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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
- 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":

I downloaded that theme and changed the icons only.

The method for changing the icons is taken from "DavidM" here:…

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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Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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...
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!
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How to fix this bug?
Is it already fixed?
Renegade78 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I'm experiencing this as well. Any fix?
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.
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.
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.…
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? 
Maxonmars Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a lifesaver

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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