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LDTF for vista

it could have som minor bugs.. just started to use aves style builder and im not that good init yet.

but i finished this as fast as i could, like promised

includes browseui.dll x86

x64 browseui.dll can be found here thanks to :icondjabytown:


ok for now it only seems like u can apply this through either styleselector or tune-up utilities
i actually dont know what the problem is.. but im gonna look it up and see if i can find a solution and put up an update for it.


The problem with applying the theme through classic appearance is fixed

so please re-download
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  New Deviant
pirat90 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, I have a simple problem. Looks like dll doesn't load properly on my Vista. So no icons, or context buttons are changed. 
What i did, is Install aero, LTDF, style sellector; chanage dll, reselect style using SS;... And few times rebooting pc. Any Advice?
ppppL0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Artist
doesnt work 4 me (
MrDanger96 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The BEST theme for vista

lisaargh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
nice theme, but where did you get the wallpaper from?
kingblue12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Good news! I found the wallpaper, if your still looking for it... [link]
You have to download the wallpapers un-zip it and then you will find the same one used in the theme. The img on the dev is a different color but when you download it there is that version (used above) in the zip file.
lisaargh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks so much! :)
nbtsnake Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Not working for SP2 Vista - Tried to install using Tuneup, says its not compatible with this version of Vista...:(
tbosta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Im sort of a total noob... where have you posted instructions for this theme? i got the visual style working but what about the shells and all that are included? thanks man, great theme i cant wait to use it fully
Skillet98 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Windows and taskbar look awesome, man!
al3zawi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
How To Install It ? ?
boxfactory76 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
how can i install this on 64 bit? styleselector doesnt support it...
hLVE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Any chance of a Windows 7 Port?

Great vs, +f
akanoe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Hey man!
your theme is GREAT!
But i have just one question.
some of my apps ( eg. outlook ), gets the message background in grey and letter in dark grey,
could you do a version with withe background / black letter, or tell me how to?
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Fan vad grymt!
Är du svensk?
Snälla porta temat till windows 7!
lukataylo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Awesome theme Featured it on my blog [link]

Matata91 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
OMFG i love the combi of red and black...great job.
where can i find WP and Icons??
edge0275 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
what is the browser.dll for?
do i need to put it somewhere?
or just include it with the theme?
MrAl3n Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Wow.. Probably one of my most favorite vista themes. +Fav.. Great work :)
Kazron Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
You should continue updating this -- this has so much potential! It's an amazing theme... truly spectacular, it got me off my glass addiction, just needs a little work.
unk18 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
this is My all deviantArt /Fav i give y 9+
When can whe see more of this kind?^_^
V3GAv3ga Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
yeah... looks really nice, thanks :D
briskojr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
The icons are called Amora, found at [link]

For those who had asked.
jonoisawitness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
hey, i love this theme, but the text in is two light to read against a white background of windows explorer. does anyone no how to change this?

ka-la Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Woow, minimalism wins.:) I love this skin.
piagetm Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Great skin. :)
invaderjohn Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
thx alot :)
cFizzle Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I love it. It's my current skin. Faved.
Nosferatu-Naota Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Nice theme, i just have one question though, how can you replace the all of the icons? because i only have managed to get only some.
gx-x Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
This simply GREAT! I am loving it!

Could you make it in orange, gray and perhaps some other color? Some desaturated orange would be very nice, and language bar color should be gray IMO. I love the rest! (maybe a tad bit darker font color :P ) [link]
tytung Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
This is so nice...any chance of porting it to XP style?
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
nope sry. xp feels kinda out of date and i dont use it :/
s1m0n Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
really nice theme, great job.

Is there any version or way I can change so that the maximise and minimise buttons are always visible? again the 'favourite links' are unreadable, and there is a very weird bug when opening a file and searching through folders, the ui goes crazy and tries to do some weird things.

The grey right click and menus are a bit too grey, and would love to see them better. Other than those things, great work.
myreaper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Hi John,

thanks for that nice style - I just got one problem.

I'm using vista x64 and don't know how to get this theme running - do I need any tool or something to run this style?

I just downloaded the package included here and also downloaded the x64 browserui.dll

The only thing I'm missing is a .theme file (I just copied everything from your archive to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\LDTF\) but there is no .theme file, so i guess i'm doing anything wrong or just need any tool to get this running.

(I tried to apply the skin in the windows design manager)

Thanks for your help.
d3rr1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I use the browser SR Iron and I was looking for a theme that looks kinda like it; and this is it! I really enjoy this theme, ty!
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
great =) glad u like it!
Duncank Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I really love this VS, and I have it applied on my laptop since the day it came on DeviantArt (No other VS has lasted so long on my system:P) , but as mentioned in the comments before, I have some trouble reading some of the things in the explorer window and with the default color of text in textarea's and the office-suite.

Is there any way I can change this myself? That saves you a lot of work, and I can do it the way I like it best. It maybe comes in handy with some other themes I like also.

Any tips, or programs I could use doing this?

Thanks for your great work!
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
best way is to use aves style builder.. it depends on what text colrs it is.. some can just be changed in the shellstyle by resource hacking.. :P
Wildcat01 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I'm curious, is there a way to make the start theme act like the vista default?
I.e. showing the icons of documents, your user image etc as you go over them.
The current white image, while quite nice looks a bit stretched.
ollie24 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Interface Designer
I really like this.. but for some reason it doesnt work for me.. i tried manually, through TuneUP Utilities... But what id does is, that after loading the theme the taskbar looks as it should look, but the start menu has bugged up background, the normla windows explorer interface has the default vista buttons (max,min,close). The window frames are default vista... Somthing wierd indeed..

BTW: the icons should be part of the style? Or is there any loc i can download them from?

invaderjohn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
the vs shouldnt have any problems at all as long as u use the aero version and not the basic version

the icons. humm i cant rly remember where i got them, i think the author is named like david laham or something. try to search on google.
xpforr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
yo i love ur skin:D awsome shit :)
using right now and i have no problems CEPT

for the icons i want it the way u have it buh i don't know how to do that or how to get those :(
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
cool =)

how do u mean ?
Kazron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I'm having a problem :(
I know after all the comments that start like that, you'd be tired of whining, but I can't find any help.

For some reason, when I applied this theme (I'm almost certain I used VistaGlazz) the icons didn't automatically change for me. Nor did the wallpaper or back/forward buttons. This kinda sucks because you have a nice gray/red/black theme and the back/forward buttons are blue! I'd really like your help. I tried to use Vista Visual Master, but it told me that my uxtheme.dll was missing or unreadable, and now I'm worried.

Please help. This is the best looking theme I've ever seen - so good, I had to uninstall the popular VistaOSX to get it to (almost completely) work!
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
thx alot.. and this is just a VS and a theme pack.. it does not change icons nor the back and forward buttons.
the icons need to be replaced urself with any icon changing program. the back and forward buttons is ina a browseui.dll file
wich goes in ur system32 folder. but u need to take ownership of the original file and rename it before u do.. but allways keep a backup of the original file so u can restore it if it crashes. wich it easily do if u dont know what ur doing.
vascopena Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
can you kinda merge LDTF with transblack v1?? I really think it would turn the best vista addon ever made!

you could use LDTF task bar and LDTF "menus" (dont know the design word -> where is the back/forward - link to file / search ) and the minimize/maximize7close buttons all from LDTF and the rest would remain all transblack V1!!

pls mate!!

gratz with your works
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
why should i do it when u want it?

if u knew how much ppl asking me to do stuff for them all the time u knew how annoying it gets.
i make themes to fit my needs and release em so ppl can use em for free.
and its taking time.

i dont have time to sit and make individual themes for ppl
especially not for free.
if i could get money for stuff i make i could probably make custom themes for ppl.
but i dont so no!

if u want custom themes then learn how to do them. i had to and it took alot of time.

and i dont think people seems to understand how much time it takes to make these.
every little image u need to change.
its not like it do it itself.

but im glad u like my work.
vascopena Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
sorry man.. I just asked bc (I may be wrong) but I thought it would be just "replace" transblack v1 with that LDTF stuff bcause I really think its your best skin but i understand.. really!
invaderjohn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
sure u can replace it.. but its alot to change.. like all images all text colors if they dont match.. just becuz the images allready are done doesnt mean it doesnt take time

and im sry for jumping on u like that.. but latley alot of ppl asked me to make custom stuff and it bores me out making me want to stop releasing my stuff at all. :/
flamingdragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
wish it had support for having the taskbar on the side ;/
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