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VXP... A Modern Classic

After months in development I am finally ready to release the final version of the VXP Visual Theme from

We have worked hard to make this theme the best it can be and think that you will find it easy on the eyes and easy to use for long periods of time.

We set out to make a more modern classic looking theme and hope that it will turn out to be a classic in the enduring sense of the word.

Icluded are:

14 walls designed to compliment the style.

Explorer bar icons (only aplicable with stylexp (

5 Substyles - Compact and regular styles with two different sets of caption buttons for each. Plus one Bonus Style (requested)

Shellstyles for all substyles.

The iChat-VXP skin (By Danimator) For the Trillian Messenger Application.

Rainlender skin and Logon Screen for logonstudio By Athletictrainer1981


Please feel free to comment on our work as it really is what makes it all worthwhile.

Also please visit our site for more of our work @ [link].

Thanks to all my Beta Testers for their help, suggestions and patience.

Enjoy !!

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cutini Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
this my favourite theme forever, the colours, relax, very nice... [link]

but if can have winamp skin this will the best skin of the universe [link]
BlaztDesign Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007

It looks so fcking GOOD!!!

I love it...and's my new THEME dude....

FAV* =)
thomasng Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist
I tried using this theme, and immediately fell in love with it. However, there seems to be a little problem. On the window start menu, there's two "All Program" icon. Actually, it's one top of another. The one in the front has a bigger font. The one in the back has a smaller font.
vStyler Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
sorry but please read initial post and thread, i get tired of repeating it. No offense.
Nitrolinken Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
erm. I really like it, but can you add a thin option and a shellstyle to VXP3?

KilluaZaoldyeck77 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
It's too excellent on XP...
Simple and clear...
marlontaylor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Simply fantastic...unique, detailed...excellent colour should be doing this for microsoft. Excellent work!
finchy70 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Certain Folder names get shortened

I created a folder ATI which displays A...
I created a folder called TomTom which displays TomT...
I have installed all the fonts.
Any Ideas?
vStyler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I wish i did, i think its jst a bug in microsofts Calibri font, which i use... altho i dont see it here.
gfreeman1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
I'm not a big fan of all of those plastic / glass looking themes and visual styles out there so I figured I'd give this theme a shot. I can't seem to find any other theme I like after trying this one, excellent job! Using this visual style along with the logon screen, WMP skin and the trillian skin. Only thing missing is a bootskin. Is there one available somewhere?
vStyler Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Not that im aware of im afraid.. but you could always make one !!

leadv0cal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
Wonderful VS, love it! Simple yet superbly stylish. This will be the one I come back to time and again when not playing with others
Blackout5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006   Filmographer
Thats like.. crazy awesome.
Angelo975 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Superb vs! :+fav:
eniton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
The font in explorer is slight bigger, which causes the file name to be chopped.
BaKnIsImO Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
... Excelent... but i still have problems using it with Spanish XP .... ALL PROGRAMS button
vStyler Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
all i can suggest is to open it up in stylebuilder and adjust the content margins.. each language has a varying number of letters that make up all programs area.
njt1982 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
arielp Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006
great work! excellent theme, but i have only 1 question, why its weight is 7 MB ?!
vStyler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
LOTS of wallpapers.
idnod Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
how do install this one??
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
I love the colours and its simplicity!
AHRIMANSEFID Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Professional Artist
Scaevus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
At some instances (like the titlebars of the inactive windows or form buttons on web pages), the font color is black and the text is not readable with the blue backgrond. The font color must be converted to white wherever the blue background is used.
BBCVersus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005   Photographer
istormy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005   Artist
This is gorgeous.

I didn't realize themes could look this good.
vStyler Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry, i dont have any plans to do any other colors, i have moved on to another project.

Thankyou for the great feedback and comments folks.

MichaelKingston Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
Hey vStyler,

this is one of the best visual styles I've ever seen and used. A pure ergonomic beauty. I didn't find any bugs either, which is all too common in good looking styles.

Although I do have one wish,

I'd like to see this same exact VS in some totally different color scheme. The style and the graphics are simply so good that it would be nice to have another these like this in different colors.

vivelesviets Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
This is so nice =) gotta love the "All Programs" button!
qdave Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005   Photographer
extremely cool. using it now :)
BRuNNoPE Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
Awesome !

My only request is a start menu without the "start", just the logo (yes, it would be a small button). I love it the way it is, but for non-english localizations it would be nicer...

Congratulations ! Best VS in a long time...
emoxion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
wow, this looks like a pocket pc theme i've seen somewhere. and it definately is sweet..
ramenoodles65 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Awesome. I love it.
upuri Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Great VS, but the text "All Programs" on Start Bar is not in the OS language.
konomama Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
I am forced to use a PC in a week, and this is how i am going to make it look! :D This is awesome!

Great great job!
MrGamer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
wonderful.. microsoft needs people like u :)

simple and pretty, not the gigantic vista ^^

good job ;)
JIGSAW-PUZZLE Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
i installed this one and u know what it looks gorgeous!
great work
only that the All Programs button was a little messed up, i dunno y?
i think that needs a bit of attention.
McWolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
yes Opus is really great theme, download many themes, finally only keep Opus and Milk2
vStyler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
It is explained in preface what the additional skins are for..if you had read it that wouldnt be an issue.

There is nothing wrong with putting a rar inside a zip, makes filesize smaller AND it was how it was recieved my me from the author.

The explorer bar icons look awful when applied by yztoolbar, i do NOT suggest using them in that manner as they will not look how they were designed to.

Thankyou for ALL your comments tho. 'Preciated

If the thumbs.db is getting on your nerves.. my advice would be delete it? One click.

If u dont have font smoothing turned on in XP by now then maybe further customization isnt for u.
Nighted Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
It was nice for 10 minutes...switching back to Codename: Opus (which doesn't require font smoothing to look good)

The readme file is incomplete! It would be nice to know that those other skins are for Trillian and Rainlender. Also, the font smoothing info should be included.

The explorer bar icons can be applied using Y'z Toolbar, not just Style XP.

Why are there ZIP & RAR in the same archive?

Thumb.db files remain in archives.

However, I do appreciate all the work that went into this, it really is great and the wallpapers are very nice... the whole look is just not easy to get used to for me as I'm hooked on Codename: Opus like a hooker on crack. Can't wait to see what's next though!

Mike-e1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
question, how can i get it to automatically set it to this theme without clicking on that file every time?
vStyler Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Get stylexp from [link]
ctk86 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Student Writer
I love this theme, is there more stuff out there for it?
vStyler Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
[link] Media player skin
ctk86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Student Writer
r0b3rt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005   Photographer
i have also installed the included fonts, but the 'All Programs' button is goofed up...

this VS is sweet, great job!
vStyler Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Try changing ur dpi settings, it has worked in other cases,
cyborg-gurl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Thank you for making this VS theme, and for the contributions for Trillian and Rainlender skins. I am sure to use this theme for many months and with the different wallpapers it makes it even more longterm.
McWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
nice theme,but still have some problem on fonts. Some folder name will be displayed as "X...". have to roll back to Milk2 theme.
swarfega Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a really nice theme, ive converted it to windowblinds, but theres a problem with the alignment of the all programs list link on the start menu.
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September 22, 2005
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