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Change colour for screen backround

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AYJ, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. AYJ

    AYJ Flightless Bird

    I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't like olive
    green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose from?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:09:01 -0800, AYJ <AYJ@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:

    >I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't like olive
    >green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose from?


    What screen ?
     
  3. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    AYJ wrote:
    > I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't
    > like olive green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose
    > from?


    Are you talking about the desktop? Change it to any color you want.

    Right click desktop
    click "Properties"
    Appearance tab
    Advanced
    Delect "Desktop" in "Item" box
    Click color
    Choose color ("Other" for more)
    OK/Apply your way out

    --

    dadiOH
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  4. AYJ

    AYJ Flightless Bird

    My windows. At the moment all the dialogue boxes are blue, the top and bottom
    of the computer screen is blue, I wanna change it but in control
    panel/Display/Appearnce all it offers are blue (default), olive green or
    silver.

    "Jim" wrote:

    > On Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:09:01 -0800, AYJ <AYJ@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't like olive
    > >green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose from?

    >
    > What screen ?
    > .
    >
     
  5. AYJ

    AYJ Flightless Bird

    That doesn't change the blue border of the screen and dialoge boxes.

    "dadiOH" wrote:

    > AYJ wrote:
    > > I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't
    > > like olive green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose
    > > from?

    >
    > Are you talking about the desktop? Change it to any color you want.
    >
    > Right click desktop
    > click "Properties"
    > Appearance tab
    > Advanced
    > Delect "Desktop" in "Item" box
    > Click color
    > Choose color ("Other" for more)
    > OK/Apply your way out
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Go back and try it. Remember to click advanced.
    "AYJ" <AYJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7851C05C-5314-4D03-8AFB-419D66711BFF@microsoft.com...
    > That doesn't change the blue border of the screen and dialoge boxes.
    >
    > "dadiOH" wrote:
    >
    >> AYJ wrote:
    >> > I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't
    >> > like olive green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose
    >> > from?

    >>
    >> Are you talking about the desktop? Change it to any color you want.
    >>
    >> Right click desktop
    >> click "Properties"
    >> Appearance tab
    >> Advanced
    >> Delect "Desktop" in "Item" box
    >> Click color
    >> Choose color ("Other" for more)
    >> OK/Apply your way out
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> dadiOH
    >> ____________________________
    >>
    >> dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    >> ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    >> LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    >> Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  7. Nepatsfan

    Nepatsfan Flightless Bird

    "AYJ" <AYJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FF508BF1-33C9-4240-9272-8187D26E416F@microsoft.com...
    > I'm a bit bored of the blue outline on the screen. However I don't like
    > olive
    > green or silver. Are there any other colours I can choose from?



    You need to install additional themes. Here are some provided by Microsoft.
    I've used the Zune theme for some time now. Click on the Screenshots link to
    see what borders you get.

    Zune theme for WinXP
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Themes/Microsoft-Zune-Theme.shtml

    Zune theme direct download
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078

    Royale Noir Theme for WinXP
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Themes/Royale-Noir-Theme.shtml

    Royale Theme for WinXP
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Themes/Royale-Theme-for-WinXP.shtml

    From what I can gather there are programs available that will let you make
    custom themes. Since this isn't something I was ever interested in I never
    checked them out. For you I'd suggested running a Google search for XP
    themes and see what you come up with.

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan
     

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