I uninstalled StyleXP. Then I went to http://www.picxel.org/patche.html and followed the instructions (replaced UXTHEME.DLL so now I have UXTHEME.DLL and UXTHEME.PAT in System32 and they are the same size and same date). Then I did a full reboot. Now after all that, how do I use visual styles or other themes? I downloaded EclipseOSX and extracted it to c:\Windows\Resources\Themes but how do I activate it? In Desktop Properties, if I go to Appearance, I only have the "Windows XP Style" and "Windows Classic Style" for buttons and such. If I select the Theme (EclipseOSX) in desktop properties, the preview doesn't look right at all, so I'm afraid to apply it. thanks a lot!