Tips to change desktop theme in Windows® XP
What are desktop themes? What are the methods to change Windows XP desktop theme?
Desktop themes are the indicators of the system appearance. The themes refer to the background image that is set-up by the user for being displayed at the desktop. The user can alter such settings for the system desktop themes. The themes that can be included or displayed as the desktop backgrounds include images or pictures of clouds, mountains, forests, etc, any animated scenes, web pages, etc. The desktop themes not only convey the way the desktop behaves but the themes also have effect upon the sound options, icons, and other options upon the system. So the new themes would not only display images, but also produces sound options. The themes can also be downloaded from the websites apart from those available with the Operating System.
Discussed below are some points related to changing Windows XP desktop themes:
- Need to change the desktop theme
- Steps to change the theme
- Options for various themes
Need to change the desktop theme
The blank desktop screen conveys nothing. Such a scenario does not bring any happiness to the people who are viewing the same. But the desktop screen that possesses a theme or background image would bring up much appeal. Such options would make the appearance of the system more attractive. The desktop theme also conveys the personality of the system user.
Steps to change the theme
The theme for the Windows XP Operating System desktop can be changed by right clicking on the empty desktop area and selecting the properties option. Inside the properties dialog box, the user can change the theme by selecting a new one from the available list or by clicking on the browse option. The option for changing the desktop theme can also be enabled from the control panel window at the display window options.
The themes available with the Windows XP systems are default Windows XP theme, Windows default theme, Windows Classic theme etc. The last option provided at the change option would enable the user to browser for the themes. The themes that are downloaded from the websites can be applied to the system at the instant. But the user should take care while downloading themes since the existence of themes that are not compatible with the system can be found at the web pages. The active desktop themes that are enabled on the system should be enabled properly through the desktop properties option. The option for viewing the theme before applying is also available at the properties option.
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