To create your own desktop theme

1.

Open Display in Control Panel.

2.

On the Themes tab, under Theme, click the theme you want to modify.

3.

Make your changes to the theme. The following items are saved as part of a theme:

Control PanelTabItem

Display

Desktop

Background, Position, and Color

Display

Desktop

Icons (click Customize Desktop to change icons)

Display

Screen Saver

Screen saver

Display

Appearance

Windows and buttons, Color scheme, and Font size

Display

Appearance

All features on the Advanced Appearance dialog box (click Advanced)

Mouse

Pointers

Scheme or individual pointers

Sounds and Audio Devices

Sounds

Sound scheme and Program events

4.

When you finish making changes, click Apply on the Themes tab in the Display Properties dialog box, and then click Save As.

5.

Type a name for the theme and click OK.

Note

To open Display, click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display

If you modify a theme without saving it, your changes are saved with the name Previous theme name (Modified). However, your modified theme will be lost if you select a different theme.

New themes are saved in My Documents. To open the My Documents folder, click Start, and then click My Documents

Related Topics

Assign sounds to program events

Change the appearance of your mouse pointer

Delete a desktop theme

Select a different theme

Use the classic Windows look

Desktop theme overview



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