Alright. So you got your favorite windows program running on your favorite linux distro. But what’s that you say, the GUI is the lamest you’ve ever seen. And this makes you thing “Man, I was better off with Windows” hey hey hey, Don’t go there my friend. I think the WINE developers thought this early and added support for Windows XP’s themes.So how do I get about installing the theme?
OK then, if you want to install the themes. Then follow my guidance ð
First of all get your hands on a cool looking XP theme (Search Google). But if you have XP installed then you can find the default Luna theme in ‘<your_xp_root_drive>\Windows\Resources\themes\luna’
1. Open a terminal and then type ‘winecfg’ (As I say without quotes).
2. Click on the ‘Desktop Integration’ tab.
3. Now click on ‘Install Theme’
4. After that browse to the folder that contains the theme’s ‘.msstyle’ file and select it and press open.
eg: For me I went to ‘/media/sda2/windows/resources/theme/luna’ to select the default XP theme (Since I have installed XP in sda2).
NOTE: If you don’t have XP installed then try searching google for XP themes. But if you want I can post a download link here for the XP luna theme :).
Now in the winecfg window. Select from the ‘Theme’ drop-down box your theme’s name.
My theme’s name is ‘Windows XP Style’ so I selected that and additionally I selected the ‘Color’ as ‘Silver’ (Since it blends with my KDE desktop pretty well).
Here’s a screenshot of my Wine’s configuration editor:
Now you say OK I have done it. But now what? Have patience man, Have patience!
Now click on the ‘Apply’ or ‘OK’ button. And voila! Your theme is now set-up and working perfectly! Congratulations! ð
NOTE: Please note that applying themes to some memory hogging apps can lead to major slowdowns. So if you don’t have a decent compute, then avoid applying themes to heavy apps. But applying themes to games is *not* recommended.
OK then end of another guide by yours truly Gastly (Don’t ask about this name please).
Here’s a screenshot of mIRC running under wine with the themes applied (Since I only run mIRC under wine):
Any suggestions and comments are always welcome!
Link To Luna MsStyle: http://www.mediafire.com/?dnzzmnebm6v