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Wine: Improving Look And Feel

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A lot of people complains about Wine looks. But not everyone realizes that one can make it look neat easily. This article preents a few simple tips to convert your default Wine to a special one.

By running the Wine configuration tool: winecfg and choosing the Desktop Integration tab we can install a native theme (*.msstyles files). Unfortunately, publishing any element of Windows operating system is forbidden, so don’t ask me how to get the Luna theme, etc. But there are good news, too. In the Internet you can find dozens of free (as in beer) themes for Windows which work in Wine. The two that I recommend are:

Royale Noir,
Human Style for GNOME and Ubuntu fans,

but obviously I encourage you to do some research and find the one you like most.

After downloading and unpacking the theme archive, the only thing you need is the *.msstyles file. They are installable in Wine! Just press the Install theme button in the mentioned winecfg menu and voila:

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