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Thursday, January 18, 2007 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization
It seems like everyday someone comes into IRC or makes a forum post and asks....."I downloaded this file from WinCustomize, how do I make it work?" Well I thought it was time to write a guide to let our members know what to do when they download a file from WinCustomize.
When you click to view a gallery in WinCustomize, the gallery you select will have a description telling you which software (if any) you need to use for that particular download. The screenshot below highlights the description area.
In the screenshot above I am in the DesktopX theme gallery. It gives you a brief description of the gallery and links to the product page required for that download. So basically whatever gallery you are browsing, the description and links at the top of the page should tell you what software you will require.
Here is some of the more common files and their associated programs. Click the links to find out more information about the product.
- .curxptheme - CursorFX
- .cursorfx - CursorFX
- .dxpack - DesktopX
- .desktop - DesktopX
- .iptheme - IconPackager
- .logonxp - LogonStudio
- .logonvista - LogonStudio Vista
- .obpack - Objectbar
- .suite - Theme Manager
- .wba - Windowblinds
- . bootskin - Bootskin
- .dockzip - ObjectDock
- .soundpack - SoundPackager
- .dream - DeskScapes
When downloading a skin, theme, wallpaper, etc. from WinCustomize, always be sure to read the authors description. People will often include important information in their description such as a specified resolution for a DesktopX theme.
If you need an explanation of what some of these applications do, and then here is a series of articles on how to change your desktop theme.
- Part 1 - (Visual Styles, Icons, and Wallpapers)
- Part 2 - (Cursors and Docks)
- Part 3 - (DesktopX)
- Part 4 - (LogonStudio and ObjectBar)