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Exon for Windows 8.1 by NadirP Exon for Windows 8.1 by NadirP
Patch your system using use UxStyle.
For remove ribbon in windows explorer use Ribbon Disabler.

Copy all file in "Theme" folder to "%windir%/Resources/Themes".
Open personalize panel and apply the "Exon" theme.
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Given 2013-11-09
jobetaguirre Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
can you make a version like the windows border is like from windows 10? :)
ubaidpks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Its work with windows 8.1 pro?
WindWithBest Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
lust-to-kill Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist
I absolutely love this theme, I used it for months on Windows 8.1, but now I have Windows 10 and I'm not sure if it will work or not? I would love to be able to use it on windows 10.
TaylorShy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
I don't know what I am doing wrong. I downloaded the file, put it in the Theme folder and opened up the Exon theme and it just looks like this. I tried using both UltraUX and uninstalled it and now I am trying UxStyle and it still does this. What am I doing wrong?
cooldeepuv Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
I think its because the patch didn't get applied.
You have to restart the pc after installing the patch (I used and after that apply the theme.
Ekilibrium Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Excellent :thumbsup:
Gr0vk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Update for Windows 10 pls.. This is my favourite theme so far
2Pinka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Great theme but have bugs fix pls
cooldeepuv Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
This bug have been fixed by some other guys earlier and now its working perfect. But if u want those files, I have uploaded them here…

Thanks for those who have fixed the bug.
iSAM-20 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Why does it look like this on my PC?
NTHNY Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
You know it would be great? Delete circles in the arrows of the file browser.
manuphilip Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Have fallen in love with this theme. Is there a way i can reduce the big drop shadow?
WandersonS13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Exon for Windows 10 pls!
SevenDareK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
allenvill Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
where is the link
TaikiKurosawa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I really love this theme. 
There's just one thing I want to change. I'd like the taskbar to be transparent, does anybody know how I can archieve that?
Fragil1ty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Sadly, this theme isn't updated that often any more, the developer got bored or just has moved onto other various things in his life or whatever.

The theme that you have now is probably the best you're going to get unfortunately.
Fragil1ty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
With the latest download there is no progress bar on the icons on the taskbar, so hopefully a fix will be implemented soon. 
Gema-kun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best theme yet so far!
Fragil1ty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Has anyone managed to fix the background (grey borders) and progress bars on this theme yet? I would very much love to use it.
JckOfAllTrades Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, i really love your theme but im not huge fan of black taskbars. Is there a way to change how windows looks without changing the taskbar?
This is my desktop now, i would like to keep taskbar theme like this.

PS Really great job bro, keep up! ^^
zoso375 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Just switched from Linux to Windows and I think I've installed every VS on DA. This is the only thing that stuck. Very well done. My only (small) gripe is the jump list bug on 8.1. Otherwise, just beautiful.
ohtyrone Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Look in the comments below, some users fixed that bug (and more). I'm using the version posted by thomasking42, no bugs at all in that one :)
298374928374 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
can someone add a progress bar on the taskbar? like when the icon blinks (steam skype etc)
darukuk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Hi, does anyone know if it's possible to change the border and active border color? I've tried using MsStyler but with no success. I'd appreciate if someone could do it or tell me how!
ajdip Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
plase update to 8.1. this vs is realy cool.
biom1ko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I istalled this theme and rebooted my pc, only to log in to my windows profile, to find out that the screen was entirely black, no icons, win8 taskbar, no nothing. I had to restore from a previous point.


If you do not have a saved point you might as well format the computer. this is how bad this theme is.

This theme could be considered as bad as malware, and honestly i cannot even begin to comprehend why did you released it knowing that it has this big flaw.

Do not istall this theme if you want to have your pc working in order, expecially considering that other people did istall this theme, and then unistall it, just to find out that it does the black screen issue anyway. Just choose another theme, any other theme really, discard this, its not even that good to begin with.
link6155 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's your own fault if your computer gets ruined. You were willing to take the steps in installing the theme, which means you also accept the responsibility of what happens. Just because you had a problem doesn't mean you can deemed this theme as "malware".
ohtyrone Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
You shouldn't blame the theme, much less call it malware, unless you've tested and researched to verify it a bit first. A black screen on boot isn't an uncommon issue. It can be caused by lots of things in Windows 8 - it's happened to me on several occasions, in fact.
I don't know exactly why it happened to you, but one thing that I do know that can cause it with regards to themes is if something (perhaps Windows itself) changes the files that your themepatcher (UXThemepatcher or UxStyle) has modified and you reboot with a custom theme still installed. Running sfc /scannow reverts the changes your themepatcher has made, so if you run it and try to reboot without changing to a default theme you'll get a black screen. Uninstalling your themepatcher without changing to a default theme has the same effect. Black screens can also be caused by driver issues. 

Regardless though, it isn't the theme itself that's to blame. It's working fine for me and lots of others. A helpful tip: If a piece of software seems to be working for a lot of people but does not work for you, it's probably not malware, it's probably a problem on your end.
cooldeepuv Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
this theme is not malware... its the perfect theme for windows 8.
even I had black screen problem when I installed certain other themes in my pc, but that doesn't mean tht theme is malware... black screen occurs when the particular pc doesn't have certain configuration.

im using this theme in my pc & my tablet n I don't have any black screen issue (this theme works perfect even with latest microsoft update, just use the updated files from - 'thomasking42').
thomasking42 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
also, a windows explorer address bar-less version:

Fragil1ty Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014
Looks very nice, very minimal. Does this also address the loading bars on the taskbar? e.g. when you're download something, it is indicated on the icons on the taskbar? or is that still a feature that needs to be addressed, etc?
thomasking42 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Fixed the grey background of window text. download link here:

YuuKyuuichi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thank you very much! 
Anthurus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
thank you for the fix.
It possible to add a progress bar on the taskbar ?
postdante Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thank you!

Any chance to look at the dark verison of this theme? (like on Exon for Win 7)?
thomasking42 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
maybe, but i am have exams at the moment.
Chronobones Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you as well, doesn't seem to be any other bugs :D
cooldeepuv Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014
Love Cool... working fine... thanx for you n 'AngelWZR' for making this theme perfect for windows 8.1 👍
The main reason why I love this theme is- no border, have cool shadow & there is no need of 'ribbon disabler' or 'aero glass mod' like most other themes...
computationalprince Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
could you make a small taskbar version? and also make the taskbar more visible
AngelWZR Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014  Student Interface Designer
So here's another update for those who using this theme on Windows 8.1 — now with working context menus on the Start screen.
Just replace existing Exon.msstyles with this
As for the grey titlebar, I've never experienced this bug.
LaylC Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Could you perhaps do the dark variation as well?
cooldeepuv Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014
If u don't mind, would u make the bar showing drive space/size thinner 😊... it will be nice...
Fragil1ty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
This is not the issue that we really care about at the moment, sure it's nice that you've fixed the contextual menus and what not, but a lot of us cannot even use the theme because the background (inactive) menus is just.. very unappealing to look at. 

This theme has not been updated in several months and it's a relatively quick and easy fix for those who know what they are doing within themes e.g. Theme developers and what not.

Furthermore, the link that you gave us, I'm not sure what's wrong with it, but because the host is located in russia, it's taking forever to load for me and then it just hangs, upload it onto mega or fileshare or something.

Thanks anyway.
USFMagic Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Let's not get carried away.  You CAN use the theme with "gasp" light grey background behind system window title text.

When someone is nice enough to take their time to fix something and share it (even though it's not something you were hoping for), you probably should use a lighter tone.

AngelWZR: If you can take a look at it and try to tackle it, great!  If not, thanks for the update that you didn't have to share!  I'm still hoping that you take a look into it though lol.
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