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Artist's Note

This may not be a very usable theme compared to my other ones. I would say that it's more of an experimental theme from my side. It's not a theme for those with darkened vision.

I've always wanted to create a dark theme like this, but many of my attempts so far have failed. I tried something different in this one.

Btw. The girl on that photo is. ;)

The wallpaper is from:

UPDATE: 11/7 - 2007 (Special thanks to aMADme.)
- Text color fixes in browsers like Firefox and Opera.
- Text color fixes in message boxes.
- Window colors are now the same as the rest and not white.
- Other minor fixes.

Licensing: the artist has specified that ports and mods are allowed.

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Comments (26)

tazio72 says:

Why are you showing me a vs with the default icons.
Anyway nice background.

Tue, Jul 10th at 02:12am (10 years ago)
krissirk says:

great visual!

Tue, Jul 10th at 02:14am (10 years ago)
raoul says:

This is actually pretty well done for a beta version. I like the feel of it, the start menu, taskbar etc are all nicely done. But yes, you do need to fix the fonts, atleast for the benefit of those who dont know how to change things around. Also, I dont know if you noticed but in firefox, the tabs dont stay like they do for tabs in a window such as the 'Display Props' window, and doesnt match. Anyhow, good stuff, it may not end up being a fav with the guys who make the fancy screenshots :P but Im sure it'll be downloaded a lot :)

Tue, Jul 10th at 02:49am (10 years ago)
raoul says:

Oh, and there should be more consistency in font colours, some buttons have different ones. Just pointing it out since this is the beta :)

Tue, Jul 10th at 02:50am (10 years ago)

tazio72 don't try and act cool, it makes you sound like an ass.

Tue, Jul 10th at 02:55am (10 years ago)

Certain text color properties in Windows can't be changed in Stylebuilder which is pretty annoying (Message boxes for example). :/ Firefox gets completely black text that can't be changed in Display Properties. I guess a lot of applications may look better if a dark skin for them is used.

Tue, Jul 10th at 03:10am (10 years ago)
raoul says:

Kk. About the firefox, Im referring to the tabs, not the menubar.

Tue, Jul 10th at 03:38am (10 years ago)
motorist says:

Very stylish ...

Tue, Jul 10th at 04:05am (10 years ago)

Yeah its nice :) Only real prob's are the same ones all dark skins have (blinded by opening google etc)
But its really smooth and stylish, I like it.

Tue, Jul 10th at 05:58am (10 years ago)
qslig says:

tazio : "Why are you showing me a vs with the default icons"

and how is that relevant?

Tue, Jul 10th at 07:07am (10 years ago)
relik says:

pretty nice :)

Tue, Jul 10th at 09:23am (10 years ago)
Dehr says:

this is a good vs, but i think it would help to include a 3dcc theme with it. That way it could change all that black text and what can't be changed in the display properties.

Tue, Jul 10th at 09:42am (10 years ago)

Thanks. I'll have to check this 3dcc thing out. :)

The tabs in Firefox depends on what Firefox theme you're using I guess. But the text color in the tabs can be changed in Firefox's userChrome.css.

/* White active tab text */
tab[selected="true"] { color: #fff !important; }

/* White inactive tab text */
tab[selected="false"] { color: #fff !important; }

Tue, Jul 10th at 11:43am (10 years ago)
aMADme says:

lassekongo: you can add "btntext" in the xml systemmatrics to change the colors of the buttontext in firefox, it does the same thing as changing it in the systemproperties
the text of the tabs in firefox are the same color as your "windowtext" color iirc, which you can add into the xml as well by editing the xml file by hand, basically you can add almost all values a 3dcc changes to the msstyle like that...you can drop me a pm if you want and I tell you in detail how to do that ...bout time we get that wiki on here filled with stuff like that :)

...oh and, I like your vs, probably my fav of yours...tho I'd maybe change the windowbg to the same color as eveyrthing else

Tue, Jul 10th at 02:32pm (10 years ago)
egolatra says:

That's hot. But after reading those issues with firefox i could wait till a bug-fixed version :D

Tue, Jul 10th at 03:57pm (10 years ago)
HOPE04 says:

I'm a big fan of your Slan XP 2.0 style, trying to give it a personal touch to it. Keep up the good job, I dig your visual styles.

Tue, Jul 10th at 05:44pm (10 years ago)

Thanks all. Thanks to aMADme I've managed to fix several text color properties. Firefox should be fine now. :)

Oh, and when you're visiting websites you'll have to apply a global user CSS in Opera or Stylish for Firefox. Add white text color to forms and buttons. This is because of the website code and has nothing to do with the OS.

form, input { color: #fff !important; }

Wed, Jul 11th at 01:58am (10 years ago)
Thomax says:

stylish :)

Wed, Jul 11th at 04:42am (10 years ago)
huxflux says:

Riktigt snyggt! Jag älskar mörka teman :) -> Really nice! I love dark themes

Wed, Jul 11th at 07:38am (10 years ago)
extremist says:

nice one, and very useful for my desktop, thanks ;)

Sun, Jul 15th at 02:32pm (10 years ago)

slan xp 2.0 is the default vs I load up on other peoples computers for them coz its easy to use, this could take that place if it was tweaked a little more.

great STYLE though

Sun, Jul 15th at 02:36pm (10 years ago)
drooval says:

SWEET. This is my favorite dark theme. The only thing I don't like is having to turn on cleartype with the default font - I prefer sharper text... That's pretty minor though since I can just change the font if I want.

Tue, Jul 24th at 08:38am (10 years ago)
drooval says:

Oh and I've noticed Tazio72 is very uncomfortable with any default icons. :) personally I don't bother to leave comments that don't comment on the work itself. um except for this message... haha

Tue, Jul 24th at 08:42am (10 years ago)

Nice style

Sat, Jul 28th at 07:59pm (10 years ago)
AshleighW says:

Very, very nice style.

Sat, Aug 15th at 08:38pm (8 years ago)
HaKaSuKe says:

My LongTimE FaVoRiT

Thank´s @lassekongo83

Fri, Apr 9th at 03:30am (7 years ago)

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