Can't open theme download

Discussion in 'macOS' started by drossad, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. drossad macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, maybe I'm just stupid, but I have tried to download a theme from InterfaceLIFT but I can't open it. While it is downloading it has a zip icon next to it, but when it's done and I try to open it, it comes up as a word document that has nothing but code on it. Do I need to click, drag and drop it somewhere or something? Should I be opening it with a certain application?
    Anybody who has any knowledge on this, help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    Is the theme your downloading definitly for a Mac?? And not for windows? (You'd be surprised how many people get this wrong... :( )
     
  3. drossad thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL! Yeah it's for mac OSX. It's called titanium. Thanks for asking though.
     
  4. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    No harm in asking ! =D

    Hmm, you could try:

    1) Downloading another theme from the site. It will probably be another zip file. If this works, then its the link, and nothing you can do...

    2) Download/find a known good Zip file. If this dosen't work, it could be a problem with the Mac. Try it in a different account? Or you could try a 3rd party Zip application
     
  5. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    what it sounds like to me, is OS X doesnt know what program to use this theme file with.

    Im not sure what interfaceLIFT is... but im gonna assume its a theming application for OS X 10.4? it couldnt be for 10.5 because there is no theming apps for leopard.

    sooo what I recommend if you right-click your theme file and choose "Open with ->" then choose "other" here you will look for the appliction interfaceLIFT with the file browser.
     
  6. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    Also, to add to this, on top of the page, it says that you will require Shapshifter by Unsanity to apply the themes.
     
  7. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    And to add to that (;)) Shapeshifter is not Leopard compatible if that is your OS version...
     
  8. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    To clarify, interfaceLift is a website featuring a wide variety of desktops, icons and theme files for OSX and Windows.
     
  9. drossad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you everyone for your responses!

    It seems I am stupid. I am running Leopard, so that would be the problem. Oh well. Thanks for the help!
     

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