WindowMaker Themes

February 27th, 2006

These are theme files for WindowMaker, a window manager for Un*x-based systems. You must be running WindowMaker to use them, which also means you must be running Linux, BSD, or some commercial Un*x. If the little bar on top of this window says, "Internet Explorer-WindowMaker Themes," you're out of luck. That, and you paid far too much for a poorly-engineered, insecure, inflexible and proprietary piece of software that you can't even modify without running afoul of the most powerful corporations in the world.Bummer, huh? Consider switching to Linux .

In the meantime, you can at least use the backgrounds. The files you see ending in ".tar.gz" are just the same as any other zipped file. Download the one you want, unzip it in WinZip or whatever, and pull out the big .jpg file. That's the background. All the backgrounds are scaled to 1024×768.

If you're one of the liberated few:

  1. move the file to ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/Themes/
  2. type tar xzvf *.tar.gz and the file will unzip to a *.themed directory.

To remove a theme, simply delete its directory.

Except for the stuff in the "borrowed" section, all material on this site is my work and is distributed under the General Public License. The short form is this: you may use this stuff free of charge, and you may redistribute it, provided you, a) give credit where credit is due, b) provide a link to or a copy of the original material, and c) let me know how/where it's used.

Newer material

Abstract material

Pastoral Themes


Simple themes

Propaganda themes

Borrowed/contributed material

  1. ElderV.LaCoste wrote, running Mozilla Firefox 19.0 on Linux

    Thanks for posting these themes. I especially like the Foxglove one. I'm using the new Live WindowMaker distro and really liking it.

    Comment on March 14, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  2. abarbarian wrote, running Mozilla Firefox 20.0 on Linux

    You have some really cool themes here. I never realised that WM could look as good. I knew it was cool but your themes give it that extra zing.
    I'm an Arch user and am bending folks ears about WM at the moment.

    Long live WM.

    Comment on May 15, 2013 @ 9:51 am

  3. Renan wrote, running Google Chrome 26.0.1410.63 on Linux

    Wmaker is light and easy to use, I love it, and loved these themes too :)

    Comment on May 15, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

  4. xavier wrote, running Mozilla Firefox 24.0 on Linux

    Happy to retrieve my favourite 2005 theme (sunflower), nostalgia … Thanks ! :)

    Comment on May 2, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

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