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Custom Desktop Color Scheme

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Anonymous
October 22, 2004 1:55:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

In NT 4.0 it was very easy to create a custom color scheme and save it and
switch between various colour schemes that were created or came bundled with
NT. However when trying to create a color scheme in XP, I am unable to find
the means to save the color scheme. Is it imposible to create your own
desktop color scheme and save it so that it reappears when you reopen
windows? Any insights would be available. I'm running Windows XP SP1.
Bob
Anonymous
October 22, 2004 3:38:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Click Save As.
6. In the Save As dialog box, type a name for your new theme, and then click
Save.
7. Click OK.

[[When you customize and create new themes, save your changes with a new
theme name. If you do not do this, the changes are lost when you select a
different theme. ]]

[[Click to save your current theme with a new name. You will be prompted to
type a name for the theme.
The features that are saved as part of your theme include the following
options:

Control Panel Tab Item
Display Desktop Background, Position, Color
Display Desktop Icons (click Customize Desktop to change icons)
Display Screen Saver Screen saver
Display Appearance Windows and buttons, Color scheme, Font size
Display Appearance All features on the Advanced Appearance dialog box (click
Advanced)
Mouse Pointers Scheme or individual pointers
Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds Sound schemes and individual program
events]]

[[If you modify a predefined theme by changing any individual feature of the
theme, it automatically becomes a custom theme.]]

How to configure Desktop Themes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307855

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:AC66E6A9-CAB2-4062-9DD2-DFA33E694FD6@microsoft.com,
Bobmeister <Bobmeister@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> In NT 4.0 it was very easy to create a custom color scheme and save
> it and switch between various colour schemes that were created or
> came bundled with NT. However when trying to create a color scheme
> in XP, I am unable to find the means to save the color scheme. Is it
> imposible to create your own desktop color scheme and save it so that
> it reappears when you reopen windows? Any insights would be
> available. I'm running Windows XP SP1. Bob
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