinds on Windows XP back in the day, and man did that cause problems.) It's a shame Microsoft didn't supply the option to the user to change the text color and breaks UltraUXthemePatcher with Windows updates. If I want a reliable system Until I find a better option, possibly in this thread (www.eightforums.com/customizat… or this thread (www.eightforums.com/customizat…, I will just have to live with a lighter than preferred window and taskbar color.
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veteran29 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
or you can use UxStyle which works as service instead of patching system files.
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:iconkonimotsinui:
Konimotsinui Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I just tried UxStyle and activating the theme didn't change the titlebar color/buttons to white.
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