- Exploring the Windows Desktop
- Pointing and Clicking
- Dragging and Dropping
- Moving a Window
- Scrolling a Window
- Resizing a Window
- Maximizing, Minimizing, and Closing a Window
- Using the Windows Start Menu
- Opening a Program
- Creating a New Shortcut on the Desktop
- Switching Between Programs
- Using Menus
- Using Toolbars
- Managing PC Resources with MY Computer
- Managing Windows with the Control Panel
- Changing the Size of Your Desktop
- Selecting a New Desktop Theme
- Personalizing the Desktop Background
- Changing the Color Scheme
- Setting up Additional Users
- Using a Screensaver
- Getting Help in Windows
This chapter is from the book
Changing the Color Scheme
The default Windows XP desktop uses a predefined combination of colors and fonts. If you don't like this combination, you can choose from several other predefined schemes.
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop to display a pop-up menu.
- Select Properties from the pop-up menu; this opens the Display Properties dialog box.
- Click the Appearance tab.
- Pull down the Color Scheme list, and select a new theme. Click OK when done. Default (Blue) is the standard Windows XP color scheme.