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Nion Redux by sakurakira Nion Redux by sakurakira
This is a mod of the wonderful Nion theme, by =lassekongo83. He makes nice minimal Visual Styles, but I always end up modding them in some way. When he released this and I ended up modding it, I knew that people would be asking for me to share it if I posted a screenshot of my desktop.

Please keep in mind that I originally modded this to suit my own needs. Once I realized that I would probably end up releasing it, I tried my best to make all of the mods consistent throughout. It took me a few hours to do all of these changes, and the program I used can be found here: [link] .

Let me know if there are any bugs, and I will try my best to fix them.

(Permissions Included)

Update [Feb 21, 08]:
* Changed inactive captions to match to frame
* Changed taskbar buttons to look decent with multi-line taskbar
* Changed theme name (on request) to differentiate from the original
* Changed graphite highlight color to graphite, from teal
* Updated the vertical taskbar graphics
* Minor additional bug fixes

List of modifications [Nov 27, 07]:
* Additional dark grey color scheme
* Three fonts: Calibri, Tahoma, and Segoe UI
* Smooth borders and taskbar, insted of plastic
* Altered the taskband buttons to match
* Changed the captions buttons
* Fixed the "smallclose" caption button
* Made the scrollbar a bit easier to see
* Changes the start button (keeps with the author's preference, but matches the theme and remains minimal)

I have NO plans to add a compact start menu, DO NOT ASK!
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Pradogames Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Whats the name for the folder in the "Black" style? (because if I named under black, the shellstyle I want to use, does not apply.)
Gongzee Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
My favourite theme ever. Finally a theme i can use
falanga Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Cool update !
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
bulutruh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
brilliant theme...
Gwathir Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
I would admire a Vista-portation with aero-support !
I used this skin under XP for months, and loved it !
sma232 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Yay, something that is actually simple instead of having twenty colors.
EricJD Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Excellent :)
hollow--man Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Very nice! Thanks!
Angelo975 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
very good mod :)
PEPEi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Featured at [link]
Really good mod, thanks!
Dedemow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
teheimar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice, and minimalistic. Using the original NION now. Will try your mod too.

One thing is that the startbutton is OK, even if it's kind of boring in both BW and color modes. And they remind very much of Grayhouses icons long time ago.
He has some really cool VS.

falanga Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Very nice !
yopolupo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
It's a very nice mod indeed! But even if you have permission to mod the original nion, please change the name of the style into nionred.msstyles or something like that. There is only 1 real nion, lassekongo's!
farout49 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good woork :D
tectraxx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
I agree with midtbank ! :D
junglebz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Hi ... me again

Would it be possible to fix inside the taskbar, the way it notifies the application being used?

In this case windows picture viewer...


Maybe make them a little bit thin ?

Nevezen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Oops, I forgot to add, you should add your VS here too [link] There's lotsa peeps there that would like this too :)
Nevezen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Very nice mod of an already well made VS. Props :)

Btw, can you tell me how to change the font color for the toolbar in an inactive window? Im making a VS too and am havin dificulty finding the property for that in STylebuilder. Thanks.
Nevezen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Great VS mate, I been using this since you uploaded it.

I have a favor to ask. Could you possibly make a dark/black taskbar to match with the 'black' version? Both have the same 'graphite' taskbars which somehow dont seem as nice as they could if they were darker.
dabomb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Finally a good style ... After very long time :)
junglebz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007

This is absolute joy!

sakurakira+lassekongo83=minimal 4 life

Keep this rocking boyz!
richwise Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Nice job, especially on the easier to see scrollbars. If I could get these scrollbars on lassekongo83's Johka theme, the planets would be aligned.
vekanoid Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
sanbonmatsu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Well done ;)
AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Man.. this is beautiful. It does need the compact start menu to make it perfect, but this is a wonderful skin.
midtbank Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Lassekongo83 is one of my favourites, but this is excellent, my friend!
Sanchez-Caramba Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Looks good and simple . fuck off all these overloaded Styles. Simple 4 life
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