LiteStep is an Open Source Windows Shell replacement that was originally made for Windows 98. It was meant to replace the Explorer Shell of Windows with a less system resource using AfterStep funktion-alike. It worked well up until windows 7, but then the tight coupling between the Metro applications and Explorer made it progressively less feasible to use with each new Windows release.

Litestep icon

I made a few modules for it in delphi over the years and I will put up the sources and some screnshot here when I feel like it. I kept using it exclusively till 2019 when I gave up and switched to Linux (KDE is just as configureable as LiteStep was).

LiteStep screenshots

some old screenshots of my desktop using LiteStep

Desktop in May 2000 Desktop as of the end of December 2000 Desktop in mid-2001 LiteStep Setup at beginning of 2003 Testing PearPC in June of 2004 Desktop in September of 2004

Litestep modules by me

modules I made for LiteStep in the early 2000s

I spend much of the late 90ies and the first half of the 2000s making modules for LiteStep. I am keeping the source code and binaries for these old projects here. All modules were made in Delphi 2.0 and doing low-level win32 system programming with it was sort of my thing. All of these are truly obsolete by now and should have newer better made replacements. These are the LiteStep Modules I made: