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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Changing the Desktop Background

If the default Windows Vista desktop background doesn’t appeal to you or if you want to change the background for another reason, you can do so at any time. Your choice of background usually reflects your personal taste—what you like to see when your program windows are minimized or closed. Some people prefer simple backgrounds that don’t interfere with their desktop icons, and others like photos of family members, pets, or favorite places.

Windows Vista comes with over 35 desktop backgrounds to choose from, including photographs, paintings, and computer art. You can preview each background on your desktop before actually applying it. If you prefer, you can opt for a plain background and then set its color. You can ...

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