How to change Maximo skin

As you probably know, in recent versions of Maximo IBM has introduced a new look of the user interface.
The two available skins are called classic and tivoli09. The following screenshots show the two looks.

Skin: classic

Skin: tivoli09

The new skin is available starting from Maximo although it may not be set as the default one.
You can easily switch between the different skins in several ways described hereafter.

Set the skin globally
The setting used to determine if the new skin should be used is different depending on the Maximo version:

  • TPAE 7.1 – Property in [SMP_DIR]\applications\maximo\properties\
  • TPAE 7.5 – Property in the System Properties

The procedures to change this setting are obviously different.

TPAE 7.1

  • Open [SMP_DIR]\applications\maximo\properties\ file with a text editor.
  • Search for property
  • Remove the pound sign (#) before the property definition if exists 
  • Update the value of this property to classic or tivoli09
  • Save the file.
  • Rebuild and redeploy the Maximo enterprise archive (EAR) file.

TPAE 7.5

  • Login to Maximo as an Administrator
  • Go to System Properties app
  • Find the property
  • Remove the value tivoli09 from the Global Value field
  • Run the Live refresh and save.
  • Sign out and sign in to test.

Set the skin for a single user session

To use a specific skin you can append the following parameter (prefixed by a & character) to the link used to launch Maximo.

  • To use the new skin – skin=tivoli09
  • To use the old skin – skin=classic

For example to use a classic skin on Maximo 7.5 you can use a link like this: http://[MAXIMOHOST]/maximo/webclient/login/login.jsp?welcome=true&skin=classic

Set the skin for a specific application

To apply the new GUI skin to an individual application, perform the following steps:

  • Log in as MAXADMIN.
  • Launch the Application Designer and open the application for which you want to set the skin.
  • Click the Export Application Definition button on the toolbar.
  • Save the XML file to your hard drive.
  • Open the XML file in a text editor, and add the skin attribute to the presentation element:
    presentation id=”XXXXX” mboname=”YYYYY” skin=”tivoli09″
  • Save the XML file.
  • Import the modified XML using the Import Application Definition button on the toolbar
  • Click to save the change that you have made.

How to change Maximo skin

5 thoughts on “How to change Maximo skin

  1. I tried setting the skin for a single session but it did not work. It did work globally from the System Properties but not for a single session.

  2. we are using Maximo 6.2.3 version. I want to change the background color for all applications..How can I achieve it?

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