Skinning Guide
Uses Limewire Version 2 Skin Type

Download a Basic Skin. There's one HERE if you want to use it.
Unzip it.
Copy and rename the folder.
Open the folder.
DO NOT RENAME ANYTHING INSIDE THE FOLDER.
Icons

You can edit the icons inside the folder but it's important not to alter their sizes. They won't scale to fit. Don't rename any of the icons. You don't have to edit all the icons, and the splash screen can no longer be skinned (which is a shame).
Colours

Open the theme.txt using notepad.

# LimeWire Skin Colors and Fonts
# Version number of LimeWire's skinning system
# Default 2, don't change this
THEME_VERSION=2
# As a test color to see where these show up, use #ff33cc hot pink

No need to touch this bit at all.
FACE BACKGROUNDS

Window

#### Face backgrounds ####
# Main window and dialog box background color
# Default #d4d0c8 light gray
WINDOW2_COLOR=#ffffff


Menu

# Menu background color
# Default #d4d0c8 light gray
WINDOW12_COLOR=#ffffff


Table Header

# Table header background color, made lighter and darker for highlight and shadow, and audio player background color
# Default #cad4df light blue
TABLE_HEADER_BACKGROUND_COLOR=#ffffff


AREA BACKGROUNDS

Text Box

#### Area backgrounds ####
# Background color in text boxes
# Default #ffffff white
WINDOW7_COLOR=#ffffff


Multiline Textbox

# Background color in multiline text boxes, password boxes, and the tree on the left in Options
# Default #ffffff white
WINDOW6_COLOR=#ffffff


List and Table

# List and table background color, one of the two stripe colors
# Default #ffffff white
TABLE_BACKGROUND_COLOR=#ffffff


Stripes

# List and table stripe color, the other stripe color
# Default #eef3ff bluish white
TABLE_ALTERNATE_COLOR=#d9d9d9


SPECIAL BACKGROUNDS

Search Type Top

#### Special backgrounds ####
# Top of the gradient of the selected Search Type button
# Default #ffffff white
SEARCH_FILTER_TITLE_TOP_COLOR=#d9d9d9


Search Type Bottom

# Bottom of the gradient of the selected Search Type button
# Default #ffcc00 yellow
SEARCH_FILTER_TITLE_COLOR=#ffffff


Search Types

# Background color of the Search Type buttons that aren't selected, borders of sections in options, color of pressed button
# Default #c1beb7 light gray
SECONDARY2_COLOR=#d9d9d9


Search Panel Top

# Top of the gradient of the search panel
# Default #ffffff white
SEARCH_PANEL_BG_1=#d9d9d9


Search Panel Bottom

# Bottom of the gradient of the search panel
# Default #cad4df light blue
SEARCH_PANEL_BG_2=#ffffff


BORDERS

Highlight

#### Borders #### # Menu and tab highlight, check box and radio button fill
# Default #efefef bluish white
WINDOW3_COLOR=#d9d9d9


Shadow

# Outline around buttons, text boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, and menus, shadow on menu bar and tabs
# Default #525a5a dark greenish gray
SECONDARY1_COLOR=#000000


Search Types

# Border around Search Type buttons and the search area
# Default #000000 black
SEARCH_GRID_COLOR=#000000


SELECTION

Table Rows

#### Selection #### # Selected table rows, selection on left in Options
# Default #d4d0c8 light gray
SECONDARY3_COLOR=#b3b3b3


List Items

# Selected list items, scrollbar highlight
# Default #d4d0c8 light gray
PRIMARY3_COLOR=#b3b3b3


Menu Item

# Selected menu item, scroll bar pad, table focus border, progress bar juice, check box and radio button float rings
# Default #90b2d5 light blue
PRIMARY2_COLOR=#d9d9d9


OTHER

Count Bubble

#### Other #### # Color of the bubble in the status bar when it says you are sharing 0 files
# Default #d00005 red
NOT_SHARING_LABEL_COLOR=#ff0000
Private IP Address

# A private IP address in a table cell will show up in this color
# Default #ff0000 red
SEARCH_PRIVATE_IP_COLOR=#ff0000
TEXT COLOUR

Menu

#### Text Color #### # Menu text color
# Default #000000 black
WINDOW9_COLOR=#000000


Tabs and Buttons

# Text in buttons and on tabs
# Default #000000 black
WINDOW4_COLOR=#000000


Labels

# Label text in main window and dialog boxes
# Default #000000 black
WINDOW1_COLOR=#000000


Option Section Titles

# Text color of section titles in options, highlight on scroll bars, checks and dots in check boxes and radio buttons
# Default #000000 black
PRIMARY1_COLOR=#000000


Lists and Tables

# Text in lists and tables
# Default #333333 dark gray
WINDOW8_COLOR=#000000


The Download That's Playing

# Text color of an audio file in the Downloads table that's playing in the audio player
# Default #07aa00 green
SEARCH_RESULT_SPEED_COLOR=#000000
Scroll Bar Arrows

# Scroll bar arrows
# Default #0a246a dark blue
WINDOW5_COLOR=#000000


FONTS

NAME is the name of the font, like Veranda, Georgia etc. Java's default font is Dialogue.
STYLE is 0 for normal, 1 for bold.
SIZE is in points, like 9, 10, 11.
Unused

#### Unused #### # Default #000000 black
WINDOW10_COLOR=#000000
# Default #000081 dark blue
WINDOW11_COLOR=#000081
# Default Verdana, 1, 11
MENU_TEXT_FONT_NAME=Verdana
MENU_TEXT_FONT_STYLE=1
MENU_TEXT_FONT_SIZE=11
# Default Georgia, 1, 11
WINDOW_TITLE_FONT_NAME=Georgia
WINDOW_TITLE_FONT_STYLE=1
WINDOW_TITLE_FONT_SIZE=11
# Default Georgia, 1, 11
SUB_TEXT_FONT_NAME=Georgia
SUB_TEXT_FONT_STYLE=1
SUB_TEXT_FONT_SIZE=11
When you've finished editing, zip the entire folder (theme.txt and icons).
Rename the file extension to .fwtp (eg. if you remaned our folder to bluesky, rename bluesky.zip to bluesky.fwtp.
How to show File Extensions so you can change them.
Once you have your fwtp skin, go HERE to see how to install it.
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