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Windows 8 still has Windows Basic theme

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LimeMaster    15,601

I know Microsoft apparently replaced all the existing Windows Vista/7 themes but look at this screenshot. It has the Windows Basic theme in the sub windows of IcoFX. :)

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Ok?

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Jose_49    1,046

Yes it is. There is also a way to hack it, to bring it back :p

The thing is... Aero basic is... well... too basic...

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LimeMaster    15,601

Well why did they bother restricting access to the themes if they are not going to properly remove the them?

Cool i guess. :) Maybe aero glass theme is also still available.

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Detection    2,256

Well why did they bother restricting access to the themes if they are not going to properly remove the themes?

Easier probably, and 99% of Win 8 users wouldn't have a clue it was even there, let alone want to enable it

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Active.    1,697

Well why did they bother restricting access to the themes if they are not going to properly remove the themes?

It's more of a bug than a feature really. I think MDI child windows in general have the Windows basic theme in Windows 8.

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LimeMaster    15,601

It's more of a bug than a feature really. I think MDI child windows in general have the Windows basic theme in Windows 8.

Still that means they haven't removed the theme.

Easier probably, and 99% of Win 8 users wouldn't have a clue it was even there, let alone want to enable it

Maybe but they could surely notice that part of the application is themed differently and might be curious on how to enable it.

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Detection    2,256

Maybe but they could surely notice that part of the application is themed differently and might be curious on how to enable it.

Doubt it, the majority of PC users just accept how windows is set up as default, maybe change the wallpaper at most

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Steven P.    14,245

I know Microsoft apparently replaced all the existing Windows Vista/7 themes but look at this screenshot. It has the Windows Basic theme in the sub windows of IcoFX. :)

That pic is so small that I almost spooned out my eyes to get em closer to the screen :/

not really...

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LimeMaster    15,601

That pic is so small that I almost spooned out my eyes to get em closer to the screen :/

It was MASSIVE originally but sized it down, but it does not matter as it still proves the basic theme is there :)

Doubt it, the majority of PC users just accept how windows is set up as default, maybe change the wallpaper at most

Sadly that's probably true.

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syobon999    40

you can't disable the aero in windows 8

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vcfan    2,338

It's more of a bug than a feature really. I think MDI child windows in general have the Windows basic theme in Windows 8.

yea I noticed that awhile back. all child windows are doing this.

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remixedcat    2,767

Start>run>services.msc>themes>try to find it

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LimeMaster    15,601

Start>run>services.msc>themes>try to find it

Noting happens. :o

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McKay    3,696

What is that?! A Picture for Ants?!

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

Sorry to bump this post but, I noticed when my graphics drivers were installing, all my windows switched to basic them for a split second. Does anyone know if Windows Basic theme can be enabled somehow?

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+Red King    2,466

Better question, why has Microsoft not genuinely killed off classic theme yet? Is someone at Microsoft whacking off instead of doing their job?

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

I might try copying the basic theme from Windows 7 over to 8 and see if it will work.

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On 2/20/2013 at 8:38 PM, Jose_49 said:

Yes it is. There is also a way to hack it, to bring it back :p

The thing is... Aero basic is... well... too basic...

The Classic Theme works on: Windows NT (NT4 and Me) and on Modern Windows (95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista and 7)

On all versions of Windows NT and on Windows 85, 98, 2000 and Vista, the Classic Theme is known as the Standard Theme

 

The Basic Theme works on Windows XP, Vista and 7, although It is used in Windows RE and PE for 8 and above.

In Windows XP, this is known as the Luna theme if you remember back in 2001. The Math Input Panel in Windows 10 1703 and newer also shows the basic theme. Some software that are comptible with windows uses the basic theme as a window inside the software. Sometimes, the computer glitches out and show the basic theme for a few seconds. 

 

The Aero Theme works on Windows Vista and 7.

In Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, the Math Input Panel should show the aero theme before the aero theme was replace with the basic theme in 2017.

 

The Metro Theme works on Windows 8 and 8.1

 

The Aero Lite theme works on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 as a high contrast mode, and is also known as the basic theme in Windows 8 and 8.1

 

The Metro Theme was updated on Windows 10.

 

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