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I cannot apply visual styles

  1. #11


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    I do have the theme outside the relevant folder.
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  2. #12



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Looking good. But when you try to activate it from personalize themes nothing happens, how about when you click the theme file (Elune8.1)?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Whatever custom theme I apply, it ends up looking like this.

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    The orange comes from my desktop wallpaper.
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  4. #14



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    On your screenshot in post #11 it looks like your theme file and folder are both in a folder(I could be mistaken, but I should be able to se windows themes and your installed theme all on that one screen). They should be taken out so it looks like aero does.

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  5. #15


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    I did as you said and now it works. I'll update this thread if I get any more problems,
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  6. #16



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I don't believe you're understanding me quite right.

    You need to take the Elune8 folder & the Elune8.1 theme file out of the Elune8.1 folder , and place only those two things in C:/Windows/Resources/Themes.

    The folder they both were in, take away and store it somewhere else.

    Or you can take the folder out with everything in it, and copy those 2 items to C:/Windows/Resources/Themes, which is actually better, as then you'll have a copy of them. I use a thumb drive and just copy my files to their respective position.

    In any case only the Elune8 folder & the Elune8.1 theme fileshould be in Themes.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    You're right. I read what you said wrong. Now I did what you said, the thing works.
    Thank you very much for your help. I'll update the thread if I get any more problems.
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  8. #18



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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by desbest View Post
    You're right. I read what you said wrong. Now I did what you said, the thing works.
    Thank you very much for your help. I'll update the thread if I get any more problems.
    You're welcome. When installing themes, I find sometimes the creators don't quite explain thins enough. I use to get VERY frustrated when I started theming.

    So give me a screenshot with file explorer showing too, so I can see what you got
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  9. #19


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Here's mine.
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  10. #20



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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Nice it changes the window decorations.
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