I’m sure that you’ve noticed how all IT news sites talk about the upcoming Windows 8 Consumer Preview and its brand new Windows 8 Metro UI. Well, we are also going to talk about the Metro UI today but in the form of a Yahoo Messenger theme. If you’re using Yahoo messenger as your main IM client, this article is going to show how you can download yahoo messenger Windows 8 metro theme.
There are three yahoo messenger windows 8 metro themes that you can download, each with its own color pattern. Two of the themes, Metro Black and Metro Blue, were designed by a user on DeviantArt called Daddy-M while the third one, Metro White was designed by Lerauxe, also a DeviantArt user.
In our opinion, the three yahoo messenger Windows 8 metro themes completely change the looks of Yahoo messenger and really help integrate the popular IM client if you’re running Windows 8. I’m saying this because once you install the metro 8 themes, yahoo messenger will have that simplistic and clean look of the new Metro 8 UI.
How to download yahoo messenger windows 8 metro themes?
If you would like to change the look of yahoo messenger in a metro 8 style, you will have to download the Metro Black and Metro Blue themes from the link that we provided below. Then extract the contents of the ZIP archive and run the Black or Blue executable files to install the corresponding metro 8 theme for yahoo messenger. Doing this will automatically install all the required files to run the Metro 8 theme in your yahoo messenger directory, so that you can select them from the Messenger preferences menu.
If you would like to use the Metro White theme for yahoo messenger, you will have to do download the ZIP archive and then extract its content to the following folder C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Skins“. Please note that if you’re running a 64 bit version of Windows 8, you will have to extract it to a different location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\Skins. Once done, the Metro White theme for yahoo messenger can be selected from the messenger preferences menu, in the appearance section.