Top XP Themes for Netbooks

By on March 19, 2009 12:34:51 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Windows XP is not down for the count yet, and I still use XP on a daily basis with VM’s and with my Acer Netbook.  Speaking of Netbooks, since their popularity is really taking off I thought it would cool to feature some XP theme and WindowBlinds skins that really work well with the smaller screen on the Netbook. 

Many of us enjoy some of the wild and bold themes available, but in all reality, they are a bit difficult to work with on a Netbook, so these skins I have found to be more minimal and look great at the same time.

 

SouLuna

This skin by The Morphium has a basis in the Windows XP luna theme, so it’s good for people who don’t want to stray too far from the default look. 

 

 

Arzo

If you want to get a just a little bit more wild with a theme, then Arzo by JJ Ying might fit the bill.  Arzo makes great use of transparency that will surely make other jealous of your desktop.

 

 

Chocolate

This skin by patrick24 is a beautiful minimalist skin, that also includes a few substyles with different colors.

 

 

OpusOS

One of my all time favorites is OpusOS by b0se, ported to WindowBlinds by Snidely Whiplash.  This works perfectly on a small screen, and has a very clean design that is easy to work with.

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March 19, 2009 12:41:08 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

TBH, I perfer the Zune skin over all of them, unless there is a star trek theme.....

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March 19, 2009 12:45:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have been using OpusOS on both my regular laptop (for years) and my netbook. It rocks!

Another good one to use is Luster by MikeB314

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July 5, 2009 7:02:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm curious how you guys deal with the screen for WB Config.  The bottom part is cut off my netbook and it makes it difficult to change skins.  Easy to change when adding a new one, but difficult when switching to another existing one.

Good list, but

I find Mica does very nicely as well though I'm sure you couldn't include all the candidates.  There are plenty of them.

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July 5, 2009 7:05:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I usually just try and move the windows to the top as far as I can then use the arrow keys to navigate the skins.  The WB dev is aware of it, and I believe he's looking at a solution for it. 

 

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July 5, 2009 8:22:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

How about the default XP look?

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July 5, 2009 8:37:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,
How about the default XP look?

Does work, if you're into Fisher Price and/or Teletubbies....

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July 5, 2009 8:45:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Does work, if you're into Fisher Price and/or Teletubbies....

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July 7, 2009 7:31:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

How about the default XP look?

Well I think that defeats the purpose of using WindowBlinds. 

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July 8, 2009 12:16:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't use Windowblinds. I used to.

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July 8, 2009 1:38:35 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I perfer Hyperdesk, but then again, it has the Star Trek theme.

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October 12, 2010 4:32:16 AM from GUIChamps Forums GUIChamps Forums

i like to download themes for my laptop..please suggest me website from where i download amazing and wonderful themes

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October 12, 2010 10:07:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting angelaanthony,
i like to download themes for my laptop..please suggest me website from where i download amazing and wonderful themes
http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds is the best source for Windowblinds skins/themes.

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