Everyone likes to make something their own, this holds true of their computer desktop environment as well. It gives us a chance to make the computer personal and shows just who we are.Windows 7 comes preconfigured with a number of desktop themes for Windows 7 already installed. These themes are comprised of desktop backgrounds, color schemes, sound schemes and screensavers. If these themes don't meet your requirements you can make changes to any aspect of it at a very granular level.To begin working with themes for Windows 7, right-click on the desktop to bring up the menu box shown below.
Click on the personalize button to open the personalization window.On this screen you will see plenty of options for changing your desktop to the way you want it to be. Some of the components of themes for Windows 7 include mouse pointers, colors, screensavers and most visual aspects of your desktop.Here you can choose the desktop theme that you want.If you don't like the color scheme of your new theme you can change that by clicking on the Window color button under the themes box.Click Image to EnlargeOn this screen you can also enable/disable the transparency effectof the desktop and the color intensity. By changing the color intensity you can control the degree of transparency.After making your desired changes make sure to click the save changes button.
Clicking on the Screensaver button at the bottom right of the personalization window will bring up the screensaver menu.From this menu you can choose options for your screensaver. Use the drop down menu to choose a screensaver and then click on the preview button to see how this looks on your screen.Some screensavers also let you determine certain settings as well. These can include the speed of the objects, how many will display on the screen, etc. You also set the time parameter for the initialization of the screensaver.There are a number of different options to be found in the themes for Windows 7, making your personal version something all of your own.On a side note. LCD screens do not actually require a screensaver to run for the same reason as a CRT. CRT monitors suffered from phosphor burn in, a static image left on the screen. LCD displays are immune to phosphor wear.LCD displays are not completely immune to static images. On LCD displays it is referred to as "video memory." LCD panels use crystal molecules in a twisted or untwisted state, which allows polarized light to pass through the liquid crystal. Over time, it is possible the liquid crystals can "get used to" the state of twist they are in, causing a static image, similar to phosphor burn-in, appear on the screen.
Themes for Windows 7 by PC Apprentice 2009 - 2017The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.-Ted Nelson Click Image to Enlarge