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NEXTLevel by Vathanx NEXTLevel by Vathanx
Presents...
NEXTLevel
...the wait is over!
From now you can enjoy my newest visual style for Vista :D


Bring your desktop to the next level with the NEXTLevel!

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Package contains:

NEXTLevel visual style in 2 versions:
modern taskbar
alternate classic taskbar

Matching nature wallpaper (dual monitor versions available):
widescreen
fullscreen

| Ryan

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Installation:

Quick Guide:

To use custom visual styles you need to patch your system, via VistaGlazz or TuneUp Utilities

Next unpack 'NEXTLevel' folder to 'C:\Windows\Resources\Themes' (where C is the partition with Windows installed)

Now you can change the visual style by clicking any .msstyle file, or via 'Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance'

Click here for the full installation guide

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I want to thank very much ~Michel8170 for his help and support

Also ~patrickgs for the help,

~UkIntel & ~psycoB for their great work on HEX reserching

And thank goes to Mando for allowing me to use his wallpaper.

Some parts of this theme are inspired by Thallos VS, a beautiful theme for Windows XP by `-kol

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Check out THIS custom shellstyle if you prefer topshell.

Check out also THIS sidebar skin to get more NEXTLevel.

Click here to get official NEXTLevel skin for the ObjectDock

Click here to get official NEXTLevel skin for the RocketDock

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Update v1.1:

27-03-08 -> NEXTLevel has been updated - I've included the most requested "features" such as "new" classic taskbar with custom orb and transparency on maximized windows :D

Check update log below for full information.

NEW - version with classic taskbar + custom orb
NEW - transparency in maximized windows
CHANGED - overlay images in Alt+Tab menu
CHANGED - background image when dragging files in Explorer
CHANGED - redesigned sidebar of classic Save/Open file window

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NEXTLevel has been featured as DD :D Big thanks to ~chalkley3 for suggestion and `manicho for featuring :nod:

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-12-15
As the suggestion note said, "~Vathanx has obviously put a lot of work into NEXTLevel and as a result has produced a stand-out item for the sparsely-populated vista skins gallery. Making vista skins is not easy due to the lack of tools, and we need to encourage more people like him to help get the ball rolling". I have nothing else to say than "amazing!". The best VS for Vista I've seen so far. ( Suggested by chalkley3 and Featured by mauricioestrella )
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rkmugen Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This theme/visual style is BEAUTIFUL! Though I have to admit that the taskbar doesn't look to great against a pitch-black wallpaper, which i usually prefer to use.... having said that, it looks great with lighter-colored wallpapers.
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kaikosoku Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Question: Wheres da download link
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:iconbalkanskisupermodel:
BalkanskiSuperModel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i had this theme for windows 7 so if its not a problem to give me a link pls...
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:iconmanurie:
manurie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome but my lower preview panel don't show .. please help :(

here: [link]
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:iconathreyakb:
athreyakb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
AWESOME!
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:iconeyesofaraven:
EyesOfARaven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
You really should port this to 7, wouldn't take too much work (and will make it easier to port to 8 soon enough).
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:iconrudykaya:
rudykaya Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hold on man i didn't know you were a beast
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:iconishfwilf:
Ishfwilf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thank you
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Samystic Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
how to change the title bar in Vista Builder???
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Samystic Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
can you please let me know how to change the titlebar image in Vistabuilder??
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Samystic Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
can you please let me know how to change the titlebar image in Vistabuilder??
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PhilipXD Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Hi! I'm a NEXTLEVEL lover and I'm currently working on a NEXTLEVEL theme pack for Xp. I need your permission to submit the work and use your NEXTLEVEL logo. Can you give me permission??? PLZ!!!!
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:iconal3xx3la:
AL3XX3LA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
beautiful. exactly what i was looking for.
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ZENADesign Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool style! Thank you!!:D
And congratulations! Daily Deviation!:devart:
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Errooor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
I would love to have this on Win7 as I had to reinstall my sys last week. On Vista I only used this Theme but on 7 there is just the one from fediaFedia and that doesn't have the grey orb....
Please make it for 7 again, please.

And I would like to suggest a Firefox Theme in your nextlevel style. Would pay a bit for it.
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shivshastri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
very like
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:iconkingblue12:
kingblue12 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Epic!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! THANKS!
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:iconxxxxanonymousxxxx:
xxxxAnonymousxxxx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   Interface Designer
Is there any way we can get this for xp? i love this skin
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:iconnamae-san:
Namae-san Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice style! Thank you! :D
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:iconburr111:
burr111 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Very Nice
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:iconchaunet:
chaunet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Is this compatible with Windows 7x64?
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:iconblahstik:
blahstik Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Does this work for XP?
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:icondaneshady:
DaNeShady Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
This is really nice, good job man :D
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marz3pan Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love this theme, but can you or someone else make a version with non-transparent windows when maximised, pleeease? :)
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serrav Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Excellent theme, love it, -apart from one thing, I would like to change the start menu pin list from white to a darker colour to match the rest of the theme. I've searched a lot but can't find a way to do it.

Can you tell me how?

Thanx
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:iconthe-abs:
the-abs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
please make it for windows 7
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
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superste2201 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Windows 7 port?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconpedogiraffe:
PedoGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Could you remove the gradient for the Name|Type|Total Size|Free Space
menu?

It really ruins the general clean theme
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:icony-n-1-f:
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Get Vista Style Builder and do it yourself.
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:iconadsandiego:
adsandiego Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
why would you post a silly remark like that?
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:iconpedogiraffe:
PedoGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
I LOVE IT.

10/10
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99nirc99 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
How can i have the start orb going out from the task bar like yours?
(sory about my bad english)
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:iconbiondini:
biondini Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Another piece of the NEXTLevel suite for XP users: [link]
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:iconexticey:
eXticey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I wish there would be a similar Dark style for Win 7. Great.
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconadsandiego:
adsandiego Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Me too! I heart you :)
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:iconexticey:
eXticey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Call me gay (NOT) but I love you :D
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biondini Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
This is an awesome style ! :D

I'm still on XP, so I use Balderoine's NEXTLevel skin for ViStart with my own NEXTLevel True Transparency customisation to have blur and reflection even on XP: [link]
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Shad0wBlade Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
That Theme is very cool :'D
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:iconnoxyz:
NoxYz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
one of the best (finished) vista styles i have ever had!
no flaws found yet ;)
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:iconikadaka:
Ikadaka Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Awesome!
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:iconarchnophobia:
archnophobia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing... THX very much.
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djpuffnstuff Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude, this is my new visual style. This works amazingly with my dark background. The NextLevelAT is very pretty! Thank you!
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djpuffnstuff Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude, this is beautiful. It is currently my theme and I love it more than my old one. (And I really liked that one). Great job! I look forward to any more themes that you come up with. Keep up the amazing work!
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Guyver001 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Hi Vathanx! You have done a great piece of work here, it is very beatiful theme!!! Do you have any prevision to make this for Windows 7 Ultimate x64? I will glad to use it , oh other question do you know how can I get the picture preview, like in the screenshot of the theme, because when I apply by vistaglazz or by tune up, I don't get the preview in the rigth side of the window in my picture and images folders :S
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aznsmartj0ck Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Could you send me the resources you used for the taskbar? I'm would love to base my next SBar skin on your wonderful work. In case you didn't know, SBar is a taskbar replacement that brings win7 functionality to vista and xp. [link] Thanks.
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unnameddddddd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Hey dude the explorer.exe is not working hera ( yes here is 7600 build ) all other thins is working but the explorer.exe not can help more later ?
thanks for attention and for the theme xD
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gitit20 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
you should have said it does not work with 64bit
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