XPize Darkside

XPize Darkside 2.1

XPize Darkside 2.1 customizes your Windows XP theme
4.1  (29 votes)
2.1 (See all)

XPize Darkside 2.1 customizes your Windows XP theme.
The program replaces the blue wizards, visual style, logon screen, boot screen, icons and many other resources in Windows XP, with a darker more slick and smooth looking theme.

Through the XPize settings you can change the icons size and spacing, wrap their titles or even hide the icons.

You can also change the desktop view style (icon, small icon, tile) and background (transparent or custom color). You can set the desktop to be refreshed each 5 seconds.

You can add applications in the Manifest section, so they will look more like XP style.

XPize can be set to run on startup and save on close.

Your XP theme will change. You will have a new theme (Zune) under the Appearence tab that shows up when you right click on the desktop and choose "Properties".

This program will change your opening and closing screens, as well as your desktop and the task manager, using a combination of black and orange colors. The task manager will show you more details about the programs.

Daniel Ángel Romero
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Review summary


  • It´s a nice free application to change the appearance of Windows XP


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