Looks Setup

On the Looks tab of the Setup window you can change the look of energyXT2. Use the Light or Dark presets, apply an .xtl look file (download some user-created looks here), or edit and create your own look.


  • Light / Dark - Apply the Light or Dark preset. These are internal presets, defined inside the energyXT2 executable rather than an external theme file.
  • Open - Open and apply an .xtl.
  • Save - Save the current settings as an .xtl. If you don't save, any changes to the look will be lost when you close energyXT2. The filename is pre-filled with the last opened or saved look.

Element Tree

A list of all editable theme elements. Eventually someone will describe how these relate to each part of every energyXT2 window.

Element Options

The available options for each element are different, but in general, this is how it works:

  • Shape:
    • Edgy - sharp corners
    • Round - slightly rounded corners
  • Fill:
    • None - transparent, background shows through
    • Solid - choose a color
    • Texture:
      • Glossy - choose a color and the amount of "gloss" (from 0 to 100, where 0 is the same effect as the Solid texture)
      • Gradient - choose two colors and a direction:
        • Left - left (1st color) to right (2nd color) gradient
        • Top - top (1st color) to bottom (2nd color) gradient
        • Horz - horizontally symmetric gradient: top/bottom edges (1st color) to center (2nd color)
        • Vert - vertically symmetric gradient: left/right edges (1st color) to center (2nd color)
    • Image - png format, supports transparency
  • Frame:
    • None - no outline, fill is used for frame instead
    • Solid - choose an outline color
  • Text - choose a text color
  • Decoration - choose a color, for various parts of the element that aren't fill, frame, or text

Using the color selector

The color selector is like a hybrid button/dropdown menu. It shows you the currently selected color.

Click on the arrow to choose from a list of all colors used in the theme, or to Replace the current color with a new one.

Click on the to create a new color.


The Replace option completely replaces a color with a new one. This is useful when you have many elements that use the same color, and you want to change all of them at once.

Color Editor Window

When the color editor window opens, it starts out with the currently used color.

Here you can adjust the Red, Green, and Blue amounts separately, or shift them all at once. There are 16 preset colors at the bottom.

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