Gnutella Forums  

Go Back   Gnutella Forums > Current Gnutella Client Forums > LimeWire+WireShare (Cross-platform) > LimeWire+WireShare Tips and Tricks > LimeWire 4 Skins help (note: LimeWire 5 cannot change skin !)
Register FAQ The Twelve Commandments Members List Calendar Arcade Find the Best VPN Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LimeWire 4 Skins help (note: LimeWire 5 cannot change skin !) Here is where to find past information about problems with using or creating LimeWire skins, and if your problem can not be found, post a question about it

Welcome To Gnutella Forums

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, fun aspects such as the image caption contest and play in the arcade, and access many other special features after your registration and email confirmation. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! (click here) (Note: we use Yandex mail server so make sure yandex is not on your email filter or blocklist.)

If you have any problems with the Gnutella Forum registration process or your Gnutella Forum account login, please contact us (this is not for program use questions.) Your email address must be legitimate and verified before becoming a full member of the forums. Please be sure to disable any spam filters you may have for our website, so that email messages can reach you.
Note: Any other issue with registration, etc., send a Personal Message (PM) to one of the active Administrators: Lord of the Rings or Birdy.

Once registered but before posting, members MUST READ the FORUM RULES (click here) and members should include System details - help us to help you (click on blue link) in their posts if their problem relates to using the program. Whilst forum helpers are happy to help where they can, without these system details your post might be ignored. And wise to read How to create a New Thread

Thank you

If you are a Spammer click here.
This is not a business advertising forum, all member profiles with business advertising will be banned, all their posts removed. Spamming is illegal in many countries of the world. Guests and search engines cannot view member profiles.

           Deutsch?              Español?                  Français?                   Nederlands?
   Hilfe in Deutsch,   Ayuda en español,   Aide en français et LimeWire en françaisHulp in het Nederlands

Forum Rules

Support Forums

Before you post to one of the specific Client Help and Support Conferences in Gnutella Client Forums please look through other threads and Stickies that may answer your questions. Most problems are not new. The Search function is most useful. Also the red Stickies have answers to the most commonly asked questions. (over 90 percent).
If your problem is not resolved by a search of the forums, please take the next step and post in the appropriate forum. There are many members who will be glad to help.
If you are new to the world of file sharing please do not be shy! Everyone was ‘new’ when they first started.

When posting, please include details for:
Your Operating System ....... Your version of your Gnutella Client (* this is important for helping solve problems) ....... Your Internet connection (56K, Cable, DSL) ....... The exact error message, if one pops up
Any other relevant information that you think may help ....... Try to make your post descriptive, specific, and clear so members can quickly and efficiently help you. To aid helpers in solving download/upload problems, LimeWire and Frostwire users must specify whether they are downloading a torrent file or a file from the Gnutella network.
Members need to supply these details >>> System details - help us to help you (click on blue link)


There are senior members on the forums who serve as Moderators. These volunteers keep the board organized and moving.
Moderators are authorized to: (in order of increasing severity)
Move posts to the correct forums. Many times, members post in the wrong forum. These off-topic posts may impede the normal operation of the forum.
Edit posts. Moderators will edit posts that are offensive or break any of the House Rules.
Delete posts. Posts that cannot be edited to comply with the House Rules will be deleted.
Restrict members. This is one of the last punishments before a member is banned. Restrictions may include placing all new posts in a moderation queue or temporarily banning the offender.
Ban members. The most severe punishment. Three or more moderators or administrators must agree to the ban for this action to occur. Banning is reserved for very severe offenses and members who, after many warnings, fail to comply with the House Rules. Banning is permanent. Bans cannot be removed by the moderators and probably won't be removed by the administration.

The Rules

1. Warez, copyright violation, or any other illegal activity may NOT be linked or expressed in any form. Topics discussing techniques for violating these laws and messages containing locations of web sites or other servers hosting illegal content will be silently removed. Multiple offenses will result in consequences. File names are not required to discuss your issues. If filenames are copyright then do not belong on these forums & will be edited out or post removed. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

2. Spamming and excessive advertising will not be tolerated. Commercial advertising is not allowed in any form, including using in signatures.

3. There will be no excessive use of profanity in any forum.

4. There will be no racial, ethnic, or gender based insults, or any other personal attacks.

5. Pictures may be attached to posts and signatures if they are not sexually explicit or offensive. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

6. Remember to post in the correct forum. Take your time to look at other threads and see where your post will go. If your post is placed in the wrong forum it will be moved by a moderator. There are specific Gnutella Client sections for LimeWire, Phex, FrostWire, BearShare, Gnucleus, Morpheus, and many more. Please choose the correct section for your problem.

7. If you see a post in the wrong forum or in violation of the House Rules, please contact a moderator via Private Message or the "Report this post to a moderator" link at the bottom of every post. Please do not respond directly to the member - a moderator will do what is required.

8. Any impersonation of a forum member in any mode of communication is strictly prohibited and will result in banning.

9. Multiple copies of the same post will not be tolerated. Post your question, comment, or complaint only once. There is no need to express yourself more than once. Duplicate posts will be deleted with little or no warning. Keep in mind a forum censor may temporarily automatically hold up your post, if you do not see your post, do not post again, it will be dealt with by a moderator within a reasonable time. Authors of multiple copies of same post may be dealt with by moderators within their discrete judgment at the time which may result in warning or infraction points, depending on severity as adjudged by the moderators online.

10. Posts should have descriptive topics. Vague titles such as "Help!", "Why?", and the like may not get enough attention to the contents.

11. Do not divulge anyone's personal information in the forum, not even your own. This includes e-mail addresses, IP addresses, age, house address, and any other distinguishing information. Don´t use eMail addresses in your nick. Reiterating, do not post your email address in posts. This is for your own protection.

12. Signatures may be used as long as they are not offensive or sexually explicit or used for commercial advertising. Commercial weblinks cannot be used under any circumstances and will result in an immediate ban.

13. Dual accounts are not allowed. Cannot explain this more simply. Attempts to set up dual accounts will most likely result in a banning of all forum accounts.

14. Video links may only be posted after you have a tally of two forum posts. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam.

15. Failure to show that you have read the forum rules may result in forum rules breach infraction points or warnings awarded against you which may later total up to an automatic temporary or permanent ban. Supplying system details is a prerequisite in most cases, particularly with connection or installation issues.

Violation of any of these rules will bring consequences, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Thank You! Thanks for taking the time to read these forum guidelines. We hope your visit is helpful and mutually beneficial to the entire community.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 4th, 2007
Join Date: April 4th, 2007
Posts: 1
Number1Fan is flying high
Default Downloading Skins - limewire it tells me more sources ... new location for skins

I have been trying to download new skins for my limewire...i cant download them through limewire it tells me more sources need so i am downloading them through my web browser...after i dont load the skin and place it in the theme subfolder in the .limewire folder it doesnt show up on limewire when i go to apply skins...plz help
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 4th, 2007
garbagefan2's Avatar
Valued Member contributor
Join Date: April 6th, 2006
Location: Windy City
Posts: 751
garbagefan2 is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

On the LimeWire site click the download through LimeWire link. And it will open limewire if it isn't already open. Then it will say needs more sources. Click the skin in the downloads tab and put find sources. It will then say do you want this skin? And click yes. Then it will be installed.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 29th, 2007
Join Date: April 23rd, 2007
Posts: 2
daisanjiro is flying high
Default Skin location still a mystery!

That's nice and all. It does change the skin but I am trying increase the font size so I can SEE limewire (lol). I have modified an existing themes.txt file but don't know where to install it to make it work. I don't have a .limewire folder under docs and settings like the site says. I have XP. Help!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 29th, 2007
Guana77664's Avatar
65 million years behind
Join Date: March 14th, 2006
Location: In a prehistoric cave
Posts: 112
Guana77664 is flying high

When I d/l skins and install 'em on LW, they show up in my library, because I want them there. That way, I can find them. Sometimes I question having it in my library, but apparently there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with having the skins in my library (since it's part of LW, as far as I'm concerned). My favorite one so far has been a pinkish skin that reminds me of the psychedelic era. Also, when LW first opens up, I get a pic of a guy doing the "devil horns" gesture. My kind of skin, imo.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 29th, 2007
birdy's Avatar
Join Date: October 18th, 2004
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 880
birdy has a distinguished reputationbirdy has a distinguished reputation

You might have your preferences folder in the new location of C:\Documents and Settings\your name\Application Data\LimeWire.
This folder's hidden by default, so you'll have to enable viewing of hidden files & folders to see it.

The C:\Documents and Settings\.limewire is the old location for the prefs folder
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2007
Join Date: April 23rd, 2007
Posts: 2
daisanjiro is flying high
Default OMG You're Genius!

You were SO right! I found it! Thanks a gajillion billion!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 14th, 2007
Join Date: July 11th, 2007
Posts: 22
cosimaf is flying high

My skins have always automatically appeared in my library. However, when I dleted my limewire preferences folder to try and solve my bug issues with 4.14 Pro, I lost some of my skins. My beloved pink is gone! When I tried to redownload it, i get a message saying this file laready exists and do I want to override it and I say yes but nothing happens afterwards. I mean I don't find the skin in my list when I go to view skins tab at top. i haven't looked in my libraryto see if the file is still there but even if it is, how am I supposed to use it if it doesn't show up in my list so I can change skins?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old August 14th, 2007
Remoc's Avatar
Join Date: July 4th, 2006
Location: Sweating in Az.
Posts: 2,906
Remoc has a spectacular aura about

Cos, I'm guessing here but if you right click on the skin in your Library then click launch, I think that will do it. Hope.
I Don't Suffer From Insanity, I Enjoy Every Minute of it

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old August 14th, 2007
Join Date: July 11th, 2007
Posts: 22
cosimaf is flying high
Thumbs up About Skins

Actually I tried that but they wouldn't launch so I had to go and redownload every single one of them but thanks for the post somebody put up about just clicking on the find sources buttons and it'd start downloading because before, I just assumed that the needs sources thing meant I had to wait and get it from a host and that seemed highly unlikely given the crappy downloading lately. I gave up until I read that post. now I have them all back, at least until the next time I upgrade or have to delete my preference folder or or uninstall/reinstall a version of LW.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old August 21st, 2007
Join Date: August 15th, 2007
Posts: 4
Ounikao is flying high

i cant figure this skin thing out either. i have no idea how to make .limewire folder, what the hell a subfolder is and how i can apply the skin cause its not showing up in my limewire thing. and how do i make preferences?
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need help with downloading skins Rose11358 Download/Upload Problems 1 November 24th, 2006 01:17 PM
Downloading Skins??? princessjd22 Download/Upload Problems 0 January 8th, 2006 03:21 PM
downloading new skins ttocsmichel Download/Upload 0 August 9th, 2005 08:07 AM
LimeWire Skins arnt in my skins menu in limewire chrianca LimeWire 4 Skins help (note: LimeWire 5 cannot change skin !) 1 July 13th, 2005 11:45 PM
downloading skins ecubutterfly LimeWire 4 Skins help (note: LimeWire 5 cannot change skin !) 1 August 5th, 2004 09:03 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

Copyright © 2020 Gnutella Forums.
All Rights Reserved.