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Auriel 2 Aero by Eoin Auriel 2 Aero by Eoin
An Aero port of lassekongo83's Auriel 2 XP visual style to Vista.

The VS is entirely lassekongo83's artwork except for minor changes where needed to support the Aero UI.

Many had asked for a black version of CleanGlass but doing the exact same style again didn't appeal to me as much as doing another, albeit similar, one. Personally I really like lassekongo83's control artwork in Auriel.

Update 7th April 09 - A number of improvements and Segoe UI alt. font availible.

Update 12th June 09 - Additional tweaks.

Released under the same CC license as lassekongo83's original XP theme.
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:iconillage2:
illage2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Fantastic, I was waiting for this to be enabled for Aero, I just wish someone would make slan XP for Aero.
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:iconcramcomplex:
cramcomplex Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
port to Win7 RTM please :D
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:iconmrunidentified:
MrUnidentified Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Finally a XP-port that supports Aero. :w00t:
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:iconfalkriz:
falkriz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
I LOVED the skin on vista. But now I am on W7 and hope you'll make the port to W7 to sometime: :)

Keep up the good work!
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Sand-And-Mercury Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Up till now judging simply from the work of others here on DA I thought Aero's construction simply wouldn't allow anything other than very basic modifications to the stock Aero theme. You've proved me wrong. Fav'd and set! Will likely stick with this into the forseeable future.

Fantastic job.
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:iconmotsrox:
motsrox Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Any chance of getting this ported to Win7 RC?
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Yeah, it is planned, I like messing around with Win7 myself and if the porting job (aided by VSB) is reasonable I'll put in the time.
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:iconmotsrox:
motsrox Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Wow, awesome :D
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SlavaKM Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Please make more colors of this.
It's the best.
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loofygun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Awesome work on this port, I love it that we can enjoy lassekongo's themes in aero :)

Keep it up.
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Deadman36g Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
can someone please tell me how he got the registry to show up in "My Computer"
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Comes from [link]

But be warned I believe it's experimental and meant more as proof of concept.
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meangreenmedia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Are you sure this is running in Aero? When I apply this style I cannot use the taskbar window previews or Flip3d etc. All the Aero features are disabled!
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
It's Aero and basic. Certainly the Window previews work for me. Doesn't have any transparency though. It's a XP style port, I'll end up doing a mod with glass effects in time.
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rmd1020 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Hi Eoin,

I have used your msstyles for more than a week now and still liking it.

However, I notice some slight problems with the radio button and drop-down button.

See image: [link]

It would be even better if you can fix the slight contrast problem with the highlighting of start menu items.

Good work!
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Thanks. The drop down button is proving to be nightmare to get perfect but I'm still not happy with it myself so will try and fix it.

I'll look into the font setting too :)
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:iconimmobilarity:
immobilarity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Great update :D The colors are more pleasing now.
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:iconrmd1020:
rmd1020 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Hi Eoin,

I like your theme, but I notice that I can't change the font for task bar and menus.

Please don't use Calibri. The font size is too small and it does not look nice for people like me that uses multiple languages on their pc.

I would recommend you to change it back to system default or MS Shell Dlg, so that people can customize it to the correct font for other languages.

See:
[link]
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Good suggestion I'll add an alt. font choice; Segoe UI. I believe that's the Vista font which replaces MS Shell Dlg.
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:iconrmd1020:
rmd1020 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
The reason for MS Shell Dlg is because it can be easily remapped to a wide unicode font using tools like X-Setup, and Segoe UI only contains latin glyphs.

Your theme looks really awesome with GDI++ helium, a LCD font smoothing tool.

Here's the installer (has uninstaller):
[link]
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:iconrmd1020:
rmd1020 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Hi Eoin, I would suggest you to put it as MS Shell Dlg, not hard type it to any particular font.
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:iconxanxo:
xanxo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
i love it but u have to correct this in red [link]

menu too bright with white letters?
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Agreed, can't change the font color so have had to darken the bar instead.
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:iconimmobilarity:
immobilarity Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Looks like you're running the VS in basic somehow. It doesn't look like that running Aero.
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:iconrmd1020:
rmd1020 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Aero eats up lots of memory and it is glitchy when apps like magnifier and Mplayer run.
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RWCD Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Hey great port. But I have a question, how can the colour of the background of word be changed?? I believe its also the same background as the the folder structure??
Here is a pic of what i mean.
[link]
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
If you go to Appearance Settings -> Advanced Appearance and select 'Window' in the 'Item:' combobox then the 'Color 1:' setting will allow you to adjust that colour :)

When I update this style I'll actually be defaulting that value to pure white.
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RWCD Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Thanks for your reply :D

Thats really a lot easier then what I did, I used Restorator to change the Hex code :P. For the next time I know what to do :D
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RWCD Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Nevermind, i solved it myself
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:iconimmobilarity:
immobilarity Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Thanks for keeping it aero. I have noticed the close/min/max buttons don't light up though :(

Still love it though
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Yep you're right. Couldn't use the original artwork because of Aero, and wasn't happy with my initial attempts to reproduce the effect from scratch.

Will try again though probably :)
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:iconimmobilarity:
immobilarity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Awesome. Dunno if you take suggestions or not but if you could make the toolbar and detail columns a neutral gray (same color as the status bar) it would look a lot better imo. Something like this [link]

Anyway thanks again for the awesome port :)
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Any chance you could link a screen shot pointing out the bits you mean. Vista has so many different toolbars for various circumstances that it can be tricky to know exactly which one you mean. Thanks.
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:iconimmobilarity:
immobilarity Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Sure thing.

[link]

:)
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Unfortunately I don't know how to change the Details Pane. It can be done but still have to figure out how :)

The 'Detail View' headings I'd be hesataint to change as they come from the original Lassekongo style and personally I quite like them.

The bar above that needs to be darkened at least.
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:iconimmobilarity:
immobilarity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Also maybe have the toolbar autohide and maybe even do something with the detail pane. Again, just suggestions/requests thanks!
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neilmccauley Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
sorry but it looks some kind of unfinished ;)
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:iconfalkriz:
falkriz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Great port!
I hope you can add transparency to this too, then it would be the best!

Good luck with future projects.
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:iconlastsnowdance:
lastsnowdance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!

And special thanks for Aero, not basic port!
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:iconsicktertainment:
SiCKtertainment Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Using taskbar on top shows the Vista orb.
Hopefully you'll fix that.
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:iconchod:
chod Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Looks great man. :)
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:iconbob-loblawlaw:
bob-loblawlaw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
One slight critique. The start button reverts to the Vista default if the taskbar is moved from the bottom.
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:iconbob-loblawlaw:
bob-loblawlaw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Thanks. Love Eoin's port too.

These XP ports just llook so much more elegant than nearly all of the Aero themes imo. And adding your own flavour is exactly what you should be doing, so keep it up.
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trag3dy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Awesome! Do you take requests? >.>

Striped VS next if you can get permissions!!
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:icondocmars:
DocMARs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Very nice I love it!

I have a suggestion for this release or a future release though:

- Allow the user to change the color of the theme using the slider in Window Appearance properties.
- Make the windows and other elements semi-transparent and allow for adjustment of color intensity.

If you added this it would make it so much better than it already is!
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:iconeoin:
Eoin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Yes there is no use of Aero Glass in this theme currently. I will probably do a mod with transparency in the near future.

Thanks for the kind words.
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for converting it for the Aero Interface :D
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:icontyblos:
tyblos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
nice can you port more aero VS from lassekongo or sweatyfish????


ty
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SlavaKM Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Perfection!
Even the search field is visible.
Faved!
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:iconcr7network:
Cr7NeTwOrK Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
awesome. keep porting lassekongo83 vs please. fav'd
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