The display appearance and video settings have a major impact on the look and feel of the Windows Vista desktop and its graphical elements. Appearance options control window, button, color, and font settings. Video settings control screen resolution, color quality, refresh frequency, hardware acceleration, and color management.
By default, Windows Vista uses the Aero design for its windows and dialog boxes. With Aero, three key areas of the display appearance can be optimized: color schemes, window transparency, and color intensity. To configure these display options, follow these steps:
Right-click an open area of the desktop and then select Personalize.