Dinosaur Sighting: Microsoft Plus! Companion for Windows 95


One of most popular features in Microsoft Plus were the Desktop Themes, which provided a number of topical themes. Each one had different color schemes, sounds, screen savers, wallpaper images, icons, fonts, animated cursors, and more. The Desktop Themes app, found in the Control Panel, made it easy to select, preview and customize the various themes.

You’ll also notice that there is a Save As button at the top of the Desktop Themes app, which meant that you could pick and choose your favorite elements and create your own desktop theme.

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