Winaero Theme Switcher

Winaero Theme Switcher is an application which allows you to change a Windows theme from the command line. It has GUI:

Version 1.1 is available. See the change log below.
But it is primarily intended to be used with the command prompt or in a batch file where you want to automate the applying of a custom theme.
The syntax is as follows:

ThemeSwitcher.exe path_to_file.theme

e.g., to apply the Windows 8's "Earth" theme, you can run the following command:

themeswitcher.exe c:WindowsResourcesThemestheme1.theme

If theme is located in one of the following folders:
C:\Windows\Resources\Easy of Access Themes

then you need not specify the full path to the theme file or even its extension, just specify the file name. So, the example above can be shorten to

themeswitcher.exe theme1

You can get more details about usage in the following blog post: How to change a Windows theme from the command prompt

Winaero Theme Switcher in action

Change log

Fixed a crash under server 2012. Thanks to the user "RamPc" for his bug report.
Added the "start" option(e.g. themeswitcher.exe start) which changes current theme to a random theme.
Initial release

Winaero Theme Switcher is available for Windows 7 (Home Premium edition and above) and Windows 8 (all editions except RT).

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