Role of different themes for Windows® 7
What are the various ways to change desktop themes in Windows 7?
The default theme available with the Windows 7 Operating System is titled "Windows 7” and the same sound scheme, desktop icons and mouse pointers as Windows Vista Operating System. There are six new "Aero Themes" included in it like Architecture, Characters, Landscapes, Nature, Scenes, and an additional country-specific theme that is determined based on the location when the Operating System is installed. The Windows 7 Beta comprises themes for the Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa. While the theme for the user's home country is the only one displayed in the user interface, the files for all these themes are included in the Operating System installation. Each of the themes available in the Windows 7 Operating System consists of six desktop backgrounds each. None of the desktop backgrounds incorporated with Windows Vista Operating System are there in Windows 7. The desktop backgrounds that are specific for the country depict both famous places in those countries as well as different country scenes.
Role and features of desktop themes in Windows 7 are below:
- Role of themes
- Features of themes
- Change themes and backgrounds
Role of themes
Windows 7 Operating System allows you to turn your desktop into a slideshow of your favorite photos. You can also easily save and share that slideshow with your friends and family with Windows 7 so that they can see those same photos on their desktop. It is easy to change themes or select a couple of photos in a few clicks to display them on the desktop.
Features of themes
Choosing a theme makes a number of changes to your desktop like, it can load a collection of photos that will appear as a slideshow, changing at periodic intervals. It might also adjust your window color, system sounds, and also your screen saver. Windows 7 Operating System comes with a small collection of themes. But Microsoft adds new themes to the Windows website and so to grab a new theme, you just have to go to the Windows website, where you can browse for additional themes. You can even make your own theme featuring your own photos. But bear in mind that the more photos you include in your theme, the larger the file will be.
To change the appearance of the desktop, right click an empty area on the desktop and choose 'Personalize'. In the screen that opens up you can find different themes like 'Aero Themes' to 'High Contrast' Themes. If you take a look at the 'Landscapes' Aero Theme, you will notice it changes the Background and color of the window border colors. It also changes the sound as per the 'Landscapes' theme you have chosen. The Background will also change from time to time. You can regulate time intervals by pointing to 'Personalization' and then clicking on 'Desktop Background', which will be set to 'Slide Show' by default. You need not use the pictures for the specific themes either. You can go through all of the pictures and choose the ones you want in different categories. There are a number of different default pictures to choose from and click the 'Picture location' drop down menu to look at different categories.
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