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As uTorrent for Linux is horrible, I use Windows versions via Wine. But when I start it I get a windows like on the image

Anyone knows how to remove this black background from the main panel?

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Goto wine configuration and try diffrent msstyle you may can change colur scheme manually too – Tachyons Feb 18 '12 at 8:46
@AboobackerMk Can you be more specific? I cannot find that. I open Wine configurations and then go where? I tried libraries tab but I cannot find msstyle. – ubuntico Feb 18 '12 at 8:58
Oh sorry you have to download msstyle(windows theme file from internet) and chose it as new system theme – Tachyons Feb 18 '12 at 9:08
Oh, I'll try this then – ubuntico Feb 18 '12 at 9:31
Have you considered using a different torrent client? – Lekensteyn Feb 18 '12 at 9:35
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Goto wine configuration and try diffrent msstyle

now mine is look like this

install win7 msstyle theme

enter image description here

if it wont work goto preferances - ui settings -alternate wall paper

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I'm having the same problem as ubuntico. I've upgraded wine to 1.4 and have tried changing the msstyle however the background is still black. Maybe only some msstyles work? I wasn't able to find how to change the wallpaper, there's no "UI Setting" anywhere I can find. – Annan Mar 24 '12 at 3:46

There is a workaround as stated by ax 34noff: workaround i use: Preferences/Advanced/sys.enable_wine_hacks = false torrents list works good ...but free area of it remains black.

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you use virtualbox and install on it microsoft windows like xp and the use it only for software that run in windows only

i see this the best solution for program because wine is very best but will take alot of time to solve any problem with it

so try virtualbox and this site

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Come on man :). I use vbox for ages and there's no way I would install another virtual OS just to use uTorrent. The previous versions worked well via Wine and this is the first one I am having problems. You should trust Wine more ;). – ubuntico Feb 18 '12 at 9:31
no i trust and like wine very much it's not only software and huge project in my opinion and i like it but like you know wine need experience to solve problem and any beginner like me will take more time to solve any problem so i see virtualbox is good way to that and i didn't face any problem with it but wine as i said is very high it can run games like gta and assassin creed and other this games need more dll , ocx files to run so i like it but vbox is fast solution i think "Aboobacker Mk" reach to solution – Mahmoud20070 Feb 18 '12 at 10:06

Go to preferences/Advanced and set sys.enable_wine_hacks to false

Be sure that you are running it with win7, the background of the program remains black but now you can click on the torrents.

Checked with: Ubuntu 12.04, Wine 1.4 and Utorrent 3.2.2

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