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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Working with Desktop Themes

Desktop themes are combinations of backgrounds plus sets of sounds, icons, and other elements that help personalize the desktop and the operating environment. Administrators tend to hate themes; users tend to love them. In this section, you’ll learn how to apply themes, how to tailor individual theme options, and how to delete themes.

Applying and Removing Themes

Several types of themes are available. Some themes are installed with the operating system. To apply a theme, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click an open area of the desktop and then select Personalize. This opens the Personalization console in Control Panel, as shown in Figure 4-6.

    Figure 4-6. Use the Personalization console to access dialog boxes for configuring ...

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