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In XP, what does THEMES do?

By northwood ·
In windows XP, there is a display option tab called themes. What does it do? To me it seems like the same thing as Background Tab. How is Themes different from background and what can you do with the themes option?

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In XP, what does THEMES do?

by TheChas In reply to In XP, what does THEMES d ...

The back ground or desktop image is just 1 part of a theme.

Themes include some or all of the following:
Wall paper
Screen saver
Icons
Cursors
Sounds
Menu and tool bar fonts, colors and size

Themes started with W95 and expanded with the Plus! pack for W95.
There are numerous web sites where you can download a variety of pre-made desktop themes.

You can also use the themes function to save your desktop and icon settings as your own theme.

Themes are a user personalization feature of Windows.

I recommend restricting the importation of theme files in a corporate environment.

For home use, it's up to the user.

Remember, the more complex the wall paper, icons, sounds, and other options, the more resources are used, and the slower the system runs.

Chas

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