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December 4, 2012
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Ambient by xXiNightXx Ambient by xXiNightXx
If you have any questions or problems, please post below!

***Please note, Start8 is not supported. If you wish to have the startmenu skinned properly, please use Startisback***

Rev 1.0
-Removed Black theme(Just for now)
-Skinned Navigation Buttons
-Skinned Command Module
-Round Borders (Requires winaero tool to remove color pixels on the corners, extras folder has more info)
-Updated Start menu
-Lowered opacity on taskbar buttons so that Progress bars are more visible
-Squared off start buttons (Requires startisback)
-Windows Xp Sounds Added

How to install Theme; (Create a system restore point first!)

1. Windows 8 x64 users download [link] <---- If already Patched, skip steps 1/2.
2. Install Patch, dont reboot.
3. Copy the theme files to C:WindowsResourcesThemes
4. Apply the theme through the personalization window.

(Optional Stuff) <Its best you use these to make the theme look right :D

-Disable Ribbon UI-
Download [link] and disable the ribbon UI, do not log off, instead.. Just right click taskbar>Taskmanager> and restart explorer

-Bottom Details Pane- (Windows 7 Style)
To move the details pane to the bottom of explorer, Download this program (Make A system restore point first!):[link]

-Start Menu-
To get the original start menu, download the free trial or purchase Startisback from here: [link]
-Supports opening Metro start and pin metro apps to start menu.

This theme was originally designed on windows xp. The creator
~tornado5 has given me permission to port the theme. All rights belong to him.

XP Version: [link]
You may only use these for personal use only. Ask before re-uploading/modifying my works. (you can modify for personal use only!)

Warning! Do not download from any other site or page except here, other may be trying to give you a virus! Always scan files before opening them.

Ambient for windows 8 xXiNightXx & tornado5 2012-2013 Deviantart
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can you upload this theme for windows 8 please???
because i have very slow connection to download Windows 8.1
downloadsp Nov 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
downloadsp Nov 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
hope you will port it to win7 too
I would but I do not have windows 7 anymore 8(  This guy however does have a semi port of it.…
Please update for the windows 8.1 version
Just tested on my system. Seems to be working fine for me. Only issue is I have to tweak a style for the new start menu. (startisback Plus)
I will once I finish setting up my desktop. For some reason, 8.1 would not install. Had to fresh install 7>8>8.1 lol
Your black version of this Theme been the only acceptable Theme for win8 :( - why did u remove it?
I am experimenting with the theme now. I have many things to do still. But here is a small preview: The original theme was way to dark. Some areas just did not have detail. Im making sure that this time it will work out. Though it may not be fully black, it will be "Ambient Smoke Black". I will also be experimenting with making the window frames, taskbar and startmenu de-saturated with semi transparent graphics to support the windows 8 colorization feature next.
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