I love this desk top. It feels clean and functional
Date:02.24.2008 Name:Anton Rate:
Date:02.25.2008 Name:Reggie Rate:8
could you please make a widescreen version ?
it looks awesome, but it's to narrow for widescreen resolutions (1440*900)
Date:02.25.2008 Name:Mitko Rate:10
if you make it 1024*768 I'll be very thankful
Date:02.25.2008 Name:Fairbod Rate:9
Good 'clean'and 'crisp' theme nice work, well done and thank you
Date:02.25.2008 Name:micael Rate:8
Date:02.26.2008 Name:Ronald Rotsburg Rate:
As I've stated before, I love this theme.Could you make another one like this which is business orientated?
Date:02.26.2008 Name:Ares Rate:9
This will be my first theme for Aston!
Love the clean smooth look, I will try add some plugins to see if they work together.
Date:02.27.2008 Name:Denix Rate:10
Super!!! Davno jdal Chernuyu temu!
Date:02.27.2008 Name:rjm Rate:5
I like the clean look, LQQKS very nice.
I do not care much for the start up menus on most of these ashtons tho. Wish it was more like vista or the original xp.
My system freezes up almost everytime I clcik on any folder. especially the documents folder and pc crashes. I have 1 gb of memory
Date:02.27.2008 Name:nierewa Rate:10
But a 1024 x 768 would be nice for me! Can you make it?
Date:02.27.2008 Name:hazem Rate:10
Date:02.27.2008 Name:Matrix Rate:10
Date:02.28.2008 Name:rjm Rate:
I am running 1 gb of ram, is this sufficient enought to run this desktop theme?
My pc freezes up when I click on the doc plug in. every time.
Date:02.28.2008 Name:elloco Rate:8
This theme is awesome!! could you please make it for 1024x768?? thans in advance
Date:02.29.2008 Name:My Apologies Rate:8
My Sincere Apologies.
My pc was freezing up then crashing shortly after installing the Dark Reflection Theme.
I was certain it was the theme but was mistaken as it was the vista icon i had downloaded to my pc months previously.
I removed the vista icons and replaced them back with the Xp default iocns and everything is running so much smoother. No hang ups.
Again my sincere aplogies.
I was just so disappointed in not being able to use this great slick LQQking theme. And came her posting my problem in hopes of finding a sloution, I never gave up and found what it was.
I am just glad and very happy to have such an elgant theme for my Xp OS.
Thank you again.
Is there anyway I can further tweak this theme? I would rather not have so many folder options open up in the start menu. I actually like the xp startup menu setup or vista's.
Date:02.29.2008 Name:dis Rate:9
Date: 02.25.2008 Name: Mitko Rate: 10
if you make it 1024*768 I'll be very thankful
Date:02.29.2008 Name:nerph Rate:8
i would love a 1680*1050 of this
Date:02.29.2008 Name:bajos Rate:
1024 * 768 will be great
or 1280 * 768 too
Date:03.01.2008 Name:rjm Rate:
Anyone else have serious spyware/maleware problems after download flasheget and the bat.exe which is an email client. this one here was a lil f**** to get romoved Ekvgsnw Toolbar .
Date:03.01.2008 Name:RjM Rate:
Here is something to consider I did a few tweaks from this tutorial.
The shutdown dialog box sorta matches this black reflection theme, looks good.
This is the order I did everything in.
I first downloaded the Ashton black reflection theme and installed that.
Then downloaded and saved this file and open it. This file has the vista icon files in it, the file is VIP3 just click and run it. http://www.thegreatforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=613&p=10520&hilit=best+vista+theme#p10520
The first time I did all this I loaded the vista like icons first than the black relfection theme and whenever I clicked on a folder on blk reflection it would freeze.
And when ever I rebooted I got this one particuliar popup but like I said, after I loaded the blk reflection theme first then the VIP3 vista icon file it fixed this problem.
Everything is running smooth and looks very good with these added feature tweaks.
This is the vista icon file the file called VIP3 is in it. Here is the download link. http://rapidshare.com/files/75971780/BVT4XP_www.softarchive.net.rar
So, to save alot of trouble, have the theme loaded and installed before installing the VIP3.
You will need this utility tool to apply the following changes. You do not need this tool for the vip3 file.
please RIM could you make this theme for 1024 is the only aston theme i like and i cant use it :( thanks in advanced
Date:03.01.2008 Name:Laszcz Rate:10
It's easy to make 1024*768 without skinning at all.
1. Drag'n'drop all the stuff into 1024*768 rectangle. 2. Change screen resolution to 1024*768. 3. Set wallpaper stretched. 4. Align empty desktop elements (marble panes and black backgrounds for icons and Panel) according to your taste. I'm sure that different people would get almost the same result :) . 5. Align icons and plugins. 6. Save the Theme and enjoy ;)
For other resolutions beg the author to make.
Date:03.02.2008 Name:elloco Rate:8
Laszcz how do i do to "Drag n´drop all the stuff into 1024*768 rectangle". I mean what do i need, what propram. thanks in advanced
Date:03.03.2008 Name:Laszcz Rate:
2 elloco Holding SHIFT key you can Drag n?drop locked elements. You need noany program. The "stuff" is icons , plugins and decorative Theme's elements. Excuse my poor English. :)
Date:03.03.2008 Name: Rate:
Anyone know if there is a version 1024 * 768? Or if there would be a next version with 1024 * 768?
Date:03.04.2008 Name:EddieB Rate:9
I use a 4:3 format screen, this is not quite central, but great on the wide screen laptop. Thanks for a nice theme.
Date:03.07.2008 Name:Anus Rate:10
REALLY AWESOME!! It would be nice if you could do an winamp skin too!
Date:03.09.2008 Name:rjm Rate:
This is the closest winamp skin I could find to match the colors of black reflection.
NAME OF SKIN :::: KeX x959
Date:03.09.2008 Name:rjm Rate:
I station the winamp att he top just above the POWER OFF/RESTART plugins.
I also collapse the winamp. fits nicels up there out of the way as well as blending in very well with the theme.
Date:03.10.2008 Name: Rate:1
Date:03.11.2008 Name:JOYCE Rate:3
Date:03.16.2008 Name:tharu Rate:10
Date:03.18.2008 Name:11 Rate:
Date:03.19.2008 Name:Klaris Rate:9
Mmmm looks goooooooood on my screen!!
Date:03.21.2008 Name:Sergei Rate:10
Date:03.22.2008 Name: Rate:
I have been having alot of trouble opening my documents up.
I use my documents alot and it freezes my system up whenever i try to open it. somtimes it works fine for awhile other times it locks everything up.
I have 3 GB of ram. What is causing this? Are the plugins not working properly?
any responses my be given to my email addy too. thanks
Date:03.23.2008 Name: Rate:9
I lose constantly the wallpaper of this theme. Is it possible to become the wallpaper separate?
It's a amazing theme, thanks
Date:03.24.2008 Name:Syk0tik0ne Rate:10
absolutely amazing theme, i usually dont comment on themes as i find one and stick with it, but this sets the bar when it comes to practicality and appearance.
Date:03.31.2008 Name:Rjm Rate:
Firefox has an excellent browser them to go along with this desktop theme it can be found under 'modern' name of theme is Black Aquatint.
also look for my winamo link above, it goes well with theme too!
Date:03.31.2008 Name:InnerSource Rate:10
It's a 10! It's brilliant! MORE!MORE!....ehm.... please :D
Date:04.11.2008 Name:jetstream Rate:10
one of the best themes I've ever seen. great job!
Date:04.14.2008 Name:Major Red Rate:10
Date:04.18.2008 Name:Happy user Rate:10
That theme is looking great at night in my dark room! Many thanks.
Date:04.23.2008 Name:RJM Rate:10
Anyone who wants to make this theme fit their screen resolution is change these image sizes in PSP or even in Paint.
Background image just change the width. Not the hiegth.
Change the bottom_panel and the top_panel image. Again just change the width.
the rest are plugins which you right mouse click on and change the x - y to fit back into their corresponding places.
All very easy.
to find the folder where these images are just right mouse click on the desktop and choose aston options and click on the drop down which say's Desktop and and right mouse click on one of the images in the pane.
Should be able to figure it out from there.
Make sure u save your images as png.
Date:04.24.2008 Name:Solidchrome Rate:10
Superb- thank you xx
Date:04.25.2008 Name:raybe Rate:10
Love the Theme and very friendly when you have everything in its place. I was wondering if you or anyone can suggest a Hard Drives plug-in that looks good and actually works with all the Disk info, monitoring and lettering. Also any USB external drives? Thanks again for your work.
Date:04.29.2008 Name:deadend Rate:10
simply perfect i just realized 24k dl for this theme awesome
Date:05.14.2008 Name:mo Rate:8
I cant use it, im using 1600 res and that fuckes the hole thing up...
maby you could make the theme for 1600 res also..
Date:05.18.2008 Name:inferno_999 Rate:9
Date:05.19.2008 Name:UltraTuzik Rate:
Theme loox coolio!
Date:05.29.2008 Name:Vampiro Rate:10
This is beautiful, Looks good Easy to use and No Top Bar as I see as an plus.. Looked through it all and everything seam more or less perfect to what I was looking for so thank you very much for this work and the time spent on it And as extra....This are the best Work I've seen and I'm using it and will do so for a long time.
Date:06.08.2008 Name:Hendra_ahmadi Rate:8
Date:06.18.2008 Name:tariq Rate:9
Date:06.29.2008 Name:RJm Rate:
All u need to do to change it so it fits the resolution of your monitor is look for these three images. I found them here.
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Application Data\Aston\Current Theme\Icons\top_panel.png
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Application Data\Aston\Current Theme\Icons\bottom_panel.png
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Application Data\Aston\Current Theme\Icons\top_bg.jpg
Date:07.04.2008 Name:Feihoa Rate:10
Great theme...the best of...
Date:07.06.2008 Name:Tedeus Rate:10
One of the best themes that has ever been installed on my PC. Thank you for your effort :)
Date:07.07.2008 Name:aussie_boi Rate:10
Guys, I am a complete bofon, when it comes to changing or modyfying stuff like this.
I have tried changing the 3 files mentioned above, but the rest of the elements do not fit (eg the middle drop down menues and the shutdown restard etc.
I need to change to 1024x768, as my laptop cannot display a higher resolution.
What I really need is someone to document how to do all mods, for all elements please.
Best is someone who has the knowledge to maybe help the many here who are asking for 1024x768 and provide a download link. But I am happy to try if I have better instructions please.
Date:07.27.2008 Name:aussie_boi Rate:9
Guys, [please] it's almost a month and no one can help ... ??
Can someone help me to fit it to my 1024x768 laptop.
Date:09.02.2008 Name:Jonako Rate:
how to instal archive atz?
Date:09.08.2008 Name: Rate:
to make it fit your specific resolution find the three images i posted above.
Change the width to your screen resolution width.
Need to find a software that can change the size of an image like corel psp adobe , paint might even work.
replace theorginal images with the new rized one's. How hard is that?
Date:09.28.2008 Name:hamed Rate:10
I love this theme. thanks to the designer. thank you so much
Date:10.08.2008 Name:andersson Rate:10
adoro ese site
Date:10.09.2008 Name:kisuke Rate:10
Date:10.09.2008 Name:alik Rate:10
Great thema. I love it. Really stylish and well designed.
Date:10.23.2008 Name:Menekis Rate:10
very nice theme , just sad it dosen't work with my laptop.. im unable to have a resolution of 1280x1024 on it, is there a way to fix that? im currently on 1600x900
Date:11.07.2008 Name:Timei Rate:10
Date:11.15.2008 Name: Rate:
how to use atz file in windows XP.
Date:11.22.2008 Name:RoadWarrior00 Rate:9
Really like this theme. Well done.
I have modified it to fit my 1400x900 screen and changed it up a bit.
Have a couple questions though.
1. When I save theme it wont save the bottom and top backgrounds to new theme file. Wondering if you could help.
2. Once I get theme working, was wondering if I could post it. Will be happy to send it to you first if you like so you can check it out.
Let me know.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date:11.29.2008 Name: Rate:9
Thought I'd let everyone know I have uploaded a 1440x900 version of this theme to Deviant Art website.
made quite a few changes to it so it's not quite the same as this original but I hope maybe some of you will still like it.
Here's a list of main changes I made to it:
List of changes from original: 1) Converted to fit 1440x900 screen. 2) Converted theme to black/grey color scheme. 3) Added Amonitor Plugin (moded to blend with theme). 4) Added WinAmp Plugin (modded to blend with theme). 5) Changed Power/Restart buttons to link to a utility which allows skinning of Shutdown dialogue window (Utility and install instructions included in zip). 6) Changed wallpaper (don't know artist. will give credit if find out name). 7) Changed programs listed on left side panel. 8) Changed Trash, My Computer & My Documents icons.
Think that about covers it. Like I said, be happy to give credit where credit due. Just let me know.