LiteStep is a lean and modular shell-replacement for Windows. It allows you to theme in ways Explorer could never imagine. Try LiteStep and see for yourself. Learn more.


LiteStep is a Windows Shell replacement for Windows 9x and up, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

LiteStep may appeal to people who like their desktop to be visually appealing, people who like to configure their environment, Unix/Linux users, and people who find the Start button interface that comes with Windows to be less than ideal. Like most of the commonly known Windows shell replacements, LiteStep is based on the idea of a small core that loads configurable modules (DLLs). LiteStep has a large number of modules allowing Windows users to configure their environment to be minimalistic or rich and full-featured . When needed, additional modules are downloaded and installed automatically. A theme for LiteStep is a collection of configurations, scripts and images stored in a .zip or .lsz file that, when installed, change the visual style of the desktop. When using recent themes with a recent version of LiteStep, installation is automatic.