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How To Change Desktop Themes In Windows Vista

A Desktop Theme is collection of visual elements and sounds for your computer that determines their look and how they are to be displayed of your desktop. These can include windows, icons, fonts, colors, and even sounds. Several basic themes are included with Windows Vista and you can search for more themes online as long as they are Windows Vista compatible. Each person who has a user account can choose his or her own theme and their selected theme will load as the default when they log into their account. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to select and enable Desktop Themes in Windows Vista.


Changing Windows Vista Desktop Themes

  1. Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
  2. Then click on Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, click on Appearance and Personalization.
  4. Then click on Personalization.
  5. Now, click on the Themes icon to open up the Themes Settings window.
  6. Under the Theme: section, select the theme you want and then click OK.
  7. Windows Vista will automatically load the selected Theme and also exit the Theme Settings window.
  8. Now close the Personalization window to return back to your Windows session.

Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Microsoft Windows Vista Editions.


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