theme does not appear for choosing

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by autumnheart, May 3, 2002.

  1. autumnheart

    autumnheart Guest

    I'm not sure if this problem only occurs for users like me who use a hacked uxtheme.dll instead of the StyleXP software.

    After I download and unzip the theme e.g. EclipseOSX into the c:\windows\resource\themes directory, I don't see it appearing under themes (at the window under desktop properties) when I want to change the theme.
    This occurs for quite a few themes I downloaded.

    However, I can see and choose to use themes like Ocean, MacOSX etc.
    I figured that because the zip files of these 2 themes contain this ".theme" file, hence, the name of the theme appear.

    So, does it mean that, with StyleXP, even when the ".theme" file is not present, the theme can still be used?

    Can someone enlighten me?
    Thanks.
    :)
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    It will only show up under themes if a .THEME file exists in the \resources\themes\ directory. Otherwise, the .mss file will show up under the appearance tab.

    scratch that.

    just double click on the .THEME file using Explorer.
     
  3. autumnheart

    autumnheart Guest

    so if the zip file does not contain a .theme file, then the theme can't be used?

    or do i just need to double click the .mss file in window explorer?

    *puzzled*
    :p
     
  4. madmatt

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    If the .ZIP does not contain a .THEME file then it will not show up in the Themes tab of desktop properties.

    However, you can either double click the .MSS file from Explorer or apply it from the "Appearance" tab of desktop properties.

    Either way, you can double click a .THEME or .MSS file via Explorer to apply it.
     
  5. autumnheart

    autumnheart Guest

    thank you so much!!
    :) :p

    i will try it when i'm back home tonight (working now :p)

    just wondering aloud:-
    why do pple create theme without a .theme file?
    wouldn't it be more convenient if they create one?
    (i mean, if they think it's too troublesome, isn't creating a theme already very time-consuming)
    :p

    anyway, i really really want to say a BIG thank you to all who created themes and share with the public.
    pple like me who are super lousy at art really benefitted from them.

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! *waves*
    :p
     
  6. madmatt

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    lol. too funny =)

    some authors choose to make just style sheets. don't ask me why. =)