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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Customizing the Windows 98 Interface

As you learned in Chapter 12, Windows 98 uses the Registry to store the current values of the various Control Panel settings. Of course, you can use the Registry Editor to edit these values directly, although you usually are better off using the dialog boxes and controls that the Control Panel icons give you.

Plenty of customization keys and settings in the Registry, however, can't be modified via the Control Panel. The next few sections show you a few of them.

Creating a Desktop Pattern Without a Mouse

In Chapter 6, I showed you how to create your own desktop pattern. Unfortunately, you have to use a mouse to create a custom pattern in the desktop properties sheet. The Registry, however, lets mouse-averse ...

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