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Google+ VS for WindowsXP by blurokr Google+ VS for WindowsXP by blurokr
! UPDATE: +20.000 DOWNLOADS! THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!!

! UPDATE: NEW VERSION RELEASED! fav.me/d5vtfs0


! UPDATE: +15.000 DOWNLOADS! THANKS EVERYONE!!! :D

As i said in my journal, i went nuts looking for a google+ish style for xp... i found some great styles in the way, but not THE one, so i made my own! Here is plusXP, a Google+ Style for Windows XP users.

NOTE: As you may see, i'm using Findexer toolbar tomseffect.com/LessClix/FindeX… . The VS doesn't actually have a matching folder sidebar, but aside that, the whole style makes perfect sense. So i recommend installing Findexer, windows are way more useful that way, and you'll get rid of the annoying blue sidebar you'll get if not using it. The next version of the vs (coming soon, I PROMISE!) will have that fixed.

What's inside the package:
- fonts
- vs
- styler toolbar

What's not inside package:
- wallpapers
- icons
- cursors

Let's give some credits now.

· plusXP vs is actually a mod of awesome Iboga VS fav.me/d1ym9ng by TheSmurth

· plusXP toolbar is a mod of Snohseo toolbar fav.me/d2lz8cv by DM-moinmoin

· Cursors in the preview are Dark G09 fav.me/d2lg1my by haydenkeller

· Those incredible colorful icons in the preview are Origami fav.me/d36oexo by nokari

· Small taskbar and findexer icons are Token icons fav.me/d24gow2 by brsev

· Walls in the preview can be found browsing these deviants' galleries:
- TheDeletedUser
- Rahul964
- MetroUI
- diorgn
- rikulu
- f0xt3r
- and sooo many more.

Enjoy!

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:iconawaisagha:
awaisagha Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I applied the theme, and t was really good one, but bro it still needs some working to be done. It is not yet perfect one.
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks! yeah, it was my first theme (and second-to-last actually) and of course it has some issues... minor ones i think, but it definitely has them. It's been out there for quite a while, and i don't think it'll get another update. However you may want to check United Colors, my other vs based on this one, it has some bug fixes and corrections, maybe you'll find a better option there :D
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, and thanks for the fav! :D
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:iconkfcnyancat:
Kfcnyancat Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
An insult to Windows XP.
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You may think there's no point replying a comment from a deleted account, but i think there is, because the one that made that comment may still be on da with a different account, or even he/she isn't, it'd be a disrespect no to answer him/her. That being said...

Thanks for your critique. I hope you took the time trying the vs before making your judgement. But anyway, i'd love to hear your suggestions and a full critique, so i can keep that in mind with my future works. Greetings from Argentina.
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:iconhuku9h1f:
Huku9H1F Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Very nice.
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! check the new version ;)
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:iconhuku9h1f:
Huku9H1F Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I surely would, if I was using XP.
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:iconxperia511:
XPERIA511 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
HOLA, OK,
GRACIAS
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:iconredligot2009:
redligot2009 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks incredible~!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! it has some minor bugs, but they'll be fixed soon. stay tuned!
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:iconrivenroth740:
RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
can u make a visual style pack?
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:icontobie-519:
Tobie-519 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
AAAMMMMMAAAZZZZZIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!

THXX AND GOOD JOB !!!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! hope u like and enjoy using it :D
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:icondark-knight193:
Dark-Knight193 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
very nice !!!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! i'm thinking about version 2 of this vs... no longer google+ vs, but something similar. stay tuned!
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:icondark-knight193:
Dark-Knight193 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Looking forward to it :)
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:iconjhijayz:
jhijayz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
nice..... ty
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconvladtimro:
vladtimro Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
love the theme, both for xp and for seven!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for 7? i didn't make any theme for 7! LOL thanks anyway! I might be one of the last old-fashioned guys using XP :D
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:iconbrebenel-silviu:
Brebenel-Silviu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WOW!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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:iconlufthelfer:
lufthelfer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Very beautiful job.
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! i'll start working on new version after my final exams... coming soon! :D
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:iconaufa333:
aufa333 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i have an XP right now.
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, thanks!
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:iconforeign-steel:
foreign-steel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
se ven mejor la letra quitando el efecto en propiedades de pantalla/apariencia/efectos
"usar el siguiente método para suavizar los bordes de las fuentes de pantalla" desactivado
vi un tema de google plus donde los botones de cerrar, restaurar y minimizar eran los simbolos en colores del google plus pero me temo que era para W7
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
el asunto del suavizado de la tipografía depende mucho del tipo de pantalla... en un monitor LCD seguramente se vea mejor con el suavizado estandar... en un CRT se ve increíblemente mas nítida la tipografía con ClearType activado... en las pantallas de laptops creo que lo mejor es, como dices tu, desactivar el suavizado.
Y con respecto a los botones, los cambiaré en la proxima versión del estilo, pero creo que con el logotipo de G+ en los 3 botones quedaría un poco sobrecargado... pero lo probaré :) gracias por tu comentario!!!
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:iconpatchykev:
PatchyKev Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!! *_*
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! version 2.0 coming soon... i think
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awagink Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
hello!
thank you for your theme, i like it very much .
i setup it follow your illustration.

"Important things to do BEFORE applying the skin:

?You must have your uxtheme.dll patched. If you have it, cool. If you don't, donwload it (see below).

?Install the fonts provided in your fonts folder ["Windows\fonts\"]

?Copy "plusXP" into OS theme folder ["Windows\Resources\Themes"]"

but i cann't see the window like your preview photo .

i don't know the \styler\plusXP toolbar folder set in which folder .

theme\styler\plusXP toolbar or theme\TB\plusXP toolbar or theme\Shell\NormalColor\plusXP toolbar

the plusXP toolbar can't work .
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! first of all, in the preview u see all those huge icons just because i have thumbnails enabled... only Windows Vista & Windows 7 have icons up to 256*256 px... then, the issue with styler toolbar... you must have installed the Styler software. You can get it here [link] if you need detailed instructions to get it work properly, you may see this tutorial [link] Once you've enabled styler toolbar,copy the contents of "plusXP toolbar.rar" in stlyer's skins folder, select it and.. you're done! If you need anything else, please let me know.
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:iconclub-mate:
club-mate Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
that is ridicolous! Such a great style for XP!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks man!
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:icongivesnofuck:
givesnofuck Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student
Se ve muy elegante!, buen trabajo :clap:.

:xmas:
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
muchas gracias!! muy pronto se viene la nueva versión!
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:iconcydonian-knight:
cydonian-knight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This is great; it's just lacking a fitting shell style. Can I also suggest bigger fonts? Kudos!
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, i didn't pay enough attention to shell.... :S
Thanks for your comment, and thanks for that kudos thing (i googled it) lol
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:icontinkudadra:
tinkudadra Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thatss coooool
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconplander:
plander Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
i love iboga style, but he had a weighty problem - in some programs check boxes didn't shown as checked, always as unchecked :(
but in your mode your blue check boxes work fine, thank u for that fix! and i love your blue green and red colors for buttons it's cool!
but red color at the bottom of the window i dont like so much :) can u change it?

p.s. animation at taskbar u have not changed ? upheld what was in the iboga ? or u change it?
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! yeah, i realized about that while building the style. Minor fix actually.
About coloured underlines... i'm thinking about some colour variants for next version, red, blue, green and maybe yellow. And i don't know what animation you're talking about :S
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:iconplander:
plander Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
yeah, color variants in style it's good, if u do that it will be cool ;)
animation - i show u screen tomorrow :)
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
btw, there is some other bugs with titlebar buttons in some programs... i'll try to fix it.
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LukasKokoska Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I like this. Althought the metro start orb is not fitting me to the overall look at all, and the buttons could use some redesigning - making them colorful only on hover/pressed state so they are less distracting.
But like its being said, there was no XP VS that would catch audience for quite some time now. Good job :)
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much... this is the kind of comments that really leads you to keep on making stuff like this. About the buttons, i guess you're talking about those blue and red (and sometimes green) buttons... yeah... they're awfully distracting... i'll keep that on mind on the next version of this vs. Surely, there won't be a green step. Titlebar buttons are most likely to change a little bit... and about the metro orb... yeah, i know it doesn't really match with the overall look, but it's just... i really like it. maybe next vs will have some orb alternatives... or maybe i find a nicer one... or even maybe, i'll get myself to work on one.
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LukasKokoska Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Its always best to make an orb by your own. I personally think that its the part of VS where you can be wild and use your imagination. Maybe you can take a look and inspire from VS like Area, Amana, Play... some very nice works with orbs there ;)
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:iconblurokr:
blurokr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah... i'll probably make some major inspiring, thinking and designing process for that orb... and those styles are really great, you're right!
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scarcr Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
thanks for your job. i have not seen so beautiful theme of xp for many days. yes, i like this one.
but i'm not very satisfy for some designs.
first i hope the both borders of lest and right could reduce several pixels .
and i can't see the minimize and maximize icon on the panel of eclipse and some applications else.
best wishes.
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