Windows® Vista Desktop Themes
Get to know more about the different desktop themes for Windows Vista and the tips to use them
Starting right from the definition, a theme is a collection of settings that include elements such as backgrounds, colors, screen savers, icons, task bar, title bars, menus, buttons and related features that improve on the aesthetic value as well as on important user interface features and functionalities. A visually pleasing desktop arrangement and related features have positive psychological effects on users which make them want to explore and do more with their PCs. It is the Windows Vista® desktop themes that give it an imaginary appealing finishing touch to make users excited and desire to use it. The visual presentation and image portrayed from the looks makes users want to judge probably what Windows Vista can do. The themes can often be changed to fit users preferences and tastes which maintaining a feeling of freshness. They help in eliminating the visual monotony that occurs with the looks. The eye-catching themes in Windows Vista® invite users to dive into its features.
To understand completely about Windows Vista desktop themes, it is worth exploring the following points:
- Different desktop themes for Windows Vista
- Tips to use and manage themes
- Some issues and how to fix them
Different desktop themes for Windows Vista
The commonly used Windows Vista themes include Windows® Aero, Windows® Classic and also Windows® Default. The Windows® XP luna visual theme has been left out Windows Vista. The most outstanding of all themes available in Windows Vista® is of course the Windows® Aero theme which has the semi-transparent glass looks and 3D effects for Windows®. Windows® Classic theme from older Windows® versions has been retained and features a task bar that looks like in Windows® 98. Windows® Default theme only uses a different choice of colors but is more like the ordinary Windows® XP style. It uses the black color for the task bar and the window. The wallpaper is also different with a yellowish background and grasses over it.
Tips to use and manage themes
The Windows Vista themes if used well can give some of the finest finishes for aesthetically pleasing looks. The customization tools available with the themes especially the Windows® Aero™ theme can be fine tuned for the best visual results. In addition to these themes users can also supplement and include add-ons from third party download themes. Perhaps the best way to use and tune themes is by avoiding overuse of effects which can compromise the performance of most graphic cards.
Sometimes you might encounter problems using some or all of the themes in Windows Vista because of their demanding display requirements. You can fix these issues by upgrading the graphics card on your system to get a better one with higher image and graphics processing capabilities. Updating the graphics card drivers also enhances its performance.