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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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2.5. Create a Custom Windows 7 Theme

You can put your personal stamp on Windows 7 by creating a custom theme.

In Windows 7, a theme is a collection of customization options that you can apply all at once. Each theme includes selections from four customization categories: the Windows 7 desktop background; the Windows 7 color scheme for the Start menu, taskbar, and windows; the sounds associated with Windows 7 events such as error messages and logging in and out of your user account; and a screen saver.

Windows 7 ships with several predefined themes, and themes are also available online. If none of these predefined themes suits you, you can create your own. You can customize one or more of the four customization categories, and then save your ...

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