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:
- move the file to ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/Themes/
- 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.