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July 5, 2010
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Windows 7 Border Skin by ainq Windows 7 Border Skin by ainq

:yawn: So many downloads, so little :+fav:s...

If you want Aero7 taskbar and start menu, visit [link]

If you like it and/or download it, please :+fav:,
give me :points:: [link] , give me a :llama:, or add me to your :+devwatch:: [link] .

Thank you!

Epic thanks to: :iconbiondini:~biondini for the colors.

Download Version 4.0 Now

Aero7 4.0 Border Skin by
Changelog from 3.0:

-ReExtracted Borders
-Improved Positioning
-Improved Colors
-ReExtracted Address/Search Bar Images
-Improved backwards/forwards buttons
-Lots of improved images
-Preconfigured to look like Aero
-The (next to) final version!

Changelog from 2.0:

-Improved buttons
-All 16 Windows 7 Colors by
-Improved maximized button position
-Improved addressbar and searchbar
-Improved backwards/forwards buttons
-Lots of improved bitmaps
-Even better preconfigured to look like Aero
-Just awesomer!

Changelog from Beta:

-Compatible with Border Skin 0.29
-Improved maximized Explorer/Window States
-More stable
-Improved Search Bar position
-Improved Window Buttons
-Preconfigured to look like Aero
From Wikipedia: Windows Aero was revised to be more touch-friendly. For example, the title bar buttons are now slightly bigger.

Then how come all of the other skins have vista buttons and resources? Because they didn't bother to update the buttons and images. So, I extracted everything from aero.msstyles to bring you this skin.

Please look at the Feature List below:

-Re-Extracted from Aero.Msstyles using WSB
-Perfect Emulation of Aero Theme with Glow, Blur, and Reflection
-Segoe UI font 9pt for all windows, bundled with package
-ClearType enabling instructions for XP for a better aero look
-All 16 Windows 7 Colors
-Perfect explorer bars and buttons
-ReMasked borders
-Perfect Borders
-Perfect Win7 Style Explorer and Windows

Extract the contents of the ZIP file. Copy "Border Skin 0.2.9" to wherever you want it. Run "Border Skin.exe" and configure the settings.
Stuff I recommend: (for XP only):
- Styler toolbar: Windows 7 Styler Toolbar (Windows 7 Aero) by chrizlu [link]

- Favorite Links: FindeXer win7 kit by fediaFedia, as part of Aero Ultimate 7 6801 Beta [link]

-Visual style:Windows 7 Basic for XP by leosss [link]

-Shellstyle: 7 Shellstyle Task-Panel by TeChNo-tRaNCeR [link]


You do not need to follow the following instructions if you are using Vista or 7.

To install Segoe UI font, just go in the "Segoe UI" folder and copy all of the files to C:\WINDOWS\Fonts. You're done!

To enable cleartype for the optimal aero experience, right-click a blank area of the desktop,
click properties, click the appearance tab, click effects, check font smoothing, and from
the drop-down list, select cleartype. Click OK on all windows.
(C) 2011
You may not redistribute or modify this without explicit permission by the author.

If you like my work, a fav/watch/points/llama is very appreciated so I can continue to improve on this.

Wallpaper: Leaked Windows 8 Wallpaper
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DobruskiX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Download link???????
shayshaank Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Vanjazed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I have error:

Exception Source : mscorlib
Exception Type : FormatException
Exception Message : Входная строка имела неверный формат.
Exception Site : StringToNumber

------------- : Stack Trace : -------------
в System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal)
в System.Number.ParseDouble(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt)
в System.Double.Parse(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)
в System.Convert.ToDouble(String value, IFormatProvider provider)
в System.String.System.IConvertible.ToDouble(IFormatProvider provider)
в System.Convert.ChangeType(Object value, Type conversionType, IFormatProvider provider)
в BorderSkin.Settings.Load()
в BorderSkin.Program.Main()

*Exception Message : Входная строка имела неверный формат - Input string was invalid.
ainq Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Roxas031 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i get this error when running the .ex on xp sp2 x32: 0xc0000135
ainq Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
install .net framework.
bra101yan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This program was use so much the memory of pc...
CooBlu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
However, the only issue I have with it is the shadow. It acts like the border of the window and whenever I click on it, I change the size of the window. Is there a version of this that has no shadow?
ainq Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
you can try cropping the shadow out, but I'm afraid that's a border skin limitation.
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