As you know Microsoft will soon release the Windows Threshold Technical Preview. From a number of leaked screenshots it can be noted that MS will change the aesthetics of the Desktop and the overall window layout. I will continue working on icons when I get my hands on it. This time I will be creating them in Illustrator so that I can provide you with both an icon theme and separate vector files of the icons. Thank you all for downloading and endorsing my work. If any of you are interested in a collaboration for creating the new set of icons, let me know.
is icon packs useful for those of us that shrunk icons? I got my icons on small, would using custom ones make a big difference with small icons set? Because I'd barely be able to see a change if I'm set to "small"
May I ask...in the past, was this available for Windows 7 at all? I had customized my PC big time, but had to reinstall Windows after a bad profile corruption, so lost it all, PLUS the notes on where I had gotten everything. This set is extremely close to the one I had installed...
I would look at the "Previous Versions" to see, but that link seems to be broken. It isn't functional.
If you did have a W7 supported version, and still do, what could I bribe you with for the opportunity to use this awesome work again?
I didn't make a version for Windows 7. Windows 7 is designed in a different spirit, so I respect that. I realized that this imageres and shell32 dll mod can break things if certain conditions are not met. I designed an even newer version of this mod, but I lost access to the files.
If Microsoft makes a radical redesign on the Desktop in Windows 8.2 or Windows 9, I don't want to be spending a lot of time and resources for nothing. There are Aero leftovers in Windows 8.x Desktop, and I want them gone. As an example, the folder previews overlay are not compatible with what I did, and Internet Explorer crashes when I modify some of the icons in shell32.dll. I expect Microsoft to move on to vectorized windows and icons, to offer better scalability and sharp looking UI. It isn't too high on their priority list, because they have bigger problems to worry about, like attracting consumers and developers to the ModernUI platform, and integrating all of their services in every product that uses Windows.
I also don't have enough time for this anymore, and hope for a real redesign from Microsoft because they have better designers that are paid to do these things. The OS needs to be cleaned of legacy bloat, there are icons in some dlls that simply don't make sense anymore, since some of them date back from the Windows 95 days. Microsoft needs to make a cleaned up Windows 9, but for that to happen, a lot of consumers and also the enterprise have to move on, which takes time and money, not to mention the backfire from those who don't want to change anything they do on a PC, even if you give them time and support.
Thanks for the reply and no worries at all. Your set must not have been what I was using before. I'll find something else I can't upgrade to W8 because I use several applications (required by my work and some clients) that have not upgraded to support W8, and probably won't.
I hear what you're saying about Microsoft....I've gone from being a fan a few years ago to a point today of being ready to jump ship. My nightmare with the Surface tablet, versions of their core software that are incompatible, app data that users want/need to sync between devices that hasn't been addressed yet. All that plus inconsistent support or flat out wrong information presented by their own people and products.
I think everybody gets the issue wrong...it's not so much that people hate the metro/modern UI (although you hear about it most), it's that Microsoft is too saddled with legacy thinking, legacy framework and software components, groups and product teams aren't working together, and the goals too scattered. All resulting in applications and products that on one hand have brilliant ideas, yet are handicapped and made ineffectual by stupid decisions , old methodologies, and a complete lack of understanding a user's needs.
I find myself, on a weekly basis at times, wanting to walk through the Microsoft offices, smacking the people on the head and yelling "what the &%# are you people thinking????"
PS... I was hoping that the "previous versions" you had a link to in the original post had a Windows 7 versions among them. Since the link is broken or no longer functional I couldn't check myself. I certainly wasn't asking you to make one...that would be too much work and I would never expect that. Just wanted to be clear since I thought perhaps my first comment might have been misunderstood.